Moraine Farm in Beverly, a Trustees of Reservations property, is offering farm shares in a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA).
CSAs offer community members the opportunity to buy fresh, local, seasonal food directly from a farmer by purchasing a share of the seasons’ harvest. Shareholders buy into the farm as members at the start of the growing season, and in exchange receive a weekly allotment of the farm’s harvest. Shareholders and Moraine farmers share in both the risks and the many rewards of the growing season, which include weekly access to tasty, locally grown, nutritious vegetables – all grown without synthetic chemicals or pesticides.
This year’s Moraine Farm CSA season will begin in early June and run through late October. Share pick ups are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 2-7 p.m. at the farm, which is located on Cabot Street in north Beverly. Share sizes are intended for either one or two adults, a small family or someone new to a CSA who wants to start out with a small share.
Crops planned for 2013 include arugula, Asian greens, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, broccoli raab, carrots, cantaloupe, cauliflower, cabbages, sweet corn, chard, collard greens, celery, celery root, cucumbers, edamame, eggplant, escarole, fennel, herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley, summer savory, sage), kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, leeks, onions, potatoes, peas, pie pumpkins, peppers, radishes, sweet potatoes, spinach, scallions, summer squash, salad turnips, tomatoes (slicing and cherry), watermelon, winter squash and zucchini. There will be pole beans, trellised peas, cherries tomatoes, tomatillos, husk cherries and herbs available as pick-your-own crops.
Moraine Farm CSA summer shares are $500, plus the cost of a Trustees of Reservations membership.
You can sign up by visiting www.thetrustees.org/morainefarm. For questions about the Moraine Farm CSA e-mail CSA manager Gretta Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information to become a member of The Trustees of Reservations visit www.thetrustees.org.
Courtesy of Moraine Farm.