Community Supported Agriculture
Our farm continues to grow because of the support of our dedicated CSA members. Our members are the heart of our farm. They trust in us and in turn we make sure they reap the benefits with the healthiest and best quality vegetables we can grow. We deliver weekly to a pick up location of your choice and provide recipes to fully utilize all the vegetables in your share.
2021 CSA SHARE
Pickup Locations in Brookfield, East Brookfield and Worcester.
3 Payment Plan Options
Standard Share - 21 Weeks
(Small Family/Couple Share)
This is our classic share size that works for most and is good for 1-3 people depending on your love of veggies.
Large Share - 21 Weeks
Our large share is for those who have larger families and/or who really love their diversity of vegetables . You can expect extra leafy greens, (kale, collard, chard, spinach, asian greens), lettuce heads, herbs, squash/cucumbers/tomatoes, root bunches and more depending on the what is ready on the farm.
Vegetables that usually will NOT be in excess in the large family share are cauliflower, our classic lettuce mix, ginger/turmeric, sugar snap peas, potatoes, watermelon. These are crops that are high dollar in terms of seed, labor and space. We do the best we can to grow a diversity of crops on our small 1 acre farm and in order to make the farm sustainable and diversified we can only commit a certain amout of bed space to each crop.
That being said you will find all of these vegetables in your share, however we may not be able to provide double quantities for certain crops. You can always email the farm before your pickup and add on any extra produce that is available that week for an added cost.
WHAT'S included in yOUR CSA MEMBERSHIP?
21 weeks of fresh, organic vegetables delivered to a pick-up location near you in Brookfield, East Brookfield or Worcester.
Each week you will receive 6 to 10 of the best and freshest, seasonally ripe vegetables harvested that day. Some choice within vegetable types.
Weekly farm sheet that includes: recipes, ideas and inspiration to fully utilize the vegetables in your share, farm updates, education and vegetable info!
You will learn what grows best in your local area and gain a deeper understanding of eating seasonally.
Access to our weekly “seconds bin” where you can take as much extra produce as we have to offer. The “seconds” idea emerged from our goal to accumulate minimal food waste. Our seconds option gives a home to produce that is blemished or past its prime but still totally edible. Available at select locations.
The opportunity to recirculate your money locally and support young farmers growing food in your community. We always support local businesses when possible to help foster more of a local community economy.
Peace of mind knowing that you’re consuming nutritionally dense food that has been grown sustainably, working to regenerate the land and never using chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Working toward our common planetary goal of cleaner waters, air and soils and helping to mitigate climate change factors.
Access to local product add-on shares when available.
WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA or “Community Supported Agriculture” is a locally based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. CSA programs build relationships between the farmer and the community connecting people to where their food is grown. CSA members become “invested” in the farm and in turn benefit weekly with a “share” of the freshest produce that is available, often at a discounted cost and other perks. We believe that eating fresh, local vegetables is one of the healthiest decisions one can make. Not only for your health, but also the health of the ecosystem, economy and community.
Community Supported Agriculture is a mutual relationship between farmers and consumers. It goes beyond purchasing vegetables at the store. When you support a local farm you are making a conscious decision to consume the most nourishing vegetables available while having the least environmental impact and playing in active part in local community building/economy. When you sign up for the Free Living Farm CSA, you’re paying in advance for your share of the farm’s harvest. Your purchase in advance helps us invest in seeds, supplies, and labor necessary to provide a fresh harvest of vegetables throughout the season. You are also pledging to support the farm sharing both the risks and benefits of farming. Farmers rely a great deal on Mother Nature and sometimes circumstances are out of our control. We cannot guarantee that every crop we grow will thrive but we can guarantee that we are going to do everything we can to produce an abundance of the healthiest vegetables possible.