CSA Share Options
The Summer Share runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 22 weeks, from the week of May 29, 2023 through the week of October 30, 2023. Pick-up sites include Athol, Barre, Gardner, Holden, Princeton, Shrewsbury, Sutton, Warwick and Worcester.
In 2023, we are offering 3 sizes for Summer CSA shares- Large, Medium, and Small.
New this year we are including pick-up fees with the share price.
Also new this year, we are offering the shares on a sliding scale; you decide the share amount based on your ability to pay.
- Large Summer Produce Share: $750 – $850 for the full season.
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. See photos of the large share throughout the season below – it
fluctuates with the time of year, but it is always bountiful!
- SNAP Large Summer Produce Share: $700
- Medium Summer Produce Share: $550-$650 for the full season.
We recommend this share size for a household of 2 or 3 people who cook at
home throughout the week. A medium share is about 2/3 of a large share.
- SNAP Medium Summer Produce Share: $500
- Small Produce Share: $425-$525 for the full season. This share size will be perfect for an individual who might cook at home a few times per week. A small share is about 1/2 of a large share.
- SNAP Small Summer Produce Share: $400
Please note that early in the season there is less food available, with the heaviest times being mid-August – October.
If you order after the CSA season begins, prices will be pro-rated based on the week you order. See our order form for pro-rated options after harvest begins.
Photo credit: Alexandre Chiacchio. alexandrechiacchio.com/
2023 Fall Share:
Our Fall Share runs for 4 weeks from October 30 – November 20.
The Fall share costs $170 for 4 weeks of produce. Fall Shares are available in one size. Weekly averages are between 7-11 lbs. depending on the season.
Pick-up days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for Summer Shares. Fall Share pickup days are Monday and Wednesday.
Pick-up Locations and Times
Besides offering pick up at the farm, we have delivery sites in Shrewsbury, Athol, Princeton, Worcester, Gardner, Sutton and Holden. Learn more about these deliveries and pick-up locations here.
Download our printable form and send us a check, or pay via PayPal. Visit our ordering page for details.
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: email@example.com or 978-355-2853 (h), 978-257-1192 (cell) to sign up.
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.
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.
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.
View a gallery of the 2022 Large CSA Shares here.
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, kohlrabi, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, and winter squash.
Fall Share at a glance:
Over the four week season these shares might include: beets, broccoli, cilantro, carrots, garlic, kale, leeks, onions, parsley, potatoes, arugula, spinach, lettuce, Asian greens, collards, winter squash, and turnips.