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Newton Community Farm

Guidebook Section: Other

Location

 

Get here by MBTA: Route 52 Directions from Green Line

Other maps and aerial photos:
Bing
Newton Assessor

Nearby:
Nahanton Park

Overview

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 has been farmed since 2006 by Newton Community Farm.

Size: 2.25 acres


Acquired: 2005

Owner & Administrator Websites


Photo Gallery

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 createsNewton Farm Commission to supervise the farm, with farming scheduled to begin in 2006. Commission selects Newton Community Farm, Inc., to operate the farm.

Features

Farm or Garden
 

Additional Information

Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 83036 0009

During the summer and fall, produce from the farm is for sale at the farm stand; check website for details

Photos by Kenneth and Margaret Mallory

Purchase of the farm

Farming and gardening links

Environmental Show videos:

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