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
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!
Your Friends at Natick Community Organic Farm
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
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!
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.
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
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.