EVENTS AT THE FARM:
Empty Bowls Dinner - SOLD OUT
Sat., Sept. 10
(Rain Date: Sept. 11)
Our Empty Bowls Dinner is now SOLD OUT. Thanks to all those who bought tickets. We look forward to this special evening.
Waltham Farm Day
Sat., Sept. 24
Rain or Shine!
FREE! All welcome!
Join us for an afternoon of farm fun in celebration of MA Harvest for Students Week and farming in Waltham.
Apple Cidering, Healthy Waltham cooking demonstrations, Live Music by Royer's One Man Band, Scarecrow Making, Pumpkins for Sale, Yarn Sale, PYO carrot patch, Family-friendly field activities and more!
Thurs., Sept. 8
At the Farm
240 Beaver St.
Learn the basics of lacto-fermentation with veteran expert Audra Karp.
Sign up now!
w JJ Gonson of Cuisine en Locale Thurs., Oct. 6
SAVE THE DATE - more details to come soon...
Box Truck (a refrigerated one would be great!)
Clean 5-gallon buckets w/ lids, food grade
55-gallon barrels w/ lids
Paint brushes, lg. & sm.
Schedule your volunteer group visit today!
Join us for volunteer
to see our website with specific dates and age guidelines, as well as a calendar of available dates for group scheduling.
WFCF Board Approves New Strategic Plan!
Among a renewed commitment to organic food production and food access initiaitves, our new Strategic Plan for 2012-2014 reflects an agreement to take on fiscal agency (and possible future management) of the Waltham Farmers' Market
, as well as continuing coalition support and programs in farm education, training future farmers, and promotion of healthy lifestyle choices.
Check out our Strategic Plan 2012-2014
as well as our 2010 Annual Report
on the Newsletters and Reports
page of our website. Feel free to share any feedback!
State Representative Tom Stanley
Takes 2-Hour Farm Tour
Waltham resident and State House Representative Tom Stanley took some time this month to discover what a treasure the farm is. As we toured the UMass property that serves as our base of operations, Tom met our farmers (Andy and Dan were bringing in the onion harvest, and Amanda and Erinn were installing an electric fence around the melon patch to keep the coyotes from getting their jaws on any more of them), he chatted with children in the Farmer for a Week program about their favorite vegetables and farm activities, and he witnessed one of our CSA pick-ups in full bloom. We discussed everything from soil fertility and community-building programs to a vision for long-term land protection and site revitalization.
State Representative Tom Stanley (left) joins farmers Dan Roberts and Andy Scherer in the greenhouse as they make space next to the curing garlic to lay out freshly harvested onions
Six Tractors and...
an Electric Bike!
The newest member of our fleet, the Izip Sereno, is an electric moped/bike generously donated to us by longtime WFCF member David Kricker. It's coming in really handy for in-field communications and checking on things in the back forty (uh - I mean back eight!).
|Our Farmers in Training, Larisa Jacobson (left) and Lauren Weinberg (on the electric bike) have a morning laugh before the harvest gets underway.|
Fall Youth Programs at WFCF
Join us in the Learning Garden this fall to experience the bounty of the harvest at Waltham Fields Community Farm! Activities include farm explorations, harvesting and putting the beds to rest for the winter, educational games, and farm-to-table food preparation.
Children's Learning Garden Afterschool Programs!
For Grades 3-5
Thursdays for 6 weeks
Sept. 22 - Oct. 27
Price: $80/WFCF members, $90/non-members
For Grades K-2
(Offered through the Waltham Recreation Dept.)
Tuesdays for 5 weeks
Sept. 20 - Oct. 18
Register through Waltham Recreation Dept. starting 9/4
Fall Farm Visits For School & Community Groups
For ages pre-K through Grade 8
Available through October
See full Farm Visit program description here
Scholarships Available for all of our programs.
Contact Jericho to inquire.
|Particpants in this summer's Farmer for a Week program prepare their freshly harvested veggies for sharing with their families!|
|Waltham Fields Community Farm Staff|
Claire Kozower, Executive Director
Jericho Bicknell, Education & Volunteer Coordinator
Amanda Cather, Farm Manager
Andy Scherer, Field Manager
Dan Roberts, Field Manager
Assistant Growers/Farmers in Training:
Larisa Jacobson and Lauren Weinberg
Rachel Dutton, Andy Friedberg, Courney Giancaterino, Rachel Kaplan, Sam Powers, Shira Tiffany, Laura Van Tassel
Learning Garden Educators:
Marie Benkley, Rebekah Carter, Kristin Cleveland, Dede Dussault, and Paula Jordan
Summer Fellow (from Stanford's Center for Public Service):