Our History

June/July 2012 — Amy Tarlow-Lewis asks people about forming a campaign to save Littleton farmland from the pressures of development.

August  2012 — Sixteen people gather in the Couper Room at the Reuben Hoar Library to kick off the first Littleton Community Farm meeting.

August 2012 — Amy and friends share a table with the Littleton Conservation Trust at the “Third Thursday” event to bring awareness to the emerging project.

September 2012 — The Littleton Community Farm Board of Directors is established.  Members attend the Littleton Fall Faire.

October 2012 — Littleton Community Farm incorporates.

December 2012 — Littleton Community Farm members attend the Littleton Holiday Bazaar.

January 4, 2013 — Application for 501 C 3 submitted to the IRS.

March 2013 — Vision, mission and core values established

September 2013 — In partnership with the Reuben Hoar Library the Seed Lending Library is established

October 2013 — Marion Stoddart presents: The Work Of 1000

October 2013 — Tevis Robertson-Goldberg: The Importance of Saving America’s Agricultural Seed Heritage

December 2013 — Newsletter Issue # 1 is launched

February 2014 — Littleton Honeybee Network is established

February 2014 — In partnership with New England Forestry Foundation a 2.8 acre lease is signed for 5 years at 32 Foster Street

June 2014 — Non Profit Status 501 C 3 with the IRS is granted

July 2014 — Soil enhancement program and field work begins

October 2014 — Rooted in Community capital campaign launched

January  2015 — Hired a Grower

February 2015 — “Fill the Shed” Winter Fundraiser

April 2015 — 50 CSA Shares sold, including 6 donated shares

May 2015 — First Growing Season begins

May/Septemeber 2015 — Offered 3 on-farm classes, a film series, and a backyard gardeners’ workshop, beehives installed on farm

May/October 2015 — 2,500 lbs of food donated

October 2015 — Fall Harvest Shares sold, Community Bonfire Event, USDA NRCS Grant awarded for construction of a high tunnel. Construction begins

February 2016 — “Stew and Brew” fundraising event

April 2016 — High Tunnel Construction completed, second growing season begins

May 2016 — 70 CSA Shares sold, including 12 donated shares, 1.5 acres in production

May/October 2016 — 6,000 pounds produce donated

October/December 2016 — Intensive Board development, business plan updated, Education plan and curriculum developed, Christopher Grallert joins board as President, greenhouse built by Joshua Harvey, Eagle Scout

January 2017 — First Annual Appeal mailed