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Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

The Farm at Moose Hill

Since 2006, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary has been operating a 17-acre vegetable farm to provide Sharon and surrounding communities with an affordable source of high-quality, certified-organic produce.

Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program gives the community a chance to have a deeper connection with their food, knowing where it comes from and how it is grown. Our farm is also committed to improving Food Access through partnerships with hunger relief organizations and Farmer’s Markets.

Mass Audubon is committed to farming practices that protect the biodiversity and ecosystems of Massachusetts. We farm with the health of our adjacent woods, meadows, ponds, and vernal pools in mind.  

looking down on a spread of fresh veggies and sunflowers

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

The Farm at Moose Hill offers a CSA program from June through mid-October. Our CSA members enjoy 20 weeks of the freshest locally grown vegetables. 

In late spring, we celebrate the start of the program with tender leafy greens, spring onions, head lettuce, radishes, and other early crops. As the fields warm in the height of summer, volume and variety will grow to include tomatoes, sweet corn, summer squash, carrots, peppers, melons, cucumbers, and more. Finally, fall brings us winter squash, sweet potatoes, kale, cabbage, and broccoli. 

CSA members also have access to pick-your-own herbs, flowers, and additional crops like strawberries, peas, tomatoes, and more depending on what’s most abundant throughout the season. All shareholders receive weekly newsletters with cooking tips, recipes, and updates about our farm, farmers, and farming practices.

Registration for 2024 is now open! Prices will increase on January 1, 2024. The CSA will begin on June 5, 2024.

Types of Shares

Share size recommendations depend on cooking preferences and how central vegetables are to your diet. 

  • Full Share (20 weeks, ideal for 3-4 people) • $615 ($30 per week)
  • Small Share (20 weeks, ideal for 1-2 people) • $410 ($20 per week)
  • Pick-Your-Own Flower Share (12 weeks) • $125 ($10 per week)
  • Egg Share (optional add-on for CSA members only) • $140 for one dozen per week for 20 weeks or $70 for one dozen every other week for 10 weeks
  • Work Share (see FAQs below)

SNAP/HIP payments available.

Pick-Up Times & Locations

All members pick up once a week at the farm in Sharon or at the Boston Nature Center (BNC) in Mattapan. Your pickup day is selected when you sign up. Please note that CSA members will need to bring their own bags or containers to collect their share at either location.

The Farm at Moose Hill • 4 Moose Hill Street, Sharon

Wednesday or Friday, 2:30-6:30 pm

Boston Nature Center • 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan

Thursday, 3:00-6:00 pm

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Farm Stand

Don’t want to commit to a full CSA share? Drop by our Farm Stand to purchase organic vegetables, eggs, and our very own maple syrup.

4 Moose Hill Street, Sharon

June 5 to October 18, 2024
Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:30-6:30 pm

Farmer's Markets

You can also find our organic produce at several Farmer’s Markets in Boston from July through October.

Mattapan Square, Corner of Cummings Highway and Fairway St.

Saturdays 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), at its most basic, is an agreement between the grower and the consumer. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm through their growing season by paying in advance for a portion of the farm’s produce. This creates a season-long relationship between the farm and its CSA community. CSA members know exactly where their food comes from and receive a whole season's worth of fresh, organically grown produce.

We farm with the health of our adjacent woods, meadows, ponds, and vernal pools firmly in mind by actively stewarding these natural areas for birds and other wildlife. Purchasing a CSA share at the farm at Moose Hill not only supports our farming program, but also Mass Audubon’s overall mission to protect Massachusetts’ biodiversity and ecosystems.

Additionally, education is an important component of our farm which is why we offer volunteer opportunities, work shares, and a pick your own experience to help the community develop deeper connections with their food.

Here are some sample shares from past years.

Small Share 

  • June: Bunch of collards, bunch of turnips, bunch of spring onions, 2 broccoli, 2 bok choy, 6 garlic scapes, pint of strawberries, half pound of snow peas, pint of snap peas.
  • August: Bunch of kale, bunch of basil, 1 bag of string beans, 2 summer squash, 1 watermelon, 1 cantaloupe, choice of 4 pounds of tomatoes, choice of 4 peppers, pint of cherry tomatoes, 3 ears of corn, 2 onions.
  • October: Bag of salad greens, bunch of kale, bunch of turnips, 2 peppers, 3 pounds of sweet potatoes, 2 pounds of green tomatoes, 2 butternut squash, 2 garlic.

Full Share

  • June: Bunch of collards, bunch of turnips, bunch of spring onions, 4 broccoli, 3 bok choy, 12 garlic scapes, quart of strawberries, 1 pound of snow peas, quart of snap peas.
  • August: Bunch of kale, bunch of basil, 2 bags of string beans, 3 summer squash, 1 watermelon, 2 cantaloupes, choice of 6 pounds of tomatoes, choice of 6 peppers, pint of cherry tomatoes, 6 ears of corn, 3 onions.
  • October: Bag of salad greens, bunch of kale, bunch of turnips, 3 peppers, 6 pounds of sweet potatoes, 4 pounds of green tomatoes, 3 butternut squash, 3 garlic.

