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Archive of posts filed under the Food category.

Needham Community Farm Online Auction Begins March 7th

The Needham Community Farm’s 3rd Annual Online Auction will be held from March 7th-March 20th at www.biddingforgood.com/needhamcommunityfarm. Bid on lots of cool items for the entire family – over 100 items!  Also, go to our auction site to learn how to get entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!  Proceeds from the auction allow …read more

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Screening of the Movie “Fresh” and the Latest News about Local Farms

On Sunday evening, April 28, First Parish in Needham, 23 Dedham Ave., will host a film screening and a celebration of the “good food” heroes who are creating an alternative to our industrialized food system. Come at 6:30 p.m. to meet local farmers and Needham Farmers Market organizers, sample delicious local and organic foods, and …read more

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Olin Compost Update

With another semester behind us, it’s time to update our composting totals. For those of you not familiar with Olin’s composting program, we compost all fruit and vegetable waste during food preparation in Olin’s dining hall. The program is in its 5th year and it is run by staff and student volunteers. Fall 2012 data: …read more

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Needham Community Education’s New “Living Green in Needham Program” Courses

Needham Community Education, in partnership with Green Needham Collaborative and the Needham Community Farm, has introduced a new series of “Living Green in Needham” workshops which promote sustainabilty and healthy living.  There are five courses in this series, as described below – click the link to get more information on each course. Year-round Backyard Gardening  – Mon. 2/25/13 …read more

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Green Needham Participates in Volante’s Farm Field Day Event This Saturday

On Saturday August 18th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., join Green Needham at Volante Farms to celebrate this year’s success in connecting Needham residents to residential energy efficiency programs. In addition to enjoying Volante’s Farm Field Day events and delicious local produce, you can find out about Green Needham’s present and future projects, get …read more

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Join the Green Team! Students in Grades 8-11

Register for the Green Team Community Service Internship at  www.needhamfarm.org Experience Needham from field to fork while developing valuable skills and an understanding of environmental sustainability. • Learn the practice and art of sustainable agriculture • Learn the impacts of our current food policies on ourselves and the environment • Learn how you can help …read more

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Gardeners in Training – Rising 3rd through 5th Graders, 8/27 – 8/30

Join a group of rising 3rd-5th Graders at the Needham Community Farm for a few days of learning about what grows at the Farm, Seeds and Weeds, Flowers and Plant Pollination, and Composting. We will use ice breakers to get everyone involved, a scavenger hunt, hands on activities and help with some chores around the …read more

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Bike to the Market Day at the Needham Farmers Market

The Needham Farmers Market promotes healthy living in many ways. A healthy diet is important, but so is excercize and clean air, which is why the Market is holding its first “Bike to the Market Day.” As an incentive, the market will give out $2 Market coupons to the first 25 families that come to …read more

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Needham Farmers Market Update

Plans are progressing nicely for the June 10 opening day of the NeedhamFarmers Market on the front lawn of First Parish in Needham, from 1:00 to 5:00pm. There will be a nice variety of vendors, including locally grown produce, fish, meat, cheese, and baked goods. Several local farms are committed to participating in the market, …read more

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Needham Community Farm Classes

Class registration for the Needham Community Farm family gardening education program has begun. Join your neighbors and friends at the Needham Community Farm this spring and summer for either our Beginning or Intermediate Organic Gardening classes. You will learn all you need to know to start, grow and harvest your own vegetables during the 6-month growing …read more

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