Waltham Fields Community Farm
local food for everyone
Farm Friends Newsletter May 2018

A big thank you to Red Bird for their continued partnership during this year's Rhubarb Rally! 

Weds., June 6th 
Lyman Estate
Join us for a walk around the Lyman Estate, including farmland leased by WFCF, with author and foraging expert Russ Cohen.  
Co-presented by Historic New England.

Fri., June 15th
Charles River Museum of Industry
Sprout is a fun and easy way for you to support making local food and education available to everyone.

Weds., June 20th
On the Farm
Enjoy a tasty start to summer. Rancatore's ice cream made with Waltham Fields grown ingredients! 

Sat., June 23rd
On the Farm
Come on out and help us weed for a couple hours! 

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, CropMob dates, and other special projects.
Community Events

Thank you to Belmont Victory Garden for supporting our 2018 Seedling Sales. Thanks to all the gardeners who purchased their plants from our farm!

Waltham Land Trust
Sat., June 2nd
McDevitt Middle School
75 Church Street

Gore Place
June 14th-16th
The lovely rooms of this historic mansion inspire local floral designers in this annual event.

Fri. & Sat.,
June 15 & 16
Moody St Bridge, Carter St. to Pine St.
Wish List

- gardening gloves for volunteers (esp. small sizes)

- 1-2 wine barrel planters

- single sided printer paper

- A-frame sandwich board signs
Sprout Silent Auction 
& Farm Celebration!
 Friday, June 15th, 6:30-9:30pm 
Support YOUR community farm and have a great night out! Fantastic food from Season to Taste & Trillfoods, open wine & beer bar, live music from the Ryan Kowal Trio, a chance to bid on fantastic auction items from fabulous local farm-to-table restaurants, local artists, sports tickets & more! Early electronic bidding for silent auction items opens Friday, June 8th!

Proceeds from Sprout support our low-income food access, hunger relief, and on-farm education programs.

2018 CSA Shares
10 and 20 Week Shares Available!
CSA season begins in two weeks! Purchase a summer or winter vegetable share online or call us to sign up today. 

Subsidized shares are also available. 
Contact Erinn for more information.
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. 
Waltham Fields Community Farm respectfully seeks the support of our wide and diverse community which extends deeply throughout the City of Waltham and its neighboring communities. Join us as we voice our shared concerns to protect and preserve the prolific agricultural farmland at the UMass Field Station and its exceptional historical relevance. Please voice your concerns to Waltham’s Mayor, Jeannette McCarthy, and Waltham’s City Councilors and let them know you want the agricultural farm land at the UMass Field station to remain active and open to all!

Waltham Fields Community Farm Current 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 and 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, Sarah Scheinfeld, Anna Vellante
Food Access & Edu Intern: Mary Frances Yeilding

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