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Community Supported Agriculture

 


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
Pickup on our farm in Lincoln, MA. Now selling for the 2014 season!

Metro Boston Box Share
Pickup in Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, Lincoln, Roxbury, Somerville, and Wellesley. Now selling for the 2014 season!

Lynn Farm Share
Now selling for the 2014 season!
Pickup on our farm in Lynn, MA.

Beverly Farm Share
Pickup on our farm in Beverly, MA.

Special Seasonal Offerings from our Lincoln farm.

Spring Greens Share: Five weeks of greens, with an average of four lbs. a week. Pickup on our farm in Lincoln, MA. Now selling for the 2014 season!

 

Winter CSA Shares
1.) Thanksgiving share: One 40-50 lb. pickup in Lincoln on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

AND/OR

2.) Deep Winter share: One box pickup in Lincoln on Friday, December 13

The Thanksgiving and Deep Winter Shares are purchased seperately.


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.

 

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