Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 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 Wards brothers are responsible for the cultivation of the land and planting of the crops on our 17 acres. Moose Hill oversees the management, harvesting, and distribution of the crops. Both the groups work on maintaining organic standards for annual certification.
The CSA program at Moose Hill serves many purposes including:
- Offering organic, locally-grown food to surrounding communities.
- 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.
What's In Your Share?
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, and cherry tomatoes.
Download our Harvest Schedule 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 eggs from free-running chickens, courtesy of Chip-In Farm in Bedford or fresh fish from Cape Ann Fresh Catch out of Gloucester.