Want to join a CSA? Keep reading for a list of CSAs in Metrowest Massachusetts.
CSAs and Farms in Metrowest Massachusetts
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. They are local farms where local families can get locally grown produce, like fruits and vegetables. In some cases, you can get dairy like milk, cheese and eggs, or meats and flowers.
Many CSAs in Metrowest MA have vegetable shares, where families buy a share into the output of product on the farm. They can be small shares or large shares based on a calculation by the farm in how much food will be produced by the farm during the season. The larger the farm, the more families (or shares) can participate and be offered. Some CSAs have meat, dairy, bread and/or fruit shares too.
Larger shares are great for families that are large, or share with other families, the fruits and vegetables they get. Or if the family likes to can, jar or make things from the produce. Small shares are great for families that are couples, or small families, or just want a little bit of veggies and fruit to supplement their grocery list every week.
Each CSA is different so look into each to determine the farm's practices and what types of shares they offer to see which is the best option for your family. Note that some CSAs have waiting lists so it may take some time to become part of the farm community. So it is best to reach out in early winter to get on a list. However, always check the websites as spots do open up.
CSAs in Metrowest Massachusetts
Siena Farms, Sudbury. Also do home delivery.
Chestnut Farms – they come to all the farmers markets, but you can join their monthly CSA too. Also meat shares. Tangerini in Millis and they to half shares.
Hanson's Farm in Framingham. Full share and half share. Also at local Farmer's Markets.
Dover Farm in Dover. Fresh flowers and u-pick fruit and peas are included. Can compost kitchen scraps too.
Stillman's Farm. They have drop offs in both Southborough and Framingham on Mondays. They have fruits and veggies every week, and you can get a small share or a large share.
Heavens Harvest Farm. They also offer eggs, and now they are qualified whole foods supplier.
Drumlin Farm CSA. To join, become Audobon members and can visit anytime for free.
Verrill Farm CSA from Concord.
Picadilly Farm from New Hampshire – lots of drop off locations.
Lindentree in Lincoln. It's organic.
Stearns in Framingham. Full and half shares. Included pick your own as well as a flower share.
Lands Sake in Weston.
Powisset Farm in Dover. Full and small shares. Flower CSA, and local cheese, eggs. Pick your own too. Variety of vegetables and some fruit.
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