Four-Season Farm Share F.A.Q.

Q: A year-round CSA in New England? What does that look like?

A: 2017 will be our twelfth growing season as a CSA farm. Five years ago, we challenged ourselves and our customers to take our farm and CSA program to the next level: year-round Farm Shares. With careful use of our 1500 sq. ft. root cellar and 3000 sq. ft. greenhouse, we're able to deliver weekly Farm Shares for 48 of 52 weeks each year (for our four, twelve-week seasons).

Our Spring Pantry Farm Share is a combination of our own produce, both storage crops out of the root cellar in the early spring plus fresh field crops later in the spring (such as spring-dug parsnips, baby salad greens, radishes, rhubarb, sorrel, etc.), as well as local produce and pantry items sourced from our favorite farmers, chefs, and producers across New England. These products include favorites such as Four Star Farm flours and grains from Northfield, MA; Karma Coffee beans roasted right here in Sudbury; fresh-baked bread from local bakeries; preserved and pickled summer vegetables from local farms, and more. As a "pantry share," it is inspired by the many talented purveyors who have been supplying their artisanal foods to our farmstores in the South End and at the Boston Public Market. Local farm products from the region include such treats as dry beans from Maine, local honey and maple syrup, fresh spring crops such as asparagus and wild nettles, and so much more to satisfy our spring cravings for eating local food, grown and prepared with love.

During the Peak Season (summer and autumn), our Farm Shares showcase our field crops, from fresh fava beans to heirloom tomatoes, baby arugula, etc. – a wide array of specialty crops balanced with more traditional, "staple" vegetables from our fields. See our Summer/Autumn/Peak-Season FAQ for more details.

Our Deep-Winter Farm Shares are highlighted by local pantry items that you may have tasted in the Spring Share, but are composed primarily of our own winter vegetables, picked fresh in November and December when they have reached their peak quality from repeated autumn frosts, and then stored carefully in our root cellar. Our winter crops include such stars as bolero and rainbow carrots, watermelon radishes, kohlrabi, celeriac, leeks, beets, turnips, potatoes, cabbages, kale, parsnips, winter squash, and more. The winter shares also include beautiful baby salad greens from our greenhouse, as well as apples from local orchards when available.

Q: If there are food allergies in my family, should I think twice about signing up for the Four-Season Farm Share?

A: Maybe, particularly for the spring share. Just as our summer and autumn Farm Shares are truly a "surprise" box of our own vegetables every week, the Spring Pantry shares will be a surprise box of the region's best specialty foods and agricultural products, along with our own produce. The Deep-Winter share may be mostly our own vegetables, but will have a non-vegetable surprise item certain weeks. We're hoping in the future to develop CSA options that can accommodate specific dietary restrictions for individualized weekly shares, but we're not there yet.

Q: Can I change pickup locations for different seasons/portions of a Four- or Peak-Season Farm Share?

A: Yes, no problem at all. For example, you could pick up your Peak-Season Farm Share at the Copley Square Farmers' Market all summer and fall on Tuesdays, but pick up at Siena Farms South End all spring and winter on Wednesdays, (or choose home delivery for those seasons). The "CSA Pickup Locations " column to the left lists the pickup and delivery choices for our 2017 Farm Shares. Feel free to call us to register by phone for such an arrangement or include a “note to merchant” with your online purchase.

Other questions? Check out the other “More Info” links on our CSA page, chat with us at our Copley stand or farmstores, or call us at 978-261-5365. Cheers and Happy Eating!

Four-Season Farm Share
48 weeks; $2800
Add home or office delivery for $480

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Pickup Location

Peak-Season Farm Share
24 weeks; $1400
Add home or office delivery for $240

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Pickup Location

Spring Pantry Farm Share
12 weeks; $750 Sold out for 2017
Please call the farm to join our waiting list.

