Barn Raising Blog

High Tunnel Frame is Complete!

Written by Stephanie on December 26, 2015

high tunnel frame

Farmer Greg and Farmer Dan have completed the frame for our new high tunnel!  One of our highlights of 2015 was receiving a grant from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to build another moveable high tunnel.  This will help us expand…Read More

Thank You to the Newton Economic Development Commission

Written by Stephanie on October 30, 2015

 

NEDC Certificate

The Newton Community Farm is honored to be recognized by the Newton Economic Development Commission.   As part of the Commission’s 2015 Business Excellence Awards, the Farm was given a Certificate of Recognition for our contribution to the community….Read More

Volunteer Highlight

Written by Stephanie on September 23, 2015

This month the farm celebrates LJ Cohen, a critical volunteer for the farm in the online space. Lisa was an important advisor in our recent Web site redevelopment, acting as a coach to the other volunteers and a liaison to our external development partner. She has given her time to…Read More

Fall Festival Needs You!

Written by LJCohen on September 11, 2015

Here on the Farm we are busily getting ready for our largest event of the year…. our annual Fall Festival.  This event, where the public is invited to come and enjoy the farm, offers many activities to appeal to farm enthusiasts of all ages.  To make this a fun…Read More

NCF In the News

Written by LJCohen on August 24, 2015

Over the last week, NCF and our Farm Manager Greg Maslowe have received nice coverage from our local news outlets, the Boston Globe and the Newton TAB.  The Globe profiled Greg, highlighting the special skills needed and challenges facing a modern, urban farmer.  The TAB told the story…Read More

August Volunteer Highlight

Written by LJCohen on August 11, 2015

This month the farm celebrates Susan Tornheim, our newsletter editor. Susan is the one who makes our popular newsletter possible. Since 2009 she has reliably shepherded each issue from the initial schedule to distribution, ensuring that it is informative, entertaining, and well-written. Susan has lived in Newton for over 40…Read More

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Written by Alison Scorer on August 4, 2015

10470767_1019675931390951_6060748135003350374_nEducation Updates – Week of August 10th

Farm Sprouts and Farmer in Training provide age appropriate ways for children to learn about the farm, and the food it produces. Register now!