What is a CSA anyway?
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 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.
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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 beginning of October
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday Pick Up- Every Week Pick up
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
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 first week in 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:
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 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:
Pick up 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 zinnas, 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.
Dates: Egg shares will 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 pick ups, every other week
- $30 1 dozen eggs/pick up
- $60 2 dozen eggs/pick up
Description: We plan to partner again this year with the Pumpkin Farm of Medway this year to supply you some very excellent local, cage-free eggs for your enjoyment.