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
- Donating a portion of the food we grow to people in need through local organizations such as the Newton Food Pantry, Second Step, and Boston Area Gleaners.
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- Article about NCF’s elementary school program, Countryside Elementary School embraces home grown kale.
- Newton TAB’s article, Farm teaches kids about food and farming
- Articles about climate change and food and agriculture and water crisis written by NCF Farm Manager, Greg Maslowe.
- Read about NCF in the press!
- NCF’S Shared Harvest wiki site for recipes, growing tips, articles, and other topics about food and farms. Click Shared Harvest for more information!
- Click NCF Business Plan 2016 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.
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 IN 2016!
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.