2017 CSA Shares ON SALE NOW!
2017 CSA share sign ups are OPEN! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
Spring Share is 8 weeks beginning in late April. Summer full and partial shares run 16 weeks, and the Fall share is 5 pickups over 10 weeks. Also try out a Pick-Your-Own veggie or flower share! This year we will be experimenting with strawberries!
All CSA Share Memberships include Friend of the Farm Benefits.
Posted by MCFBoard :: Thursday, February 16 :: 1:54pm
2017 CSA share sign ups are OPEN!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
Spring Share is 8 weeks beginning in late April.
Summer full and partial shares run 16 weeks from mid-June
Fall share is 5 pickups over 10 weeks
Also try out a Pick-Your-Own veggie or flower share. This year we will be experimenting with strawberries!
All CSA Memberships include Friend of the Farm Benefits
*** CLICK HERE FOR 2017 SIGN UP FORM ***
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
It is a model that creates a mutually beneficial relationship between local consumers and farmers. It helps farmers in ways that other conventional markets can't, by having customers become members of the farm that sign up and prepay before the growing season begins, ensuring a customer base for the farmer and funds to grow seedlings and plant them before the product is ready for sale. In turn, a CSA helps to preserve local farmland and supports community development by bringing people together and fostering a connection to the land.
Each week during the growing season CSA members are paid back for their investment in vegetables! CSA members benefit when the farm does well by receiving a greater value of produce over the course of the season than they paid at the beginning. Our goal is to give our members a 10-20% return on their investment for each CSA share. CSA members can look forward to the freshest veggies and get to enjoy the unique and delicious flavors of varieties that can't be found in the grocery store all while supporting their local economy.
For answers to frequently asked questions, click here
Please read the Member Agreement to learn more about the risks and benefits of participating in a CSA.
2017 CSA Share Options
At Medway Community Farm we offer several different share types to try to best accommodate our members.
8 weeks, beginning April 25th, ending mid-June
Tuesday or Thursday Pick Up [Every week]
Cost: $230 with Credit Card, $220 with check or money order discount
Example share: 1 bunch scallions, 1 bunch sweet turnip, 1 bag spinach, 1 bunch of red giant mustard greens, 1 bunch of baby bok choy, 1 bunch salad radish, 1 head lettuce, 1 bag arugula
Summer Full Share
15-16 Weeks beginning June 19th, ending in early October
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday Pick Up [Every Week]
Cost: $510 with Credit Card, $500 with check or money order discount
Example Share: 3lbs tomatoes, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 2 heads lettuce, 1 melon, 3/4 lb string beans, 1 bunch herbs, 5 hot peppers, 1 lb carrots, 1 lb new potatoes, 2lbs cucumbers/zucchini mix, 2 lbs eggplant/peppers mix
Summer Partial Share
15-16 weeks, beginning June 19th, ending beginning of October
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday Pick Up [Every Week]
Cost: $310 with Credit Card, $300 check or money order discount
Example Share: 2lbs tomatoes, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 1 melon, 1 bunch herbs, 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini, 1lb carrots, 1lb peppers
10 weeks, beginning Tuesday, October 10th, ending in early December
***** This share will be an Every-Other-Week Pick up *****
We will distribute 2 weeks worth of vegetables each Pick up.
Tuesday or Thursday pickup
Cost: $300 Credit Card, $290 check or money order discount.
Example Share: 1 bunch kale, 2 pieces winter squash, 1lb storage radish, 1lb storage turnip, 2lbs potatoes, 2lbs sweet potatoes, 1 bag lettuce mix, 3 ears popcorn, 1 bunch leeks, 1 bunch herbs, 1 bunch carrots, 1/2lb garlic, 1 head lettuce, 1 head Napa cabbage, 2 lb onions
All Vegetable Share Memberships include Friend of the Farm Benefits
Pick Your Own Vegetable Share:
PYO any day of the week (do not have to pick same as CSA share pick up day, if doing both)
Dates: 3rd week of June – 3rd week of September (approx 12 weeks)
Cost: $60 if you are adding this to a CSA Share purchase, $70 if you are purchasing a stand-alone PYO Share.
Description: Pick a variety of small vegetables, herbs, and flowers over the course of the summer. Crops include peas, beans, mini sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes, mini eggplant, tomatillos, husk cherries, zinnias, sunflowers, cosmos, dill, cilantro, basil and more. This year we will be experimenting with a variety of strawberries in the PYO.
Pick Your Own Flower Share:
PYO any day of the week.
Dates: Approximately 10 weeks, flexible start date around the last week of June.
Cost: $110 credit card, $100 check/cash discount
Description: Roughly 15-20+ stems for an excellent locally grown bouquet each week! Lots of zinnias, cosmos, calendula, celosia, statice, strawflower, sunflowers and more! Learn how to make a great bouquet with specially selected pieces of filler, herbal additions, flowers and more.
Egg shares are be available as an add-on to Spring, Summer, and Fall shares.
Spring - 8 weeks
- $48 1 dozen eggs/week
- $24 1/2 dozen eggs/week
Summer – 16 weeks
- $96 1 dozen eggs/week
- $48 1/2 dozen eggs/week
Fall – 5 Pickups, every-other-week
- $30 1 dozen eggs/pick up
- $60 2 dozen eggs/pick up
Description: We will partner again this year with Pumpkin Farm of Medway to supply you some excellent local, cage-free eggs for your enjoyment.
Posted by MCFBoard :: Wednesday, January 25 :: 4:29pm
UPDATE: position filled. Welcome to Alison Dempsey. Meet her making things happen around the farm, and look for her guiding our Education programming this year!
Thank you to everyone who helped connect great people with the Farm on our way to finding the best solution.
MCF Education Coordinator – Part Time Position
A wonderful opportunity for the right person interested in any, some, or all: food and agriculture, food education, outdoor education, community organizing, and not-for-profit organization development.
This role has responsibility for organization and facilitation of the current educational programs with Medway School's grades 2, 3, 4, and 6, also including Summer Programming at Medway Community Farm, and classes offered through Medway Community Education. This includes oversight and management of education dates, activities, materials purchases, and volunteer support, and development of potential new programs.
For further details see complete Posting here.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Don Franzen: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letter should include your interest in the position, relevant skills and background. Interviews will be conducted with qualified applicants. Anticipated start date by February 15, 2017.
MCF provides equal opportunity employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes.