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Posted 12/7/2013 1:01pm by Brittany Sidway.

2013 Annual Report

 

Hello Farm Supporters!  Please take a moment to read through our first ever annual report!  We've come a long way since we planted our first seeds in 2010.  Please share with friends, family and neighbors!

 

Stay warm and dry!

Brittany

Tags: Annual, report
Posted 11/20/2013 12:56pm by Brittany Sidway.
Please join us for our 
Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 21st @ the Medway Library.  
7:30pm - 8:30pm
We will review 2013 and share our plans for 2014.  
We welcome anyone with an interest in our farm who wants to help us grow!
There will be time for comments and suggestions.  
Light refreshments will be served.
Posted 10/4/2013 7:45am by Brittany Sidway.

The Farm is the most beauitful I have ever seen it.  The leaves are so stunning it takes my breath away.  We have started interplanting our flowers with our vegetables and the effect is just beautiful.   Definitely take the time to walk back to the fields when stopping by the farm stand or picking up your share!

Or better yet, sign up for our first ever farm Yoga Class this Sunday @ 11:00am http://medwaycommunityfarm.org/yoga-at-the-farm

I can't think of a better setting for a yoga class.

Namaste,

Brittany

Tags: fall, flowers, yoga
Posted 9/8/2013 9:14am by Brittany Sidway.

Medway 300 Farm Day
and Medway Community Farm Fall Festival*
Sunday, September 15th

10am -12pm @ Shady Oaks Farm
12pm-4pm @ Medway Community Farm
FREE ADMISSION - donations welcome!

Rain or Shine!
Click to View Full Schedule
Tractor Pull - Cow Chip Bingo - Food Vendors - Craft Vendors
Historic Farm Crafts and Traditional MCF Fall Festival Activites

LIVE MUSIC! made possible by a grant from the Medway Cultural Council 
Copley Cats
Little Jed and the Phat Daddies

Cow Chip Bingo Tickets Available @ MCF Farm Stand on Tuesday, September 10th from 1pm-7pm.

*The MCF Fall Festival, traditionally held in the end of October, has been moved to Sunday, September 15th to support the Medway 300 Farm Day.
We know a lot of you have come to love this traditional, community event, so don't miss out this year! Help spread the word by forwarding this email!

Contact our volunteer coordinator to help out the day of the event.
volunteer@medwaycommunityfarm.org

Posted 5/25/2013 6:18am by Brittany Sidway.

Well, it was a whirlwind week at MCF!  Not only did we catch up on our planting (almost 2000 bed feet in just two days!), harvest the spring share (we are on week 4), keep up with greenhouse seeding and destroying lots and lots of weeds but we also were able to provide farm education for 80 Medway 4th graders, 200 Medway 6th graders and 15 Franklin 2nd grade Brownies!

The 4th graders came on Monday to weed their gardens and helped build the children's garden we will use in the summer programs this summer!  

Then, on Tuesday we went to the Middle School to plant the sunflowers we started on the windowsill in the courtyard.  The soil in the courtyard is not very healthy, but luckily we just received a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation to build raised bed gardens in the fall!!  

And on Friday, in the drizzling rain, the Brownies and I had a blast touring the farm, tasting garlic leaves, dill, lettuce, bok choy, brushing our teeth with sage leaves and talking about the importance of water in agriculture!

Interested in farm education for your child, class, group?  Check out these opportunities at MCF or email me!

Summer Programs

Farm Tours/Scout Tours

Happy Full Moon!!

Brittany: bsidway@medwaycommunityfarm.org

Posted 1/7/2013 2:14pm by Brittany Sidway.

The descriptions of our 2013 shares are available now!  Click here to read about them.

Please email our farm manager if you have not had a share in the past but would like to be on our waiting list this season. 

We can't wait to start our first seeds!!!

Posted 8/3/2012 9:17am by Brittany Sidway.

