Newton Conservators logo fall photo of Sawmill Brook
 
 

Newton Park and Conservation Lands

  Newton Community Farm  

 

 
Farm scene
 

LOCATION: South Newton

Location and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:

Winchester Street  

MBTA: Route 52   Directions from Green Line

Other maps and aerial photos:   Newton Assessor   Bing   

Nearby: Nahanton Park

LONGEST WALK: n/a

SIZE: 2.25 acres

ACQUIRED: 2005

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Newton Farm Commission (Conservation restriction held by Newton Conservators)

OPERATED BY: Newton Community Farm

HOURS: Produce available at the farm; check website for details

FEATURES:

Newton's last farm was saved from development in 2004 when the Newton Board of Aldermen approved the proposal by the Newton Conservators to use Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to buy the farm.

This lovely piece of open space at a highly visible location near the Charles River and Nahanton Park will again be farmed beginning in 2006.

HISTORY:

about 1700 Farmhouse built.
1700 to 2000 Farm is in continuous operation. In the 20th century, Newton's last farm is owned by the Angino family.
2001 Jerry Angino dies, and farming ceases.
2003 Farm is for sale; developer makes offer contingent on rezoning for multifamily housing use.
2004 Newton Conservators negotiates purchase of farm; Newton Board of Aldermen approves use of CPA funds to buy farm, with conservation restriction to be held by Newton Conservators.
2005 Board of Aldermen creates Angino Farm Commission to operate farm, with farming scheduled to begin in 2006. Commission selects Newton Community Farm, Inc., to operate the farm.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Newton Community Farm

Photos by Kenneth and Margaret Mallory

Boston Globe article: Newton Replants Its History

Angino Farm is Ready to Go

Angino Farm Commission

Background on purchase of Angino Farm

Farming and gardening links

Environmental Show videos:

Saving Newton's Last Farm

Newton Angino Community Farm

Panoramic view

Panoramic view of Newton Community Farm at the time of its purchase by the City

 
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