We’re Have a Bulk Fall Veggie Sale!

As the season draws to a close, we offer you the opportunity to pre-order organically grown storage veggies in bulk from our farm and Picadilly Farm to stock up for the holiday table and winter!  Carrots, beets, potatoes, cabbage, winter squash, and other vegetables are available. Each will store beautifully through Thanksgiving.

Place your order here by Monday October 24.  Bulk vegetables must be picked up at the Lexington Community Farm stand on Friday October 28 between 3-7 pm or Saturday October 29 between 9 am – 4 pm.

For any questions about the bulk order sale, please contact us at farmstand@lexfarm.org.

FREE Harvest Celebration

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10 am – 12:30 pm

We will be holding a celebration of the fall harvest on the farm with food samples, live music, tours, kids’ activities and fun for the whole family!  Free parking at the Arlington Reservoir, next door.

Meet our farmers, Tim and Elena, take a tour of the farm, enjoy live musical entertainment from two bands, the Harmonators and the Sorry Honeys, learn about volunteer opportunities, watch vegetable races and visit the kids’ activity and education tables, nibble on tastes of the harvest and enjoy great shopping in the farm stand of produce as well as other products.  In addition, the private farm behind us, Silk Fields Farm, will be open for goat, chicken, rabbit and now alpaca viewing.

Notes from the Field (Week of Oct 3rd)

The frenzy of activity on the farm through the summer is matching the fast growth of leafy greens, onslaught of ripe tomatoes, and never-ending yields of squash.  As a farmer, you become accustomed to constantly moving in order to keep up.

Suddenly we find ourselves wearing jackets, pushing the start time of our harvest back to allow time for the sun to rise, and this week, we’re actually waiting for some of our greens to size up rather than cursing them for getting too big too fast!  It feels as though we stood up from between two rows of tomatoes and the end of the CSA is here.

We’ll be sad to say goodbye to our odd-week alternate week shareholders. The good news is, we’ll be sending them off with a nice big distribution this week, and the farm stand will remain open through the end of October. Remember to come back and visit!
— Tim Hines, Lexington Community Farm Manager

Farm Manager Tim Hines to Speak at Lexington Field and Garden Club

fe0cdf02-c3ef-4441-91ab-442ca7079176What: “Your Community Farm: Adventures in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture”

When: Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Keilty Hall, St. Brigid’s Church, 2001 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington

Join the Lexington Field and Garden Club to hear Farm Manager Tim Hines give his first-hand account of the first three years of farming at LexFarm — transitioning the land from conventional to organic or sustainable growing practices. He will explore some of the forces that have shaped farming methods, markets, and the business model for our farm. This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from Tim about the why and how of LexFarm’s operations and get your questions answered!  This event is free.

Check the Lexington Field and Garden Club website for more details.

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street

Come learn more about ways we all can contribute. Lexplore Sustainability Fair will have hands-on workshops, children’s events, vendors and speakers on topics such as: “Renewable Energy and Efficient Buildings;” and “Clean Food, Gardening and Landscaping;” “Public Health and Avoiding Toxics;” Clean Water and Healthy Oceans”  “Public and Private Transportation;“ and “Greener Schools.” The track on sustainable agriculture and gardening should be particularly interesting to LexFarm members, and we will have a table at the fair.

Sponsored by Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (LexGWAC). Thank you to the Community Endowment of Lexington for making the fair possible.

Birthday Celebration and Volunteer Work at LexFarm

Amir-moving-rocks_Sept-10-2016On Saturday afternoon, friends who’d gone to college together at Boston University reunited at LexFarm where they helped us paint the farmstand porch and finish digging rocks out of the trench where a new power line will go. Their reunion and volunteer work was in celebration of one of their birthdays! Thanks to a terrific group of volunteers: Sarah Dolaty (birthday girl), Atieh Sadraei, Marie Hoff, Haniya Syeda, Amir Dolaty, Nabeel Nissar, Amir Syed, Majid Dadger and Ehsan Dadgar.