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Posted 7/27/2016 11:38pm by Kevin Overshiner.




2016 Farm to Fork Fundraiser Dinner


Again this year we are collaborating with Krista Maloney, Medway resident, Medway Community Farm CSA member, gourmet chef, and owner of Sweet Pea's Catering, to create a fresh and fabulous event that will highlight the delectable potential of the summer's bounty.  

The evening will include passed appetizers, beer tasting provided by Peak Organic Brewery, wine, family style meal, live music with hot band~Worcester-based Hip Swayers, coffee provided by Red Barn Coffee Roasters, and a dessert buffet.

Linger over s’mores around the fire.   

Held among the old apple and beech trees on our farm, just steps from the field where the produce we will be serving is growing, the setting provides a romantic and nostalgic feeling that is not to be missed. Come be inspired, and support our mission of food, education, and community.

This is a night of indulgence that you can feel really good about...invite your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. 


Saturday, August 20th
6:00-10:00 pm at Medway Community Farm 


Tickets are $100 per person. A portion of the purchase price will benefit the education and community missions of MCF and you will receive a receipt reflecting your donation to our 501(c)(3) charitable organization. 

Reserve Tickets

   Presenting our local, seasonal menu for the  

  Farm to Fork Dinner  
All produce for this meal is sourced from our Farm

Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres:
Potato latkes with creme fraiche and green onion
Cantaloupe skewers and blue cheese drizzled with grapefruit white balsamic or beet and goat cheese skewers with a fig balsamic
Turkey and zucchini burgers with green onion and cumin
Eggplant ricotta nests with red pepper tomato salsa

Plated First Course:
Provencal stuffed tomato over field greens, shaved Parmesan Reggianno and toasted pine nuts drizzled with white truffle oil

Family Style:
Slow roasted chicken and potatoes over green lentils and basmati rice

Mixed vegetables and Greek yogurt with green chili herb oil
Crushed carrots with harissa and pistachios
Chopped Israeli salad of cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, red onions, calamata olives and feta with a light lemon vinaigrette

Dessert Buffet:
Carrot cake with a lemon verbena marscapone cream
Zucchini cobbler bars
Grilled stone fruit with orange blossom water
Coffee & Tea  

Make your own s’mores around the campfire
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Reserve Tickets


Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers are a good time, get up and dance band. Their music combines tight rhythms, searing solos and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals, old time country, and twangy, reverb-soaked surf that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying!

"These performers from Worcester, Massachusetts are not to be missed! A bit of Hank Williams sensibility, Carter/Cash authenticity, and infectious personality." - Music Editor, San Francisco's City Guide


 

 

 

 

Posted 7/25/2016 6:27pm by Kevin Overshiner.

Dear Everyone,

It is regrettable that someone took the drop safe from the Medway Community Farm stand. We have reported the incident to the Medway Police Department and are cooperating fully with their investigation.   

We remain steadfast in our commitment to meeting our goals of serving our community, providing food and education.  

We are very grateful for the continued strong support that we receive from our community each and every day. 

Sincerely,
Kathleen Yorkis
President 
Medway Community Farm
Food, Community, Education

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Update: New Honor System Lockbox installed. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Posted 6/6/2016 4:05pm by Kevin Overshiner.
Dig it! What week(s) are a good fit for YOUR kids at our Medway Community Farm summer programs? Register today with Medway Community Education.
 
#‎funonthefarm (grades K-5)
#‎farmerintraining (grades 6-8)
 
Posted 3/14/2016 11:45am by MCF Board.

 

Medway Community Farm, Inc.
50 Winthrop Street 
Medway, MA 02053

 

Medway Community Farm Inc. is a non-profit farm on town-land in Medway, Massachusetts with 6 acres in vegetable production. MCF uses non-certified organic methods, to manage a diverse vegetable operation that produces food for Spring, Summer and Fall - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. Other activities include a farm stand, a local farmer’s market, sales of produce to a local restaurant, and donations to a local food pantry. We offer a variety of educational programs, community events and volunteer opportunities for the public.



Spring Share begins April 26th (sold out). 

Have you 
registered for your Summer

(and Fall!) Shares?

