Why join a CSA?

Many people who read this blog are already CSA members, and we appreciate it! But for those of you who aren’t CSA members, here is a post about why we have a CSA program at Blandford Farm, and some of the reasons a CSA share could be good for you and your family. 

Fresh, nutritious food is the cornerstone to healthy living.  But by the time most produce makes its way to the supermarket, it has been in storage and in transit for weeks or even months, depending on where it was sourced.  In addition to being imported from other states or countries, much of our food is also grown with pesticides and herbicides, which leave residue on the fruit and vegetables that we then consume.

There is an alternative: buying fresh, local fruits and vegetables from farmers who take care to have healthy growing practices.  There is a growing movement of naturally grown “slow” food production, started by people who know that where and how food is grown correlates to the nutritional value and taste of that food.  Blandford Farm is proud to be a part of that movement, offering you a local option for vegetables.

We offer CSA shares as a way to connect you back to the food you eat.  If you become a CSA member, you can pick up vegetables the very same day they are harvested!  We are committed to producing the most nutritious, ecologically friendly vegetables possible, practically in your backyard!

With pigs, goats and chickens for kids to interact with, a nature play nook, and a children’s garden for visitors to explore, picking up your CSA share can be a fun family experience as well as a culinary adventure.  We produce a wide array of vegetables, ranging from familiar favorites such as heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers to leafy greens to less familiar vegetables like kohlrabi, fennel and daikon radishes.

For more information about how a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share can support a local farm, to see a sample share, or to sign up for a CSA through Blandford Farm, check out our website: http://blandfordnaturecenter.org/blandford-csa/

 

We offer a discounted price on CSA shares for Blandford members:

Full shares are $510

Partial shares are $300

 

For those who are not Blandford members:

Full shares are $540

Partial shares are $315

 

We offer two pick-up locations.  One is at the Blandford Farm on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:30pm.  There is no additional fee for this pickup location.

The other is at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market on either Wednesdays or Fridays from 8:00am-1:00pm.  There is an additional $25 fee for market pickup.

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