Drumlin Farm CSA
|Please note: Drumlin's Lincoln CSA is full for the summer, but we are still taking sign-ups for Boston's Re-Vision House. Visit the Re-Vision house website to find out how you can receive bags of Drumlin Farm produce in your neighborhood.|
What's a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In this model of farming the consumer enters into a direct and mutually beneficial relationship with the farmer and other members of the CSA. Members pay in advance (at a rate below our stand prices) for a season's worth of fresh, sustainably grown produce. The farmer, having identified a market before the season even begins, can then focus on growing great crops without having to scramble to find places to sell them during the busy season.
Why would I join the CSA when I can already buy veggies at your farm stand?
Agree to give us 8 hours of work assistance and we'll take an additional $100 off the price of your share. While picking the string beans, snap peas, or cherry tomatoes you'll be eating that night, you can teach your family the work that goes into producing the food we eat. The work commitment will also give you the chance to meet like-minded people from our community.
What kind of vegetables will I get, and in what quantity?
At Drumlin Farm, we grow most of the vegetables you find at the supermarket, but in an array of interesting varieties that are sure to please your taste buds. In mid-June, shares begin as a shopping bag's worth of spinach, lettuce, strawberries and radishes; by late July and August, shares swell to two bags worth of potatoes, onions, beets, carrots, tomatoes, melons and more. All told, for what amounts to about $25 per week, you'll receive twenty weeks of veggies and four weeks of apples and pears from a local, responsibly managed orchard. Keep in mind that this food is grown in your community and therefore not hauled long distances at a significant cost to the environment. We don't use any chemical pesticides or fertilizers on our crops. Instead, we build soil and plant health by applying compost and by growing and incorporating cover crops.
You can expect a variety of crops throughout the season:
How much does a share cost?
A share costs $575, or $475 if you agree to give us 8 hours of work in the fields. Shares are designed to feed two adults and two children. If you are a single adult and would like to split a share with another person, you are welcome to find that person and do so. You may also register on your own for a single share. It costs $350 or $250 depending on whether or not you choose the work option.
When do I pick-up my veggies?
Veggie pick-ups are on Wednesdays between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
If I live near Boston and can't drive to Lincoln each week, how can I still be a part of the Drumlin Farm CSA?
Visit the Re-Vision house website (www.vpi.org/Re-VisionFarm/index.html) to find out how you can receive bags of Drumlin Farm produce in your neighborhood. We deliver to Central and Porter Square in Cambridge, and to locations in Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, and Quincy.
For more information about Drumlin Farm CSA, download our brochure, or contact Matt Celona at 781-259-2236, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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