Farm Friends eNewsletter                            April 2018
Table of Contents
WFCF Upcoming Events
Job Opps
CSA Shares
Community Events
Farm Wish List
Offices Back to Normal
Seedling Sales 2018
Volunteer
Learning Garden Programs
Upcoming Events
Please check out our website's Calendar of Events, or pick one up in our retail barn, office or at one of these upcoming festivities:

April 29, 11:30am @ WFCF, walk to Waltham Common

Coming in May: 
May 31, 6-8pm
@WFCF

June 6, 6-8pm
Lyman Estate

Coming in June: Sprout 2018
June 15, 6:30-9:30pm
The Charles River Museum of Industry

June 20, 6pm
@WFCF
We're Hiring
Open Positions:
-Weed Crew
-Work Shares

2018 CSA Shares

CSA vegetable shares for the 2018 season are now for sale!  Summer, Winter and Flower shares are all available, at least for now!  If you're interested in a Waltham Fields CSA, register today before they are gone. 
Community Events

April 28, 10am-5pm
Gore Place

May 5, 10-12pm
Prospect Hill Park Lodge
314 Totten Park Rd., Waltham

May 6
Start and finish at Boston Common

May 12
Waltham Common
610 Main Street, Waltham

May 15, 7-9pm
Newton North High School
Wish List
  • one-sided printer paper
  • banana boxes from the produce section of your grocery store for donation packing (contact Farmer Anna for drop-off instructions)
  • shower or car squeegee
  • An experienced handy-person with equipment to do some tree limb cutting (contact Farmer Erinn)
  • Volunteers to help clean up the Perennial Garden (contact Farmer Erinn)
  • electronic kitchen scale
  • bookshelf/cabinet with glass doors
  • kitchen compost bucket with hinged lid
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We're back downstairs!
If you've hunted around for us in the office building throughout the last few months, you would know we were temporarily moved into upstairs office space for some renovations. We are back downstairs, with some fresh coats of colorful paint, and ready for full swing farming!
Save the dates for Seedling Sales & Spring Pop-Up Markets!

Saturday, May 5, 9am - 4pm
Saturday, May 12, 9am - 3pm 
 
Organically grown vegetable and herb seedlings for your home and community garden plots!  We will have an amazing variety: cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, watermelon, herbs, flowers, and more!












We'll also be hosting a Spring Pop-Up Market on the back lawn by our Farm Stand, from 9am-1pm, featuring vendors selling locally produced confections, freshly brewed coffee, sustainably caught seafood, snacks & more! Our Farm Store will be open selling more specialty food products and there will be live music performed by local musicians, Emma Gies and Micah Huang

We are getting into the fields
and so can you!
DROP-IN VOLUNTEER: Adult-only Fridays at 9am (through 8/31); All-ages Saturdays at 9am. Stay until noon if you can on either of those days. Read more instructions here.

DAY OF SERVICE, Sat. 4/28, 9-noon: Lend a hand for national Service Week! Join the farmers in the fields. Please arrive promptly by 9am.

CROP MOBS:  Calling all friends of the farm and friends of friends...come on out and help us in the fields! Crop Mobs are a great time to chat with farmers, friends, and neighbors while "freeing" the crops from overcrowding weeds in the fields.  
Light refreshments to follow.     
June 23 and July 14, 9am-12pm
GROUP VOLUNTEERING:  Available April-October.  See our website for more information.  
Registration is now open for all Learning Garden programs!

 Learn how to grow and cook your own farm-fresh vegetables, care for chickens and so much more.  Our Learning Garden has programs for every age group, from toddlers to teens.  Each day is spent outside, tending to the garden, completing chicken chores, harvesting vegetables, and cooking your own snacks.
 

Our spring Little Sprouts 
program for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers is filling up fast...sign up today! If you have older children looking to get outside, we also have after school programs happening in the springtime.
Our Garden Explorers and Farm Explorers programs are a great way to spend the summer!
Sessions are Monday-Friday from 8:30am-2pm. Extended-day options are also available.

We are committed to providing memorable education experiences to everyone.  Please contact Alex for financial aid options.  
Welcoming Stacey Daley 
as Interim Executive Director
You may recognize Stacey from her many roles on the farm over the years, either farming, conducting education programs, working in the distribution barn, or volunteering at Sprout. Stacey is deeply rooted in the local food and farming movement. Her years of administrative management experience make her well-suited to this role. Please say hello if you see her this season!
Waltham Fields Community Farm Current Staff:  

Year-Round:
Stacey Daley, Interim Executive Director
Erinn Roberts, Head Farm Manager
Anna Kelchlin, Assistant Farm Manager
Alex Lennon-Simon, Education Director
Marla Rhodes, Volunteer and Development Coordinator
Lauren Trotogott, Farmstand and Distribution Manager
Kamelia Aly, Bookkeeper and Office Coordinator

Seasonal:
Ivory Nava, Assistant Grower
Janelle Plummer, Field Manager
Dan Roberts, Equipment Supervisor
Naomi Shea, Greenhouse Production Supervisor
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Banner Photo Credit:  Saul Blumethal
Waltham Fields Community Farm, 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452