What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Members of the community purchase "shares" of the season's harvest before the growing season. Shareholders pickup up their share of the harvest each week at the designated pickup locations. This arrangement provides the farmer with much needed financial stability at the beginning of the growing season and provides the shareholder with the freshest and highest quality produce.
The environmental and social repercussions of our food choices are crucial to consider in a society where most food travels thousands of miles before it reaches our tables. As a CSA shareholder you will be actively preserving local farms as well as enjoying the freshest, most affordable produce that is harvested for you daily.
on the definition and history of CSA's can be found here.
2013 Vegetable Share
There are two vegetable share options for the 2013 summer season:
Regular Share - contains enough vegetables to feed a family of four or two vegetarian adults. On farm pickup price is $550.
Small Share - contains enough vegetables to feed two adults who only eat vegetables on a light to moderate basis. On farm pickup price is $375.
The season runs from mid-June through October, anywhere from 17 to 19 weeks depending on growing conditions.
In our CSA distribution model, a re-usable grocery tote bag or produce box is pre-packed for you on a weekly basis. All the vegetables contained in your share have been pre-sorted for grade A quality, field washed, bagged and weighed. All you need to do is bring back your re-usable tote bag or box from the previous week and pickup your new share. There is no need to sort through bins trying to find the best tomato or having to pick your own green beans, we have already done the work for you.
There are no work requirements when joining this CSA.
Please visit the Our Products page to find a list of all the different vegetable varieties that we will be growing this year. The Harvest Schedule shows approximate timeframe that each vegetable will be available.
Download the application form under the How Do I Join? section below for the pickup location you are interested to get the current pricing.
2013 Fruit Share Add-On (must be purchased with a vegetable share)
This year we will again be partnering with other local farmers to provide a fruit share add-on to the vegetable share. The cost for this add-on is $100. While this fruit is not organic it is grown using IPM practices and grown by farmers in our immediate area. With this add-on you will receive fruit for approximately a 13 week period to be picked up along with your vegetable share. The varieties of fruit planned for this year include strawberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, various melons, blueberries, and many varieties of apples. There is only one size for this add-on (no small shares).
2013 Egg Share Add-On (must be purchased with a vegetable share)
By purchasing the egg share option you will receive a dozen eggs each week from our own pastured raised, organically fed chickens. If you would like more than one dozen eggs each week, you can just purchase as many egg share options as you want to equal the number of dozen you want each week. One egg share option costs $95 for the season, which works out to $5/doz. We may or may not have extra eggs for sale at the pickups, but if we do they will be priced at $6/doz. . Visit our Egg page to get more information on how we raise our chickens.
Pickup Days and Times
Pickup days in 2013 are currently:
We may be adding additional pickup days and locations at a later time. As of now we are only accepting signups for the two pickup locations above.
How do I join?
Please contact us via email indicating the share size and pickup site you are interested in before submitting your application to verify that there is still space available. If space is available, then download and fill out the application form for the pickup location you are interested in:
On the form select your payment method (cash/check or credit card). If paying by check, include your check with your application. If paying by credit card fill out the credit card section on the application and we will send you an email receipt when your credit card is charged. Send your applications to:
When signing up for a share, you will indicate one of the above pickup locations that you would prefer to receive your weekly share, this will be your pickup location for the duration of the season. Please let us know in advance if you are unable to make your scheduled pickup on a particular week.
If you have any questions or would like further information on our CSA, feel free to email us.
Dragonfly Farms * 40 Prescott St., Pepperell, MA 01463 * (978) 433-3906 * email