Farm Stand opens Saturday

Erinn plowing the fieldFarmers and volunteers alike have been working hard to prepare the fields for planting, and the farm stand for opening to the public on Saturday, April 19 at 9:00 am for the first season of Lexington Community Farm.Volunteers prime the front of the farm stand

Stop by and purchase the first plants from the new farm, some of which were started in the greenhouse in early January. There will be lots of flowers and bedding plants available, along with a variety of other local farm products such as maple syrup, eggs, relishes, etc. Farm stand hours are: Wednesday – Friday: 2 pm – 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.

Drop-in Volunteer hours are on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 and Saturdays from 9:00 – noon. See our volunteer page for details

Got Truck?

got truck?Lexington Community Farm is seeking a donation of a pickup truck for farm use.

Do you know someone who might have one and donate to a good cause? Preferably the truck is 4 wheel-drive, but any “inspectable” truck would be useful.

Also, please see our growing wish list for other items that would be helpful as we gear up to open the farm stand and the first season of Lexington Community Farm on April 19!

Contact us regarding any in-kind donations:



CSA shares still available!

boxes of summer produce for CSAAre you starting to think spring (and summer) yet?  

Be part of history and support your local small farm:  Summer CSA shares of Lexington Community Farm’s first year are  still available!

See details on our CSA page …


Dan watches seeds drop into tray from seeding machine

Farm Manager Dan Roberts watches the first seeds of Lexington Community Farm drop into trays from the seeding machine.

It might be cold outside with snow on the ground, but farmers Dan and Erinn Roberts of Community Farms Outreach, are already in the greenhouse at Lexington Community Farm.  They’ve started sowing seeds for pansies and herbs – using a mechanical seeder – to be sold at the farm stand when it opens this spring.  They are also ordering seeds for flowers and bedding plants, finalizing the crop plan, and shopping for tractors to be ready for the inaugural growing season. (Please donate to our Build the Farm campaign to help support our tractor purchases! )

Beginning in late April, the farm stand at 52 Lowell Street will be open Wednesday through Sunday, offering vegetables, herbs, flowers, potted annuals, and bedding plants grown on the farm.   Other locally-produced products, such as honey, maple syrup, shrubs, eggs, beans, grains, jams, pickles, bread, meat, poultry, and cheese, will also be available.

In addition, the farm is selling 212 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares.

Click here for complete information about the CSA shares.Shares are filling up quickly, so sign up as soon as you are eligible to reserve your share!


What a memorable year…

We’ll look back on 2013 as the year when Lexington Community Farm went from a concept to reality…

LexFarm in 2013THANK YOU to:

All LexFarm Members and Donors

Everyone at Community Farms Outreach (Waltham Fields Community Farm): Claire, Amanda, Dan, Erinn

The Busa family: Dennis, Karen, Trudy and Doug

Our community supporters: LexGWAC, Nourish Restaurant, New Covenant School, Arlington

…and all those in the community who have volunteered, encouraged and supported in so many various ways.

Donate to LexFarmWe continue to count on that support, especially through our Build the Farm campaign that will provide for building repairs, new farm equipment and help provide a strong base for Lexington Community Farm for years to come. We are very close to exceeding $50,000 for 2013…can your donation help take us over the top?

New Year’s Eve at Nourish

nourish Fresh Grill & Bar logo

Tuesday, December 31st

5 – 10 pm


10% of all proceeds to benefit LexFarm

Featuring Arl-Lex Five and Dime

Reserve online or call 781 674-2400

“Your Community Farm”

LCF montage

LexFarm will be holding two public events to introduce the community to the plans for Lexington Community Farm, opening this Spring!

Wednesday, Dec. 11Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass. Ave.

Monday, Dec. 16 @ Brookhaven at Lexington, 1010 Waltham Street. 

What is a community farm? Who are the farmers and how will they be paid ? Will it be organic? Will I be able to buy produce at the farm or through a CSA? What will be the additional public benefits? What can I do to help?

For answers to these questions and more,
please join us!

Giving Thanks for the Farmers

Busa brothers Dennis Busa Dan and Erinn Roberts

This year, we give special thanks to the farmers – those past, present and future -who care for the land and bring food to our tables . LexFarm gives special thanks to the farmers pictured here who have made Lexington Community Farm possible: the Busa brothers who started the family farm on the Lowell Street land in 1916  to Dennis Busa, who has continued the family business through the land’s sale to the Town of Lexington through 2013, and finally to Dan and Erinn Roberts, the farmers who will bring you Lexington Community Farm in 2014.

We also thank the community of supporters who worked to save the farm and who will help shape its future as a community farm.





Community Farm Lease Approved!

Lexington Board of Selectmen and Staff with members of CFC and LexFarmTHANK YOU  to all who brought us to this historic moment, especially those not in the picture: our friends at Waltham Fields Community Farm and every individual who believed in the vision and stepped up to move it forward during the last  4 1/2 years.  Now, we need the community more than ever PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY to our startup costs so that we can fulfill the vision for your community farm! 


Meet Your Farmers!

Erinn and Dan RobertsYesterday,  we officially kicked off our “Build the Farm” campaign at a special gathering of members and donors at Busa Farm. At the event, LexFarm board members celebrated the Busa family’s contribution to the town and the farm’s history, introduced the new farmers Erinn and Dan Roberts (pictured here), and recognized the contributions of its supporters who helped bring the community farm to fruition. The goal of the Build the Farm Campaign is to raise $150,000 for capital expenses and startup costs for Lexington Community Farm. Expenses include farm equipment, infrastructure repairs, and structures for educational programs, as well as program staff and office needs. As of November 1, 2013, LexFarm has raised $25,000. Please visit our campaign web page for more details and to Donate!

Lexington Community Farm is a project of Lexington Community Farms Coalition and Community Farms Outreach.