Construction on Winthrop St

And everywhere else!
Medway is making lots of improvements on the streets around the farm this year - making it a little hard to get here!  Not to worry, the stand will be stocked on weekends when there is no construction.  Also stop by after 5:30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday when the construction has stopped for the day!  We're having a great season with lots of great produce! 

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Farm to Fork Menu is Finalized!

Posted by Kevin Overshiner :: Tuesday, August 18 :: 12:41pm

Presenting our local, seasonal menu for the 
2015 Farm to Fork Fundraiser.  
All produce for this meal is sourced from our farm.
Beef is provided by Lilac Hedge Farm in Berlin, MA.
Blueberries from Jane and Paul's in Norfolk, MA
Beer is provided by Peak Organic Brewery.
 
  
Passed Hors d' Oeuvres:
 ¬ Potato, rosemary and caramelized onion pizzettes 
¬ Swiss chard cakes on mini brioche with sweet pepper marmalade
¬ Eggplant croquettes with lemon nasturcium aioli
¬ Cucumber rounds piped with beet hummus
 
Plated First Course:
¬ Ginger carrot soup with honey thyme yogurt and pine nuts
 
Family Style:
¬ Roasted beet salad with husk tomatoes, herbed goat cheese,
marcone almonds and fig glaze

¬ Middle Eastern spiced beef with slow roasted tomatoes and peppers
Vegetarian Option: Zucchini noodles with eggplant meatballs, slow
roasted tomatoes and peppers

¬ Smashed potatoes and roasted green beans with an olive tapenade

¬ Veggie breadsticks, zucchini muffins and herbed spiral bread
 
Dessert Buffet:
¬Chocolate beetroot kale cupcakes
¬ Zucchini cobbler bars
¬ Blueberry gallettes with lemon verbena whipped cream
¬ Red Barn Coffee & Tea 
 

 

In the true spirit of the local food movement we are collaborating with Krista Maloney, Medway resident, Medway Community Farm CSA member, and gourmet chef, owner of Sweet Pea's Catering, to create a fresh and fabulous event that will highlight the delectable potential of the summer's bounty.  The evening will include passed appetizers and champagne, an open bar with beer provided by Peak Organic Brewery and wine, a delicious four course meal, live music, provided by Little Jed and the Phat Daddies and dessert.
 
Held among the old apple and beech trees on our farm, just steps from the field where the produce we will be serving is growing, the setting provides a romantic and nostalgic feeling that is not to be missed.  Come to feel inspired (and satisfied) by the possibility of food and community, and support our education and hunger relief mission.  
 
This is a night of indulgence that you can feel really good about.  
 
Date: Saturday, August 29th
Time: 6-10pm
Location: Medway Community Farm
Ticket Price: $100

 

 

You must be 21 or older to attend this event.

 

Tickets limited to 100, first come, first serve.

 

Details for the event are here: Farm to Fork Tickets: Get them while they last!

 

 

Volunteer Harvesters Needed, Monday, July 27th from 9am-Noon

Posted by Kevin Overshiner :: Saturday, July 25 :: 4:37pm

Last week we were able to donate nearly 1000 pounds of food to the Boston Area Gleaners, a nonprofit organization that coordinates volunteers to come and harvest extra produce on farms around Boston and then distributes the produce to local food pantries.  They are a fabulous organization making sure good food gets to people who need it!

We are hosting our second gleaning day on Monday, July 27th from 9am-noon.  We'll be harvesting cucumber, zucchini (wear long sleeves - they are spiky), summer squash, peas and scallions.  Email volunteer@medwaycommunityfarm.org to RSVP.  Or just come by.  Even if you can only come for an hour, your help would be greatly appreciated.  Please no children under the age of 14 unless they are supervised by an adult.  Parking will be by the farm stand.  Check our facebook page for updates about construction and best ways to access the farm.

We also donate weekly to the Medway Food Pantry and Ashland Food Pantry.  We are looking for someone who could deliver the produce on Wednesday to the Medway Pantry any time between 2:00 and 3:00pm.  Please email volunteer@medwaycommunityfarm.org if you are interested!

Brittany celebrates our largest donation since the start of the farm, 6 years ago!

Here is the letter of gratitude we received from the Boston Area Gleaners after this visit:

Hello Brittany,

Thank you for taking the initiative to contact us to glean at Medway Community Farm on July 15, 2015. We were able to harvest a total of 235 pounds in 10.50 cases with the help of 3 volunteer gleaners. This donation consisted of:

Peas, sugar snap: 75 pounds in 2.50 cases.
Scallions: 160 pounds in 8.00 cases, in addition to (our estimates): cucumbers: 500 pounds in 10 cases. and summer squash/zucchini: 240 pounds in 6 cases.

Your timely and generous donation will help nourish many hungry families in the greater Boston area. Most of this load will go to our distribution partners, Food For Free in Cambridge and the Greater Boston Food Bank, and they in turn will distribute the produce among 600+ pantries, shelters and meal programs in and around Boston.

Fresh produce is one of the first items people have to forgo when they become food insecure. But it is probably the most important part of anyone's diet in order to remain healthy. These choices especially impact the elderly and the young. According to Project Bread, Massachusetts has one of the widest income gaps in the nation (tied with Arizona for first place), and more people in the Boston area are food insecure now than at any time since this data has been recorded (2013 Status Report on Hunger).

With your donation of fresh produce, you helped us put a significant dent in those figures, and, with your continued support, we will continue to build this important new supply chain that enables the recovery of fresh nutritious produce from the waste stream and redirecting it to our neighbors in need in the Boston area.

To the Harvest!
Duck Caldwell, Executive Director
Matt Crawford and Dylan Frazier, Gleaning Coordinators

 

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