Drumlin Farm CSA Winter Share
The Drumlin Farm Winter Share is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program where members receive a variety of sustainably grown Drumlin Farm vegetables from November to the middle of February, on scheduled pick-up dates.
We store our own fresh, locally grown produce using the traditional method of a root cellar. CSA members enjoy a variety of our winter storage crops: carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, winter squash, parsnips, beets, radish, kohlrabi, cabbage, celeriac, and turnips. In November, members also receive a share of our late fall field harvests, including Brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, radish, and lettuce.
If you have questions about our 2012-2013 Winter CSA program please email firstname.lastname@example.org or download our FAQ.
2012-2013 WINTER CSA PROGRAMS
Winter Regular Share (Full Share $500, Half Share $250) – Regular Share Members enjoy eight distributions of vegetables from our farm. Members also receive bi-weekly e-newsletters with cooking tips, recipes, updates, and information about our farm, farmers, and farming practices. Register for these programs.
Winter Work Share (Full Share $450, Half Share $200) – Work Share members commit to work with us for 8 hours during October and early November in order to receive a $50 discount on the Regular Share, described above.
Mass Audubon Membership ($32) – If you are not already a Mass Audubon member, we require that you become one in order to participate in our CSA program. We offer new CSA members a one-time discounted membership rate of $32. If you are already a member, we ask you renew your membership at the normal rate. Learn more about Mass Audubon membership benefits.
Greens Share (SOLD OUT) – Each winter, we grow mustard greens and lettuces in our greenhouse. There is currently a waiting list for our Greens Share. We’re soon hoping to expand our capacity to grow greens during the winter through additional winter growing structures.
Optional Winter CSA Additions – Each year, we partner with other Massachusetts farms and growers to offer our Winter CSA members optional additions (i.e. apples, cider, beans, eggs, cranberries) to the vegetables they receive from our fields.
Pick-Up Location & Hours
Our Winter CSA shares are distributed here at the farm in Lincoln, MA. The Winter CSA share begins two weeks before Thanksgiving and ends in February. We distribute Thursdays from 12PM—5PM on eight scheduled pick-up dates.
Our Root Cellar
To store our vegetables through the winter, we use the most traditional, energy efficient method to keep our produce fresh: a root cellar. A root cellar is any underground storage space that helps maintain an optimal temperature and humidity for keeping vegetables fresh.
We use ventilated cold air from outside to maintain an optimal temperature between 32°F—40°F and 90 percent humidity. This allows us to avoid using electric refrigeration, an energy intensive method of storing vegetables. We harvest most of our storage vegetables in mid-October and can depend upon their staying fresh under these conditions until spring.