Waltham Fields Community Farm (WFCF) promotes local agriculture and food access through our farming operations and educational programs, using practices that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. We encourage healthy relationships between people, their food supply, and the land from which it grows.
We promote local agriculture through growing and distribution practices that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. We grow a wide variety of organic vegetables on fifteen acres of land - the last working farm in Waltham, MA. On this protected open space we operate four core programs related to growing healthy food and providing it to all community members. 1) Food Access and Hunger Relief: As the original impulse behind the founding of our organization, this is still at the heart of our work. We distribute tons of our own fresh produce annually to food pantries and other emergency food programs in Waltham, Boston, Cambridge and neighboring communities. We also distribute through our weekly low-income market in a Waltham neighborhood, where people who visit local programs such as ESL, literacy and Head Start services receive vouchers that they can redeem for bags of vegetables they choose. 2) Education: We offer programs in our Learning Garden that focus on farm-to-table connections from toddler to teen, as well as a variety of workshops and educational events. We also offer several community events each year. 3) Service Learning and Volunteerism: Over 700 volunteers contribute their time and energy each year. We incorporate an educational component with every volunteer experience. 4) Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Farmer Training and Apprenticeship Programs: Our main source of revenue-generated support, families follow the seasonality of the harvest by purchasing a farm share, picked up weekly on-farm, as well as by participating in pick-your-own opportunities. We offer half-price CSA shares each year for low-income families. The CSA supports our respected training program for beginning farmers.