Waltham Fields Community Farm
local food for everyone
Farm Friends Newsletter AUGUST 2018
UPCOMING FARM EVENTS 
WALTHAM LAND TRUST
August 25 1-2:30 pm
Don't miss this enlightening opportunity to learn about the history of the Waltham Field Station and Waltham Fields Community Farm!

August 29
September 26

September 15
8-9:00 am

September 23

October 2
noon-2:00 pm

October 20
1-4:00 pm
Join us and celebrate local agriculture on YOUR community farm!
Make an impact in your community, 
Volunteer
with us! 
Click here to find information on drop-in and group volunteering.
Community Events
Tuesday afternoons thru
October 9
4-6:30 pm

3-5pm

Aug 12, 19 & 26
4-7pm

Volunteer alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes

Grow Native Massachusetts
October 17
5:30pm

FARM WISH LIST

Banana Boxes
(inquire with the produce manager at your local grocery store)

Gardening gloves for volunteers
(esp. small sizes)

Fruit Popsicles to comfort an cool our farmers on this hot and humid days!

Wine barrel planters

Single sided printer paper and multi-colored construction paper

We would like to increase our visibility along Beaver Street! Seeking a donation for a custom made A-Frame sandwich board sign.

Small watering cans
with shower nozzles
(1 gal or less)

Magnifying glasses

New markers

Scissors

Hand-held pencil sharpeners

Children's garden trowels


WALTHAM'S WARD 6
CITY COUNCIL PRELIMINARY ELECTION IS TUESDAY AUGUST 7th!
If you are a Waltham resident of Ward 6
we encourage you to cast your vote tomorrow.
Are you concerned about the greatest open space and vital farm land in Waltham's Ward 6?
Our non-profit neighbor, Waltham Land Trust, asked candidates for Ward 6 City Councillor what their vision for the Field Station would be.
There is no level of government that is more directly responsible for serving your community than your local elected officials.
Exercise Your Right To Vote!
Support WFCF in the
RIDE FOR FOOD!
Join our team in the Ride For Food on Sunday, September 23. Waltham Fields believes that everyone should have access to local, organic food! All of the proceeds from the Ride For Food will help fund our many food access and assistance programs. This year's ride offers 3 ride options of 10, 25 or 50 miles or spin to alleviate hunger at one of the mornings 4 spinning classes! All rides end at lunchtime so we can celebrate together with lunch, music, and a raffle with GREAT prizes!
To learn more about the Ride for Food, DONATE or JOIN our team, please visit the
We are excited this year to welcome our first corporate riding partner, Team Dassault Systemes
Every donation is greatly appreciated!
SUMMER & WINTER
Farm Shares Available! 
Did you just get super excited for tomato season? Its not too late to sign up for a summer share of the farm! Tell your friends, family and coworkers about the last operating farm in Waltham and how they can support WFCF. And, if you are really looking forward to Fall's storage crop bounty, its a great time to sign up and secure your Winter CSA share!

Sign up for SUMMER & FALL Learning Garden programs!

Our Learning Garden programs focus on responsible food production, nutrition education and environmental science. We offer three seasons of sessions for children, adult workshops, service learning, a Youth Crew jobs initiative, and a Farmer Training program. Learn more about our NEW FALL children's program, Saturdays on the Farm!

We are committed to providing education experiences to everyone. Please contact Alex for financial aid options. 
We have vegetable recipes for everything from escarole to tomatillos.
Please use these links as a resource in the kitchen and create wonderful meals with produce from the farm!
A big THANK YOU to our shareholder, Susan Cassidy, for updating our website!
The farm is in need of a veggie passionate work share team member!
Thursdays, September 6 - October 25
Assist us with CSA distribution and retail sales in the barn for the remainder of the summer share.
OUR FARM STAND is OPEN
to the PUBLIC!
Our Farm Stand is open to all for the 2018 farming season! Stop by our barn to purchase
veggies,cheese, eggs, grass fed & humanely raised meats from Chestnut Farms, local CORN and so many more items to make your meals satisfying and sustainable.
Please tell your friends, neighbors and coworkers to visit our farm stand!
Farm Stand Hours
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm-6:30pm
Saturday: 9am-2:00pm
Each purchase of The Hannaford FRESH Cookbook at Hannaford Waltham (55 Russell Street) generates a $5 donation to WFCF during the months of July & August!
Our thanks to Hannaford for choosing WFCF as the beneficiary of this fundraiser!

Waltham Fields Community Farm Staff:  

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

Seasonal Farm Staff:
Ivory Nava, Assistant Grower
Tim Cooke, Equipment Technician
Janelle Plummer, Field Manager
Naomi Shea, Greenhouse Manager
Field Crew: Ezra Nava, Ebony Nava, Phil Musen, Anastasia Strayton
Weed Crew: Hassan Ragy, Emily Saperia, Jesse Simmons, Chelsea Wang
Learning Garden Educators: Autumn Cutting, Megan Curran
Distribution & Outreach Assistant: Janet Calcaterra

(781) 899-2403
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Waltham Fields Community Farm | 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452