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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.

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


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: 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: OR

Posted 3/16/2017 6:48am by MCFBoard.


Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Medway Community Farm Inc. 

Get started at


Posted 2/24/2017 10:26am by Katie Bekel.

February 24th 2017 is National CSA Day!

It's a day to encourage others and ourselves to think deeply about the CSA model and how it can be used as a tool support local farmers, sustain local economies and keep our communities healthy and thriving. And encourage friends, family, and community members to consider supporting a CSA this year!

If you're still confused about how a CSA works-read our primer here!



We like to think of the CSA as the backbone of the farm. Our members, are really just another aspect of the farm ecosystem. As a community-based farm, we were founded by a group of citizens that saw the value in preserving local farmland and wanted to foster connections to the land for future generations. We strive to meet the highest quality standards for our members, and provide the freshest produce, above and beyond what could ever be shipped in to the grocery store. 

Thank you to all our supporters, because of you we can keep this valuable resource in our community!

Sign up for a CSA today! By being a member of a CSA you are supporting:

  • Land preservation
  • Local economy
  • Health
  • A stronger sense of community
  • Educational opportunities for kids & adults
  • Access to Fresh FOOD!
  • Cleaner & Healthier environment
  • Soil regeneration

Read more about our CSA options & sign up here

Posted 2/16/2017 1:54pm by MCFBoard.

2017 CSA Share sign ups OPEN  

Spring Share is 8-weeks beginning in late April

Summer Full and Partial shares run 16-weeks from mid-June

Fall Share is 5-pickups over 10-weeks 

Also, try out a Pick-Your-Own Veggie or Flower share.
This year we will be experimenting with strawberries!

All CSA Memberships include Friend of the Farm Benefits


CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
It is a model that creates a mutually beneficial relationship between local consumers and farmers. It helps farmers in ways that other conventional markets can't, by having customers become members of the farm that sign up and prepay before the growing season begins, ensuring a customer base for the farmer and funds to grow seedlings and plant them before the product is ready for sale. In turn, 
a CSA helps to preserve local farmland and supports community development by bringing people together and fostering a connection to the land.

Each week during the growing season CSA members are paid back for their investment in vegetables! CSA members benefit when the farm does well by receiving a greater value of produce over the course of the season than they paid at the beginning. Our goal is to give our members a 10-20% return on their investment for each CSA share. CSA members can look forward to the freshest veggies and get to enjoy the unique and delicious flavors of varieties that can't be found in the grocery store all while supporting their local economy.

For answers to frequently asked questions, click here

Please read the Member Agreement to learn more about the risks and benefits of participating in a CSA.

CLICK HERE TO SEE 2017 CSA Share Options


Posted 1/25/2017 4:29pm by MCFBoard.

UPDATE: position filled. Welcome to Alison Dempsey. Meet her making things happen around the farm, and look for her guiding our Education programming this year!

Thank you to everyone who helped connect great people with the Farm on our way to finding the best solution.

MCF Education Coordinator – Part Time Position

A wonderful opportunity for the right person interested in any, some, or all: food and agriculture, food education, outdoor education, community organizing, and not-for-profit organization development.

Position Overview/Summary
This role has responsibility for organization and facilitation of the current educational programs with Medway School's grades 2, 3, 4, and 6, also including Summer Programming at Medway Community Farm, and classes offered through Medway Community Education. This includes oversight and management of education dates, activities, materials purchases, and volunteer support, and development of potential new programs. 

For further details see complete Posting here.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Don Franzen: Cover 
letter should include your interest in the position, relevant skills and background. Interviews will be conducted with qualified applicants. Anticipated start date by February 15, 2017.

MCF provides equal opportunity employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants.  No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes.


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