Recently, Medway Community Farm (MCF) has completed significant improvements to their Farm Store location at 50 Winthrop Street. A long-time supporter of MCF, Charles River Bank donated $1,500 to sponsor the new road-side sign installed to attract the attention of those driving by the MCF Store.
Carol Collord, President of the MCF Board of Directors thanked Charles River Bank by stating, “We value the ongoing support they provide to us, for specific projects like the MCF Store sign, and other important programs. They have been accessible and responsive, which is especially appreciated during a year filled with so many unexpected operational challenges resulting from the pandemic.”
Incorporated in 2009 and operating on 7 acres, MCF aims to provide locally-grown food, educational programming, volunteer opportunities and public events to the local community. Farm Manager Seth and Greenhouse Manager Christine Terramane, along with the farm crew, farm store staff, dedicated volunteers and the Farm’s Board of Directors, work together to bring organic produce and flowers to the Medway community. The MCF Store operates seasonally, offering their produce, flowers and honey produced on site. In addition, you can find baked and canned goods, eggs and meat from other local organic farms, as well as handcrafted gift items. For enhanced social distancing, MCF offers online ordering and curbside pickup.
For those looking for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares for produce and flowers, MCF offers full and half shares for spring, summer and fall, or full year options.
Additionally, MCF delivers many educational programs to children in our community, working closely with Medway Public Schools and Medway Community Education offering special programs during the summer and into the fall this year.
“The interest in organic, locally grown foods using sustainable, low-impact methods has never been greater. There is no better, healthier way to get your produce and flowers than right from your own community. Charles River Bank was founded in Medway in 1915 by local residents when farms and mills dominated the scenery of our town. Today we are proud to support Medway Community Farm and the critical role it plays in meeting this growing demand to get back to locally sourced agriculture,” said Charles River Bank Senior Vice President Ann Sherry.
Information about MCF Store hours, purchasing CSA shares, volunteer opportunities and community programming can be found on their website www.medwaycommunityfarm.org.