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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
Summer Program Registration Now Open!

 

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.

 
Important Dates:
 
Space is limited in our CSA, so don't delay signing up for your share this year!

You can sign up to join our CSA online here
 
Annual Seedling Sales
Saturday,  May 14  8-3 pm
Sunday, May 15th  9-3 pm
Saturday &Sunday, May 21-22  9-3 pm
 

Stay tuned for Summer 2016 Farm Stand Hours! The Farm Stand will be opening the first week of June.


BECOME A FRIEND OF THE FARM in 2016! 

Make a tax deductible donation of $50 or more today:
  •  Support our nonprofit mission
  • 20% off COUPON for our Farm Fun Days summer program ($18 value per child)
  • Automatic entry in a lottery to win two free tickets to our Farm to Fork Dinner on Friday September 16th, 2016 ($300 value)
  • A free tomato seedling at one of our Spring Seedling Sales (May 14,15 & May 21 & 22) 
Become a Friend of the Farm 2016
Register NOW for our expanded
 Summer Programs!
 
This summer we are adding more farm education programs for kids:
  • Farm Fun Days for children in K-2nd grade 
  • An  in-depth Young Farmer’s Series for children in 3rd- 6th grade

NEW! Farm Helpers: Counselor-In-Training Program. 

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.
Learn more & Register
YES for Article 53 at Town Meeting in favor of Right To Farm By-Law 
 
Norwell Farms supports Article 53 in this year's Town Meeting, Monday, May 2nd.

133 other MA towns have already adopted this bylaw to help preserve their agricultural heritage for themselves and future generations. Let's make Norwell number 134!

This will be the LAST article at Town Meeting, so please plan to stay to the end to vote.
Norwell Farms will be at these upcoming Community Events

 Stop by and visit Norwell Farms at these community events!
  • Sunday, May 1st: Green Earth Fest 2016 at the South Shore Natural Science Center
  • Sunday, June 5th: Norwell Conservations 1st Annual Conservation Day at Jacobs Pond 

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