Mar
6
Wed
Adventures in Seed Starting & Official launch of the 2019 Littleton Seed Library @ Couper Room of the Reuben Hoar Library
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Adventures in Seed Starting & Official launch of the 2019 Littleton Seed Library!

There’s nothing like the taste of homegrown vegetables and the varieties are endless when you start your plants from seed. Whether you’re new to gardening or a vegetable growing veteran, join us for an interactive session of seed starting tips and tricks. Attendees will have the opportunity to plant some seeds from the Seed Library and take them home.

Instructor: Judith Taylor
Judith has been gardening in Massachusetts for over 20 years and has hands on experience with growing all sorts of perennials, fruits and vegetables as well as landscape design. She enjoys sharing her passion with new gardeners as well as exchanging tips and tricks with those more experienced. She is using her experience from teaching classes at many local universities to spread the word on seed starting and saving to inspire people to get hooked on gardening!

Location:
Couper Room of the Reuben Hoar Library
41 Shattuck St, Littleton, MA 01460

Pre-registration is required.
Please register for the event HERE.

If you need more information, please email ronit@littletoncommunityfarm.org

A donation to LCF is encouraged and appreciated, but if your financial situation does not allow it, please know that no donation is required to sign up.

Mar
18
Mon
Tea Time with Mamta @ Kitchen of the Congregational Church
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We all want to drink something warm in the winter season. What can be better than to sip a nice cup of hot tea.
Join Mamta Sharma to learn how to make several varieties of teas including ginger tea, Masala/Spicy tea with milk, Mint tea, lemon tea and other herbal teas that can help keep away the cold.
She will also show how to prepare few delicious tea sandwiches that pair well with some of the teas.

Instructor: Mamta Sharma
Mamta is a part time yoga instructor and full time mom to her 3 year old. She loves cooking traditional and simple Indian recipes for her family and friends

Location: Kitchen of the Congregational Church on 330 King Street in Littleton,MA.

Please, sign up at https://littletoncommunityfarm.org/events/

Pre-registration is required.
Class size is limited to 20 participants.

If you need more information or have allergy concerns, please email ronit@littletoncommunityfarm.org

A donation to LCF is encouraged and appreciated, but if your financial situation does not allow it, please know that no donation is required to sign up.

Mar
30
Sat
Calling All Volunteers @ Couper Room, Reuben Hoar Library
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Be part of Littleton Community Farm’s mission and our team of volunteers!

We need helping hands for general farm work, seed propagation, harvesting, at the CSA distribution, for writing and marketing tasks, as volunteer coordinator, for grant finding and writing, social media, and at fundraising events and classes, and more.

Come explore how your skills can serve families in our area.

LCF’s new farmer Matt, the board, and other volunteers will be there to tell you more. We hope you will join us!

Apr
4
Thu
Indian desserts with Rachna @ Kitchen of the Congregational Church
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Craving something sweet?  Come learn how to make some tasty quick dessert recipes as well as healthy drinks loaded with protein as we await summer.

Join Rachna Sharma to learn delicious recipes using a few basic ingredients. We will create an array of delectable desserts including the famous Indian Gulab Jamun, Rabdi and a dessert using bread.  We will also create a cooling summer drink.

Instructor: Rachna Sharma
Rachna Sharma is a dance instructor and a financial analyst. She developed cooking interests when she was 4 and tried to explore new recipes ever since. She recently took up catering in a local store and her cooking was well received.

Location: Kitchen of the Congregational Church on 330 King Street, Littleton, MA.

Please, sign up at https://littletoncommunityfarm.org/events/
Pre-registration is required.

Class size is limited to 10 participants.

If you need more information or have allergy concerns, please email ronit@littletoncommunityfarm.org

A donation to LCF is encouraged and appreciated, but if your financial situation does not allow it, please know that no donation is required to sign up.

Apr
13
Sat
Empty Bowls @ Orange Door Kitchen
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Littleton Community Farm is pleased to announce our spring fundraising event, Empty Bowls.

The event will take place at Orange Door Kitchen, 251 Arlington St, West, Acton MA from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2019. This is a ticketed event.

Guests will savor hearty soups and will take home a handcrafted bowl as a reminder of their efforts to combat hunger. The Empty Bowls event is an opportunity to learn about and to engage the community in a conversation about hunger in and around this area.

Featured speaker Patricia Stern, Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes, will speak about hunger in and around our area. Ticket price person: $35. Space is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets will cover the cost of the event. We encourage donations to make this event successful and support the farm.

Anyone interested for more information about Empty Bowls event or Littleton Community Farm may contact Amy Tarlow-Lewis, Founder and Development Volunteer at amy@littletoncommunityfarm.org

Apr
28
Sun
Composting @ Littleton Community Farm
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Composting Class
Sunday, April 28th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Littleton Community Farm, we meet at the white barn at the very end of  wilderness Rd, Littleton, MA

Join Chris Grallert, board president of Littleton Community Farm, to learn how to turn your yard waste and vegetable scraps into valuable compost that you can use to fertilize your garden.

Please, sign up HERE. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

If you need more information or have allergy concerns, please email ronit@littletoncommunityfarm.org

A donation to LCF is encouraged and appreciated, but if your financial situation does not allow it, please know that no donation is required to sign up.

May
3
Fri
LCF’s Annual Seedling Sale @ Littleton Fire Department Parking lot
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

LCF’s annual seedling sale is here!

