Q: What is a Workplace CSA?
A: Our Workplace CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is customized for companies looking to offer unique health & wellness benefits for their employees. Like a sponsored gym membership, companies cover the cost of a discounted CSA membership for their employees. This model helps to promote a company-wide healthy lifestyle and gives back to the local community.
Q: What seasons and shares are available for Workplace CSA members?
A: All of our CSA options are available, however, our core Workplace CSA provides participating employees with a box of veggies to bring home any 12 weeks of their choosing throughout our 24-week peak harvest season. So for Season 2021, that would be June 7 through November 15. At a cost of $560 per share, this membership is comparable to our Peak-Season FLEX Share but offered at a 20% bulk discount. That being said, Workplace CSA memberships are highly flexible, can happen any time of year, and can be customized around your company’s specific needs and goals.
Q: How many members are required for a workplace CSA?
A: We can accommodate a wide range of scales, from a couple dozen shares per week up to a thousand plus.
Q: What are the perks of a Workplace CSA?
A: In addition to promoting overall health for your employees by making it affordable, easy and delicious for them to eat lots of veggies, our goal for the Workplace CSA program is to build a lasting relationship between Siena Farms and your company through private farm tours, events, and more.
Q: How do I let my employees know about the Workplace CSA?
A: We’ll provide marketing materials, including a “tool-kit” with photos, flyers, logos, and more — anything that would be helpful for you to communicate the opportunity to your co-workers.
Q: Where do you deliver?
A: We will deliver directly to your office building, if and when your team is back in the office. Meantime, during this word-at-home period, we are delivering the weekly farm shares directly to individual homes through our courier service. We’re able to reach most addresses within the 495 beltway, and then some — currently as far north as the North Shore, as far south as Quincy, as far west as Worcester, and of course anywhere in Greater Boston and Metro West. You can view our current delivery range here.
Q: When do you deliver?
A: Together, we’ll determine which day(s) work best for your site.
Q: If we are back to working in the office and arrange for delivery to the building, how does it work?
A: Our driver delivers the farm shares by an agreed-upon time each week. Most sites use a “self-serve” model with farm share boxes stacked in a designated spot for members to pickup. We provide a weekly printed check-list (each member is responsible for checking off their name when they pick up their share). Members communicate directly with the farm about their individualized “FLEX” weekly pickup schedule to work around travel and vacation dates, etc.
Interested in getting started? Please call us at 978-261-5365 or email our office manager, Rachel.