Our Summer CSA Sign ups are open and we expect to sell out of spots quickly! Thanks so much for your interest in Community supported agriculture!
What is a CSA?
Community-Supported Agriculture is a model in which consumers purchase a membership to a farm which entitles them to a weekly portion of that farm's harvest during the height of the growing season. The membership fee is generally paid before each growing season starts, providing the farm funds to start purchasing the inputs that they will need to start their season, such a seeds, soil, fertilizers, etc. This membership allows the producer and consumer to share the risks of farming, creating more stability and sustainability for the farm.
When does the CSA begin? How long is the CSA?
The Summer Veggie CSA is a 15 week share that starts mid to late June of 2018 (dependent on weather). CSA members will be notified when we have decided the start date.
The Flower Share CSA is a 6 week share that starts August 1st of 2018. Each week, members receive one medium sized bouquet at our Jamaica Plain pick up or at our farm. Farmer Hannah grows a wide variety of organic cut flowers and your colorful mixed bouquet reflects the best of what's blooming that week.
Are your products organic?
Yes, our farm is certified organic by MOFGA. Occasionally we purchase vegetables or fruit from farms in our area in order to offer special veggies or fruit to the CSA, and most of these farms are certified organic. There is a small chance that we will offer an item that is not certified organic. The vegetables that you receive in your CSA will be organic, unless announced ahead of time.
What happens if we can not make it to the pick up on the day we signed up for?
It is very important that you show up to collect your shares at your chosen location, during our pick-up hours. We can only provide your share on the day that you signed up for, and we cannot replace shares that are not picked up. You may send a friend to pick up your share for you, just have them give your name at pickup.
Where are your CSA Pick Up Locations?
Agricultural Hall 245 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA
Our Summer Veggie and Summer Flower Shares are available to pick up at Ag Hall on Wednesdays between 4pm and 6pm. Ag Hall has limited street and short term lot parking available, and is a stone's throw from the Stony Brook T station on the MBTA Orange Line.
Forage Restaurant 5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA
Our Summer Veggie Share is available to pick up at Forage Restaurant on Wednesdays between 4pm and 6pm. The restaurant has limited parking, and is just minutes from the Concord Ave bus stop, or a 15 minute walk from the Harvard Square T station on the MBTA Red Line.
The Buckle Farm, 43 Fisher Rd, Unity, ME
Our Summer Veggie Share and Flower Shares are available to pick up at the farm on Fridays between 4pm and 6pm. The farm is just minutes from Route 220/139 outside of Unity center.
Additional pick up locations may be added for the 2018 season. If you have questions about CSA pick up locations, please email us: email@example.com
Can we visit the farm?
We are excited to announce that we will be opening a small farm stand at the home base in May of 2018! We are excited to offer food off the farm to our neighbors and visitors to our beautiful corner of Western Waldo County. All CSA customers are encouraged to come camping for the weekend in September during The Common Ground Fair. If you would like to visit with Farmer Jim or Farmer Hannah, we ask that you send us an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org