This fall we’ll be offering a fall farm share/ CSA (CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture”). The farm share will have 8 weekly pickups (choose either Wed or Sat) from mid-October through mid-December (week of Oct 15 through week of Dec 10, with no pickup the week of Thanksgiving). This is a great way to commit to eating locally as the seasons change, and experience the late-fall bounty! It’s hard to beat tomato season, but late fall is one of the tastiest times for eating local veggies–tons of frost-sweetened greens, a wide variety of root vegetables, with fresh herbs and alliums (onions, shallots, leeks, and garlic) to heighten flavors. At each farm share pick up, you’ll get a box filled with freshly harvested produce and storage crops from our farm. We supplement our own crops with potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squash from a few other local farms (certified organic) to add a little more variety. We’ll also send out an email with each week’s share providing cooking suggestions and our recommendations for what to eat first/ what will keep longest, and how to store your produce to help it last as long as possible (some of these veggies will last for months if you store them properly).
- Pick Up Times: Wednesday 2-5pm or Saturday 10am-2pm.
- Pick Up Dates: 8 weeks, from the week of Oct 15 through the week of Dec 10 (skipping the week of Thanksgiving)
- Pick Up Location: our farmstand at 899 Stony Hill Rd, Wilbraham
- Cost: $200. Pay online using Paypal or credit card at checkout, or mail a check to us at 899 Stony Hill Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095 (choose the “pay at pickup” option to pay by check). If you would like to pay using SNAP/HIP or arrange to pay in installments, please email us at email@example.com.
- CSA registration will be open until Sept 30, or until we fill up.
What’s in a share?
The contents of the share will vary each week, and you can expect 6-8 veggies each week, including fresh leafy greens and storage crops like potatoes and carrots. We will supplement our own veggies with organic produce from other nearby farms in order to give you more variety (e.g. sweet potatoes, which we don’t grow ourselves). Here are a couple examples of what the share might look like one week:
- half pound spinach, half pound salad mix, 2.5 lb carrots, 2 lb sweet potatoes, bunch of beets, bunch of chard, 1 lb onions, bunch of kohlrabi
- half pound salad mix, head of cabbage, bunch of kale, starry night acorn squash, head of garlic, bunch of cilantro, bunch of scallions, 1 lb turnips