2013 Business Plan
Read 2013 NCF Business Plan for more information about current plans and recent accomplishments.
The 2.25-acre plot that is now know as Newton Community Farm was farmed using traditional organic methods for 300 years. The brick exterior of the house, the contents of the barn, the outbuildings and structures, and the fertile soil of the farm reflect the stewardship of the Italian-American Angino family from 1917 to 2005.
Newton residents, in conjunction with the Newton Conservators, persuaded the city to save the last working farm in Newton as a community resource instead of letting the site be developed. In 2005, using Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds, the City of Newton purchased the Angino Farm and selected Newton Community Farm to operate and manage the farm with oversight by the Newton Farm Commission.
The mission of Newton Community Farm is to nurture a community that teaches and models sustainable agricultural and environmental practices on the historic Angino Farm.
Our vision is to preserve the cultural and historical landscape of Angino Farm as a uniquely beautiful open space with sustainable farming at the center of its activities. The Newton community has the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the farm landscape, purchase produce from the farm, and participate in farm events and educational programs. These interactions bring residents into a more intimate connection with the environment and demonstrate the benefits of local food production. Environmentally sound renovation of the barn and other structures will create an attractive home for education and celebrations. The governing board, informed by close connections within the Newton community, will guide and participate in farm activities, and lead fundraising efforts to ensure the organization’s fiscal health.