Add home or office delivery for $120

Summer Vegetable Farm Share
12 weeks; $750
Add home or office delivery for $120

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Pickup Location

Autumn Vegetable Farm Share
12 weeks; $750
Add home or office delivery for $120

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Pickup Location

Deep-Winter Farm Share
12 weeks; $750
Add home or office delivery for $120


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Pickup Location


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2017 CSA Pickup Locations

Home Delivery
Available for locations in Metro Boston and Metro West inside the 495 beltway
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental deliveries:
Mondays, between 2pm and 7pm
Spring / Winter deliveries:
Wednesdays, between 2pm and 7pm
Siena Farms
113 Haynes Road, Sudbury
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Mondays, Thursdays, or Saturdays, 8am to 8pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Wednesdays, 10am to 8pm
Sofra Bakery & Café
One Belmont Street, Cambridge
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Mondays or Saturdays, 1pm to 6pm; Thursdays, 1pm to 7pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Wednesdays, 1pm to 7pm
Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street, Boston
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Mondays and Thursdays, 3pm to 8pm;
Saturdays, 2:30pm to 8pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Thursdays, 3pm to 8pm
Siena Farms South End
106 Waltham Street, Boston
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Mondays and Thursdays, 2pm to 8pm
Saturdays, 3:30pm to 6pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Wednesdays, 2pm to 8pm
Sportello
1348 Congress Street, Fort Point, Boston
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Mondays or Thursdays, 4pm to 8pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Wednesdays, 4pm to 8pm
Copley Square Farmers’ Market
Dartmouth & Boylston Streets, Boston
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Tuesdays or Fridays, 11am to 6:30pm
The Beech Tree Inn
83 Longwood Ave, Brookline
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups
Thursdays, 5pm to 8pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Wednesdays, 5pm to 8pm
Karma Coffee
100 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Mondays, 11am to 2pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Wednesdays, 11am to 2pm
Social Wines
52 West Broadway at A Street,
South Boston
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Thursdays, 4pm to 9pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Wednesdays, 4pm to 9pm
Kitchen Outfitters
Acton Woods Plaza
342 Great Road, Acton
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Saturdays, 11am to 6pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Wednesdays, 11am to 6pm
Commonwealth Cambridge
11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge (Kendall Square)
Kendall Square, Cambridge
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Saturdays, 2:30pm to 9pm
Spring / Winter pickups:
Thursdays, 3pm to 9pm
Rancatore's Ice Cream
333 Walnut St., Newton
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Saturdays, 12pm to 10pm
Spring / Winter pickups: Thursdays, 1:30pm to 10pm
Rancatore's Ice Cream
1752 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Saturdays, 11am to 10pm
Spring / Winter pickups: Thursdays, 12pm to 10pm
Rancatore's Ice Cream
36 Leonard Street, Belmont
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Saturdays, 12pm to 10pm
Spring / Winter pickups: Thursdays, 1pm to 10pm
Forge Baking Company
626A Somerville Avenue, Somerville
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Mondays or Thursdays, 1pm to 7pm
Spring / Winter pickups: Wednesdays, 1pm to 7pm
Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions
468 Moody Street, Waltham
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Peak / Winter / Supplemental pickups:
Thursdays 1pm to 9pm
Clover Food Lab
6 Harvard St., Brookline (Brookline Village)
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Saturdays, 2pm to 9pm
Spring / Winter pickups: Thursdays, 4:30pm to 9pm
Clover Food Lab
496 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Square)
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Saturdays, 2pm to 9pm
Spring / Winter pickups: Thursdays, 3:30pm to 9pm
Clover Food Lab
1075 Cambridge St., Cambridge (Inman Square)
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental pickups:
Saturdays, 1pm to 9pm
Spring / Winter pickups: Thursdays, 3:30pm to 9pm

2017 Custom Office Delivery
Locations

Call the farm if your company would like to organize a 2017 Farm Share delivery for employees.

Alkermes
852 Winter Street, Waltham
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental deliveries:
Mondays, by 12pm
Spring / Winter deliveries:
Thursdays, by 12pm
AstraZeneca
35 Gatehouse Lane, Waltham
Summer / Autumn / Peak / Supplemental deliveries:
Mondays, by 12pm
Spring / Winter deliveries:
Thursdays, by 12pm