August is here! It's been a hot, dry summer so far, but that hasn't stopped work at the farm. While we have wrapped up a successful season of Farm Days in July, in August we will continue to have storytimes, volunteer hours, workshops, and, of course, the farm stand.
We are featured in Edible South Shore & South Coast Summer edition. You can pick up a copy at the farm stand.
Farm to Fork preparations are in full swing. The event promises to be the best one yet. Tickets go on sale for Friends of the Farm on August 8 and for the general public on August 15th.
Norwell Farms in the News
Norwell Farms was featured in the summer edition of Edible South Shore & South Coast! Read about how 7 years ago a group of dedicated Norwell residents worked tirelessly to create Norwell Farms. Their efforts have brought local, sustainable agriculture, farm education & community programs to the South Shore. Thank you all for supporting us!
Winner of Farm to Fork Tickets!
Congratulations to Bo Liu of Norwell!
Winner of 2 Farm to Fork tickets in the Friends of the Farm lottery.
Thank you for supporting our Non-Profit Mission by being a Friend of the Farm. We hope you enjoy your evening at Norwell Farms!
Photos from Around the Farm
Farm Stand & Farmers Market
The farm stand is open every week Wednesday - Sunday. In August expect cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches and more.
Wednesday -- Friday, 12 pm-7 pm
Saturday -- Sunday, 9 am-5 pm
We are also at these Farmers' Markets:
Friday 2 pm-6 pm
Braintree Farmers' Market:
Saturday 9 am - 1 pm
Tired of this summer heat? Cool down with our Fall Share, an 8 week share from October through the end of November! Enjoy our own sweet potatoes, winter squash, corn meal, organic cranberries and more! Sign up at: http://www.norwellfarms.com/purchase/
An Evening at Norwell Farms
Mark your calendars for Friday, September 16 forAn Evening at Norwell Farms, our 3rd Annual Farm to Fork Dinner. The Farm to Fork Dinner is our signature fundraising event each year, showcasing celebrated chefs from both Boston and the South Shore, as well as the bounty and the beauty of Norwell Farms.
Tickets will be available through our website beginning August 8 for Friends of the Farm and August 15 for general public.
We are thrilled to announce the following chefs will be participating at this year’s event:
"I would like to go to Farm Days because I have always loved to watch things grow. I love to help my grandmother garden and notice things in nature like how different flower buds look different. I hope to join farm days if possible. Thank you."
- Picture & essay from 7-year-old recipient of Norwell Women's Club Scholarship to Farm Days
Norwell Farms is pleased to offer farm and homesteading workshops for adults.
August 1 at 6 p.m.
Join us for a 90-minute workshop on caring for your backyard flock. We will discuss topics from selecting chicken breeds, raising chicks, health and first aid, and everyday care. Perfect for people considering starting their own backyard flock. ($10 fee / $5 for Friends of the Farm)
IS BEEKEEPING FOR YOU?
August 5 at 6 p.m.
Join us for a 90-minute workshop on backyard beekeeping. We will cover where to get proper training on beekeeping, costs of establishing your own beehive and basics of honeybees and honey production. Plan to leave knowing more about honeybees and whether this hobby is for you. ($10 fee / $5 for Friends of the Farm)
For a full listing of workshops please visit our workshop listings. Workshops are being added all the time so check back often!
Only 2 storytimes left and they are filling up quickly....Come join our Farm Educator for a farm story, tour of the farm and a small craft or activity. Meet the chickens, pigs and come explore our learning gardens. This class is suitable for pre-school aged children who are accompanied by a guardian.
Volunteer Days are up and running. Please arrive early for your first visit, as we start promptly. Come prepared to have fun and work hard. Bring a bottle of water, sunscreen and a hat. A sense of humor is a good idea too. Please come join us to help out at the farm on the following days in August: