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Update from Glenn St. Tulnoynum, Farm Manager

Hi Everybody,

Spring is here, and the farm is coming back to life! We are so excited to see the new life popping up all around us. With the sounds of birds and peepers in the air, we’ve been getting ready for a super bountiful 2021 season. The greenhouse is full to bursting with vibrant young plants ready to move out into the garden over the next month. We have lettuce, spinach, beets, kale, and scallions coming along for our first CSA shares (and the first snap peas have been seeded out in the field!), and many of our long season crops are getting established.

One thing that we’re especially excited about our new U-Pick flower garden. We’ll be planting over 50 different flower varieties and inviting you to come and harvest your own bouquets this year to help us fund our hunger-relief mission, and the baby flowers in the greenhouse are such a joy to care for!

The beautiful sunny weather that we’ve been having has also given us the chance to work on some projects outside of the seedling greenhouse. We’re most of the way through building our brand new and much-improved wash station so that we can get you clean veggies in comfort and style. This weekend will be our first group volunteer project of the season when we gather on Sunday morning to recover our production high-tunnel, and we still have space for a couple of more volunteers! Last but certainly not least, the weather and some new equipment have allowed us to begin our field prep over a month earlier than the previous season!

In addition to maintaining our organic growing practices, LCF is moving to a no-till farming style that will allow us to extend our season and increase our yields over the next few years. Stay tuned for more updates on that.

Happy gardening and good eating from the LCF team!
Glenn, Claire, and Ox

What Can I do as a Volunteer?

 

Type of Volunteer Work What to Expect Suggested Items to Wear/ Bring Estimated # Hours
On-Farm Help

 

Contact Farmer Glenn at

glenn@littletoncommunityfarm.org

–          Most physically intensive

–          Sun/heat exposure

–          Repetitive motion/ bending over/ kneeling

–          Be ready to get a little messy!

–   Hat/ cap

–    Sunscreen

–          Water

–          Light/ loose clothing

–          Comfortable shoes/boots and mid-length socks

–          Gloves

2 hours
CSA Distribution

 

Contact Farmer Glenn at glenn@littletoncommunityfarm.org

–          Least physically intensive (requires periods of standing)

–          Located in shade near wash station

–          May get wet washing veggies!

–          Water

–          Light / comfortable clothing

1.5-3 hours on Tuesdays and  Thursdays between 3-6 PM.
Driving Food Donation

 

Contact

Lynne DeLorenzo at lynnellen71@gmail.com

–          Physical requirements:

driver’s license and ability to lift 25 lbs. to unload donations on site

–          Sites are in Devens, Lowell, and Leominster.

 

 

–          Water

–          Smart phone, GPS, or Map (unless already familiar with locations)

1-2 hours per shift.

 

How to find us:

7 Wilderness Rd, Littleton, MA 01460

We are located off Foster Street in Littleton, behind both the Fire Station and on the Property of the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF). You can park at the fire station, or, drive up the dirt Wilderness road to the white barn, and park there. Then, walk up the dirt path to the farm.