2020 CSA Share Options


2020 Summer Share: SOLD OUT 

The Summer Share runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 22 weeks, from June 1 through October 30.

New in 2020, we are offering 3 sizes of Summer CSA shares- Large, Medium, and Small. 

  • Large Summer Produce Share: The large share costs $700 for the full season. Shares average 11 lbs. of produce per week. This comes to around $2.89/lb. In 2019, the weekly average was 11.40 lbs. This share is perfect for a family or household with 3 or more people who love to eat vegetables or someone who likes to preserve food throughout the season.
  •  Medium Summer Produce Share: The medium share costs $475 for the full season. This comes to around $3.08/lb. with an average 7 lbs. of produce per week. In 2019, the weekly average was 7.43 lbs. We recommend this share size for a household of 2 or 3 people who cook at home throughout the week.
  • NEW in 2020- Small Produce Share: The Small Share costs $350 for the full season. This comes to around $3.98/lb and will average around 4 lbs of food per week. This share size will be perfect for an individual who might cook at home a few times per week.

2020 Fall Share: Still accepting registrations

Our Fall Share runs for 4 weeks: weeks of November 2, 9, 16, and 23.

The Fall share costs $120 for 4 weeks of produce. Fall Shares are available in one size. Weekly averages are between 7-9 lbs. depending on the season.

Pick-up Days

Pick-up days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for Summer Shares. Fall Share pickup days will be determined shortly.

Pick-up Locations and Times

Besides offering pick up at the farm, we have delivery sites in Paxton, Princeton, Worcester and Holden (if 10 or more members join at each location).  Learn more about these deliveries and pick-up locations here.

Ordering Shares

Download our printable form and send us a check, or pay via PayPal. Find both options here.

Creating a payment plan

If the payment plan listed on our order form creates a hardship, please contact us to create an individualized plan, understanding that we cannot provide food that has not yet been paid for.

Paying with a Credit Card

Credit card prices for pickup in Barre are as follows:

  • Summer Large: $721 for full season
  • Summer Medium: $490 for full season
  • Summer Small: $361 for full season
  • Fall Share: $124.

Credit card prices for shares delivered to Holden, Paxton, Princeton or Worcester:

  • Summer Large: $766.50 for full season
  • Summer Medium: $535 for full season
  • Summer Small: $406 for full season
  • Fall Share: $133.

SNAP Participants

Special Payments for the CSA can be made using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. We are partners with HIP (Healthy Incentives Program), managed through the Department of Transitional Assistance.  Program participants can pick up at all sites. HIP will partially match your CSA purchase with more dollars. Contact Julie: julie@mhof.net or 978-355-2853 (h), 978-257-1192 (cell) to sign up.

Our cancellation policy

We encourage you to stick with the CSA for the season and learn what eating in season really entails. If you need to leave us before the season is done, you may request a refund for the value of your remaining shares and delivery fees, less a $50 handling fee.

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Summer CSA at a monthly glance:

Though every year turns out substantially different from the last, here is a good sketch of what you might find in your bag.

Crops in June might include beets, turnips, radishes, green onions, peas, head lettuce, mesclun lettuce, rhubarb, chives, mint, cilantro, oregano, arugula, kohlrabi, dandelion greens, kale, Swiss chard, Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, and strawberries. June is the smallest month of the CSA.

July often brings beans, beets, broccoli, green onions, head lettuce, shell peas and snap peas, a variety of herbs, garlic scapes, Swiss chard, collards, cabbage, kale, summer squash, cucumbers, raspberries, and apples.

August might include basil, beans, beets, carrots, celery, chard, cabbage, cucumbers, kale, head lettuce, parsley, summer squash, turnips, raspberries, and apples; new crops including tomatoes, carrots, garlic, potatoes, sweet peppers, and peaches.

In September look forward to beans, beets, carrots, chard, cucumbers, garlic, tomatoes, kale, lettuce, summer squash, parsley, and other herbs. New or returning crops are celery, leeks, dandelions, chives, onions, pears, sweet peppers, hot peppers, peaches, apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes, soybeans, broccoli, and cilantro.

In October, shareholders will likely continue to receive beets, carrots, tomatoes, turnips, chard, kale, leeks, onions, head lettuce, parsley, pears, peppers, potatoes, garlic, celery, collards, cilantro, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. New and returning crops might include arugula, turnips, radishes, bok choi, tatsoi, kohlabi, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, and winter squash.

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Fall Share at a glance:

Over the four week season these shares might include: beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cilantro, carrots, celery, garlic, chicory, kale, leeks, onions, parsley, potatoes, arugula, spinach, parsnip, head lettuce, Mesclun lettuce mix, kohlrabi, collards, winter squash, radishes, and turnips.

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Recycling Department

We can always use your donations of

  • grocery-sized paper and plastic bags
  • clean brown cardboard
  • dozen-sized egg cartons, cardboard only

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About MHOF

Many Hands Organic Farm has been in existence since 1982 and has been selling to the public since 1985. We were first certified organic by the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association in 1987.

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