Heirloom tomatoes, juicy cantaloupes, sweet corn, and more! Enjoy the height of the growing season with our Summer Share. At each distribution we aim to provide our shareholders with 8-18 different crops, filling the weekly vegetable needs of a family of four, or 2-4 adults, depending on how often you cook and how central vegetables are to your diet. We aim to provide a 20% return on initial investment to our shareholders, and pass along the abundance when we experience bumper crops. Shareholders also receive weekly emails with cooking tips, recipes, and updates about our farm, farmers, and farming practices. Shareholders fill their own bags from a set list of freshly harvested crops. Pickup is located at the farm stand, right next to the admissions area.
Watch for a welcome e-mail and your first weekly newsletter from our growers on Tuesday June 26th with additional info and recipes. Please bring your own bags and/or boxes to pack your veggies.
Summer CSA share holders can also particpate in our Veggie Pick-your-own (PYO) in which you will harvest set amounts of cherry tomatoes, string beans, and (new this year) huskcherries. Depending on field conditions, strawberries, sugar snap peas, and shell peas may also be included. Due to limited quantities and to the prohibitive amount of time it takes us to harvest them for all of our shareholders, these particular crops are either excluded or offered in limited quantities to regular CSA shareholders. Gain access to greater volumes of these farm favorites by enrolling in PYO. Please note that PYO requires an additional 2-3 minute walk to our growing fields and happen rain, shine, or high heat.To register for this option add Summer CSA PYO Veggies to your cart.
In addition you can also particpate in our Pick-your-own flowers (PYOF) share in which you will harvest flowers with the guidance of PYO facilitators. PYOF shareholders will pick a bouquet of an established size for 10 weeks during the summer months. We grow zinnias, cosmos, sweet william, gomphrena, salvia, celosia, ornamental amaranths and grasses, and dahlias. Water and scissors will be available in the fields. Please note that PYO requires an additional 2-3 minute walk to our growing fields and happen rain, shine, or high heat. To register for this option add Summer CSA PYO flowers to your cart.
*We often partner with other Massachusetts farms and growers to offer optional additions like a six-week seasonal fruit share in the fall. We will notify you of these options as they become available, along with pricing for each addition.
Work Share - Please contact us at email@example.com for more information about this year's work share options. Field work shares are available, and offer a $50 discount off the price of the share. Work shares are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mass Audubon Membership - If you are not already a Mass Audubon member, we ask that you join Mass Audubon at the family or a higher level in order to participate in our CSA program. Learn more about the different levels of membership and their benefits at: www.massaudubon.org/membership.
Growing Practices- We believe that healthy food begins with healthy soil, and healthy soil depends on the vitality of surrounding ecosystems. 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. We follow all organic farming guidelines, and are committed to sustainable soil management by including rest periods in our crop rotation and by spreading our own compost over fields to promote soil fertility—compost made at Drumlin Farm from our humanely-raised livestock. We never use any chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Purchasing a CSA share at Drumlin Farm not only supports our farming program, but also Mass Audubon's overall mission to protect Massachusetts' biodiversity and ecosystems.
Questions? Check out our FAQ online at www.massaudubon.org/drumlin or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Distributions are from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm and run from -June September 4th. Pick-up location is at the Farm Stand near the admissions area; watch for a welcome e-mail and your first weekly newsletter from our growers on Tuesday June 25th with additional info and recipes. Please bring your own bags and/or boxes to pack your veggies in.