 

Summer Full & Partial Shares, 15-16 Weeks beginning June 20th, 
every week, choose a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday Pick Up


A few Full and Partial Summer Shares still available.

Register today. Sign up here.

Click here for more MCF CSA information



 

 

Posted 1/27/2016 9:14pm by Marcia Coakley.
Dear Medway Community Farm Friends and Supporters,
 
It is with pride and pleasure that we present the 2015 Annual Report for the Medway Community Farm. We are fortunate to have enjoyed another fabulous year harvesting amazing produce, sponsoring exciting events, and providing inspiring educational programs. We are extremely grateful to our many supporters who purchased shares and products, volunteered, and visited MCF. 
 
We acknowledge the devotion and hard work of our founding farmer, Brittany Sidway Overshiner and wish her every success and happiness as she moves on to new opportunities in her career. Brittany's enthusiasm is contagious and she has inspired many people of all ages. We shall miss Brittany greatly and we thank her for all that she has given to all of us, and for her contributions and efforts that have made Medway Community Farm a success.
 
Happily, Kevin Overshiner will continue as our Farm Manager and we applaud him for leading such a bountiful and extremely successful 2015 season. We look forward to an even more exciting 2016. Thank you, Kevin!

We also recognize the service and leadership of Jeanne Raffa who, as a Member of the Board of Directors and President, served from 2011 to 2015. We salute Jeanne for her hard work and steadfast dedication to MCF.
 
Another very devoted member of the Board of Directors, Joel Morgenstern, resigned from the Board and his leadership responsibilities in November. We recognize Joel for his many years of service, contributions to MCF, and for sharing his expertise.
 
At the December meeting of the Board of Directors, Kathleen Yorkis was elected President, and Marcia Coakley was elected ClerkCarol Collord continues as Treasurer, and Julie Infanger and Devon Reed serve as Members of the Board of Directors
 
As you read our Annual Report please feel free to reach out to us with ideas, suggestions, and feedback. There are many opportunities for your participation with our Farm organization and we look forward to connecting with you this year.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, our Farm Manager, and the entire farm staff, we wish you an excellent 2016 and we hope that you will make MCF an important part of your year.

Most sincerely,
Kathleen L. Yorkis
 
President
MCF Board of Directors
 
 
 




We want to hear from you!

Do you love Medway Community Farm and want to help it grow? Give us your feedback and help us look toward the future. We want to make MCF the best possible version of a community farm and opportunities to participate (on many levels) await you!

MCF Board of Directors


Posted 9/18/2015 5:36am by Brittany Sidway Overshiner.

(An excellent opportunity to complete your CSA volunteer-hours!)  

The Fall Festival is a great family activity for participants, but also a great volunteer activity for families!  We need help setting up, running and taking down our event on Sunday, September 27th at the Farm (50 Winthrop St).  We are happy to accept help from all ages (we’ve had lots of parents enjoy volunteering with their middle school and high school aged kids!).  An adult should accompany anyone under the age of 14.  Sign up for multiple shifts or just one shift and then enjoy the Festival!  

Saturday Farm Clean Up/Fall Festival Set Up!  

9am-Noon: Help us complete our clean-up/preliminary set-up to-so list!  

Sunday, Fall Festival  

10am-Noon: Set-Up, 10 volunteers  

11:30-2:00: Running Events/Crafts, General Help, 16 volunteers  

1:50-4:10: Running Events/Crafts, General Help, 16 volunteers  

4:00-6:00: Clean Up! As much help as we can get!!!  

Email volunteer@medwaycommunityfarm.org, to sign up!   Please forward to anyone you know who might be interested in volunteering!

Posted 8/18/2015 12:41pm by Kevin Overshiner.
Presenting our local, seasonal menu for the 
2015 Farm to Fork Fundraiser.  
All produce for this meal is sourced from our farm.
Beef is provided by Lilac Hedge Farm in Berlin, MA.
Blueberries from Jane and Paul's in Norfolk, MA
Beer is provided by Peak Organic Brewery.
 
