Drumlin Farm CSA - Summer Share
Drumlin Farm's 2007 Summer CSA is full. Check back in early March to sign up for our Summer 2008 CSA.
Welcome to Drumlin Farm's 2007 Summer CSA. Thanks to all those 2006 CSA members who filled out survey forms. We're pleased to read that the great majority of you had a positive and memorable experience this past summer. We're at work on our plan for the upcoming season, and we're incorporating your suggestions for more pick-your-own options and better signage in the pickup area for unfamiliar veggies like tatsoi and komatsuna. For those new to CSA farming, we've tried to answer some commonly asked questions here. Our farming brochure* provides more detail about the Drumlin Crops operation.
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 farmers, 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 $50 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.
|Drumlin Summer CSA Harvest Guide
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 early to mid-June, shares begin as a shopping bag's worth of spinach, lettuce, strawberries and radishes; by late July and August, shares swell to at least two bag's worth of potatoes, onions, beets, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, melons and more. The harvest peaks in early September, but as fall arrives, you still have raspberries and winter squash to look forward to. 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.
How much does a share cost?
A share costs $575, or $525 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 that. You may also register on your own for a single share. It costs $350 or $300 depending on whether or not you choose the work option.
When do I pick-up my veggies?
Veggie pick-ups are on Wednesdays between eleven and five.
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 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 J.P., Dorchester and Quincy.
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