Barn Rebuild

Help Us Raise the Barn. $1.1 M goal

Early in the morning of March 17, 2021 our barn burned to the ground.

Henry and Jacob, 6-year-old twins, heard the news and ran to their rooms.

They came back with jingling piggy banks and told their parents they wanted to donate everything they had to help build a new barn at their beloved farm. Their $5.00 gift was the first donation made to rebuild after the fire.

We need you today…

The Barn Fire: Rebuilding after Tragedy (Video)

please note: footage of the fire and audio from the 911 switchboard runs from 00:22-00:55

A generous, anonymous friend has pledged that if we can raise $200,000 they will match every dollar, getting us nearly to our goal – but only if we raise the full amount.

Our new barn will retain the beautiful timber-framed character of our original barn, while making critical improvements to ensure safety and utility now and for centuries to come. The rebuild is a $1.1 million project.

Would you please join in Henry and Jacob’s generous spirit today and help us unlock this incredible gift?

You can also send a check to NCOF Barn Fire Relief Fund, 117 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760.
Ask your company about matching your gift.

Make Your Mark

Give $1,000 and inscribe a name onto a post in the barn.

  • Dedicate your gift to your children or grandchildren.
  • Make a gift in honor of a loved one.
  • Leave your family name for future generations to find.
  • Raise funds with a community group.

Progress!

Check out this schematic of our new barn & future state-of-the-art attached greenhouse

Our architects have submitted designs with the goal of having our building permits in hand this spring. We hope to pour the slab and foundation for the new barn before our summer programming begins in June. If all goes smoothly, we will raise the barn in the fall of 2022 once our summer programs wrap up. We are excited to share the process with you going forward!

Please reach out to discuss how your gift at any level can make the greatest impact.
To learn more, contact: Rachel Adjemian Tetrault, Capital Campaign Director [email protected]

“Natick Community Organic Farm barn fire, one year later” by Deborah Brown, Natick Report March 15, 2022

Share Your Memories

“A barn is a sanctuary in an unsettled world, a sheltered place where life’s true priorities are clear.”
–Lauren Davis Baker

We’d love to see and hear your memories of our beloved old barn.
Please email them to us so that we can share them here!