Kids’ Share F.A.Q.

Q: This is such a fun idea! What’s included in the Kids’ Share?

A: For each of the share’s 12 weeks, the kids receive their very own “kids’ sized” box of veggies (about half the size & volume of our regular weekly Farm Share box).

Each week’s share is themed around a vegetable or cooking technique (for example one week the theme might be “broccoli and cauliflower” and another week might be “cooking vegetables for breakfast”). Along with the veggies comes a weekly e-newsletter with recipes (plus fun tips and activities), and a surprise gift (such as a cooking utensil or a seeding kit). And, of course, there are our tasty vegetables, enough to make two or three of the week’s recipes.

Q: What is the difference between the Spring Kids’ Share and the Autumn Kids’ Share?

A:  We’ve had so much fun with our Kids’ Share each autumn, we’ve decided to create a brand new SPRING Kids’ Share in 2020!   While our Autumn Kids’ Share focuses on cooking peak-season crops during the bountiful fall harvest, the Spring Kids’ Share is gardening themed while enjoying delicious spring greens and early-season vegetables which start popping as the weather warms and the daylight lengthens.

Like our Spring Pantry Share for grown-ups, Spring Kids’ Share members will also enjoy a selection of our favorite local pantry items like fresh bread, maple syrup, and honey during the course of the season.  And, they’ll receive weekly seeding kits along with their vegetables to encourage gardening at home.  Autumn Kids’ Share members will receive a complimentary year-long subscription to ChopChop Magazine (published quarterly) just in time for the school year.

Q: Why do you offer a Kids’ Share?

A: We believe that healthy eating is a habit best started in childhood — that getting kids into the kitchen and cooking with farm-fresh veggies can be a building block toward life-long, joyful relationships to healthy food. Chef Ana, Farmer Chris, and their daughter, Siena, are pleased to offer a CSA share that makes it fun for kids to cook with, and for, their families.

Plus, we believe that getting kids cooking is a great, all-round, real-world learning lab: cooking builds confidence and creativity, uses and develops reading, processing, logic, math, and art skills. And, kids learn what a pleasure it is to create food and flavors, and share it with others.

Q: Is the Kids’ Share Siena‘s idea, perhaps?

A: ChopChop‘s Sally Sampson and Chef Ana brainstormed the Siena Farms’ Kids’ Share — a farm share JUST for kids — during a conversation about how wonderful, and important, it is to get kids into the kitchen. When Ana mentioned it to Siena, she was “all-in” and left a note on her dad’s desk, reading “Kids’ Share is a MUST!” Farmer Chris fully agreed, and Siena decided to draw her own version of the Siena Farms’ logo (pictured above) just for the Kids’ Share. And, that’s how we started offering what we believe to be the first kid-focused farm share in the country!

Q: Who/what is ChopChopKids, and why the partnership for Siena Farms’ Kids’ Share?

A: Sally Sampson, the founder of ChopChopKids, is an award-winning cookbook author, and, in our opinion, an unusually creative thinker. ChopChopKids publishes the Watertown-based ChopChop Magazine, which is distributed by subscription and through thousands of pediatrician’s practices, nationwide.

Sally’s work has garnered kudos and support from major kids’ health initiatives and advocates, including Michelle Obama. ChopChop Magazine received a well-deserved James Beard Foundation’s award for Publication of the Year in 2013.

ChopChop’s mission statement is clear and persuasive: “ChopChopKids is an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. We believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics.”

We feel so lucky to have the opportunity to work with Sally and the ChopChop team to bring the Siena Farms’ Kids’ Share from our fields to your kitchen.

Q: Awesome, this all sounds so fun… But what if my kid is a picky eater?

A: Sally tells us that she’s seen picky eaters, time after time, become more open and adventuresome when they are engaged with making food for themselves.  We believe that is true!

Q: What age group is the Kids’ Share suited for?

A: We compile the recipes in each week’s share with 6- to 12-year-olds in mind. But, we’ve heard from parents that both teens and younger kids, even toddlers, have really enjoyed the share in past seasons.

Q: If I have more than one kid, should I be thinking about one Kids’ Share for each of them?

A: We think that each kid in your family might enjoy having their own Kids’ Share, but of course, Sharing is great fun as well!

Ready to register? Click here! Other questions? Chat with us at our farmstores or give us a call at 978-261-5365.

2021 CSA Pickup Locations

  • Home Delivery

    Available for locations in Metro Boston and Metro West inside the 495 beltway.  Delivery day will be determined by your address.

    Spring
    Wednesday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Thursday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Friday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Summer
    Monday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Tuesday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Thursday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Friday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Autumn
    Monday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Tuesday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Thursday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Friday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Thursday, Between 9am and 7pm
    Friday, Between 9am and 7pm
  • Siena Farms – Sudbury

    113 Haynes Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

    Spring
    Wednesday, 12pm – 8pm
    Summer
    Monday, 10am – 8pm
    Thursday, 10am–8pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 10am – 8pm
    Thursday, 10am–8pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 12pm – 8pm
  • Sofra Bakery & Café

    1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Spring
    Wednesday, 1pm – 6pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 1pm – 6pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 1pm – 6pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 1pm – 6pm
  • Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market

    100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108

    Spring
    Thursday, 2pm - 6pm
    Summer
    Monday, 12pm - 3pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 12pm - 3pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 2pm - 6pm
  • Siena Farms – South End

    106 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118

    Spring
    Wednesday, 3pm – 7pm
    Summer
    Monday, 2pm – 7pm
    Thursday, 2pm – 7pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 2pm – 7pm
    Thursday, 2pm – 7pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 3pm – 7pm
  • Alltown Fresh – Ayer

    28 Harvard Rd, Ayer, MA 01432

    Spring
    Wednesday, after 2pm (open 24 hours)
    Summer
    Monday, after 2pm (open 24 hours)
    Autumn
    Monday, after 2pm (open 24 hours)
    Winter
    Wednesday, after 2pm (open 24 hours)
  • Arlington Centered

    487 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    Please note: this location is currently paused for CSA pickup.

