CSA is a share of produce purchased before the upcoming season to help fund the farm’s purchase of supplies, seed, and equipment. In exchange, shareholders receive a weekly amount of produce of their own choosing. Shares are set up ‘market style’ and members are free to choose the items that they would like. This means, if you don’t like kale then you don’t need to take it! Some items may be limited depending on supply. We do not pre-box items unless requested. In addition, shareholders have access to pick their own herbs, flowers, and peas. Shares run for 20 weeks from the first week of June through mid-October.
How do CSA members benefit?
In return for a CSA member’s support, the CSA member sees a cost savings in produce. A member’s weekly share costs $28.75, but the value of produce that you receive is worth $30-55 for most weeks, increasing as the season progresses. That is a cost savings of up to 47%!
What is in a share?
Share variety changes throughout the season and is dependent on the weather. Most every week you will receive the components to make salads (mesclun mix, arugula, spinach, lettuce, etc) and main meals (bunched greens, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, beets, etc). For a more complete list, please visit our What We Grow page.
This year we are offering two share sizes. Shares are a generous tote bag (size depending on share size) filled with your choice of vegetables plus additional ‘out of bag’ items.
A full share will easily feed a family of four.
A small share size will feed two adults.
We now accept most major credit cards for payment!
A full share costs $575 for 20 weeks of produce.
A small share costs $400 for 20 weeks of produce.
There are many payment options to choose from, including payment plans for those that can’t afford to pay the whole cost upfront.
- Thursdays on the farm from 3:00pm-6:00pm
- Saturdays at the Greenfield Farmer’s Market from 8am-12:30pm
How do I Join?
You can make a full payment or place a deposit on a share through PayPal below. A credit card fee of 2% is included in the price- For a large share, the fee is $11.50 and for a small share the fee is $8. If you would like to pay by check and avoid the credit card fee or would like to set up a payment plan, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call Maria at 413-339-4393 and leave your address on the answering machine if you would like a hard copy of our CSA brochure in the mail. You can also email me at email@example.com to request a brochure.
You can also find our brochures on bulletin boards around Shelburne Falls or at the Green Fields Co-op.