As the season progresses, we offer pick-your-own (PYO) opportunities. CSA shareholders are eligible to participate in PYO on their distribution day at no additional cost. PYO happens during the same hours as distribution. PYO info will be available in the farm barn as well as distributed via the weekly CSA email.

Pick-your-own is considered a normal part of your distribution so any pick-your-own activity must happen during your regularly scheduled distribution time. There are times when shareholders may choose not to participate in the pick-your-own option due to their own time constraints, weather, or interest in a particular crop. We cannot make switches to accommodate changes in schedules, weather, or interests of the shareholders.

If you cannot make it on a certain week, we invite you to send a friend, family member, or neighbor to collect your share.

All shareholders receive a confirmation when they register for our CSA. This confirmation contains all the dates for your pick-up. We suggest that you mark your calendars so that you do not miss a week. If you do miss a week, we are unable to allow you to “double up” the following week and we cannot refund money for a missed week.

With CSA Work Shares, you will have the opportunity to exchange work for a full or half share—no prior farm experience is necessary. 

Field Work Share

30 hours in exchange for a small share or for a discounted full share ($200).

The work also varies seasonally and includes a lot of bending and lifting. Please be prepared to get dirty and work in rain, shine, or heat. You may choose how to spread out your hours over the course of the 20-week season during the designated times.

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Wednesday and Saturday: 8:00-11:00 am

Work Share

45 hours in exchange for a full share

You will be responsible for helping with all aspects of distribution to ensure each week runs smoothly. This is a weekly commitment. Occasional absences can be accommodated with prior notice or swapping with another workshare. Responsibilities include:

  • Greet CSA members, farm stand customers, and guests. Answer any questions or refer them to the on-site staff member as needed. 
  • Provide weekly pickup instructions and pick-your-own information.  
  • Keep produce bins well-stocked throughout the shift and help with bagging items for distribution as needed. 
  • Maintain a clean and tidy pickup area both inside the barn and outside. 
  • Create a positive, welcoming atmosphere for all community members.   
  • This work includes bending and lifting repeatedly (please mention if this is a limitation for you).

Shifts (one per each day/time)

  • Wednesday, 2:00-4:30 pm and 4:15-6:45 pm
  • Friday, 2:00-4:30 pm and 4:15-6:45 pm

Inquire about work share opportunities

Yes! Discounted CSA shares are available for anyone wanting to pay with their SNAP benefits. We are also able to offer HIP benefits for the 2024 season! Please email us or call us at 781-486-3063 for pricing and additional information.

Yes, if you are not already a Mass Audubon member, we require that you become one in order to participate in our CSA program. You can sign up at the time of registration or purchase a membership on its own. With your Mass Audubon membership you gain access to over 60 wildlife sanctuaries throughout the state as well as discounts on purchases in the Mass Audubon Shop and discounts if you choose to take a program. 

Growing Practices

We grow our produce using organic principles—no chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers—and we exceed the organic standard by:

  • Building soil health through crop rotation and green-manuring. As crops are harvested, we till the plants back into the soil and plant cover crops. These crops ("green manure") help fix nitrogen and build organic matter when they are also tilled back into the soil.
  • Utilizing row cover for pest exclusion and management as an alternative to chemical approaches.
  • Testing our soil yearly and add nutrients, such as chicken manure, to the fields. All of our soil fertility derives from natural sources such as cover crops and organic compost.
  • Using limited drip irrigation in our lower field. Our focus on building healthy soils allows us to limit irrigation, which is an energy-intensive method of watering plants and producing food. We choose to have some crops with drip irrigation providing needed water at the roots of the plant.
  • Limiting our consumption of non-reusable materials. Beds are covered with straw for mulching and we use reusable crates to distribute our produce.
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  • A man in an orange shirt tosses a watermelon to a man in a green and blue striped shirt. A woman stands on a truck bed, waiting to toss the watermelon into a white box.
    Moose Hill, Sharon
  • Several red and green tomatoes hanging off of green vines.
    Moose Hill, Sharon
  • looking down on a spread of fresh veggies and sunflowers
  • bees buzzing around a yellow beehive
  • CSA volunteers and staff picking vegetables in the farm
  • CSA volunteer smiling and holding a bucket of leafy greens
  • CSA worker washing two handfuls of spinach
  • Bottles of maple syrup, honey, and assorted other sundries on shelves at the Moose Hill farm stand
  • Moose Hill's stall at a farmer's market - two staff are behind a table while a customer talks to them holding a bunch of sunflowers
  • CSA worker smiling and tossing a round vegetable to a colleague, out of frame
  • CSA staff loading buckets of greens onto the bed of a truck