CSA stand for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship between the farmer and farm “members” or “share-holders”. As a CSA member, you purchase all of your food ahead of time- which is why the price tag for one looks so big! However, if you divide that number by the total number of weeks that you’ll receive a share, you can see that it’s actually a very reasonable number to be spending on fresh, local produce each week. Added bonus- there’s a 12-15% discount already included!
The farm benefits by obtaining much needed capital before the growing season actually starts. The chunks of money received from CSA share sales help to offset the heavy costs associated with spring: seeds, equipment, fees, soil amendments and fertilizers all need to be purchased before the growing season starts.
Field Stone Farm offers 2 different shares, starting on June 5th and continues until October 16th for a total of 20 weeks. We also include a make-up week on October 23rd for those who missed a week over the course of the season. Our pick-ups are on Mondays from 4-6pm; you can choose to pick up at the farm or at Kenyon’s Hardware & Farm Supply in Northfield.
Salad Share: 20 weeks, $320 on farm/$345 delivered
The Salad Share is a small share perfect for the individual, couple, or family just venturing into the world of CSA. Valued at $16/week and consisting of 1/2lb of our salad mix (a blend of flavorful Asian greens and buttery leaf lettuce) and 3 to 4 additional items each week, Salad Share members are ensured to have the makings for the best, fresh local salads all summer long!
Farm Share: 20 weeks, $500 on farm/$525 delivered
Reap the full bounty of the farm! The Farm Share flows with the seasons and members get a taste of it all. Shares consist of 7 to 10 items each week – an average of $25 worth of produce – from salad greens to strawberries, tomatoes to onions, radishes to new potatoes, snap peas, green beans, and everything in between.