  • Banh Mi Oi

    1759 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132

    Spring
    Wednesday, 4:30pm-8pm
    Summer
    Monday, 4:30pm-8pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 4:30pm-8pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 4:30pm-8pm
  • Beech Tree Inn

    83 Longwood Ave, Brookline, MA 02446

    Spring
    Wednesday, 5pm – 8pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 3pm – 8pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 3pm – 8pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 5pm – 8pm
  • Bower (Residents Only)

    771 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    Spring
    Wednesday, 1:30pm-7pm
    Summer
    Monday, 1:30pm-7pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 1:30pm-7pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 1:30pm-7pm
  • Clover Food Lab – Inman Square

    1075 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Spring
    Thursday, 3:30pm – 9pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 1pm – 9pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 1pm – 9pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 3:30pm – 9pm
  • Commonwealth Cambridge

    Kendall Square
    11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142

    Please note: this location is currently paused for CSA pickup.

  • Davis Squared

    409 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

    Spring
    Wednesday, 1pm – 6pm
    Summer
    Monday, 11am– 6pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 11am – 6pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 1pm – 6pm
  • Forge Baking Company

    626 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

    Spring
    Wednesday, 12pm – 5pm
    Summer
    Monday, 12pm-5pm
    Thursday, 12pm-5pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 12pm-5pm
    Thursday, 12pm-5pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 12pm – 5pm
  • Formaggio Kitchen Kendall

    94 Hampshire Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Spring
    Thursday, 1pm – 7pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 1pm – 7pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 1pm – 7pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 1pm – 7pm
  • Karma Coffee

    100 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

    Spring
    Wednesday, 11am – 12pm
    Summer
    Monday, 9:30am – 12pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 9:30am – 12pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 11am – 12pm
  • Kitchen Outfitters

    Acton Woods Plaza
    342 Great Rd #1a, Acton, MA 01720

    Spring
    Thursday, 11am – 5pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 11am – 5pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 11am – 5pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 11am – 5pm
  • Oleana

    134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Spring
    Thursday, 4pm-8pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 4pm-8pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 4pm-8pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 4pm-8pm
  • Phinista

    96 Peterborough St., Boston, MA 02215

    Spring
    Thursday, 2pm - 4pm
    Summer
    Monday, 2pm - 4pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 2pm - 4pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 2pm - 4pm
  • Rancatore’s Ice Cream – Belmont

    36 Leonard St, Belmont, MA 02478

    Spring
    Thursday, 2pm – 10pm
    Summer
    Monday, 11am - 10pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 11am - 10pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 2pm – 10pm
  • Rancatore’s Ice Cream – Lexington

    1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

    Spring
    Thursday, 12pm – 10pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 10am – 10pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 10am – 10pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 12pm – 10pm
  • Rancatore’s Ice Cream – Newton

    333 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02460

    Spring
    Thursday, 3pm – 10pm
    Summer
    Monday, 3pm–10pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 3pm – 10pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 3pm – 10pm
  • Revival Cafe & Kitchen

    125 Cambridgepark Dr, Cambridge, MA 02140

    Spring
    Thursday, 10am – 3pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 10am – 3pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 10am – 3pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 10am – 3pm
  • Social Wines

    South Boston
    52 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

    Spring
    Thursday, 3pm – 8pm
    Summer
    Monday, 12pm – 8pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 12pm – 8pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 3pm – 8pm
  • Synergy Private Health

    300 Boylston Street, Suite 201
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Spring
    Thursday, 11am – 4:30pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 11am – 4:30pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 11am – 4:30pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 11am – 4:30pm
  • The Vin Bin — Southborough

    154 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

    Spring
    Thursday, 11am-3pm
    Summer
    Tuesday, 11am-3pm
    Autumn
    Tuesday, 11am-3pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 11am-3pm

2021 Workplace CSA Locations

Give us a call at the farm if your company would like to organize a 2021 Workplace CSA for your employees

  • Bluebird Bio

    60 Binney Street
    Cambridge, 02142

    Spring
    Thursday, 3:30pm – 8pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 3:30pm – 8pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 3:30pm – 8pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 3:30pm – 8pm
  • Global Partners

    800 South Street
    Waltham, MA 02453

    Spring
    Thursday, by 2pm
    Summer
    Thursday, by 2pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, by 2pm
    Winter
    Thursday, by 2pm
  • Indigo Ag

    500 Rutherford Ave., Charlestown, MA  02129

    Spring
    Thursday
    Summer
    Thursday
    Autumn
    Thursday
    Winter
    Thursday