The Food Project’s community supported agriculture (CSA) program is a partnership between our farms and a community of supporters. At the beginning of each season, CSA members purchase a "share" of the coming season's crops so that the farms can cover the costs of growing. In return, The Food Project provides members with a healthy supply of sustainably grown, fresh vegetables, flowers, and herbs each week throughout the farm season.
Summer CSA Share Sign-Ups Are Now Open!
Lincoln Farm Share
Metro Boston Box Share
Lynn Farm Share
Beverly Farm Share
Winter CSA Lincoln
Enjoy fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruit and herbs straight from the farm.
Provide meaningful work opportunities for local youth.
Support our work distributing fresh, healthy food through local food pantries.
Why The Food Project? Youth. Food. Community. Three extremely important issues that intersect in one place: The Food Project. From our urban farms to our volunteer program, we bring together youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build local and sustainable food systems.
Details The Food Project's CSA provides a bountiful amount of produce every week from June through late October. Food from our farms is available in Arlington, Beverly, Brookline, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, Lincoln, Lynn, Roxbury, and Somerville.
Questions? Call 781-259-8621 x20 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All of The Food Project's vegetables, herbs, and flowers are grown using sustainable growing methods. Sustainable agriculture is the practice of growing food in a way that preserves and enhances the environment, provides economic opportunity and good health for individuals and communities, and connects people to the land around them. We do not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides and distribute our food only to local communities where we work.
Community supported agriculture is a unique model of local agriculture. Its roots reach back almost 40 years to Japan where a group of women concerned about the increase in food imports and the corresponding decrease in the farming population initiated a direct growing and purchasing relationship between their group and local farms. This arrangement, called "teikei" in Japanese, translates to "putting the farmers' face on food." This concept traveled to Europe and in 1985, was adapted for the U.S. and given the name "Community Supported Agriculture" at Indian Line Farm, Massachusetts. It is estimated that there are now over 13,000 CSA farms across North America.