Welcome to Newton Community Farm!
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2015 SEEDLING SALE
Thank you to everyone who bought seedlings from NCF! We appreciate your patronage and hope you have a thriving home garden!
2015 HIGH SCHOOL INTERN PROGRAM – apply now to be part of the program! Deadline is May 31.
We are now accepting applications for our popular high school intern program! Summer internships are unpaid opportunities for high school age youth to learn about organic and community farming in a fun, friendly environment. The minimum requirement for the internship is a two-week trial period (consecutive weeks) during July 7 through August 27, three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 8 am to 12:30 pm. After the trial period and with the agreement of the Farm Manager, interns can increase the number of hours, days (including Friday and Saturday), and/or weeks at the farm. Click intern for more information about the program and to download application forms (due at the Farm by May 31, 2015). Read our Interview with Former NCF Intern to learn more about the intern experience.
Spread the word! Download this Newton Community Farm 2015 High School Internship Program Flyer and share it within the community.
An Afternoon with Chad Burns, chef and owner of Farmstead Table, An Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping as well as gardening workshops, Farm Sprouts for preschool children and Early Release specials for elementary students.
Click here for more information and to register for classes. Preregistration is required. We look forward to seeing you at our exciting programs over the coming months!
LOVE FLOWERS? JOIN THE 2015 FLOWER SHARE PROGRAM!
Newton Community Farm is again offering a 15-week flower-share program for $150. Enjoy fresh, seasonal flowers grown at the Natick Community Organic Farm (NCOF) and delivered to NCF on Wednesdays. Sharers pick up flowers at the barn from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Click Flowers for more information about the program. Click NCF 2015 Flower Share Form to download the form and enroll in the program. Forms and payment are due at the Natick Community Organic Farm by May 27.
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.
JOIN US IN THE FIELDS STARTING MAY 6th!
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: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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 2015 Newton Community Farm 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, Second Step, and other local organizations.