Q: With either the Field or Farmland Shares, will I be registered for three years of Farm Shares?
A: Yes. You’ll be registered for 2018, 2019, and 2020. With a Field Share you’ll get 24 weekly shares, during the summer and autumn, each of those years. With a Farmland Share, you’ll get 48 weekly shares, year-round, each of those years.
Q: If I’m registered for a three-year share, may I also register for individual seasonal or specialty shares, as desired for a single year?
A: Absolutely. We’d love to have you join us for additional seasonal or specialty shares (such as a Sweet Corn & Fruit or Kids’ Share)!
Q: Wow, this is exciting! But it’s also a big investment. Tell me again, what do I gain?
A: With your purchase of a Field or Farmland Share, you’ll lock in three years of Farm Shares at a savings off this year’s pricing. Plus, you’ll gain the satisfaction of knowing that your membership is making an important contribution to the long-term growth and financial sustainability of the farm.
Q: Why do you offer three-year shares?
A: We started offering them in 2013 specifically to help fund the purchase of a 26-acre parcel of land, which we’d previously been farming on an annual lease basis. We loved that land – the most fertile, productive and beautiful portion of our land base – and knew we would need significant financial support from our customers to enable the purchase and to ensure that we’d be able to farm it for many years and decades to come. We are continuing to offer the three-year shares as a way for our members to provide fundamental resources for maintaining and improving all of the farm’s infrastructure, and for strengthening the farm’s financial position for the seasons ahead.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!