  
Passed Hors d' Oeuvres:
 ¬ Potato, rosemary and caramelized onion pizzettes 
¬ Swiss chard cakes on mini brioche with sweet pepper marmalade
¬ Eggplant croquettes with lemon nasturcium aioli
¬ Cucumber rounds piped with beet hummus
 
Plated First Course:
¬ Ginger carrot soup with honey thyme yogurt and pine nuts
 
Family Style:
¬ Roasted beet salad with husk tomatoes, herbed goat cheese,
marcone almonds and fig glaze

¬ Middle Eastern spiced beef with slow roasted tomatoes and peppers
Vegetarian Option: Zucchini noodles with eggplant meatballs, slow
roasted tomatoes and peppers

¬ Smashed potatoes and roasted green beans with an olive tapenade

¬ Veggie breadsticks, zucchini muffins and herbed spiral bread
 
Dessert Buffet:
¬Chocolate beetroot kale cupcakes
¬ Zucchini cobbler bars
¬ Blueberry gallettes with lemon verbena whipped cream
¬ Red Barn Coffee & Tea 
 

 

In the true spirit of the local food movement we are collaborating with Krista Maloney, Medway resident, Medway Community Farm CSA member, and gourmet chef, owner of Sweet Pea's Catering, to create a fresh and fabulous event that will highlight the delectable potential of the summer's bounty.  The evening will include passed appetizers and champagne, an open bar with beer provided by Peak Organic Brewery and wine, a delicious four course meal, live music, provided by Little Jed and the Phat Daddies and dessert.
 
Held among the old apple and beech trees on our farm, just steps from the field where the produce we will be serving is growing, the setting provides a romantic and nostalgic feeling that is not to be missed.  Come to feel inspired (and satisfied) by the possibility of food and community, and support our education and hunger relief mission.  
 
This is a night of indulgence that you can feel really good about.  
 
Date: Saturday, August 29th
Time: 6-10pm
Location: Medway Community Farm
Ticket Price: $100

 

 

You must be 21 or older to attend this event.

 

Tickets limited to 100, first come, first serve.

 

Details for the event are here: Farm to Fork Tickets: Get them while they last!

 

 

Posted 7/25/2015 4:37pm by Kevin Overshiner.

Last week we were able to donate nearly 1000 pounds of food to the Boston Area Gleaners, a nonprofit organization that coordinates volunteers to come and harvest extra produce on farms around Boston and then distributes the produce to local food pantries.  They are a fabulous organization making sure good food gets to people who need it!

We are hosting our second gleaning day on Monday, July 27th from 9am-noon.  We'll be harvesting cucumber, zucchini (wear long sleeves - they are spiky), summer squash, peas and scallions.  Email volunteer@medwaycommunityfarm.org to RSVP.  Or just come by.  Even if you can only come for an hour, your help would be greatly appreciated.  Please no children under the age of 14 unless they are supervised by an adult.  Parking will be by the farm stand.  Check our facebook page for updates about construction and best ways to access the farm.

We also donate weekly to the Medway Food Pantry and Ashland Food Pantry.  We are looking for someone who could deliver the produce on Wednesday to the Medway Pantry any time between 2:00 and 3:00pm.  Please email volunteer@medwaycommunityfarm.org if you are interested!

Brittany celebrates our largest donation since the start of the farm, 6 years ago!

Here is the letter of gratitude we received from the Boston Area Gleaners after this visit:

Hello Brittany,

Thank you for taking the initiative to contact us to glean at Medway Community Farm on July 15, 2015. We were able to harvest a total of 235 pounds in 10.50 cases with the help of 3 volunteer gleaners. This donation consisted of:

Peas, sugar snap: 75 pounds in 2.50 cases.
Scallions: 160 pounds in 8.00 cases, in addition to (our estimates): cucumbers: 500 pounds in 10 cases. and summer squash/zucchini: 240 pounds in 6 cases.

Your timely and generous donation will help nourish many hungry families in the greater Boston area. Most of this load will go to our distribution partners, Food For Free in Cambridge and the Greater Boston Food Bank, and they in turn will distribute the produce among 600+ pantries, shelters and meal programs in and around Boston.

