It doesn’t get more fresh and farm to mouth literally than at Nourse farm! One of CMDA’s long-time Board member, Catherine Nourse, RD, is the founder of Nourse farm’s Veg Out Food Truck! Head over to fill up on delicious bean burgers, hummus wraps, and more, with ingredients straight from the farm. This year marks Nourse Farm’s 300th anniversary.
Nourse Farm’s 140 acres in Westborough constitute the 10th-oldest continuously operating family business in the country, owned by David Nourse. According to the article published in Edible Boston, “you might recognize one of the Nourse family’s most famous members, Rebecca Nurse, who was lost to the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 and memorialized in Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible. The Nourse family is nothing if not tenacious.”
Catherine not only works on the farm but as a dietitian and professor at Quinsigamond Community College. Naturally, her two worlds collided and it made sense to combine her passion for nutrition with her work on the farm.
“One of the things I noticed at Nourse Farm was that even though people really wanted to be members [of a community-supported agriculture (CSA) harvest subscription program], there was still sometimes a disconnect between all this raw produce that they were getting and what they could really do with it at home,” Catherine recalls.
She began developing recipes and posting them on the Nourse Farm website for their CSA community. Eventually, the idea to start up a food truck began and Catherine was all in!
“I always found the whimsical nature of food trucks very appealing,” she says. “Now, when people are picking their own berries or coming from the CSA pickup, they’re able to stop off and get a nice cup of homemade soup or a fresh salad.” “We offer a rotating menu that relies on what we are harvesting here at the farm and turns it into something yummy and nutritious to eat.”
Veg Out’s concept focuses on the various crops along with both personal and planet health. “It’s nice to hear a renewed focus on climate, and being part of the solution is something that we’re really excited about,” she says. Guests who arrive by bike even receive a discount on their orders.
Be sure to swing by this summer and visit the food trailer and dive into their delicious plant-based offerings!
Furthermore, Nourse Farm offers community members the opportunity to receive a weekly allotment of fresh fruits and vegetables by investing in the farm’s production. By purchasing shares in the harvest, members gain the freshest seasonal produce and reap the satisfaction of supporting local agriculture.
Just looking for delicious food items instead? The Farm Store is open daily, offering fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, honey, homemade pies (yum!), cookies, berry sauces, and more!
For seasonal hours and offerings and more information, visit:
Veg Out @ Nourse Farm: Open 11 AM to 4 PM Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays; OPEN until 7 PM on Thursdays and Fridays.