Waltham Fields Community Farm
local food for everyone
Farm Friends Newsletter JULY 2018
Sat. July 14

July 25, August 29, September 26

Make an impact in your community! 
Volunteer with us!
We have a number of opportunities for you to make a difference. 
Click here to find information on drop-in and group volunteering.
Community Events
July 14 1-3:00
Waltham Land Trust
Enjoy a nature walk at Prospect Hill Park
and a fun beginner's class on insect identification

July 10 7:30pm
Classical guitar with John Muratore

Thursdays (6/7-10/18)
3-5:00 pm Saturdays (6/9-10/20)
11 -1:00 pm

July 26 7-10pm
Support the Waltham Land Trust and explore the Charles River with guides from Charles River Canoe and Kayak at the most magical time of day!


Gardening gloves for volunteers
(esp. small sizes)


Gas operated working weed wacker

Fruit popsicles for our farmers

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
w/shower nozzles
(1 gal or less)

Hand lenses/magnifying glasses

New markers

Hand-held pencil sharpener(s)

Children's trowels

Meet our 2018 WFCF Staff!
Our entire staff gathered this week to share a meal and appreciate the energy each of us contributes to the farm. Our Farm Staff, Field Crew, Weed Crew, Learning Garden Educators, Outreach Market, CSA Distribution and Administrative members are tremendous! If you see these faces on the farm this summer, let them know how much you appreciate their hard work.
2018 Farm Shares Available! 
Are you excited for summer veggies and want to support the last operating farm in Waltham?

Our Farm Stand is open to the public for the 2018 farming season! Stop by our barn to purchase farm grown veggies, local cheeses, eggs, meats, and so much more. Tell your friends, neighbors and coworkers to visit our farm stand!
Farm Stand Hours
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm-6:30pm
Saturday: 9am-2:00pm
Support WFCF in the
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. 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, to donate or join our team, please visit the
Sign up for Summer Learning Garden programs today!

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. 

We are committed to providing education experiences to everyone. Please contact Alex for financial aid options. 
Sometimes we farm.
Sometimes we pizza!
Please share your pizzalove for Dan & Erinn Roberts, two vital and beloved members of our farm family. Support their newly opened Rabottini's POP-UP in Allston!
Vegetables from the fields at WFCF are skillfully and mindfully integrated into their menu... you never had pizza this amazing!
WFCF Seeking New
Board Members
If you love this farm, and have some time to dedicate to its mission, please consider applying to our Board of Directors. Board members oversee the farm's budget/finances, fundraising, and strategy. They meet at the farm about 8 times per year, with an additional 4-6 meetings as part of a smaller committee. While special knowledge of law, human resources, education, food access, and farming are appreciated, the true need is for people who want to help Waltham Fields serve its local community. Enthusiasm and engagement are the top priorities! Board members serve 3 year terms, starting in January. To apply, please send an email to John Tracy at johnjtracy@gmail.com.
A great big thank you to everyone that joined us in the City Council chambers at Waltham City Hall on Monday 6/25 and also to those who took the time to send emails and postcards to our elected officials.
Your respectful and heartfelt display of support was inspiring and impactful. Your direct civic interaction with our local government enables our communal voice to be heard! Good citizenship, is indeed, the foundation of good government.
Update: The Waltham City Council voted 10-4 Monday, June 25, to take 46 acres of land owned by the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers by eminent domain for the purpose of building a new Waltham High School.
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:  

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
Kamelia Aly, Bookkeeper & Office Coordinator

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, Anna Vellante
Distribution & Outreach Assistant: Janet Calcaterra
Food Access & Education Intern: Mary Frances Yeilding

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