We invite you to join us  at the Medway Community Farm for  dinner under the sky in a beautiful setting celebrating Medway’s farm, food and community. 

Experience a truly unique and wonderful meal prepared by Chef Ben Lacy of Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro with wine and beer pairings and of course amazing produce from our own farm! 

This event is a farm-to-table feast, farm fundraiser, and community celebration rolled into one! Live music by Little Jed and the Phat Daddies, fun, beer ... this is the best way to end the summer! Don’t miss this special event.

 

DETAILS
Chef Ben Lacy from Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro is planning to prepare an amazing pig roast and seasonal menu paired with your choice of wine or beer. *Vegetarian options will be available.

    6-7 pm: Reception and appetizers 
    7-8 pm: Family style meal 
    8-9 pm: Live music 

Wine pairing : TBA
Beer Pairing: Peak Organic

 

BUY TICKETS

Just $75 per ticket for a gourmet meal, beer and wine and live music!
At the event you can get a receipt for your tax-deductible donation to the Medway Community Farm


Ticket sales are being managed through Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro call 508-203-9463.
Tickets are LIMITED! Don’t wait!

 

FAQs

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is a 21 and up event where alcohol will be served.

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available but this is a green event so we encourage you to carpool.

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email mes@myfreshlocal.com with any questions.

Posted 4/22/2012 8:12am by Devon Reed.

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is still on: 1-3pm!!

Come to the farm this afternoon to celebrate our planet!

Join us for a brief farm tour/update, followed by a tree ceremony to honor our new fruit trees donated by the Medway Lions Club.

Then: help us transplant spinach, kale and other little seedlings that will be grateful to be transplanted on such a special day under such wonderful conditions (imminent rain).

We are so grateful for the rain, but in all this dry weather I’ve been thinking: we are very, very lucky.  We live in a part of the world where food abounds.  Shipped to us from wherever, whenever we want it – even if every farm in New England was unable to produce food this season, I doubt any one of us would starve. 

It puts what I do in serious perspective.

But there are lots of places in the world, and lots of farms in the worlds where droughts are a matter of life and death - where the success and failure of their crops directly relate to their ability to survive.  I hope everyone, on this Earth Day 2012, takes a moment to immerse themselves in the reality of their fortune.  We all have many problems – some small and some very large, but we are also very blessed.

Enjoy the day and see you at the farm!

Brittany

PS: If you haven't signed up yet for our 5k, sign up today!  We are almost out of free T-shirts!

5k Registration

Posted 3/13/2012 6:24pm by Brittany Sidway.

So, I own a 1953 Farm All Cub Tractor.  For those of you who come to the farm - you might know it as the super rusty one.  It's a great tractor: light weight, great for cultivting between rows and hilling potatoes. It saves a lot of back breaking labor and is fun to drive.  Plus, it was made in a time when things were made to last.  It's almost 60 years old and will probably go for another 60!

A friend took it this winter to work on the clutch - opened up the entire casing and now it "purr's like a kitten" and the clutch works great.  That was awesome in an of itself - but when he brought it back to the farm I had a huge suprise waiting for me in the driveway.

So here is what it looked like old:

And here is what it looks like new:

Thank you to my friend - who painted it as a gift - it was a total surprise and and very happy way to start the season!!!!

Posted 3/7/2012 5:29pm by Brittany Sidway.

Our first seedlings are snug in the greenhouse (at the farm, although some are still in the High School Greenhouse), and these balmy night temps (over 40!) are going to make them very happy.  These little green blades of grass are actually onions! 

 

The Old Farm House, New Farm Community Center is moving right along!  Thanks so much to Tri-county high school students and their dedicated teacher!  Notice the brand-new windows and doors!

 

 

The Bees even got to go out for a “cleansing flight” today!  (Did you know Bees can’t fly when it’s colder than 50 – which means they can’t go to the bathroom in winter unless they get a lucky warm day.  That’s a long time to hold it!)

I hope you all are enjoying these warm days as much as we are on the farm!

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