Summer Vegetables Have Arrived!

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Have you been waiting for some of your favorite vegetables to make their appearance? Well, wait no longer – corn and tomatoes are here! But even if you just come for the corn & tomatoes, we hope you will leave with some of summer’s other colorful vegetables.  Our farm stand is filled with beautiful and tasty zucchinis, cucumbers, eggplants, celery and onions (just to name a few).  Come by and see what we have been harvesting.

Veggies are here!

Radishes fresh from the fieldThe fresh veggies we’ve been waiting for are now here!

Stop by the farm stand at 52 Lowell St. in Lexington, next to the Arlington Reservoir and check it out:

We still have annuals and vegetable and herb plants for your own garden as well as perennial plants from the Wild Acres greenhouse in Lexington. Inside the farm stand, in additional to our beautiful produce, you’ll find quality products from other local producers: beef, cheese, eggs, jams, conserves & shrubs,  maple syrup, relishes, granola, grains & flour, sauerkraut and more …
Our summer hours are :
MON – TUES: Closed
WED – FRI: 2 pm – 7 pm
SAT: 9 am – 5 pm
SUN: 10 am – 4 pm.

 

Welcome to Lexington Community Farm

Ribbon cutting by Carl Valente

The farm stand at Lexington Community Farm opened to the public on Saturday, April 19 with a ribbon-cutting by Lexington Town Manager, Carl Valente.

LCF logoThe farm stand is now open!!

Address: 52 Lowell Street, Lexington, MA
Hours:  Wed – Fri: 2 pm – 7 pm; Sat: 9 am – 5 pm; Sun: 10 am – 4 pm.

Currently available: Lots of pansies and other flowers, bedding plants, syrup, eggs, cheese, meat and organic gardening supplies.

Stop by, say “hi” … and learn about your newest community farm!

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: donate@lexfarm.org

 

 

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

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Tuesday, December 31st

5 – 10 pm

4TH ANNUAL FAMILY FRIENDLY
NEW YEAR’S EVE

10% of all proceeds to benefit LexFarm

Featuring Arl-Lex Five and Dime

Reserve online or call 781 674-2400

“Your Community Farm”

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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!