CSA: Anastas Farms, LLC
Listing last updated on Feb 27, 2012
Individuals, families, and households sign up with Anastas Farms, LLC in January through July to purchase a "SHARE" of the upcoming season's harvest at Hilltop Farm in Lakeville, Massachusetts. The commitment in advance supports the costs of running the farm, which are mostly incurred in the spring planting season. A 2012 share costs $450, members of the Trustees of Reservations will receive a 5% discount off the regular share price, with proof of membership. Starting in early June until October, approximately 18 weeks, shareholders come to the farm once a week to pick up a share. The farm crew sets up a farm stand distribution area on pickup days. Shareholders will receive a bag or two depending on the size of share purchased of the week's harvest.
More than Just Vegetables
Anastas Farms' CSA offers fresh, local produce at a price comparable to supermarket costs. Yet Community Supported Agriculture is about more than just vegetables. Community Supported Agriculture is based on trust between shareholders, farmers they come to know, and the land from which we all eat. CSA encourages us to eat "in season" and to cook from what is available. CSA connects children to agricultural cycles and gives an invaluable opportunity for hands-in-the-dirt experience that kids crave. Finally, in sharing the risk of each growing season with the farmers, shareholders can intimately appreciate the rewards of the harvest, season after season. In short, CSA promotes and supports environmental stewardship and responsibility, a local farming economy, and individual health.
Each Share includes: -About 350 pounds of the freshest produce each season. -Speciality items such as herbs including lavender. -A weekly newsletter during the harvest season. -Opportunities for adults and children to enjoy seasonal events at the farm. -Extended time for birthday parties and other private event rental for CSA Shareholders. -At least, one grocery bag ( more or less) of produce each week, for approximately an eighteen (18) week season. -One Share is designed for two people who enjoy cooking, or for a family of four.
Some of the produce to expect during the season: June - Lettuce, greens, radishes, scallions, salad turnips, peas July - Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, beans, summer squash, cucumbers, flowers, herbs August - eggplant, melons, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, peppers, early corn September - Winter squash, leeks, turnips, cauliflower, broccoli, garlic October - Brussels' sprouts, sweet potatoes, parsnips and lots of root crops, spinach, pumpkins
Season: June through October
Type: single farm
Full Share: $450/18 weeks or $350/ every other week for 9 weeks
Work Req? No
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Members pick up their shares between 4pm to 6pm. Paper bags will be provided. Should you not be able to pick up your share the food will be donated to a local food pantry.
Contact: Darlene Anastas
21 Highland Road
Lakeville, MA 02347