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 several recipes (plus fun tips and activities), a checklist of the week’s vegetables, and a surprise gift (such as a cooking utensil or a notebook or stickers). And, of course, there are our tasty vegetables, enough to make two or three of the week’s recipes.

In addition, the kids will receive a year’s subscription to ChopChop Magazine (published quarterly).

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!

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!

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2019 CSA Pickup Locations

  • Home and Office Delivery

    Available for locations in Metro Boston and Metro West inside the 495 beltway

    Spring
    Wednesday, Between 2pm and 7pm
    Thursday, Between 2pm and 7pm
    Summer
    Monday, Between 2pm and 7pm
    Thursday, Between 2pm and 7pm
    Autumn
    Monday, Between 2pm and 7pm
    Thursday, Between 2pm and 7pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, Between 2pm and 7pm
    Thursday, Between 2pm and 7pm
  • Siena Farms

    113 Haynes Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

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

    1 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Spring
    Wednesday, 1pm – 7pm
    Summer
    Monday, 1pm – 6pm
    Thursday, 1pm – 7pm
    Saturday, 1pm – 6pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 1pm – 6pm
    Thursday, 1pm – 7pm
    Saturday, 1pm – 6pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 1pm – 7pm
  • Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market

    100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108

    Spring
    Thursday, 3pm – 8pm
    Summer
    Monday, 3pm – 8pm
    Thursday, 3pm – 8pm
    Saturday, 2:30–8pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 3pm – 8pm
    Thursday, 3pm – 8pm
    Saturday, 2:30pm – 8pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 3pm – 8pm
  • Siena Farms – South End

    106 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118

    Spring
    Wednesday, 2pm – 7pm
    Summer
    Monday, 2pm – 8pm
    Thursday, 2pm – 8pm
    Saturday, 3:30pm – 6pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 2pm – 8pm
    Thursday, 2pm – 8pm
    Saturday, 3:30pm – 6pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 2pm – 7pm
  • Arlington Centered

    487 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    Spring
    Wednesday, 2pm – 7pm
    Summer
    Saturday, 2pm – 7pm
    Autumn
    Saturday, 2pm – 7pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 2pm – 7pm
  • Clover Food Lab – Central Square

    496 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Spring
    Thursday, 3:30pm – 9pm
    Summer
    Saturday, 2pm – 9pm
    Autumn
    Saturday, 2pm – 9pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 3:30pm – 9pm
  • Clover Food Lab – East Cambridge

    1075 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

    Kendall Square
    11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142

    Spring
    Thursday, 3pm – 9pm
    Summer
    Saturday, 2:30pm – 9pm
    Autumn
    Saturday, 2:30pm – 9pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 3pm – 9pm
  • Copley Square Farmers’ Market

    Along 139 St. James Avenue, Dartmouth Street & Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02116

    Summer
    Tuesday, 11am – 6:30pm
    Friday, 11am – 6:30pm
    Autumn
    Tuesday, 11am – 6:30pm
    Friday, 11am – 6:30pm
  • Davis Squared

    409 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

    Spring
    Wednesday, 2pm – 7pm
    Summer
    Saturday, 2pm – 7pm
    Autumn
    Saturday, 2pm – 7pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 2pm – 7pm
  • Farmacy Cafe

    Seaport @ The Innovation and Design Bldg
    25 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    Spring
    Thursday, 3pm – 6pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 3pm – 6pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 3pm – 6pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 3pm – 6pm
  • Forge Baking Company

    626 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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

    100 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

    Spring
    Wednesday, 11am – 2pm
    Summer
    Monday, 11am – 2pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 11am – 2pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 11am – 2pm
  • Kitchen Outfitters

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

    Spring
    Wednesday, 11am – 6pm
    Summer
    Saturday, 11am – 6pm
    Autumn
    Saturday, 11am – 6pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 11am – 6pm
  • Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions

    468 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

    Spring
    Thursday, 1pm – 9pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 1pm – 9pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 1pm – 9pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 1pm – 9pm
  • Rancatore’s Ice Cream – Belmont

    36 Leonard St, Belmont, MA 02478

    Spring
    Thursday, 1pm – 10pm
    Summer
    Saturday, 12pm – 10pm
    Autumn
    Saturday, 12pm – 10pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 1pm – 10pm
  • Rancatore’s Ice Cream – Lexington

    1752 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

    Spring
    Thursday, 12pm – 10pm
    Summer
    Saturday, 11am – 10pm
    Autumn
    Saturday, 11am – 10pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 12pm – 10pm
  • Rancatore’s Ice Cream – Newton

    333 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02460

    Spring
    Thursday, 1:30pm – 10pm
    Summer
    Saturday, 12pm – 10pm
    Autumn
    Saturday, 12pm – 10pm
    Winter
    Thursday, 1:30pm – 10pm
  • Social Wines

    South Boston
    52 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

    Spring
    Wednesday, 4pm – 9pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 4pm – 9pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 4pm – 9pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 4pm – 9pm
  • Sportello

    Fort Point
    348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

    Spring
    Wednesday, 4pm – 8pm
    Summer
    Monday, 4pm – 8pm
    Thursday, 4pm – 8pm
    Autumn
    Monday, 4pm – 8pm
    Thursday, 4pm – 8pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 4pm – 8pm
  • The Beech Tree Inn

    83 Longwood Ave, Brookline, MA 02446

    Spring
    Wednesday, 5pm – 8pm
    Summer
    Thursday, 5pm – 8pm
    Autumn
    Thursday, 5pm – 8pm
    Winter
    Wednesday, 5pm – 8pm

2019 Custom Office Delivery Locations

Call the farm if your company would like to organize a 2019 Farm Share delivery for employees.

  • Alkermes

    852 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451

    Spring
    Thursday, by 12pm
    Summer
    Monday, by 12pm
    Autumn
    Monday, by 12pm
    Winter
    Thursday, by 12pm
  • AstraZeneca

    35 Gatehouse Dr, Waltham, MA 02451

    Spring
    Thursday, by 12pm
    Summer
    Monday, by 12pm
    Autumn
    Monday, by 12pm
    Winter
    Thursday, by 12pm