Hold Your Next Event at the Farm

 

NCOF Education Center


Education Center General Rentals

The Farm's Education Center, used daily for community and school programs and a community art gallery, provides a perfect venue for current Members to hold parties, meetings, and other special events. The minimum rental is two hours $125, $50/hour thereafter. Nonprofits may rent the space for two hours for $75, $35/hour thereafter. You, or your organization, must be a current Member of the farm to rent the space.


The approximately 720 sq ft Center includes the following:

  • 25 folding chairs
  • 1 large table: Length: 12 feet, Width: 4 feet, Height: 2.5 feet
  • 2 small tables: Length: 6 feet, Width: 2.5 feet, Height: 1.5 feet
  • Countertop w/ sink
  • Wood stove
  • 14 outlets

 

    Please read Notes for Hosts, Farm Rules, and Cancellation Policy below.

 


BOOK YOUR EVENT TODAY !
Step 1. Call the Farm at 508-655-2204 to check on date/time availability.
Step 2. Print out and complete theEducation Center Rental Booking Form.
Step 3.
Mail completed form and payment to:
Natick Community Organic Farm
117 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760

 

Room use is not officially booked until party fee and membership are paid in full.

Birthday Parties on the Farm

Holding a party here is a lot like planning a party at home, only we offer a large, beautiful party space, lots of beautiful outdoor places to explore, and fantastic farm animals to see. All birthday parties are parent-run without Farm staff present, and hosts are responsible for planning all of their own activities, games, and crafts. You must be a current member of the Farm at a Farmer level or higher to book a party. A two-hour party rental costs $125, and includes all set up and clean up time; additional time may be booked for $50/hour in 15-minute increments, based on availability. Optional 45-minute guided walking tours (no chores/petting) for parties of up to 10 people may be booked on Saturdays and Sundays for $30 by emailing the Farm. Additional people may be added for weekend tours for an additional $5 per person.

 

We highly recommend that you find time during the work week (Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM)  to visit the farm and our educational center before booking the space—this will give an opportunity to ask questions, and to familiarize yourself with what is here, and what you’ll need to bring with to make the most of your event.



BOOK YOUR PARTY TODAY
Step 1. Call the Farm at 508-655-2204 to check on date/time availability.
Step 2. Print out and complete the Education Center Rental Booking Form.
Step 3. Mail completed form and payment to:
Natick Community Organic Farm
117 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760

 

Room use is not officially booked until party fee and membership are paid in full.

 

Notes for Hosts

  • Please familiarize yourself with the location of the first-aid kit in the workshop’s bathroom and the defibrillator in the farm kitchen, next to the bathroom.

  • You are responsible for the set-up of all tables and chairs.

  • We are a green, paperless organization; bring your own reusable plates, silverware, cups, and paper towels if you want them.

  • Rental does not include use of the Farm’s kitchen, freezer, or refrigerators; bring your own coolers. 

  • You are responsible for all event clean up. This includes sweeping/mopping the floor (tools and materials provided); wiping down the sink, counters and tables; composting food scraps in the designated buckets in the Farm kitchen, putting recycling in designated bins in the kitchen, disposing of trash in the dumpster behind the barn; and relining the trash cans with bags.

  • When leaving, please close and lock all doors and windows.

  • Make sure that you know how to use the wood stove before lighting it.

  • If you used the wood stove, make sure that the wood stove door is latched and the damper is vertical.

 

Party Planning

For the safety of our animals, we do not allow the use of straws, balloons, or piñatas.

We are an educational farm with many, many areas to explore; Pre-plan your party activities to make the most of your time here!

 

Farm Rules

Respect all people, animals, plants, and buildings.

Leave everything as you found it.

Do not unlock gates or climb on fences. You may climb the apple trees; climbing is at your own risk.

Do not feed the animals with people food, grain, or hay. You may however give them any grasses and weeds that you pick from outside their enclosures. Keep your hands flat while feeding the animals.

Chaperone children at all times.

The following areas are off limits: pasture gates, the hayloft in the barn, the tool room, and the caretaker’s deck.

Stay off the stairs in the classroom.

Do not litter, smoke, or drink alcohol.

The Farm remains open to the public during events and birthday parties; please do not block access with parking, games, or set up.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made six weeks prior to reservation dates will receive a full refund.