Farm Share (CSA)
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We believe that healthy farming leads to healthy people and a healthy community. This is why Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon has partnered with a local farm to offer nearby residents the opportunity to take part in a summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.
Shareholders in the CSA participate in the risks and uncertainties of farming, and they share in the rewards of a bountiful harvest. There are many CSA models in existence today and each is as unique as the farm that manages it-- shareholders have a variety of ways to be more directly connected to their food, to the land, and to those who tend the soil.
The Moose Hill Community Farm CSA serves many purposes including:
- Offering organic, locally-grown food to Sharon and neighboring residents.
- Welcoming families into our fields, in an effort to connect future generations with their food.
- Supporting Ward’s Berry Farm, a local family-run farm.
- Providing fresh, organic produce to the greater community, giving back to those who are in need.
The Wards brothers are responsible for all of the cultivation of the land and planting of the crops on our 17 acres and Moose Hill oversees the management, harvesting, and distribution of the crops.
A share in the height of summer may include lettuce, radish, broccoli, heirloom tomatoes, plum tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, sweet corn, melons, squash, and potatoes. As the season progresses, we also offer pick-your-own opportunities at distribution time. These include beans, peas, flowers, cherry tomatoes, and even popcorn! Check out our Harvest Schedule (download above) to better understand the variety and distribution of the crops grown in a typical year.
In addition, each year we partner with other local farmers to offer our shareholders non-certified, free range eggs, courtesy of Brambly Farms in Norfolk or fresh fish from Cape Ann Fresh Catch out of Gloucester.
Latest Blog Post: Down on the Farm
As we enter our 10th growing season (wow, where has the time gone), we have so much to celebrate at Moose Hill Community Farm. Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary has leased land to a local commercial family farm, Ward’s Berry Farm, for years. Discussions around organic farming began over 10 years ago between the former Sanctuary Director, […]