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May 2018

At a time when our hearts should be as full as our abundant fields and Learning Garden, Waltham Fields Community Farm (incorporated as Community Farms Outreach, Inc.) is…

Jul 2018

WFCF is currently receiving resumes for the position of Bookkeeper and Office Coordinator! Please see description of the position for more details and instructons for applying.

Aug 2017

I haven't been farming for very long, and I don't know what more seasoned folks would say, but I feel that farming is humbling work.  Heck, I wouldn't even consider…

Jun 2017

Summer Solstice Full moon, evening star out on the night before the Solstice. Summer is already here though, contrary to the weatherman; Flowers blooming, warm…

Aug 2016

Although last week brought more of the same - yup, hot and dry - by Friday we at least had the first cloud cover that we've seen in weeks. The…

Jul 2016

As I see it now, the theme of the summer is easily summed up in two words: HOT and DRY.  It literally feels like the dust bowl out there and…

Jul 2016

It seems as though the season is moving along at such a quick pace.  It's already the second week of July!  Cooler weather crops have come and gone, and we…

Jun 2016

From my nine seasons on this wonderful farm I have lots of photographs. I have been here so long that I have pictures that are actually printed out on paper!…

Crop Mobsters rescuing the Swiss chard!
Jun 2016

Summer time is upon us in full bloom and I must say when I step back, breathe, and look at the whole picture, the farm is absolutely radiant.  The sun…

Anna, Erinn, Janelle, and the early season garlic.
Jun 2016

The past week has been all about finding our harvest rhythm again and these smaller early harvests make it a bit easier for us to do that. Just like that,…

Oct 2015

Obligingly, the weather and light have made abrupt changes, ushering in the end of our summer season together.  The golden sunlight at 4pm yesterday was beautiful but weak and waning. …

Jul 2008

A six-week crash course in gardening at the Waltham Fields Community Farm has given 10 local children green thumbs. At the after-school program, Children’s Learning Garden, sponsored by the Parks…

Jul 2007

Waltham - Sitting contentedly in the soil, 5-year-old Frederick Madsen pulled a red crayon from his Crayola box and began sketching the blossoming poppy flower he had just hand-picked.…

Jul 2007

Waltham, Mass. - Open the salad bag, add dressing, and eat – it's become a regular routine in the hustle-and-bustle lives of many Americans. The prewashed, pretorn lettuce sealed in…

Aug 2006

WALTHAM—About a month after being kicked out of a nonprofit health center   on Main Street, a program that gives fresh vegetables to low-income women has   found a home…

Jul 2006

WALTHAM—An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a good serving of   vegetables wouldn’t hurt. That’s why Community Farms Outreach has teamed with the Joseph Smith  …

Mar 2006

WALTHAM—With a tractor parked at one end, empty growing tables and other   equipment in various states of repair, there wasn’t much green to speak of   yesterday in Waltham…

Mar 2005

Tucked into a quiet pocket of land hidden among the looming shadows of urban   development lies a small and beautiful farm - Waltham Fields Community Farm.  Currently celebrating ten…

Mar 2005

WALTHAM—Ten years ago, when Waltham Fields Community Farms began farming   on four acres behind the University of Massachusetts Field Station, its core   mission was to feed the hungry.…

Dec 2004

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