2013 CSA Shares
5 Full Summer Shares Available for Saturday Pick-up! Email our Farm Manager to sign up: email@example.com
Why Join Our CSA?
Thank you for your interest in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership at Medway Community Farm. We are striving to develop a working farm that enhances Medway's rural character, enriches our community, and provides a setting for outdoor and farm education for all ages. We are reaching out to community members who believe in what we do and are willing and able to support our growth.
The CSA model is a farm business plan in which individuals are able to pre-purchase a portion (usually referred to as a share) of the farm's harvest. By paying in advance, individuals enable us to afford the supplies, tools and labor needed to grow your food without incurring significant debt.
By purchasing a share you are committing to the realities of a local harvest, and to the farm itself, adjusting your diet week by week to include all the fresh, healthy vegetables the farm is able to produce at that time. It takes some commitment on the part of the shareholder to be ready to cook a few nights a week, look up recipes (or be willing to try the ones provided by the farmer and other members), and the rewards are well worth the effort.
It is empowering to nurture yourself and your loved ones with vegetables that were grown in an ecologically and socially responsible way. Please read more about the CSA we are planning for next year in the following paragraphs. If you have any further questions please do no hesitate to contact our farm manager, Brittany Sidway, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email our Farm Manager Brittany at email@example.com to sign up.
2013 Share Options
Investment Share: Sign up for THREE YEARS of Spring, Summer and Fall Produce SOLD OUT!
Dates: April 30th 2013- December 2015 (minimum 102 weeks of produce @ approx.23.5/week)
Description: Make a long term commitment to your farm and give us the opportunity to invest in revenue generating and cost saving equipment that will bring our operations to a sustainable level. By purchasing this share you will not be subjected to potential price increases in 2014 or 2015. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and discuss payment options. (10 shares available)
All Season Shares: $800 (save $50: average $23.5/week for produce, 34 weeks) SOLD OUT!
A great option for those of you who would like to purchase Spring, Summer (FULL ONLY) and Fall shares. Please see the description for Spring, Summer FULL and Fall shares below to learn about this share option. (Up to 65 available)
Spring Share: Tuesday Pickup Only SOLD OUT!
Dates: April 30th through June 4th (6 weeks)
Cost: $125 (approx $23.75/week)
Description: For those of you who can’t wait until the first day of our regular CSA pick up and love fresh spring greens and tender baby roots this is a great way to start your veggie loving season. (65 shares available)
Summer Share, FULL: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Pickup
Dates: June 11th – October 29th (21 weeks)
Cost: $550 (approx $26/week)
Description: Each week will bring 10-16lb of freshly harvested summer goodies directly to your kitchen. We grow over 50 vegetable varieties and strive to balance our shares between salad greens, cooking greens, fruits, roots and specialty crops. Each pick up will offer some choices as to which items you take home. (100 available)
Summer Share, PARTIAL: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Pickup SOLD OUT!
Dates: June 11th – October 29th (21 weeks)
Cost: $300 (approx $14/week)
Description: Each week will bring 5-8lb of freshly harvested summer goodies directly to your kitchen. We grow over 50 vegetable varieties and strive to balance our shares between salad greens, cooking greens, fruits, roots and specialty crops. Each pick up will offer some choices as to which items you take home. This is the “re-named” Half Share from last year. (100 available)
Fall Share: Tuesday Pickup Only WAIT LIST ONLY (email to be added to wait list)
Dates: November 5th – December 17th (7 weeks)
Cost: $175 (approx $25/week)
Descriptions: For those of you who dread the last day of CSA pick up, fear no more! This share option provides delicious farm fresh food almost all the way through December! Enjoy hard storage items such as potatoes, winter squash, onions, carrots, cabbage and more along with cooking greens and salad greens from our two hoop houses. Pick up will be in theFarmCommunity Centerto avoid cold weather. (65 shares available)
Pick Your Own: Any day of the week (you do not have to pick on your CSA pick up day)
Dates: 3rd week of June – 3rd week of September (approx 14 weeks)
Description: Last year was our first attempt at a pick your own garden and we learned a lot. This year we are aiming to have a minimum of two, ideally three different crops for you to pick each week of the pick your own. The amounts will be judged by crop success and availability with the goal of offering a minimum of $7 worth of produce/herbs/flowers each week (up from $5 last year). PYO is a great way to give yourself and your family the chance to work with your hands in the garden and pick some of the more precious summer treats like sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes. (50 available)
Flower Share: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Pickup
Dates: June 24th – September 9th (12 weeks)
Pick up a beautiful bouquet of freshly picked, freshly arranged flowers at the farm. We grow a wide variety of annuals and some perennials with bouquet styles varying as the season progresses. (Up to 40 available)
Flower Half Share: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Dates June 24th – September 2nd (6 weeks – every other week)
Cost: $55 (Up to 80 available)
Egg Share: More information will be available later in the season for egg share sign up. You will be contacted when egg shares are available.