You can now order a variety of plants, all grown at LCF using organic practices. Pickup/sales days will be Friday May 3rd from 3-6 pm., and Saturday May 4th from 11-3 pm. in the Littleton Fire Department’s parking lot.

Click HERE to view the plants and order. Plants will also be for sale on 5/3 and 5/4, but there might be fewer varieties available.

Proceeds from the sale benefits LCF’s programs, and our mission to reduce food insecurity in our area. We hope you will support the farm and get some great plants in the process! The seedlings come in 3.5 inch pots that can be returned to LCF for re-use after you have moved the plants into your garden/containers.

May
4
Sat
LCF’s Annual Seedling Sale @ Littleton Fire Department Parking lot
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

LCF’s annual seedling sale is here!

You can now order a variety of plants, all grown at LCF using organic practices. Pickup/sales days will be Friday May 3rd from 3-6 pm., and Saturday May 4th from 11-3 pm. in the Littleton Fire Department’s parking lot.

Click HERE to view the plants and order. Plants will also be for sale on 5/3 and 5/4, but there might be fewer varieties available.

Proceeds from the sale benefits LCF’s programs, and our mission to reduce food insecurity in our area. We hope you will support the farm and get some great plants in the process! The seedlings come in 3.5 inch pots that can be returned to LCF for re-use after you have moved the plants into your garden/containers.

May
8
Wed
Edible Wild Plants @ Lancaster Community Center
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Kerry Evans for an evening of learning about and sampling wild edibles. Kerry will share slides from her personal foraging adventures and discuss where to find, how to identify, and how to prepare delicious, nutritious foods you won’t find in the supermarket. Plants will include wild carrot, wild spinach, sheep sorrel, purslane, aronia, spice bush, evening primrose, ground nut, autumn olive, beach plum, Japanese knotweed, pokeweed and more.

May
20
Mon
Kale cooking class @ Congregational Church of Littleton
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kale is a wonderfully versatile leafy green that can be served as a standalone side dish, either cooked or raw, or can be incorporated into some of your favorite dishes to add a punch of nutrition.

Come join us for a cooking class with Shimon Ben-Shir where he will cook a variety of delicious dishes starring Kale.

Shimon was trained at Dvir Culinary Institute in Israel and had the pleasure and the opportunity to work as a chef at a French restaurant, cook in Swiss restaurant kitchen and hotels. His love affair with food preparation started long before, in his mother’s kitchen.

Jun
9
Sun
Forest Bathing with Nadine Mazzola @ Littleton Community Farm
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest bathing with Nadine Mazzola
Sunday, June 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon – Rain or Shine
Location: Littleton Community Farm (we meet at the white barn on the left at the very end of Wilderness Rd. in Littleton)

Slow Down. Awaken your senses.

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and carefully observing with all our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives. In escaping the rapid pace of our daily routines, we may find unparalleled beauty in the moment and in doing so, relax into the beauty all around us.

On our walk, our guide will offer a series of guided invitations to assist you in finding your own authentic way of interacting with the land at Littleton Community Farm and nearby Prouty Woods. The end of the walk features a tea ceremony where you will enjoy tea made from plants foraged on site and some healthy snacks! There’s no right or wrong way to do it and it’s great for all ages; just come and be yourself. It’s all welcome in the forest.

Instructor: Nadine Mazzola
Nadine is the founder and director of New England Nature and Forest Therapy Consulting and a Certified Forest Therapy Guide

We hope you will join us for this event.

Pre-registration is required.
Class size is limited to 20 participants.

If you need more information or have allergy concerns, please email ronit@littletoncommunityfarm.org

A donation to LCF is encouraged and appreciated, but if your financial situation does not allow it, please know that no donation is required to sign up.

Sep
14
Sat
Field-To-Fork Dinner @ Littleton Community Farm
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Littleton Community Farm is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting our first ever Field-To-Fork dinner.

Building on the success of the past four growing seasons and Stew and Brew events, the farm will host a locally grown meal in September, with proceeds going to support its effort to expand fresh, local and sustainably grown food to those who face short- and long-term food insecurity.

The Field -To-Fork  event will highlight the food grown at Littleton Community Farm and at other local farms, connect attendees to this special resource and create a sense of shared community.  All proceeds raised will go towards growing food for our bulk food donations to Loaves and Fishes, Catholic Charities, the Merrimack Food Bank, First Unitarian Church, St. Vincent de Paul and Boston Area food Gleaners.

“Eating with family and friends is an intimate opportunity to enjoy fresh locally grown food that feeds and sustains us all,” said, Chris Grallert, Board President.  “The money raised will feed our neighbors and friends who are struggling with long- and short-term food insecurity and will raise awareness of the programs we offer.”

This first year the farm is thrilled to be partnering with Chef Mark Valentine of Kitchen to Table Foods in Maynard.  Mark is dedicated to using the freshest locally grown ingredients.  As part of his mission, he pledges 3% of sales to support food banks and community meals.  His team also regularly volunteers at Open Table, a community dinner and food pantry in Maynard.

The event will be hosted on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM at our farm located at 32 Foster Street, Littleton MA 01460. Parking is located at the fire station. Tickets can be purchased on our website www.littletoncommunityfarm.org. Tickets will be $65 per person. Included in the ticket price is a selection of beer and wine, two passed appetizers, dinner with chicken, two vegetable sides and a dessert.  Due to the nature of the event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions beyond the planned menu.  Because seating is limited and food is grown and harvested in advance, all tickets are nonrefundable.  Please send a friend if you are unable to attend. In case of rain, the event will be held inside at New England Forestry Foundation.