Click Story to learn more about NCF’s history!
Click Blog to learn more about the Angino family from writer, Leona Palmer!
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).
The land that is now Newton Community Farm has been farmed for over 300 years. Originally settled in the late 1600′s, it was bought in 1917 by the Italian immigrant Angino family, from whom the City of Newton purchased it in 2005.
The Angino farmstead reflects the history of Newton and the surrounding areas, from its roots in small-scale New England farming to early 20th century immigrant life to modern suburban development.
In our preservation and renovation efforts, we seek to recreate the simple, functional character of a small family farm and to retain the vestiges of a time when people were more connected with their food and cultural heritage.
Among our preservation priorities:
- “Iconic” view of the farm from Winchester Street
- Spatial relationships among buildings, and between buildings and landscape
- Primary architectural features of the barn, farmhouse, and other surviving structures
- Permaculture and long-term crops
- Visible signs of farm work in progress