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UPDATED Feb. 20: LexFarm, 52 Lowell St., Lexington, next to the Arlington Reservoir, says that it is open on the following schedule this winter at its farm store: 
Wednesday and Friday:  2 to 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

and has reported the following:

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 avaulable year round at LexFarm.

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.

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Fall Mushroom CSA Pickup

This is week 8 of the January through March mushroom CSA from Fat Moon Farm

Pick up on Thursday and Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.

Winter Organic Veggie CSA Pickup, Week 3
This is week 4 of the Feb. 2 through March 23 weekly CSA from Red Fire Farm

Pick up on Friday 2 to 7 p.m. or Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This week's CSA veggies:
Gold Soraya Potato
Rainbow Carrots
Purple Top Turnip
Celeriac
Tetsukabuto Squash
Medium Hot Sauce
Ginger (frozen)
Spinach
Winter Egg CSA Pickup, Week 3


This is week 4 of the Jan. 31 through March 28 weekly egg CSA from Chip-in Farm. Eggs can be picked up in the farmstand.

Pick up on Wednesday or Thursday 2 to 7 p.m.
Fresh in the Farm Store 

Watermelon radishes are an heirloom variety of Chinese daikon radish. They get their name from their bright pink interior and green skin, not their taste. Members of the mustard family, they’re firm and crunchy, with a mild, peppery flavor. Stop by the farm store this week to pick some up.


Link to this week's fresh produce offerings.

 

Farm Store Hours:
Wednesday and Friday:  2 to 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 
LexFarm Increases Accessibility with SNAP Match Program 
 

Thanks to a generous grant from Cambridge Savings Bank, LexFarm has launched a SNAP Match Program available to all LexFarm customers with SNAP benefits.

The SNAP Match will give LexFarm customers with SNAP benefits the ability to double their benefits up to $20 when they shop at LexFarm. This makes it possible for every SNAP customer to purchase $40 of fresh, healthy food with just $20. The Match includes all produce and other food items. SNAP customers do not need to spend any extra funds in order to participate in the Match Program.

The farm was nominated for this award by LexFarm customers who do their banking with Cambridge Savings Bank. 

 

LexFarm Youth and Family Education

LexFarm reports there is still space available in a few of its youth programs:


Spring:

Moving and Grooving in the Garden (ages 2 through 5 with caretaker) - 5 spots

Wednesdays, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.: March 20, 27, April 3, 10 and 24 and May 1 (Rain dates May 8 and 16). 

 

Farm Friends (ages 2 and 3 with caretaker) - 1 spot

Thursdays: 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.: March 14, 21 and 28 and April 4 (Rate date: April 11). 

 

Art in the Garden (ages 6 though 10, drop-off) - 3 spots

Thursday Afternoons 3 to 5 p.m.: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 (Rain date June 13).


Summer:

Week of July 29 (ages 6 through10, drop-off) - 2 spots

Monday through Fridat, 9 a.m. to noon, all outdoors

 

Learn more & REGISTER FOR ALL PROGRAMS HERE


Those interested in programs that are already full are asked to join the waitlist. 

The farm has some spots reserved and scholarships available for families qualifying as low-income. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

 

 
Recipe of the Week - Pickled Watermelon Radish




Pickled Watermelon Radish

This pickled watermelon radish is a beautiful and healthy condiment that’s perfect for adding to your next salad or bowl.

It’s made without refined sugar or white vinegar.

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.
Community Happenings

Rodent Control:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Feb. 17, 2:30 to 4 p.m. This presentation will cover why rodenticide is dangerous to wildlife and pets, and other products and methods that one can use to control unwanted rodents. Hosted by Save Lexington Wildlife and IndivisibleLAB at Lexington Community Center, Room 242, 39 Marrett Rd, Lexington.

Nibbling on Native Plants in Your BackYard and Beyond with Russ Cohen, Feb. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about native edible wild plants that can be added to your own landscape.  A virtual presentation hosted by Cary Memorial Library and Lexington Living Landscapes. 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..
For volunteering, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This news announcement was updated Feb. 20, 2024, based on information from the LexFarm newsletter, website and Instagram page.