Fresh produce is one of the first items people have to forgo when they become food insecure. But it is probably the most important part of anyone's diet in order to remain healthy. These choices especially impact the elderly and the young. According to Project Bread, Massachusetts has one of the widest income gaps in the nation (tied with Arizona for first place), and more people in the Boston area are food insecure now than at any time since this data has been recorded (2013 Status Report on Hunger).

With your donation of fresh produce, you helped us put a significant dent in those figures, and, with your continued support, we will continue to build this important new supply chain that enables the recovery of fresh nutritious produce from the waste stream and redirecting it to our neighbors in need in the Boston area.

To the Harvest!
Duck Caldwell, Executive Director
Matt Crawford and Dylan Frazier, Gleaning Coordinators

 

Posted 6/28/2015 9:01pm by Kevin Overshiner.

Follow this link to check out the newsletter! As soon as I figure out how I'll make the whole thing available right away so you don't have to click through. Worth the dig though! Lots of fun information and great pictures.

http://conta.cc/1IDw1kI

Here's the sample to get you to click through, more where this came from!

Brit stands in front of an acre of buckwheat with our first fresh onion of the season.

Posted 6/6/2015 8:12am by Kevin Overshiner.
The quick and dirty version:
 
Honor System Farm Stand Opening - Thursday June 11th 2-7pm
Featuring: Harms Family Farm Maple Syrup, Bushel & Crumb Pie Tasting, Farm Tours

The big picture stuff:
 
This is an exciting blurb to write, lots of momentum, hope etc, all the good stuff. Our farm stand will be opening next Thursday, June 11th on the honor system. As a CSA member you might say, "But Kevin, our family is already a member of the CSA! Why in the world would we need more vegetables?" Because you might have a BBQ and need the little extra squash, because you didn't get enough of your favorite item, or maybe you could use this information to inform others, spread the word!

The stand will be stocked some time after lunch, starting at around 2pm week days and will be open until 7pm. Weekend hours are 10:30 until the veggies are gone. Leave cash or check in the metal box bolted to the stand, we empty it daily. An attendant will be at the helm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (most produce will go to the Medway Farmer's Market this day) and Saturdays.

For our exciting seasonal opener we will have Bushel & Crumb holding a pie tasting to get you psyched about their new pie share here at the farm, Luke Harms will be down selling his famous maple syrup from Harms Family Farms (just the one visit this year!!! don't miss your opportunity for syrup!!), we'll have restocked our own honey from the farm, and we will be giving farm tours on the hour at 3, 4, 5 and 6pm. Come for the treats and stay for the tour, you'll have the opportunity to ask us questions and to take a closer look at this excellent place we call farm.

Keep it close to home! Bring cash or check.
 
More information about our guest vendors is below.

Bushel & Crumb


Join us on Thursday, June 11th, for a free tasting of Bushel + Crumb pies. Bushel + Crumb will be offering Medway Community Farm members a pie share this year as an add on to your veggie share. Pie share members will receive one sweet and one savory pie a month, fromJune 18th through mid October. The pies feature all locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as local dairy, eggs, and grains. Pie shares are a delicious way to further your support of local farms! 
 
Pie flavors and ingredients change with the season and reflect the freshest fruits and vegetables available baked into creative and boldly flavored pies. A taste of the pies you might receive include: 
  • Spinach, green garlic, and goat cheese tart (June)
  • Apricot almond frangipane tart (July)
  • Tomato, basil, and mozzarella tart (August)
  • Cardamom-spiced plum crumble pie (September)
  • Butternut squash, caramelized onion, and sage tart (October)
The share is available in two sizes. Large pies (9”) are perfect for families, with 6-­‐8 generous slices each, while small pies (6”) are just right for singles or smaller families, with 2-­‐3 large slices.
 
For more information about the pie share, visit www.bushelandcrumb.com 
 
We hope to see you at the farm on June 11th!
 
Harms Family Farms

Luke and Sonya make some of the best maple syrup we have ever had here at MCF, I get several gallons every year to make sure our pancakes have good company throughout the year. Don't miss out because they will only be here just this once in Spring of 2015!

Thanks for reading, happy eating!

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