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Posted 9/13/2017 8:01am by Katie Bekel.

We have a beautiful fall harvest awaiting you! Fall is the best time for savory pies, cheese-y pesto pasta with veggies, potato pancakes and more! Fall veggies are perfect for stews, and are so hearty and nourishing, you will be happy it's almost winter.

Fall share pick ups are packed with 2 weeks worth of veggies since they only occur every other week, for a total of 5 pick ups over a 10 week period. The Fall share includes lots of favorites like sweet potatoes, winter squash (kabocha, delicatta, butternut, acorn, etc), kale, onions, garlic, scallions, radish, turnip, potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts, cabbage, fennel, scallions, popcorn, spinach, and more. Select either Tuesday or Thursday pick ups.

Ready to sign up?! Fill out the SIGN UP FORM at our website:

 
Want all the details?
Price: $250 for Fall CSA PLUS $50 Friend of the Farm donation* OR 5 hours volunteer work
Dates: Oct 10/12
Oct 24/26
Nov 7/9
Nov 20/21
Dec 5/7
Pick up Location: Farmstand at 50 Winthrop Street Medway, MA (on colder nights pick up will be moved to the farm house)
*provides funds to make improvements to farm infrastructure
Posted 8/11/2017 5:21pm by MCFBoard.
Farm to Fork Fundraiser Dinner
September 9th, 2017

for a magical Saturday evening under the stars
(and twinkle-lit tents)  
on the Farm

Join us to raise a fork, a glass, and important funding for the future of farm fresh food, farming & food education, and community connections in Medway.

Watch our short video introduction here:




Get your tickets here by September 1st!



Oh la la, look at this exciting menu from SweetPea's Catering of the freshest of vegetables from our fields, locally sourced fruit and protein for our 6th annual event.

New this year is an exciting Silent Auction & Mystery Wine Drawing during our appetizer/cocktail hour. Look at this wonderful list of donated items:

Anne's Market Medway: Lottery card packs
Chat Noir Medway: $25 Gift Certificate + 1 free manicure
Curves Fitness Medway: $0 Signup Fee + 3 Month Membership
Debra's Flowers Holliston: Topiary plant
Dennis Coakley/Custom Celtic Knots: Custom Name Sign
Direct Tire Medway: Oil change + tire rotation & balancing 
Holistic Health Medfield: Gift Basket
HOT Pigeon Medway: Art Clock
Iron Horse Fiber Arts Natick: Fiber Gift Basket
Jameson Dempsey Medway: Wooden Pot & Pan Rack
Juice on Main Medfield: Gift Certificate
Medway Community Farm: PYO Flower Share 2018 season
Medway Famous Pizza: Pizza Coupon
Mickey Cassidy's Medway: 4 rounds of golf for price of 2
Molly's Apothecary Medway: Gift Basket
Muffin House Medway: Multiple $25 Gift Certificates
Nosh and Grog Restaurant Medfield: $25 Gift Certificate
Park Street Books Medfield: $25 Gift Certificate
PJs BBQ Medway: Gift Certificate
Salon Amalfi Millis: Gift Certificate
7th Wave Brewery Medfield: Growlers of beer & coupon/t-shirt
Taylor Family Chiropractic: $150 off exam & x-rays
Whole Foods Market Bellingham: Gift Basket
The Yoga Studio Millis: 8 Class Pass
Zig Zag Cleaners Medway: $20 Gift Certificate

And don't forget the Mystery Wine Drawing. Win one of the magically
mixed cases of wine from our collection! 

Get your TICKETS by Friday the 1st. 


Join your friends and neighbors for a delicious meal together in this verdant, peaceful setting with live music by Little Jed and the Phat Daddies

Also exciting this season is our wonderful partnership with Crafted - Craft Beer & Wine who is supplying locally sourced beers and delicious wine for the evening.




Reserve your place, get your TICKETS now!





Appetizers, Aperitifs, Silent Auction
Mystery Wine Drawing
Family Style Meal, Music, Firelight



Get your tickets here
 by September 1st.






 

Posted 8/6/2017 10:06pm by MCFBoard.

Lots of fresh veggies and at a loss for serving ideas? In partnership with Crafted - Craft Beer & Wine, Holliston, MA, Medway Community Farm is sharing recipes gathered by Crafted's owner (and beer and wine info expert) including suggested pairings. Check them out on our website and coming newsletters.

