Calling All Volunteers!

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Farm Clean-up Day

Please join us Saturday, April 18th from 9 am – 1pm for a spring clean-up day on the farm.  Come any time for as long as you can stay.  Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes and bring work gloves and water.  We would like to get a count of volunteers, so please sign up here.

Drop-in Hours

Our drop-in volunteer hours are a perfect way to get your hands dirty without a formal commitment.  No need to register; just dress comfortably, bring along some water and drop on in.

Right now our drop-in hours are Wednesday morning from 9 am to noon.

Additional days, starting May 1, are:

  • Thursday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Saturday mornings from 9am – noon

Behind-the-Scenes Work

Our volunteer opportunities do not stop there!  If you would like to help in some of the behind-the-scenes work of LexFarm, we have many opportunities. We are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles from administrative to website development, from event planning to fundraising.  If you have a particular skill or interest, we can find the perfect role for you!  Please send an email to volunteer@lexfarm.org or sign up here.

 

The LexFarm Benefit Yoga class is coming up this Saturday from 2 – 3 PM at Black Crow Yoga at 201 Broadway in Arlington. There is still time to sign up!  All proceeds will go to LexFarm! Whether you are seasoned yoga student or new to yoga, this class is for you!

This one-hour gentle yoga class will be led by Keith Herndon.  Keith is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and a LexFarm member. He leads classes at Black Crow and for the Lexington Recreation Department.

Sign up online at www.blackcrowyoga.com/pages/happenings or call Keith for more information at 781-863-9998.

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Black Crow offers dynamic vinyasa flow yoga, music to connect us on and off our mats, and a welcoming community spirit. Whether you’re looking to get fit, relieve stress and anxiety, increase strength and flexibility, or enhance mental clarity, yoga will help.

Welcome New Farm Manager Tim Hines!

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Lexington Community Farm’s new Farm Manager, Tim Hines, comes from a background of environmental restoration and land stewardship. He worked most recently as a member of the farm management team at The Trustees of Reservation’s Moraine Farm in Beverly. After working with organizations like the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service on various ecological restoration projects, Tim became deeply interested in the social, economic, and environmental forces governing resource management, land use, and food systems.

Tim is extremely excited to find creative solutions to these complex issues at Lexington Community Farm. He feels that the farm has great potential as a source of sustainable and healthy food production, a teaching tool, and a place for the community to come together.  Tim looks forward to the challenge of learning about the land, honoring its deep agricultural history, and educating the community about sustainable farming and healthy food.

Tim enjoys working in the field with volunteers and helping them realize their “soul” vegetable–the vegetable most representative of their personality—as well as sharing cheesy jokes!

Come meet Tim at the LexFarm annual meeting on March 22.

2015 CSA Shares Now For Sale

CSA-BoardThank you for your patience!  We are excited to announce the details for the 2015 CSA offering at Lexington Community Farm.

We will be cover cropping about half of Lexington Community Farm to enrich and renew the soil. Because the farm will not be in full production during the 2015 season, we have signed an agreement with Bruce and Jenny Wooster at Picadilly Farm in Winchester, NH, to supply the core of our CSA shares for this season.  All of Picadilly’s produce is certified organic.  We are in the process of hiring a farmer to manage the cover crops and to grow “Pick Your Own” (PYO) crops on the farm in Lexington, which will also be part of the Lexington Community Farm CSA share.  We plan to return to CSA production on Lexington Community Farm in the future, but we are excited to provide this high-quality CSA from Picadilly with PYO from LexFarm in the interim.

Produce ($550) and/or PYO Flower ($100) shares are currently available.  Full details along with Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our website.  In the first week, over one-third of the shares sold, so if you are interested in participating this year, don’t delay and sign up now.

Lexington Seed Library

unnamedAs the Lexington Seed Library gets ready to launch, Cary Memorial Library is hosting speaker Christie Higginbottom, expert garden consultant and plant historian, on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. Christie Higginbottom will speak on the importance of saving local heirloom seeds. Higginbottom has worked at Old Sturbridge Village, creating period gardens and preserving heirloom plants, and is a recipient of the Thalassa Cruso Award from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

This event will take place in the Large Meeting Room of Cary Memorial Library and is open to all. No registration required.

The Lexington Seed Library is a collaborative effort of Lexington Community Farm, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington Public Schools, and the Lexington Field and Garden Club. For more information, visit http://carylibrary.org/lexington-seed-library or contact the seed library at lexingtonseedlibrary@lexfarm.org.

Happy New Year from LexFarm!

2015 promises to be an exciting year at Lexington Community Farm with many new faces! We hope you will join us in our second year as a nonprofit community farm…as we continue to care for the land with sustainable agriculture , and care for our community through education, volunteering and joining together on the farm.

If you are interested in our 2015 CSA program, please be sure to get on our waiting list so you’ll hear the details first.

If you are not yet a LexFarm member, please join us today!

Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving 2014We wish to express our many thanks to the farm and farm stand crew, members, volunteers, donors, neighbors, and friends who all contributed to a wonderful first season on the farm!

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The Story of LexFarm

We hope you’ll become part of the LexFarm story.  You can support our efforts by:

  1. Signing up for our newsletter
  2. “Liking” us on Facebook
  3. Becoming a member
  4. Donating to our Build the Farm campaign
  5. Sharing our story with your friends.
Lexington Community Farm
Growing Community; Community Grown

Happy Fall!

Fall Landscape of Lexington Community Farm

As the first season of Lexington Community Farm winds down, we invite you to stop by over the next few weeks:

Volunteer Hours: Every Wednesday 1:30 – 3:30; Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon.

Farm Stand: See farm stand hours on sidebar: Enjoy the bounty of our first fall harvest through October 26th!

 

 

 

 

 

Community Farm Cleanup Day

Please join us this Saturday, September 20 from 9 am to noon for our Fall Community Farm Cleanup Day! We’ll pull out weeds, organize seed trays, and spruce up the site as we begin preparation for the farm’s restful season. All are invited to join in this great opportunity to make friends and make a difference at YOUR community farm! Bring work gloves and water! Please walk, bike or park at the Arlington Res parking lot to leave our small lot open for farm stand customers!! Sign up here !