This spring, Sandbrook Meadow Farm will be offering fresh produce to community members who purchase harvest shares for the growing season. The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model provides an opportunity for individuals to reconnect with the land, local farmers, and the food. Members and their families can spend as little or much time on the farm as they wish, seeing and participating in the growing process throughout the season and experiencing its inherent joys.
Harvests will begin the last week of May and continue for 24 weeks until the first week of November. A full share costs $720 and can expect an average of $30 worth of freshly harvested, naturally grown produce weekly. Half shares are also available for $400. Sign-ups are on a first-come first-serve basis, and returning members will be given priority to renew their memberships for the following year.
Crops planned for the 2011 growing season include: peas, kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, cucumbers, kohlrabi, radishes, arugula, spinach, broccoli, beets, celery, fennel, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, green beans, eggplant, leeks, okra, watermelon, collards, mustard greens, turnips, rutabaga, squash, peppers, onions, celeriac, parsnips, Asian greens, cabbage, cauliflower, herbs, and flowers.
Shareholders will pick up their produce at the farm once a week, with pick-ups split between Tuesdays and Fridays, from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. There will also be opportunities to “u-pick” certain items on pick-up days. Each share also includes volunteer hours during the season, giving members an opportunity to deepen their connection to the farming process. For more information, contact the farm at 908-782-0074 or visit their website at www.sandbrookmeadowfarm.com