Waltham Fields Community Farm
local food for everyone
Farm Friends Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2018
UPCOMING FARM EVENTS 

September 15
8-9:00 am

September 23

September 26

October 20
1-4:00 pm
Join us and celebrate local agriculture on YOUR community farm!

October 27
noon-2:00 pm

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Tuesday afternoons thru October 9
4-6:30 pm

Sat September 8
11-7pm

September 15
12-4pm

September 25

Visit WFCF at the market on
9/8 & 10/6
9:30-2

2nd & 4th Tuesdays
year-round

Volunteer alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes
Sept 5

Grow Native Massachusetts
October 17
5:30pm

FARM WISH LIST

Our farmers are in need of a new truck!
Seeking donation of a flat bed truck, in good used condition. Please contact our Farm Manager if you have a truck you may like to donate to the farm.

10 x 10 EZ-Up Tents (2) for our Mobile Outreach Market

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

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)

New markers

Children's garden trowels

A NOTE FROM
WFCF'S BOARD PRESIDENT
Marni Goldstein-Caputo
I am pleased to announce that Stacey Daley, who has served since May as our Interim Executive Director, has accepted a permanent position as the Executive Director of Waltham Fields Community Farm. Removing the word "Interim" from Stacey's title may seem like a small adjustment, but it is important. We have had recent transition in the ED role, and our farm is in a state of high alert as we strive to gain more stable access to our fields. We need a leader who will set the tone, tackle the challenges, build relationships, and, when necessary, fight the good fight. Stacey is that leader. Many of you already know Stacey, as she has been connected to our farm for years - she has worked in the fields and in the barn, taught classes, and been a friend and supporter to many people in our organization. When Stacey stepped into the leadership role in May, it was an immediate fit. Stacey's dedication is strong and her commitment to our mission is clear. She rolls up her sleeves and gets to work every day, bolsters and channels the energy of those around her, and approaches both small and grand issues with intelligence and poise. Stacey inspires me and working alongside her is a pleasure.
I invite everyone to congratulate Stacey on the removal of the word "Interim" from her title and to share with her our community's abundant gratitude for her hard work as our Executive Director. 
We are in the final pedal push for fundraising for the Ride For Food! 18 DAYS TO GO!
Waltham Fields believes that everyone should have access to local, sustainably grown food! All of the proceeds from the Ride For Food will help fund WFCF's many food access and assistance programs.
Please consider making a donation to a member of our team and help propel us closer to our fundraising goal!
To learn more about the Ride for Food, or to make a donation, please visit WFCF's fundraising page.
Every donation is greatly appreciated!
LATE SUMMER & WINTER FARM SHARES
It's a fantastic farm season and you can still join us on the farm and signup for a share of the harvest!

Our WINTER CSA shares are selling quickly, so be sure to sign up for your share of Fall's storage crop bounty!
THANK YOU to Malcolm and his Green Leaf organization! We are especially grateful this month for the generosity and thoughtfulness of Malcolm and his friends who created the Green Leaf organization and went door to door collecting funds to support local sustainable agriculture. Malcolm joined us in the Learning Garden this summer and was inspired to support the farm. In August, Malcolm came back to the farm and presented us with the funds he collected. We are honored to be the recipient of his tremendous initiative. We thank you Malcolm! You are a valued friend of the farm!
Our Learning Garden and Education Program is 20!!
This year we celebrate 20 years of providing hands-on farming, cooking and science-based programs for children of all ages! Our Learning Garden programs focus on responsible food production, nutrition education and environmental science. 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. 
Something to celebrate!
2018 marks 10 years of dedication and devotion to WFCF on behalf of our
Farm Manager, Erinn Roberts!
We thank you Erinn for all of your contributions to our mission, for your tremendous energy, your expansive agricultural knowledge, leadership and generosity of spirit. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a strong woman at the helm of our farm operations.
Next time you see Erinn on the farm, please don't hesitate to share your appreciation or a high-five!
Many thanks to our fabulous neighbors at the Waltham Land Trust for sharing the day as well as their tremendous knowledge of local history at our Field Station Tour on 8/25. We welcomed members of our community interested in the rich history of our farm land as well as seeing it preserved for future generations. Our Education Director provided an informative tour of our fields and Learning Garden and a great afternoon was had. We thank you for joining us on the farm for this special opportunity!!
Welcome Rebekah Lea,
WFCF Finance & Office Coordinator Rebekah has been a trusted and valued friend to the farm and we are fortunate to have reacquired her tremendous financial skills, generous support and enthusiasm for WFCF's mission. We welcome her return into our office and our farm family. So happy to have you with us Rebekah!
OUR FARM STAND is OPEN to all!
Visit our barn to purchase veggies, cheese, eggs, honey, grass fed & humanely raised meats from Chestnut Farm, local CORN, apples and stone fruit from Autumn Hills Orchard and so many more items to make your meals satisfying and sustainable. Let your friends, neighbors and coworkers know about our farm stand!
Farm Stand Hours
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm-6:30pm
Saturday: 9am-2:00pm
Our thanks to MaddyRaePhoto.com for this month's stunning farm photos!
Waltham Fields Community Farm Staff:  
Year-Round:
Stacey Daley, 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
Rebekah Lea, Finance & 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
Learning Garden Educators: Autumn Cutting, Megan Curran
Distribution & Outreach Assistant: Janet Calcaterra

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