Welcome to Newton Community Farm!
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FALL FESTIVAL: SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
Join us on the farm for this popular annual event! Enjoy live music, farm tours, children’s activities, farm produce, baked goods, delicious food, and more.
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Cost: free admission, purchase tickets at entrance for food and some activities
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Sign up to contribute to the bake sale.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Enter a tomato, an eggplant, and/or a squash grown in your home garden. Vegetables will be judged by Farmer Greg and a few other farm “experts”. Vegetables must be brought to the farm between 9am-10am on the day of the event. Vegetables and ribbons can be picked up at the end of the event.
BUY NEWTON COMMUNITY FARM’S PRODUCE
Buy Newton Community Farm’s fresh, locally-grown seasonal produce at our on-site farmstand on Winchester Street on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 1 pm. The farmstand is also open Tuesday through Friday from 1:30 to 6 pm. NCF is located at the corner of Winchester Street and Nahanton Street. Also visit NCF’s stand at Newton’s Elm Street Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm in July through October. The Farm accepts cash, checks, Master Card, and Visa.
Interested in gardening, cooking, and/or nature? NCF offers programs and classes on these topics for adults, youth, and families. Winter offerings include beer brewing, cheesemaking, four season gardening, soil health, and garden planning. 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!
VOLUNTEER WITH NEWTON COMMUNITY FARM!
Interested in serving on the board, being part of a committee, or helping out with an event? Click here for more information about opportunities.
Drop-in volunteer sessions take place each week from May through October. Sometimes last-minute changes are necessary due to weather or operational needs, so check NCF’s Facebook page for updates.
Typical hours are as follows:
Wednesday and Thursday: two separate sessions (come to one or both!)
session 1 – 8 to 10 am, session 2 – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to noon
Each session begins with a brief orientation to the day’s work; what needs to be done, how to do it, and how it relates to the overall farm operation. We’ll then proceed to the work. In order to make this work, we need volunteers to come at the start of the sessions and stay for the full time. We want you to learn about how farms work—how to pick beans, but also what it takes to have a truly sustainable farm. Work sessions and the group orientation also represent an opportunity to build community.
Thank you to all our donors and supporters for contributing your money, time, and talents to Newton Community Farm! Your generosity allows NCF’s programs to grow and thrive. In addition to the many people who contribute to NCF, we appreciate the support of numerous businesses and organizations. Click here for the current list.
CHECK OUT VIDEOS ABOUT THE FARM!
* CNNMoney’s video about Newton Community Farm!
* Article about NCF’s program, Countryside Elementary School embraces home grown kale.
* Newton TAB’s article, Farm teaches kids about food and farming
* NCF’S Shared Harvest wiki site for recipes, growing tips, articles, and other topics about food and farms. Click Shared Harvest for more information!
LEARN MORE ABOUT NCF!
* Click here for the 2014 NCF Business Plan to learn about the farm’s accomplishments and plans!
* Click Story to learn more about NCF’s history from local historian Lucy Caldwell-Stair!
* Click here for the City of Newton’s 2012 analysis of the historical significance of NCF’s buildings (draft version, pending final review and approval).
* Click Newton Community Farm Photo Release Form for information about NCF’s photo release policy.
We are a non-profit community farm located on the historic Angino farmstead in Newton, MA. We strive to benefit the community by
- Providing locally-grown produce through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, our farm stand, Newton Farmers’ Markets, and donations to local food pantries
- Educating the public about sustainable practices for agriculture, land use, and stewardship of other natural resources through hands-on classes, workshops, internships, and drop-in farm hours
- Preserving Newton’s last working farm as a historic site and valuable open space
- Connecting gardening enthusiasts through events and networking opportunities
A portion of the food grown on-site is donated to people in need through the Newton Food Pantry, Centre Street Food Pantry, and Second Step.