December 2008  

Waltham Fields Community Farm
Farm Friends Newsletter
Annual Appeal Underway, Gearing up for SPROUT 2009 and...
Annual Meeting: All are welcome! Tuesday, January 13th, 6-8pm
Who Made the Squash Gratin for the Harvest Potluck?
Educational Opportunities - Upcoming Conferences
Volunteers & Suggestions
Needed For
SPROUT '09 Event 
 We're starting to plan for our annual SPROUT fundriaser featuring an incredible silent auction, live music and yummy food! 
Email Annie Cohen to get involved! 
Email Kate O'Connell with suggestions for corporate sponsors.
There are lots of ways to help out - from finding items for the auction to planning the menu or decorations - to helping on the day of the event.
Have you seen our
new website?
acorn squash celery
Check out our 
redesigned website
and visit the
for organic, fair trade gifts 
for yourself, or
friends and family members!   
New Merchandise Item 

Local Flavor: Waltham Cookbook 
 acorn squash celery

List price is $19.95
Contact us to make your purchase.
The cookbook features lots
of recipes from the Farm
as well as from contributors such as Healthy Waltham and local restaurants.   
Local Flavor is more than a cookbook. It's a celebration of the city's rich culinary heritage, handed down from generation to generation and inspired by the countless immigrant groups that flocked to Waltham's factories.

Dear Farm Friend,

We're more than a third of the way toward our annual appeal goal of $30,000. 
Please consider donating today in support of our hunger relief, education and outreach work.  
Donations can be made on-line through our secure bank website by clicking here.

Thanks to all those who have already contributed!
Happy Holidays!
Claire Kozower, Executive Director
Upcoming Events
Dung Beetles, Climate Change & You

Waltham Fields Community Farm
Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 13th
A Winter Soup Supper &
Presentation on Climate Change with special guests Jim Laurie & Marla Rhodes 
Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall
735 Main St.  Waltham, MA 02451

Who Made the Squash Gratin for the Harvest Potluck?

Over 100 people shared in the season's bounty this November at our annual Harvest Potluck, and lots of people werre talking about that delicious squash gratin.  Did you make that dish?  Do you think you know who did?  We'd love to get the recipe and let others have it too.  Contact Claire with any information leading to the solving of this mystery!

Educational Opportunities:

1.  Winter Conference of the Northeast Organic Farming Assocation
Organic Agriculture:  The Roots of a Sustainable Community, Saturday, January 17th, Worcester Vocational High School, Worcester, MA. 
See the NOFA Massachusetts website for more information.
2.  Ecological Landscaping Assocation's 2009 Conference and Eco-Marketplace
Digging In:  The Theory and Practice of Ecological Landscaping, February 26-28, MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA 
See the ELA website for more information. 
The Staff of Waltham Fields Community Farm,
Amanda Cather, Farm Manager
Deb Guttormsen, Admin/Finance Coordinator 
Claire Kozower, Executive Director
Andy Scherer, Assistant Farm Manager