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Now selling for the 2014 season!

Please call 781-259-8621 x20.

Every week from June to the end of October, Summer CSA shareholders are invited to our Lincoln farm to receive a wide variety of fresh, local, sustainably grown vegetables. 

Shareholders will receive 8-24 pounds of produce each week. The poundage increases as the summer harvest gets into full swing. There will also be certain Pick-Your-Own vegetables, berries, herbs, and flowers available for shareholders to harvest each week.

Shareholders also receive a weekly email newsletter during the CSA season featuring lists of produce in that week's share, recipes, news about the farm, and more. Click here to view past CSA newsletters.

How do I sign up?

To apply for this year's CSA, download an application and mail it to us with your initial payment. You can also call 781-259-8621 x20 with your credit card information to sign up or buy online through the links below.

What is the Cost?

CSA shareholders pay $37.50 per week for 20 weeks of organically grown produce, payable all at once or in four monthly installments. The share price includes an average of $35 worth of produce each week, plus a voluntary, tax-deductible donation of $2.50 toward The Food Project's innovation Farm to Family program, which makes CSA shares available to low-income families at HeadStart centers in Boston. Total cost: $750 for 20 weeks.

Can I choose not to contribute to Farm to Family with my Share?

Yes. If paying online, entire "optout" in the coupon code section below and you will be directed to a Paypal page in which the Farm to Family contribution is removed from your total. If paying by mail, mark "I choose not to contribute to Farm to Family" on your application and make out your check according to the instructions. 

 

 

To purchase a Lincoln box share with one payment click below:

 


 

To purchase a Lincoln box share with an installment plan click below:

Lincoln Farm Pickup
  Number of payments 4
  Start payments At checkout
 
Due* Amount
At checkout $195.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3) $185.00 USD
Total $750.00 USD
* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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To Pay by Mail:

Download an application and mail it with a check to: 

The Food Project CSA
10 Lewis Street
Lincoln, MA 01773

Checks should be made out to "The Food Project"

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people does a share feed?
A share is designed to feed 2-3 vegetarian adults or a family of four with mixed diets.

Can I split a share?
The Food Project only sells full shares. If you would like to split a share with a friend, you may arrange to do so, but the full share must be picked up by one or both parties. We cannot accomodate two half share pick-ups in the same week.

When does the CSA begin?
Distribution begins the second week in June and continues through the end of October.

Where is the pick-up site?
Shares are available for pickup at The Food Project's farm in Lincoln. For directions, click here.

What days can I pick up my food?
Pick-up days are Tuesdays or Thursdays between 1:00 and 6:00pm. 

What do I do if I am on vacation?
Share your share! CSA members can have a guest pick up their food. If no one picks up your share, the produce will be donated to a local Food Pantry.

What do I get each week?
We offer a variety of crops throughout the growing season. Most items such as potatoes, squash, salad greens and tomatoes will be available for several weeks, while other crops such as garlic scapes might only be harvested for one or two weeks. Each week you will receive an email newsletter with a list of items in your share, farm news, and food preparation tips.

Is the produce organic?
All of The Food Project's vegetables, herbs, and flowers are grown using sustainable growing methods, however our land has not been certified as organic. One of the main reasons we are not certified is that we are in constant communication, both by word of mouth and in newsletters, about what we are doing on the land. The foundation of a CSA model is a relationship of trust between the growers and the consumers--knowing your land and your farmer is much more reliable than having a label on your vegetables. For The Food Project, sustainable agriculture means 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 on our crops.

Do I get fruit in my share?
You can expect watermelons, cantaloupes, strawberries and blackberries in your share. 

Can CSA members harvest?
There are certain pick-your-own vegetable, berry, herb and flower areas designated for on-farm CSA members. 

Are there any other benefits to being a member of The Food Project's CSA?
As a member of our CSA you will not only enjoy five months of fresh, local produce, but you will also be part of The Food Project community. You will receive The Food Project's newsletter, and invitations to other Food Project events. We also welcome volunteers in the spring and fall on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Questions? Please call 781-259-8621 x21 or email [email protected].

The Food Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Tax ID: 04-3262532

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