The mission of Newton Community Farm is to nurture a community that teaches and models sustainable agricultural and environmental practices on the historic Angino Farm.

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NCF Welcomes Tom Ashbrook – Saturday, June 4

photoPlease join us in the barn at Newton Community Farm for an intimate evening of stories and conversation with Tom Ashbrook, Newton resident, farm enthusiast, and award-winning host of National Public Radio’s On Point. Tom will share stories of growing up on his family’s farm in the Midwest and discuss how that experience informs his adult life and his perspective on agriculture today. The evening will include conversation with our own farmer/scholar, Greg Maslowe, and a question-and-answer period with Mr. Ashbrook.

This event is part of Newton Community Farm’s 10th anniversary celebration, and all ticket proceeds will go toward funding our educational programs for students in grades K through 12. Tickets are available now $100 each.

Tom Ashbrook is a Newton resident and the award-winning host of National Public Radio’s On Point. He was raised on an Illinois farm, spent 10 years in Asia as a foreign correspondent, and was deputy managing editor at the Boston Globe. (Photo by J.Costa)

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Current Events

On-site farm stand (Winchester Street) will be open on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 1 pm!  

Come by for locally-grown, seasonal, fresh food!

10th Anniversary Seedling Sale at the Farm – May 14th and May 15th, 12-3.  

It’s almost time to start your home garden! Come get your seedlings for vegetables, herbs, flowers, and that favorite summer crop, tomatoes! Our greenhouse is already busy with hundreds of varieties from the same seeds that we use to grow our own seedlings for the produce we sell.  Get seedlings specially selected for local growing conditions and support your local community farm in the process. If you would like to send in a preorder to be picked up during the Seedling Sale, please visit our website. Preorders are due on May 9th and are only available to Friends of the Farm. If you would like to become a Friend of the Farm, use this form.

Intern Program for High School Students

Do you want to work outdoors and learn about sustainable farming?  Do you want to have fun while gaining leadership skills that will benefit you in your future?   If so, then join the Farm team this summer as an intern (unpaid).

NCF is still accepting applications from high school students for open slots in our Summer Intern Program.   Go to http://newtoncommunityfarm.org/about/people/interns/ for more information and to apply for this popular program.   There are four two-week sessions starting July 5, July 19, August 2, and August 16 with capacity for eight interns  each session.   Work is from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm with a short break at 10 am.   Interns are also welcome to bring lunch and dine with the farm team from 12:30 to 1 pm.

Enroll now in Flower Share program!

Treat yourself to a weekly bouquet of fresh, locally-grown flowers from Natick Community Organic Farm from June 22 to September 28.   The cost is $165 per share for 15 weeks of flowers.  Payment is due to the Natick farm by June 1st.  Go to Flower Share to download the form.

Volunteer! 

Serve on our field crew, Board, or committees!  Click volunteer to learn more.

 

 

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Education

  • NCF offers programs and classes on gardening, cooking, and nature for adults, youth, and families.
  • Go to our Education page for more information.
  • Click here to register for classes.

Preregistration is required for all classes. Registration closes one week before class start date. We look forward to seeing you at our exciting programs over the coming months!