The Natick Community Organic Farm

An award-winning nonprofit, certified-organic farm providing

productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education for all ages, year-round since 1975

 

Open from sun up to sundown every day of the year with no admission fee for visits and purchases

 

Come visit the animals, buy some food, take a class, and lend a hand

 

We’re here to help YOU grow

NCOF Updates

For 45 years, Natick Community Organic Farm has prided itself on being open every day during daylight hours with no admission fee for your visits and purchases. Our grounds remain open for visits.  We hope to keep them that way, but we’ve had a record number of spring visitors, and must ask for your cooperation enforcing social distancing and safety.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED

Per Governor Baker, if you are over the age of two, you are required to wear a face mask while visiting NCOF.

GIVE STAFF AND EACH OTHER SPACE

Spring is an extremely busy time of year, and we have a small crew caring for all our plants, animals, and structures.  Please give crew members enough room to safely do their work and understand if they do not have time to stop and chat, or ask you to step back.
Keep six feet away from all staff and visitors. Do not touch tools, equipment, machines, animals, or gates. Wipe down anything your child(ren) accidentally touch(es).
Parents: We know it’s really tempting for your kids to try and pet the animals, but please do not let them.

RESPECT THE RULES

No running, shouting, or entering the animal enclosures or the greenhouses.  Respect our tenants’ privacy. The picnic tables, barn, and buildings are now closed, though our composting toilet is open and our barn-side sink is on. Bring your own hand sanitizer. All large group gatherings are postponed. If you have questions about a program that you signed up for,  reach out to [email protected].
The outdoor barn-side stand is open for purchases. What we have for sale is out. Eggs are in limited supply until we get more hens. Please buy meat from our online store.
Thanks for checking in. We hope that you’re taking care of yourself, being kind to one another, and looking out for your neighbors. We’ll do our best to keep on farming!
Sincerely,
Your Friends at Natick Community Organic Farm

Virtual Farm 5K

Join the flock to get outside, get moving, have some fun while supporting Natick Community Organic Farm!
Learn more here
Registration is open on GiveCloud from May 17-May 31  

NCOF Community Marketplace 

We invite you to create or purchase an item to donate to our store, where other community members can purchase them.
Your donations will help us to sustain our ongoing work and future farm programs through these difficult times.
Learn more here 

Register for an Online Class!

“Live Chicks” (5/17)

Join our Programs Coordinator with the baby chicks via Zoom!

Learn more about online learning here

Register on Give Cloud

At-Home Activities

Check out NCOF’s “At-Home Activities” here

– Craft kits are available at the farm stand

– Learn how to start farming at home

– Ideas for outdoor activities 

– Listen to a story 

Outdoor Market Stand & Online Meat Shop

Our outdoor market stand is stocked with eggs, maple syrup, local honey, woolen yarn,  garlic, potatoes, greenhouse-grown greens, and floral gifts. The selection changes throughout the day based on what we’re harvesting. Sales of  pork, beef, rabbit, goat, and mutton now take place through our online meat shop here. Pre-order for easy, stress-free pick up!

2020 Vegetable & Flower CSA Shares

We have a wonderful array of options for 2020 including vegetables, bouquet shares combination shares, and delivered arrangements. Our vegetable shares are currently sold out, but we have plenty of flower shares, including off-site bouquet share pick ups that will place at Newton Community Farm and Heritage of Sherborn.
Learn more about flower CSAs here!

Forest Gnomes:

Fall Enrollment & New Resources

With over 10 years of experience, the Forest Gnomes is the only authentic Waldkindergarten in Massachusetts. Our program for preschool-aged children takes place in the forest– a classroom without walls, changing with the seasons! 
We are now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 school year. Learn more about our program here and download an application.

Garden Seedlings

Cool weather seedlings are now for sale on the outdoor market stand.
More will be going out as the weather warms up.

At-Home Farm Projects

You asked, we listened. Check out our new “At-Home Activities” Page! We will be sharing more creative projects and learning activities for all ages on our Facebook and our vimeo. Stay tuned for more online learning programs!
We also have farm crafting kits for sale at our farm stand.

Support Our 2020 Marathon Runners

The 2020 Boston Marathon has been rescheduled for Monday, September 14, 2020. Our runners could use your support now more than ever!

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Meet the members of Team Farm here
Support Sophanny McArdle 
Support Fernando González Córdoba

NCOF Community Marketplace:

Shop & Contribute

For community, By community! Here’s a place for people of all ages, including children, to donate something to sell in support of NCOF.
We invite you to create or purchase an item to donate to our store, where other community members can purchase them. Your donations will help us to sustain our ongoing work and future farm programs through these difficult times. Be creative, be collaborative (at a safe distance). Share your creations with our community!
If you have a creation or item to donate, please email us at [email protected]. Include all your contact information, a description, and a suggested price with at least one photo. Try to make the photos fun and appealing and try to include yourself in the photo if possible.
*Check out the marketplace here or learn more 

Sign Up for Summer Programs

  • Summer Programming is cancelled for June.
  • Registration is open for July 13th onward to secure a spot.
  • The Final decision to open will be made by the end of June.