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.
2020 CSA SHARE
22 Week Small Family/Couple Share
This share size works for most and is good for 1-3 people depending on your love of veggies
*NEW THIS SEASON*
22 Week Large Share
In addition to our medium share we plan to include a larger size of bagged greens, double bunched greens or bunched roots. As well as doubling up on certain crops throughout the season.
UPDATE 5/1/2020: We are sold out of CSA shares for 2020, please email us to be put on a wait list for any future openings this year.
WHAT'S included in yOUR CSA MEMBERSHIP?
22 weeks of fresh, organic vegetables delivered to a pick-up location near you in Auburn, 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.