Spring Farm Update
Spring is coming! We've been getting boxes of seeds coming in by the week. Our potting soil has been delivered, the heat has been turned on and working spaces are all prepped and ready in the greenhouses - the farmers are eager to start growing seedlings! We are so happy to welcome back our seasonal farmers Dan, Janelle & Naomi. We are interviewing and hiring for Field Crew, Weed Crew, Educators, Barn Assistant, Outreach Market Assistant and Youth Crew so we will be staffed and ready for a great season!
We can't wait to welcome our community back into the fields. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
The current Administration is proposing some big changes in how SNAP (Food Stamps) recipients receive their benefits. This article details the current proposed changes and concerns many have about it.
This article by Andy Fisher, longtime community food security advocate, is a provocative look at how the SNAP program has changed over the years, and how corporate food interests are often the very ones helping to create a market for SNAP recipients.
Help save HIP! This is the Healthy Incentives Program that was incredibly successful last year in helping SNAP recipients buy fresh local produce. SNAP users got extra benefits to spend at farmer's markets and purchase directly from farmers, resulting in a win-win for both parties. But the HIP program was so successful that it ran out of money early, and after only one year, is currently suspended! Learn more about how you can help HIP here
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!
Sprout 2018 is Friday, June 15th
Mark your calendars! Our annual Silent Auction and annual Sprout event is happening on June 15 at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham. Please join us in celebration and support of another growing season with great food, drinks, music and phenomenal auction items.
Purchase Tickets Today!
Do you have a great item to donate to the silent auction?
Interested in volunteering? We are currently seeking volunteers for the following committees:
Contact WFCF's Sprout Coordinator, Myriam Michel with questions and interest.
- Auction Procurement
- Guest Experience
- Fundraising Development
- Setup & Decorations
- Communications & Marketing
- Breakdown & Cleanup