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 buying 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, beautiful fresh flowers, and meats.
NCOF is proud to offer options for most price points. Read on below and let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to help out! [email protected]

How to sign up

  • Please  log into your account, and choose “CSA” from the top navigation bar. You will be able add the CSA share types that your membership level comes with directly to your cart.
  •  For CSA share types that require a membership, please become a member of NCOF, or  renew your expired membership  first. Then, you will be able to choose “CSA” from the top navigation bar. You will be able to add the CSA share types that your membership level comes with directly to your cart after clicking 2020 CSA from the top navigation.
  • For CSA share types that do not require a membership, choose “CSA” from the top navigation. You will be able to add the CSA share types that your membership level comes with directly to your cart.

Have questions? Reach out to [email protected]

  • Cost: $412.
  • Mondays are sold out; Wednesday shares are available.
  • Duration: 20 weeks, starting around Memorial Day. Start date may shift due to weather. We will confirm one week prior via email.
  • Shares distributed in reusable cloth bags
  • Helpful weekly e-newsletter provides recipes and storage tips.
  • $50 Current Farmer membership required.
  • Cost: $618.
  • Pick up: Thursdays after 3 pm from our root cellar.
  • Duration: 20 weeks, starting around Memorial Day. Our start date may shift due to weather. We will confirm one week prior via email.
  • Shares distributed in reusable cloth bags.
  • NEW: choose a few items each week from our Choice table.
  • Helpful weekly e-newsletter provides storage tips and recipes.
  • $125 Current Crofter membership required.

NCOF’s  certified-organic early-spring cut flowers can’t be beat for freshness or beauty!
5 weeks of early-spring bouquets are a perfect gift for yourself or a friend!

  • Almost sold out!
  • Cost: $103
  • Duration: 5 weeks, beginning in late April
  • Participants will be notified one week prior to when shares begin.
  • Weekly pick ups from the NCOF root cellar.
  • Blooms will change as the season progresses and include unique varieties not found elsewhere.
  • $50 Farmer Membership required
  • Proceeds support NCOF’s mission of providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education to all ages, year-round.
  • Cost: $309
  • Pick up: Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays after 3 pm
  • Duration: 20 weeks, starting around Memorial Day, depending on the weather. We will confirm the start of the CSA one week prior via email.
  • Weekly pick ups from the NCOF root cellar
  • $50 Farmer membership required
  • Cost: $165
  • Pick up: at NCOF Community Senior-Center Pop Up Markets (dates tbd)
  • Duration: 10 weeks, starting in June, depending on the weather. We will confirm the start of the CSA one week prior via email.
  • Weekly pick ups from the Natick Community-Senior Center
  • No NCOF membership required
  • Cost: $300
  • Pick up: Wednesdays,  after 2 pm
  • Duration: 15 weeks, starting in June, depending on the weather. We will confirm the start of the CSA one week prior via email.
  • Weekly pick ups from the Newton Community Farm CSA pick up site
  • No NCOF membership required

The best of both CSA worlds at NCOF: vegetables AND flowers!
$681. saves $40

 

  • Select Mondays or Wedesdays for pick up.
  • Pickup: Mondays after 3 pm from our Root Cellar
  • Duration: 20 weeks.
  • Start date approx. Memorial Day.
  • We will confirm one week prior to starting via email.
  • Shares distributed in reusable cloth bags.
  • Vegetable shares begin modestly in size with cool season greens, then grow in size as season progresses
  • Bouquets contain seasonal unique, florist varieties not found elsewhere!
  • Weekly pick ups from the NCOF root cellar.
  • Proceeds support NCOF’s mission of providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education to all ages, year-round.
  • Weekly e-newsletter.
  • $50 Current Farmer membership required, not included in pricing above.

The best of both CSA worlds at NCOF: vegetables AND flowers!

$887, saves $40

Eat well and spend wisely on fresh, seasonal, certified-organic vegetables.
Large shares feed 3-4 people.

  • Pick up: Thursdays after 3 pm from our root cellar.
  • Duration: 20 weeks, beginning around Memorial Day.
  •  We will confirm start date by email one week prior.
  • Veggies distributed in reusable cloth bags.
  • NEW vegetable choice table so you can pick a few special items every week.
  • Veggie shares begin modestly in size with cool season greens, then grow in size as season progresses.
  • Bouquets contain seasonal unique, florist varieties not found elsewhere!
  • Weekly e-newsletter.
  • Participants will be notified one week prior to when shares begin.
  • $125 Crofter membership required
  • Choose 20 weeks  for $618, 10 weeks for $309, or 4 weeks for $150, Tuesday or Thursday delivery.
  • Flower selection will change weekly according to what we’ve harvesting.
  • Flowers are arranged in water, in recycled glassware.
  • Most of the flowers in our arrangements will last two weeks if you clean the vase, change the water, and trim the stems.
  • Arrangement height and width can be customized for where it will be displayed.
  • Delivery limited to within 5 miles of NCOF, as determined by Google maps; extra delivery charge will apply for farther afield.
  • Please email [email protected]rg with specific questions.

With this card you can get a taste of every cut of our humanely raised, organically fed, free-range animals. Punch cards are available for pork, chicken, and rabbit the farm produces. Pick up your cuts when you want them and in the order you want. These make excellent gifts for the adventurous eater in your life.  Some items are limited and go fast. NCOF reserves the right to substitute a cut of meat of equal value in the case of depleted inventory. We’re happy to work with any reasonable special requests or if you’d like a combination of cuts within a category. 2 options for the punch card include: Nose to Tail Pork ($200), and Omnivore’s Delight ($350). Email [email protected] with questions or to sign up!

How many pounds of vegetable will I get each week in my veggie share? 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.

How will I know what’s coming in the share? Will I get salad greens every week? 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.

How late in the day can I pick up my share? 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.

What happens to my share if I can’t get it on pick up day? 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.

 

Praise for our CSA:

“Really beautiful share this week. Each week has been a pleasure but this week was extra special. Thank you.”—J., Town Employee CSA customer

“We love the kimchi in this week’s share, thank you…! And thank you all for the delicious veggies, keep it up! “—2018 CSA customer