Springtime is hands down our favorite time of the year at Norwell Farms. We are back doing what we love best - digging in the dirt, planting like crazy and overall very excited for the season ahead. As an added bonus, this year we are growing our farm family by leaps and bounds. On Earth Day, our Farmer Manager, Scott Franklin and his wife, Elise, welcomed their first baby girl, Calla, into the world. Congratulations to Scott and Elise, we are bursting with pride and excitement for them!
We are also thrilled to announce that we have hired two new Farm Educators to build out our education programs- Hilary Desmond as Program & Outreach Director and Merrie Archer as Farm Educator. You will get to meet them at our upcoming Wake Up the Farm Seedling Sale & Spring event.
Read on to learn more about the goings on at Norwell Farms both in our fields, what's new this summer in our CSA & at the farm stand, a listing of our upcoming events and our expanded summer programs for kids! - Nikki Bartley, Farm Director
Norwell Farms' 1st Annual Wake Up the Farm
Seedling Sale & Spring Event!
Saturday, May 21st
9am - 12pm
Seedling Sale - ALL DAY- 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Get everything you need to start your own garden!
Norwell Farms' organic tomatoes, vegetables, herbs (many heirloom varieties) and organic bagged Vermont Compost
Free Gardening and Educational Info Sessions -9-12pm
Yoga for Kids
Food + Drinks for Sale
Note from our Farmer
This is sure to be our busiest spring at Norwell Farms. Thank you to everyone for your well wishes to Elise and I and baby Calla. We are all happy, healthy and adjusting to our new bundle. I'm sure you will be seeing Calla around the farm very soon. In my absence, our growing farm crew has really stepped up.
Our Assistant Farm Manager, Seumus Trull, who I promoted at the end of last season, is truly doing a terrific job running our greenhouse operations this spring. With his help, we are off to our strongest start to the season yet. We have thousands of happy seedlings ready to be sold at our upcoming Seedling Sales in mid May and also to be transplanted to our fields as they continue their journey to your plate! Our farm crew has already transplanted our spring onions, beets, carrots, chard and broccoli into the ground. Tomatoes will be planted in the fields in the 2nd week of May.
We are also excited to welcome two new farm hands, Gioia Cabri from Vermont and Amy Boyce from Scituate. Giaoi has over 5 years experience working on various organic farms and Amy is new to farming this season. Be sure to say hello to them at the farm this season.
Space is limited in our CSA, so don't delay signing up for your share this year!
Are you are entering 7th grade through 12th grade, looking for a volunteer experience? Do you enjoy working outdoors with children and animals this is an opportunity for you!
Please e-mail Merrie@NorwellFarms.org if you are interested.