Here's a taste: r
ecipes with your CSA share ingredients, to expand your cooking and dining enjoyment, with wine and beer recommendations to enhance your meal.



Honey Mustard Pale Ale Sauce 
Adapted from BeerAdvocate Magazine: Cuisine a la Biere, July 2010 

This recipe is an easy, flavorful and versatile sauce to use on greens from your CSA share (with a thick piece of rare tuna on top is my favorite), and also works great as a base for potato salad with a little lemon juice, chopped onions and some garlic. 

Ingredients:
 
·   1/3 cup of your favorite coarse mustard 
·   1/4 cup hoppy pale ale or balanced IPA (Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale or Firestone Walker’s Union Jack are good options) 
·   2 tbsp local honey (such as Nancy Ann's from MCF hives, available at the farnstand)
·   1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
·   1 tsp coarse salt 
·   1/2 tsp cracked or coarsely ground black peppercorns 

Prep: Whisk ingredients together, put it in a canning jar. Keep it in the fridge for up to 4 weeks. Makes 3/4
 cup, scale up as needed. 

Beer Pairing: It’ll depend on what you put this sauce on, but honey can do some nice things with a lighter, hoppy beer, playing off the fruitier, floral flavors, some of our top picks: Wash Ashore’s Maya Mae IPA and Lord Hobo’s Glorious Pale Ale.  

Recipes and pairings selected for Medway Community Farm CSA Members by Ken Onofrey, owner of Crafted.   

Crafted is a craft beer and wine shop located in Holliston, Massachusetts.  We feature over six hundred craft and imported beers and a selection of unique wines. We've got new products arriving daily and events happening every weekend! 
Come visit us at: 400 Washington Street Holliston, MA  01746   www.crafted-ma.com  

And get your tickets now for the Farm to Fork Dinner, Saturday, September 9, catered by Sweet Pea's, with wine and beer supplied by Crafted, music by Little Jed and Phat Daddies, and a special silent auction and mystery wine drawing during our appetizer hour. Don't miss it!




 

Posted 7/16/2017 9:01pm by MCFBoard.

 

 

 

YOGA AT THE FARM

Help support Medway Community Farm on Monday nights from
6-7pm with a donation based gentle yoga class!

Come stretch and strengthen your body, connect with your breath and calm the mind with yoga and aromatherapy. Class is suitable for all ages and levels. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and any other props you might like.

Classes will be Monday nights from 6-7pm on the community lawn space of the farm. The sessions will be held 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14 (weather permitting). Any questions? Please contact Alison Dempsey at alison.dempsey@medwaycommunityfarm.org

Posted 7/7/2017 5:03pm by MCFBoard.

Farm to Fork Fundraiser ~ September 9th, 2017



Get the date on your calendar. Get your tickets! Get your friends and neighbors in on the party plan!

Sweet Pea's Catering returns to partner with our Farmers, creating an inspired menu with the freshest of vegetables, locally sourced fruit and protein for our 6th annual event. Gather your friends and neighbors for a delicious meal together in a glorious setting with live music by Little Jed and the Phat Daddies.

New this year is an exciting silent auction & mystery wine drawing. Watch for auction highlights and details on our website.

Buy your tickets now






 

Posted 6/4/2017 1:00am by MCFBoard.



A big thank you to Myfm 101.3 for supporting our mission, honoring Medway Community Farm with this Hometown Hope Initiative, and promoting our efforts during the month of June!

Listen and learn about the Farm in this recorded Soundcloud interview, featuring MCF Board Member Marcia Coakley speaking with Myfm 101.3's Ray Auger.

Go to our site online to register for your summer share...a few slots still open, with pick-up days on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. http://medwaycommunityfarm.org

Many volunteer opportunities also available, including field, farmstand, education, and events support, as well as openings on our Board of Directors.




 

Posted 5/30/2017 6:34pm by MCFBoard.




If you are still thinking about a CSA share, now is the time to snag one of the last spots! There are a few shares available, including both Partial and Full shares (split with friends?!). The summer share begins on June 19th! And we've been planting all the favorites – zucchini, cucumber, squash, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, herbs, and more! 

