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UPDATED May 21: LexFarm, next to the Arlington Reservoir, says that it is open on an expanded schedule, which began May 15 at its farm store.

StrawberriesStrawberries pints are expected to be available for self-serve on the porch at LexFarm, and some are to be sold in the farm stand. 

Beginning Wednesday, May 22, the farm started its pick-your-own option during farm store hours, open to all. Head into the farm store to pay for your pint carton, and then out to the kiosk to locate the field of strawberries.

Link to this week's fresh produce offerings.

It also says that a "forage walk" is slated for Thursday, May 23, at 52 Lowell St., Lexington

 Memberships for 2024 are open to create or renew

All memberships run through Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. LexFarm offers six different memberships, with the basic memberships priced at $25 for an individual or $45 for a household.

A full list of the different memberships can be viewed here >> 

According to its website, members receive discounts towards the farm's yoga programs, merchandise and tickets to other events.

For the upcoming winter season, the farm's winter vegetables are to be supplied entirely by Red Fire Farm in Granby. The eggs for sale are expected to be provided by Chip-in Farm of Bedford, as per the farm's Instagram page

Farm-fresh product now available year-round 

According to Pamela Tames, Executive Director at LexFarm, the farm now offers farm fresh produce and community supported agriculture year round. Currently, winter vegetable, egg and mushroom shares are available. There are also spring, summer and fall vegetables and flowers. LexFarm encourages its customers to reserve shares in advance as supply is limited.

In an email to YourArlington, Tames wrote that households with SNAP benefits are eligible for subsidized summer vegetable shares.

For more information about LexFarm, see the website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information about the LexFarm store, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Farm Stand Hours Expanded

LexFarmIn April, Lexfarm conducted a Farmstand Hours Survey to ask for input on their consumer shopping/CSA pick-up habits. 

After the results of the survey, Lexfarm announced its new extended hours for the farm store, effective May 15. 

Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m.
Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.
Fridays, noon to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

First Event of the Season - Spring Forage Walk, Thursday May 23

 
Join ecologist Emily Carvalho for a guided tour through LexFarm to discover some of the commonly known and not so commonly known edible plants hiding in plain sight.

Attendees can expect to learn how to properly identify plants and safely harvest them for consumption. The program plans to conclude with foraged snacks and refreshments crafted by Carvalho.
Having a notebook or cell phone for note taking is highly recommended. Please wear comfortable shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle. Walking tour will kickoff by the Adirondack chairs by the farm kiosk.

Tickets are priced at $25 for members and $30 for non-members. 
 
REGISTER HERE

Education Event: Puppets & Planting

A collaboration between Margaret Moody Puppets & LexFarm Education.

In this hour-long, multi-arts family program, Margaret Moody plans to perform a vignette from her LexFarm-inspired puppet show, and families cab exoecr to get spring seedlings to take home.

Children will get to play with the puppets and to think together about how food grows. Families are invited to bring their own lunch and/or purchase from the farm stand to picnic on the farm after the event.  Pre-registration required.  


When: Saturday, May 18 11 a.m. to noon (rain date Sunday, May 19)

Where: LexFarm Learning Garden, 52 Lowell St., Lexington

Who: Best for ages 3 to 7.

Tickets are priced at $10 to $15 per family 

REGISTER HERE
Spring Egg and Mushroom CSAs

Session #2 Egg CSA Pick-up, Week 8

This is the eighth week of this session of the April 3 through May 30 weekly egg CSA from Chip-in Farm. Pick up these delicious eggs in the farmstand!

Pick-up on Wednesday or Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. 




 

 

 

NEW Session #3 Mushroom CSA Pick-up, Week 1

This is the first week of the May 23 through July 26 (skips July 4th) mushroom CSA from Fat Moon Farm. Mushrooms can be picked up on the farm porch.

Pick-up on Thursday noon to 7 p.m. or Friday noon to 6 p.m.

 
Education: A Few Spots Opened in Summer Programs
 

Summer Explorers: drop off program for ages 4 to 6

Week of July 15: 2 spots left - Register Here!

Week of Aug. 5: 4 spots left - Register Here!

Prepared Meals: Local Chefs, Local Ingredients

This is to be the farm's last prepared meal offering until the fall. 

Freshly crafted meals is another initiative in LexFarm’s mission to provide nourishing, locally sourced fare to the community.  

Indulge in dishes prepared by chef Sarah Hartzel of Two Knives and a Pan, who sources most ingredients locally.

Order by June 17.

ORDER HERE for meals in June.

Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars 
 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

With the first of the strawberries in the stand this week, it’s time to take advantage of this combo while it’s here. Those who aren’t always motivated to deal with a pie crust: bars are a lower maintenance alternative. 

Photo: Cooking Classy 

 
Have a Favorite Recipe? Share It With LexFarm.

LexFarm includes patrons' favorite recipes using farm fresh produce. Send a description of your fan-pleasing creations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Those interested are asked to send a photo if possible.

Visiting the Farm
The community is welcome to walk around the farm between dawn and dusk. The fields connect Lowell St. to Silk Fields Farm, the Arlington Reservoir walking path, and the ACROSS Lexington D path. Many birds make the farm their home or visit for a while; a list of recent species spotted can be found here

A few farm guidelines -- Please stay on farm roads and respect the farm rules, listed on the info kiosk. Refrain from touching the crops or equipment. Please do not visit the farm if you are not feeling well. LexFarm welcomes dogs on the farm, but they must be leashed and kept out of the fields at all time.

Volunteer Opportunity:  Host Yard Sigms

Do your neighbors know about their nearby community farm? Help us get the word out about LexFarm by hosting a yard sign for one (or more!) months this year. We are looking for sign hosts in Arlington and Lexington.

Please register here

 
Contact LexFarm
For general inquiries about the organization and the farm, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
For the CSA, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
For the farm store, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For seedlings and gardening supplies, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For education classes, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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This news announcement was updated May 21, 2024, based on information from the LexFarm newsletter, website and Instagram page.