Wednesday | June 29, 2022
Learn How We Help to Provide for Those in Need
Combating Food Insecurities through Produce Donation
Did You Know that 30% of what We Grow Gets Donated?
Donating produce to those with food insecurities has been part of Land's Sake Farm since our beginning, over 40 years ago. We feel that our role is to grow the food, and we work with community partners to ensure that the food gets into the hands of those who need it most. Since the start of the pandemic, food insecurity in Massachusetts has almost doubled making the food we donate even more important. Each season we strive to donate at least 30% of all crops grown to those with food insecurities. We do this by donating produce left at the end of the day from the CSA, farm stand and by specifically growing produce with the intention of donation. This season, we’re highlighting our exceptional partners in our hunger relief efforts through a 3-part series. These short stories will detail how the donation process works and where the extra produce ends up. We hope you enjoy this series and thank you for your continued support!

At Land's Sake Farm, we intentionally grow additional produce so that we can help to provide to those with food insecurities. In addition, we often end up with extra vegetables in our cooler consisting of produce harvested early because it would otherwise over-ripen/spoil, CSA shares that didn't get picked up, and farmstand items which didn't sell that day.
Due to our careful washing and storing process, this produce can remain at a good quality in our cooler for several days. We then coordinate with donation partners who are then able to pickup the excess produce and deliver it directly to the distribution centers
where it gets delivered to those in need of fresh, healthy food. Produce is then sorted to assure quality, packed into recycled banana boxes, and set out for our partner delivery drivers to collect. Throughout the growing season, we commit to regular donations to several hunger relief organizations.
Our partners can count on a certain weight of produce from us each week, and when conditions are favorable, we are able to give even more than the agreed upon amount.
This season, we proudly continue our partnership with the following local hunger relief organizations: Food for Free, Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Rosie’s Place, St. Julia’s, and Newton Freedge.
We need volunteers to help us harvest and pack the produce to send to our donation partners! Want to get involved? Please consider signing up to volunteer on a Wednesday this season!
Farm to Fork Dinner Series on the Farm this Summer!
Mamaleh's | Sunday July 17th | Brunch 11am-1pm
We're partnering with Big Dipper Hospitality to bring you three delicious Farm 2 Fork meals this summer to enjoy in a special setting on the farm!
• Mamaleh's Sunday, July 17th
• Vincent's Friday, Aug. 12th
• State Park Thursday, Nov. 3rd
BYOB! We will have all the fancy fixin's for Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Food menu will include fresh bagels with smoked fish platters with all of the fixings, babka french toast, and quiche.
Pick Your Own Flowers Now Open!
Enjoy a relaxing morning or afternoon picking flowers from our bountiful & beautiful flower gardens. Visit the farmstand to learn all you need to know and what's in season for picking. NEW THIS YEAR: purchase a refillable cup for seasonal flower picking.
Tuesday - Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-3pm
(closed on Mondays).
See you there!
Thank You for Your Patience During Construction
The farm is open, however currently undergoing construction as part of our Grow With Us Capital Campaign. As a result, there is a lot of dust, noise, temporary paths, construction vehicles, etc. Please bear with us as we undergo these important changes for the farm's future, and we apologize for any inconvenience. The finishing touches are just about complete for phase 1, and we can't wait to show you the results!
Closed Sunday, July 3rd & Monday, July 4th
The farmstand will be closed on Sunday July, 3rd (and Monday, July 4th) in observance of the holiday. Be sure to visit us on Saturday, July 2nd from 10am-3pm to stock up on your favorites! Have a happy and safe 4th of July, and we'll see you at the farm soon!
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With support from the Town of Weston and the Weston Conservation Commission.