The Farmstand will be open this week with some veggies to sell, along with maple syrup from Harms Farm, and honey from our MCF hives (from Nancy and Jim Russell). Eggs are also available.

 

 

 

Posted 5/22/2017 8:34am by Katie Bekel.

Thanks to all that came to visit us at Pride Day or stopped by the Seedling sale at the farm last weekend!

We have a nice variety of seedling for sale on the honor system at the farmstand. Payments can be dropped in the box inside the farmstand.

If you are still thinking about a CSA share, now is the time to snag one of the last spots! We still have about 20 shares available, including both partial and full shares. The summer share begins on June 19th! And we've been planting all the favorites-zucchini, cucumber, squash, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, herbs, and more!

Posted 4/24/2017 9:40pm by MCFBoard.

(Yes, you can still get a Spring Share...complete the form here, or email Katie).

First week's share:

~ Scallions
~ Spinach: Sautee with eggs and cheese for a yummy breakfast or 
~ Baby Arugula: perfect for a salad that will please everyone
~ Leek: Last chance for potato leek soup, great for one of those rainy days
~ Potatoes
~ Your choice of whole grain wheat or whole grain dent corn from our neighbor, Chris Yoder, of Vanguarden Farm.

Egg Shares and Mushrooms shares begin for Spring.

And, come meet Carolyn Manning from
C&C Lobster & Fish out of Hull, who will be bringing the day's freshest fish to MCF for your convenient purchase every Thursday. Everyone welcome, and you can always call her ahead and place a specific order for pickup!

 

Posted 3/28/2017 12:23am by MCFBoard.

Medway Community Farm: Growing Plants & People



2017 is busy throwing snow on the early daffodil shoots but there are happy shoots and sprouts galore at the Medway Community Farm seedling greenhouse. Overseen by MCF’s new Farm Manager, Katie Bekel, and guided by new Assistant Farm Manager, Josh Raser, volunteers are filling up the seed trays and every surface is beginning to green-up with new growth. Soon the seedlings will move into the hoop and high tunnel greenhouses and grow ready for the Spring Share kick-off pick
up date on April 25th.

Growth is a powerful symbol of so much at MCF, including Katie, herself. She and the farm thrived despite the drought during in her 2016 season at MCF, under the wise tutelage of Kevin Overshiner, readying her for Manager. The MCF Board of Directors are
 pleased to have her step into the lead role, and to remain with our community.

Another new development in staff and success is the appointment of Alison Dempsey as the Medway Community Farm Education Coordinator. This is an especially exciting step for our present and future, creating a stronger foundation and enhanced programming for the second of MCF’s Food, Education, and Community, three-part mission. Look for Alison’s energetic and enthusiastic lead, at the schools, the farm, events, and classes.

News from the MCF Board of Directors includes Don Franzen stepping up as President, and Melissa Kelley continues as Clerk. Julie Infanger is Interim Treasurer during our ongoing search. Candidates with Quickbooks skills and a commitment to MCF’s non-profit mission success are encouraged to apply. Other BoD members are Marcia Coakley, and Devon Reed.

At the farm stand this season along with Vegetable Shares and For Sale items, various add-on Shares are back. Check out the return of Pumpkin Farm Egg Shares; Bushel & Crumb Pie Shares; and Fat Moon Mushroom Shares; These are pre-ordered, and pre-paid Shares, so make your registrations.

Hot news at the farmstand
 this season is Thursday Fresh Fish! Carolyn Manning from C and C Lobster and Fish out of Hull

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will be at the Farm every Thursday to bring mixed day’s catch for sale. Pre-orders are also welcome, so give them a call. Come get the freshest fish beginning Thursday the 27th.

Want to know more about Shares at the Farm? Visit our website: medwaycf.org Spring, Summer (Partial or Full), and Fall Shares are still available (as well as those super fresh eggs, mushrooms, pies).

YOU are the community in MCF, and we hope that in 2017 you will be: a Share Member; a work or event volunteer; a donor/supporter; a walking tour
 visitor; a student gardener; a community plot gardener; a farm stand customer; Medway Farmer’s Market MCF customer; an event attendee (Farm-to-Fork Dinner or Fall Festival); or a MCF education program participant (summer weeks or single classes). See you at Medway Community Farm. Information about Shares and Updates:
medwaycommunityfarm.org OR medwaycf.org

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