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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!
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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.

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!!


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.


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



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!




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 with any questions.

Posted 4/22/2012 8:12am by Marcia Coakley.

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!


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!

Posted 9/1/2011 12:08pm by Heather Scott.


Coffee Share: This Fall, we are offering a coffee share through Red Barn Coffee. It will be a 12 oz bag of locally roasted coffee beans every other week (starting 10/18) for pick up with your share at the farm. You can choose to get their regular blend, or a choice from a mix of roasts as they are available. Cost: $30


Egg Share: Local, free-range eggs will be available through MCF Egg Shares starting this Fall. Please email Brittany Sidway if you are interested in participating.


For more information, or to sign up for any of the Fall Shares, please email Brittany Sidway (
Posted 9/1/2011 11:57am by Heather Scott.
Fall Extended Shares Still Available

Did you miss out on a Summer CSA Share this year? Or maybe you want to extend your Summer Share into the Fall? You're in luck! For a limited time, Medway Community Farm is
MCF Summer CSA Share
Summer CSA Share:
Week 13
Photo Credit:
Sue Smith Rorke
offering extended Fall CSA Shares which will be slightly smaller, but can still supplement a family's vegetable needs.
Pick Up Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Pick Up Times: 12pm-7pm
Start Date: October 18th and 20th
End Date: November 22nd (Final Pick up will be on Tuesday only, in honor of Thanksgiving, all members will pick up on Tuesday, the 22nd of the last week.)
Total Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $80
Vegetables to be planted: Arugula, Spinach, Salad Mix, Lettuce, Kale, Chard, Carrots, Beets, Sweet Turnips, Radishes, Purple Top Turnips, Rutabaga, Dill, Cilantro, Parsley, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Scallions. There may also be some winter squash, peppers and other vegetables, depending on the frost and other variable conditions.
Contact: MCF Farm Manager,Brittany Sidway at
Posted 9/1/2011 11:51am by Heather Scott.

Friday, May 13 proved to be lucky for four Medway 4th-grade classes.   Nearly 100 students and their teachers visited the Medway Community Farm on a rare warm and sunny day, as part of the “school to farm” collaboration that was first begun last year. 

These 4th graders, from the Memorial School, got to work on their two garden plots, where they built raised beds for easier gardening.  Local preschoolers had sowed and nurtured the seedlings that were then planted by the 4th graders.  Future visits from the Memorial School students will include weeding, math activities, a story hour, and their very own farm stand. 

MCF thanks Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Hickman, Mrs. Rice, Mrs. Butler, and their students, as well as Principal Leigh Ann Becker, for their support.  We look forward to future collaborations!

Check out the 4th Grader's final visit with the farm:

Medway Community Farm provides eduational opportunites for Medway and the surrounding communities.If you are interested in connecting your students to Medway Community Farm in 2011 or 2012 please contact Education Chair, Deborah Kreiser-Francis, at

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