Siena Farms is proud to offer Community Sponsored Farm Shares to increase equitable access to fresh, healthy vegetables in the Greater Boston area. We’re excited to partner with the YMCA of Greater Boston and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston to support their missions of hunger relief by bringing our farm’s fresh vegetables to local families facing food insecurity – with your help.
*Now through June 1st, in recognition of the ongoing, urgent challenge of food insecurity faced by many families in our community, the farm is providing a 50% match to all Community Sponsored Farm Share purchases!*
How It Works
Your purchase of a Community Sponsored Farm Share will cover the cost of a farm share delivered directly to a family at one of our partner sites. The farm has discounted the price of the shares by 20% to support this effort, and we’ve structured the following options for you to consider. Your secure online purchase can be made below; we’ll take care of it from there.
Distributed to the YMCA of Greater Boston:
Single-Season Farm Share
Single-Season Farm Shares will run the course of our upcoming quarterly CSA season (spring, summer, fall, or winter).
$300 — covers a FLEX Single-Season Farm Share (sponsors a family for 6 weeks)
$600 — covers a FULL Single-Season Farm Share (sponsors a family for 12 weeks)
Peak Season Farm Share
Peak Season Farm Shares will be distributed from the week of June 6th through the week of November 14th.
$560 — covers a FLEX Peak Season Farm Share (sponsors a family for 12 weeks)
$1120 — covers a FULL Peak Season Farm Share (sponsors a family for 24 weeks)
Four-Season Farm Share
Four-Season Farm Shares will be distributed all year long, from the week of March 14, 2022, through the week of February 27th, 2023.
$1120 — covers a FLEX Four-Season Farm Share (sponsors a family for 24 weeks)
$2240 — covers a FULL Four-Season Farm Share (sponsors a family for 48 weeks)
Distributed to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston:
Kids’ Farm Share
Treat kids to their very own farm share! Kids’ Farm Shares will be distributed during our Spring and Autumn seasons, from the week of March 14th through the week of May 30th, and from the week of August 29th through the week of November 14th, respectively. Read more about our kids’ share here.
$200 — covers a FLEX Kids’ Farm Share (sponsors a family for 6 weeks)
$400 — covers a FULL Kids’ Farm Share (sponsors a family for 12 weeks)
Recipients of our sponsored farm shares will receive the same box, size, quantity, and quality of vegetables as all of our CSA members on any given week.
In 2020 alone, thanks to our community, we have been able to distribute on average over 100 boxes a week. We’re excited and grateful to continue on with this momentum into the coming year with all of your incredible support.
About Our Partner Organizations
YMCA of Greater Boston
It has always been a core mission of the YMCA of Greater Boston to reduce food insecurity; given recent events, this is now more important than ever. The YMCA is helping to lead COVID-19 hunger prevention efforts by partnering with the City of Boston and Project Bread to operate over 50 youth meal sites throughout the city, in addition to distributing 3000+ grocery bags every week to vulnerable seniors and families. The YMCA relies on donations to achieve its essential mission, and is looking forward to offering their members high quality, farm-fresh vegetables thanks to your generous contribution.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is to help young people, especially those who need it most, build strong character and realize their full potential. Addressing food insecurity has long been a key priority in Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s approach to serving the communities of Boston and Chelsea. In 2019, BGCB served more than 310,000 healthy meals and snacks to members. The coronavirus pandemic required a tremendous amount of adaptation to Club programs, and has also changed the way BGCB has been providing healthy food to members and their families during a time when many need it more than ever.