REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE FULL 2018 CSA (MAY-NOV).
Deadline May 11 2018
VEGETABLE (organic): $548
This is now a 25-week membership share. The Farm has struggled with the final week of the season so they’ve reduced the share by one week and adjusted the cost accordingly. The season runs between the week of May 28, 2018 and November 12, 2018. Organic produce is picked fresh from the Golden Earthworm fields, boxed up, and delivered to Alewife. This share contains 6 to 10 items each week, depending on the season and availability. You must have a vegetable share to qualify for add-on shares.
Add-On FRUIT: $92
Our fruit is provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, NY. The fruit share will consist of tree fruit only – apples, peaches and pears – about one 3-4lb bag of fruit per week. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BRIERMERE FARMS FRUIT SHARE IS CONVENTIONALLY GROWN AND MAY BE TREATED WITH SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES. The fruit share will run for 14 weeks (We have gone back to a shorter, 14-week program to avoid early season quality issues on the peaches.) This is a tree fruit share only. Peaches, Apples & Pears).
(1) Registration: We are working directly with the Farm this year for registration + payment. PYou must also then sign up for two volunteer spots (see below).
(2) Volunteering: Every CSA member MUST to sign up for two volunteer spots. Volunteering shifts are (i) the delivery shift – which runs approximately from 2-3pm on Tuesday afternoons, helping unload the shares from the delivery truck and returning the prior week’s folded boxes; (ii) the pick-up shift which runs form 5-7pm Tuesday evenings, helping distribute shares to members and breaking down the boxes to return to the Farm; and (iii) the food donation shift which can run anytime from 2-5pm at your convenience, and requires taking any unclaimed shares to City Harvest – which is a walk away from Alewife.
NOTE: If you end up being unable to make your volunteer shift it is YOUR obligation to secure a replacement volunteer. If you do not fulfill your volunteer obligations, you will not be permitted to join this CSA again. We understand that life happens, so if you need help securing a replacement please give as much notice as possible to the CSA core team so that we can find you a replacement (24 hours is not enough time).
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org