CSA

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CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a concerted effort between grower and consumer to make local food and farm products more sustainable for all involved. By purchasing a share at the beginning of the season, before crops are even planted, you are making an investment in future harvests of healthy fresh vegetables, and beautiful fresh flowers.

Vegetable Shares

  • Cost: $370.00
  • Choose Monday or Wednesday pick up after 3 PM
  • Duration: 16 weeks, starting around Memorial Day. Start date may shift due to weather. We will confirm one week prior via email.
  • BYOB–Bring Your Own Bags
  • Helpful weekly e-newsletter provides recipes and storage tips.
  • Farmer ($50) or higher level of membership required; sign into your account to reach the gated sign up page.

Sign up for Monday

Sign up for Wednesday

  • Cost: $550.00
  • Pick up: Wednesdays after 3 pm from our root cellar.
  • Duration: 16 weeks, starting around Memorial Day. Our start date may shift due to weather. We will confirm one week prior via email.
  • BYOB–Bring Your Own Bags
  • Helpful weekly e-newsletter provides storage tips and recipes.
  • Crofter level ($125) or higher level of membership required; sign into your account to reach the gated sign up page.

Sign up for large share

In 2020, in response to increased food insecurity and COVID 19, NCOF began partnering with the Natick Community Senior Center to offer delivered, subsidized “senior-sized” CSA shares to low-income Natick seniors. Seniors paid $5/week for a 10-week share, and in return, received over $10/week of fresh, seasonal  NCOF-grown certified-organic vegetables delivered to their homes by NCSC volunteers. Funding for the pilot program was generously provided by grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation and the Foundation for Metrowest.  We are proud to continue and expand this award-winning program in 2022 with a grant from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council

To sign up for the 2022 Natick Senior Share, please call or email:
Susan Ramsey, Natick Community Senior Center 508-647-6544 [email protected]

Flower & Combo Shares

  • Cost: $310.00 
  • 16 weeks of gorgeous blooms, starting around Memorial Day. Start date may shift due to weather. We will confirm one week prior via email.
  • An ever changing array of shapes and colors–no two weeks will be the same!
  • All flowers grown and harvested right here in our certified-organic production fields
  • On-farm harvest and arranging results in fresher, longer lasting displays, especially with regular water changes and stem recutting.
  • the perfect gift for a loved one, or for yourself.
  • Farmer ($50) or higher level of membership required; sign into your account to reach the gated sign up page.

Sign up for bouquet share

  • Small vegetable share + flowers = $640, savings of $40.
  • Choose Mondays or Wednesdays
  • Farmer ($50) or higher level of membership required; sign into your account to reach the gated sign up page.

Sign up for Monday combo share

Sign up for Wednesday combo share

  • Large vegetable share + flowers = $820, savings of $40.
  • Crofter ($125) or higher level of membership required; sign into your account to reach the gated sign up page.

Sign up for large combo share

“Really beautiful share this week.
Each week has been a pleasure but this week was extra special.”

Thank you all for the delicious veggies, keep it up! “

CSA FAQ

We actually don’t determine your share size by pounds, because leafy crops like lettuce weigh very little, while root crops like potatoes weigh a lot. Instead, we base share size on what we’re harvesting from the fields and the cumulative dollar-value of the vegetables that we put in your share every week. Our shares tend to start out on smaller size, with cool-season greens, and then increase in size as the weather warms, and more crops come in. If we have a great growing season, you will get lots more stuff! If it’s a challenging growing season, then you’ll get less. We track the dollar-value of every item that goes into your share each week. On average, by the end of the season, NCOF’s CSA customers receive between 5% and 10% more dollars-worth of food than what they paid for their shares. This is our way of saying thank you for investing in our farm through our CSA program.

Our weekly e-newsletter will let you know what to expect in your share. You will get plenty of greens, but you will not get lettuce or salad every week, since they generally do not thrive during hot weather.

You can come on your pick up day until dusk, which is pretty late in the summer. We ask you not to come after dark because people live here to help with farm security and we need to respect their privacy.

We get that life sometimes gets busy. Please do your best to get here on your designated pick-up day, or to send a friend, because that’s when your food will be freshest and at its most nutritious. We will leave unclaimed shares in the root cellar for 24 hours. After that, they will get unpacked and redistributed. Sorry, but we do not have make-up shares for missed pick ups.

We’re sorry that you missed out. 🙁 You can ask to be added to our waitlist by emailing us. There are many other excellent CSAs nearby run by very good farming friends of ours, like Vanguarden Farm in Dover and Silverwood Farm CSA in Sherborn.