Barn Raising Blog

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!

 

 

Ugly Vegetables

Written by LJCohen on July 29, 2015

At every board meeting Farmer Greg gives a short presentation about a farming topic. Last night the topic was “ugly vegetables,” and what they mean for the NCF. Ugly vegetables, like tomatoes that aren’t perfectly round or leaves of chard with a hole or two, are a byproduct of all…Read More

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Education – Week of July 27th

Written by Alison Scorer on July 22, 2015

We still have some spaces in our Farm Sprouts, Little Diggers and Farmer in Training program running next week, July 27th. Don’t miss out! Information and registration details can be found here.

“Our 7 year old son recently participated in the Little Diggers program at Newton Community Farm for his…Read More

Education Updates

Written by LJCohen on July 4, 2015

Little Diggers

We still have spaces in our Little Diggers (entering Grades 1 and 2) program for next week, July 6th.
For information on our full summer schedule and to register now click here.

 

Gardening Social Hour, July 7th, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Come and discuss, brainstorm, and support each other through our gardening…Read More

Welcome to summer and to a new website!

Written by LJCohen on May 26, 2015

Things seem to happen very fast and all at once at this time of year and the Farm is no exception.  We are coming off an epic seedling sale and heading right into our first week of the CSA programs.  The field is bursting with activity and so is the…Read More