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Newhall Fields brings fresh food to the community of Peabody

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

From left, lead farmer Hazel Kiefer, director Jeannette McGinn, outreach coordinator Emily Cooper, and social media manager Daybar Bugler are bringing healthy food to their community at Newhall Fields Community Garden in Peabody.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

From left, outreach coordinator Emily Cooper and farmer Hazel Kiefer visit one of the aromatic herbs in the herb garden of Newhall Fields Community Farm in Peabody.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

Director Jeannette McGinn lifts the protective cover to reveal rows of tiny kale seedlings at Newhall Fields Community Farm in Peabody.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

Farmer Hazel Kiefer lifts the tent to reveal rows of freshly planted kale seedlings at Newhall Fields Community Farm in Peabody. The kale and cabbage seedlings are grown with a top layer of wheat husks from Granite Coast Brewing Company to preserve moisture in the soil.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

Farmer Hazel Kiefer lifts the tent to reveal rows of freshly planted cabbage and kale seedlings at Newhall Fields Community Farm in Peabody. Over 80% of the produce harvested will go to the non-profit organization Haven from Hunger.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

Rows of garlic grow tall and strong at Newhall Fields Community Farm in Peabody.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

Farmer Hazel Kiefer explains the benefits of using groundcover like rye to fix carbon and improve soil health in inactive portions of Newhall Community Farm in Peabody.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

Tiny seedlings have just been planted in the vegetable section of Newhall Fields Community Farm in Peabody. Over 80% of the produce harvested will go to the non-profit organization Haven from Hunger.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

From left, social media manager Daybar Bugler, outreach coordinator Emily Cooper, farmer Hazel Kiefer, and director Jeannette McGinn are the forces behind the sustainable agriculture efforts at Newhall Fields Community Garden in Peabody.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)
PEABODY — Tucked behind the homes and businesses on busy Lynn Street lie two acres of ground that feed people throughout the community. These two acres are tended by the volunteers that run Newhall Fields Community Farm (NFCF), a nonprofit that focuses on environmental education and addressing food insecurity. “We’re really grateful to have the…

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