August 2012     

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Table of Contents
Fallon Facebook Challenge
Chard Fritters
Little Sprouts Fall Program
Wish List
Potluck & Stargazing
Artefact Store Event
Indian Cooking Workshop
Farm Day - Volunteers Needed!
Fallon Facebook Challenge - Help us win $5,000!

Waltham Fields has made it to the Top Ten Finalists to win $5,000 from Fallon Community Health Plan's Facebook challenge.


Please HELP US WIN! 

If you use facebook please click here and vote for us today.  Actually, you can vote once each day until August 27th. 


We are the only farm to make the cut, so this is a great way to show your support for local farms having an important role to play in healthy living! 


It's just a click, once a day - so please vote and pass along to your facebook friends.

Farm Fresh Recipe from Chef Joh Kokubo from Kitchen on Common
Thanks to all those who came out for our Breakfast on the Farm event last month.  We've received lots of requests for the chard fritter recipe and are happy to be able to share it with you.  Here you go...


Registration is open for the fall Little Sprouts Program
For pre-K children and their caregivers.
6 Tuesdays
Sept. 18 - Oct. 23
$45 for members
$55 for non-members
$2/additional child
Scholarship assistance available for those who need it.
Additional programs for pre-K and K-2nd graders will be offered through the Waltham Recreation Dept.  Information and Registration to be posted soon.



Long-handled shovels


Clean 5-gallon buckets w/ lids, food grade


Fork lift




Garden Carts, any size


Collapsible Stepping Stool


Dish/Hand Towels


Short ladder


Volunteers for Waltham Farm Day





Mail scale


USB Hard Drive (external drive) 60GB or higher










acorn squash celery
 Tonight (8/14) - Potluck and Stargazing with Astronomer & WFCF Member Andrew West! 
Join us in front of the farm fields tonight (Aug. 14th) for a potluck from 7:30-8:30pm (featuring fresh-picked canteloupes from the farmers) and a gander at the night sky from 8:30-10pm.  See you there!

Waltham Fields Day at Artefact Home/Garden Store in Belmont 


Wed., Aug. 15th, 10am-6pm, with mini farmstand set up with Waltham Fields' produce from 3-6pm




Artefact location: 1000 Pleasant Street, Belmont MA 02478 Phone: 617.993.3347


 Classic cloches (pictured above), modern lighting, and fine linens are just a few of the things you'll find enticing at Artefact Home/Garden store! 


15% off All Store Items, except lighting & furniture

10% off Lighting and Furniture


Enjoy FREE ButterGirl cookies while they last!

Make a purchase of $50 or more OR make a donation of $75 or more to Waltham Fields Community Farm when you're at the store and get entered to win an elegant 60NOBSCOT cutting board made by local furniture maker Ray Bachand paired with silver serving pieces from the Artefact collection.


10% of proceeds from the day will be donated in support of Waltham Fields Community Farm's food access and education programs!


Please Tell Your Friends!!!  If you don't live nearby but see something you like on the website, call to inquire about purchasing.  All sales made in-store or over the phone on Aug. 15th will benefit the farm.

Vegetarian Indian Cooking with

Meena Kothandaraman


Four Spots Left!


Friday, Aug. 24th 5-7pm

at Meena's home in Lexington


Learn to make delicious Indian dishes with a Waltham Fields' member and cooking show host, using our farm's organically grown vegetables. 

Click HERE for more info and registration


Indian Cooking with Meena

Meena hosting "Come Veg With Me" -

her cooking show on LexMedia TV 



Save the Date:


Volunteers Needed!


Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 2-5pm

At the Farm


We are thrilled to once again be offering this FREE public event in promotion of local agriculture and Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week.  Fun for the whole family with live music by Royer's One Man Band, Cider Pressing, Tractor Climbing, Farm-Fresh Recipe Tasting and more! 

Volunteers needed, leading up to and on the day of the event.  Contact Kim to lend a hand! 

Collard Greens Demo



Above: Chef Leslie Glynn from Healthy Waltham prepares collard greens at Waltham Farm Day last year. Healthy Waltham is WFCF's event co-coordinator!


Below Left: Royer's One Man Band mesmerizes both kids and adults.


Below Right:  Fun in the Digging Area.

 Royer's One Man Band Digging Area






Waltham Fields Community Farm Staff  

Claire Kozower, Executive Director 

Kim Hunter, Education & Volunteer Coordinator 

Amanda Cather, Farm Manager 

Andy Scherer, Farm Manager, Gateways 

Dan Roberts, Field Manager 

Erinn Roberts, Greenhouse/Field Manager
Marla Rhodes, Development Coordinator
Deb Guttormsen, Bookkeeper & Tech Coordinator
2012 Seasonal Staff
Assistant Growers: Sutton Kiplinger and Zannah Porter
Educators: Rebecca Byard, Rebekah Byard, Alison Dagger, and Ian Howes
Field Crew: Alison Denn, Anna Linck, Katherine Murray, and David Taberner
Weed Crew: Becca Carden, Kathryn Cole, Annabelle Ho, and Meghan Seifert
Outreach Market Asst.: Kathryn Cole
240 Beaver St. Waltham, MA 02452 
Waltham Fields Community Farm | 240 Beaver Street | Waltham | MA | 02452