2020 CSA Share Options
2020 Summer Share: Additional shares now available!
The Summer Share runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 22 weeks, from June 1 through October 30.
We have re-opened CSA registration for a short time. Sign up now and pick up your summer share starting the week of July 13, 2020. These additional shares are available for pickup on Fridays (Barre, Holden) only. Sorry, our Monday and Wednesday shares are sold out!
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 and $510 for shares starting July 13th. 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 and $345 for shares starting July 13th. 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 and $255 for shares starting July 13th. 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: Registration still open
Our Fall Share runs for 4 weeks on Mondays only: 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 are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for Summer Shares and Monday only for Fall Shares.
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.
To purchase CSA shares, you may use PayPal or the printable form.
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, $525.50 for shares beginning on July 13th
- Summer Medium: $490 for full season, $355.50 for shares beginning on July 13th
- Summer Small: $361 for full season, $263 for shares beginning on July 13th
- Fall Share: $124.
Credit card prices for shares delivered to Holden, Paxton, Princeton or Worcester:
- Summer Large: $766.50 for full season, $558.50 for shares beginning on July 13th
- Summer Medium: $535 for full season, $388.50 for shares beginning on July 13th
- Summer Small: $406 for full season, $296 for shares beginning on July 13th
- Fall Share: $133.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-355-2853 (h), 978-257-1192 (cell) to sign up.
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.
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.
We can always use your donations of
- grocery-sized paper and plastic bags
- clean brown cardboard
- dozen-sized egg cartons, cardboard only