A biweekly share in January and February, four shares in total. The deep winter is a regular size share and may include a variety of hearty winter greens, root vegetables, winter squash and apples.
Runs 14 weeks from early March to mid-June (the week before the summer season begins). The spring share is the size of a small share and its content will vary as the
Most weeks of the share will include a mix of fresh baby greens from our greenhouses and a myriad of storage crops such as potatoes, carrots, beets, celeriac and apples. As the weather warms and harvesting permits extras may be included as the crops mature such as radish, cucumbers and fresh herbs.
Runs 20 weeks from mid-June to late October.
Two sizes are offered for the vegetable share a small and regular size:
The small share is appropriate for 1 to 2 adults or a family with very young children, depending on eating habits.
The regular share is appropriate for 2 to 4 adults, depending on eating habits.
The variety and amounts of vegetables fluctuate with the time of the season and harvest conditions.
Pre-Boxed Vegetable Share
This option is available at all pick-up locations. The shares are packed into reuseable crates at the farm and delivered to the pick-up location. The members pick-up their crate to bring home. The member returns the empty crate the following week and exchanges it for
the next share.
Choice-style Vegetable Share
This option is available at our CSA pick-up locations in Burlington, Dracut, Tewksbury, and Reading. Members bring their own bags to transport their shares home. That share is set up like a farmers market and there are signs indicating how much produce to take depending on the share size and whether it is a choice between items. There will be a CSA volunteer or staff member to walk the member through the process.
There is not a difference in value between the choice vs pre-box options, this is a personal preference. There will be certain items that you can make the choice between vs the farm making the choice for the pre-box option.
The share runs for 20 weeks from mid-June to late October.
The fruit share comes in one size and feeds 1 to 4 people, depending on how much fruit your family eats and the time of the season.
The first few weeks of the season the shares are smaller in volume and contain apples stored from the previous harvest and fresh strawberries. As the season progresses the variety and volume increases and may include raspberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, melons, and different varieties of apples, pears and more.
Farmer Dave’s is currently growing most of the fruit in the shares and is working toward growing all. Farmer Dave’s sources fruit as needed from local farms in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that use environmentally
Late Fall Share
Runs for 7 weeks from late October through mid-December.
Two sizes are offered for the late fall share a
small and a regular.
The small share is appropriate for 1 to 2 adults and the regular share is appropriate for 2 to 4 adults depending on eating habits. If properly stored, many of the winter vegetables and apples will keep well into January.
Harvest and weather permitting the late fall share may include: Brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, celeriac, turnips, winter squash, leeks, winter greens, spinach, lettuce and apples.
Depending on when the last frost of the season occurs, warm weather crops may be included early in this share.
This bi-weekly share is an assortment of baked goods made in our own farm kitchen.
The share is small batch and made from scratch. We use much of our own produce in these delicious treats.
The bakery share is available during the Spring, Summer and Late Fall share time periods.