Thank you so much!
Through your support, in 2015 the community enjoyed another terrific season on the farm. Together, the farm staff and volunteers grew beautiful produce and flowers, provided hands on learning experiences and distributed fresh produce to needy families.
Through your renewed commitment to the long-term vision for a community farm, you will help the farm connect all ages with farming, access to local food and sustainable agriculture.
Please consider contributing to Lexington Community Farm’s Year-End Appeal.
Your donation to Lexington Community Farm will expand the farm’s capability to:
- Take advantage of this year’s soil improvements by growing more food for CSA, farm stand and food access programs
- Engage more community members through educational and outreach programs
- Increase membership and partnerships with local organizations
Your tax-deductible gift is an investment in Lexington Community Farm’s future. Thank you in advance!
Allison Guerette, President
Donate online: http://lexfarm.org/donations
A community farm is all about participation and engagement, and we wish to express our appreciation to all of the individuals and families who were involved in this season’s success.
Thank you to the volunteers who took time out of their own lives (and gardens) to help the farm run smoothly. We are grateful to those individuals who joined Tim in the fields to seed, transplant or harvest, prepared and sent out LexFarm membership emails, served on Board committees, assisted in our Learning Garden programs, delivered excess produce to local food pantries, and helped Jaclyn in the farm stand. Read the rest…
Please join us in welcoming Ashka Naik to the LexFarm Board of Directors. Ashka, an Arlington resident and the former Executive Director of Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), a non-profit organization in Cambridge. was appointed to the Board in October. Ashka has been active on the LexFarm Education and Finance committees. To learn more about Ashka, click here.
Have you noticed some construction work going on in our parking lot? Water and sewer service is coming to the farm! On October 19th, the Lexington Board of Selectman voted to amend our lease to allow the Town of Lexington to pay for the installation of water and sewer at Lexington Community Farm. We are grateful to the Town of Lexington for bringing potable water to the farm and taking the first steps toward installing a public bathroom on site.
Thank you to Arjith Jegannathan and the other scouts in Troop 160 who spent Saturday morning clearing out the cider blocks, scrap wood, and rocks from the side of the wash house and moving them to the back of the farm. Now we’re ready for the water and sewer lines to be installed.
As we close our farm stand for the season, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to our farm stand manager, Jaclyn! Jaclyn filled our stand with a variety of locally made products and tasty treats. She helped customers with their CSA and was always ready with a smile and cooking tips. Thank you, Jaclyn, for all you did this season!
Serendipitous timing has been the story of our season. We had light rain to water our spring plantings, dry weather to ward off downy mildew and other fungal diseases in the late summer, and a nice, warm September that had watermelons and tomatoes growing into October. Now, with just one week left in the CSA season, we had our first frost. Hanscom Airport, one of our closest weather stations, observed air temperatures of 24 degrees Fahrenheit Sunday night. Luckily, we were prepared. We covered many of the cold tolerant crops that remain in our fields, and believe it or not, some crops like kale and spinach, actually produce sugars and sweeten after temperatures have dipped close to freezing. We’ll let you be the judge.
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What a great day we had at the Lexington Community Farm Harvest Festival on Saturday. Thanks to everyone that turned out to enjoy the Farm! We were so excited to have Fiddlin’ Quinn and his dad Chris share their family harmonies. Also thanks to the band Sunday Mourning for coming down from Lowell to rock our socks off! We had vegetable races, a seed-saving activity, and a fun “harvest basket” craft project for kids. A few of our farm stand vendors provided tasty treats, including Roasted Granola, Bread Obsession, and Dove and Fig. Attendants were also able to take to the fields and help Farmer Tim glean our strawberry and tomato plants before the weekend frost. It was a great day for a farm harvest celebration!
Our farm stand will be open for only three more weeks, so we’ve begun offering some great sales to clear out inventory! This week only, buy any grocery, frozen, or refrigerated item and get 20% OFF the second item! You can mix and match, so pick up some Nella Pasta and get 20% off Sauces ‘n Love pesto and dinner’s taken care of!
Stock up on your farm stand favorites today!
W-F 3pm-7pm Sat- 9am-4pm Sun- 11am-4pm
Oliver originally came to Lexington Community Farm as a volunteer as part of a college project on sustainability and the importance of local produce. He had such a good experience on the farm that he decided to continue volunteering throughout the season. Oliver could be seen working alongside Tim in the fields 3 days a week.
“Oliver has helped me with every aspect of my work” says Farmer Tim. Oliver helped plant, weed and harvest almost every fruit, vegetable and herb grown on the farm. Now, most of the time he either shadows Tim, making whatever task he’s doing take half as long, or works on his own in the fields while Tim tackles other farm tasks.
Oliver has been such a great help around the farm, we hired him!
Welcome aboard, Oliver, and thank you for all your hard work on this farm this season!