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CSA Shares Available Now!

Youth Harvesting Watermelons for the CSA
Youth Harvesting Watermelons for the CSA
On a sunny June afternoon, you are strolling up and down bountiful rows of vegetables of all sizes, shapes, and colors. As you pick your share of berries and peas for the week, you taste a few along they way. The sugar snap peas are crisp and fresh; the strawberries are sweet and tangy, and their delicious juice runs down your chin as you sink your teeth into the bright fruit. At the end of the row is the rest of your haul for the week: lettuce, spinach, arugula, swiss chard, garlic scapes, bok choi, radishes, turnips, and scallions, all grown here at The Food Project's farm in Lincoln, Mass. You take one last strawberry and gather up your bags of riches to head over to the herb garden.

Are you eager to taste flavorful fruits and vegetables straight off the plant this summer? Then you have come to the right place. The Food Project is pleased to announce that our summer CSA shares are now available for sale! This summer, we will have on-farm shares at our farms in Lincoln, Beverly, and Lynn, Mass., as well as box share drop-offs in Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, Lincoln, Roxbury, and Somerville.

Here at The Food Project, we think of our CSA (community supported agriculture) program as a partnership between our farms and a community of supporters. Each member or family purchases a share of the crops that will be grown that season, and The Food Project provides delicious, sustainably-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers each week.

We offer on-farm shares at our farms in Beverly, Lincoln, and Lynn, Mass. On-farm members visit the farm each week from June to October to pick up their shares directly from our farm staff. In addition to the share, on-farm members have the opportunity to go into the fields themselves to pick certain crops, such as berries, herbs, and tomatoes. Members of our Lincoln on-farm CSA can also enjoy our children's garden, a small garden designed for youngsters to explore, play, and learn about the garden through all of their senses. For our box share members, we offer convenient drop-off sites at a variety of locations in the metro Boston area.

With a CSA share from The Food Project, you are guaranteed to have fresh, local, and delicious vegetables to feed yourself and your family every week. You will also be supporting TFP's youth and community programs. Your vegetables are tended and harvested each week by the diverse, dedicated group of teenagers in our Summer Youth Program. At the same time, these teenagers are helping to grow food that will be donated to hunger relief organizations and sold at farmers' markets in underserved urban neighborhoods. We love the food that we grow and the people who grow it, and we hope that you will consider a Food Project CSA share for your family in 2013!

 

For more information about The Food Project’s CSA program, please check out our CSA web page, email [email protected], or call 781-259-8621 x20.

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