Boston Area Distribution Share
Buying a Brookfield Farm share is choosing to participate in a true CSA - a share of what we actually produce; This is the experience that connects you closely with your farmer, that enables you to share the risks and the rewards of the growing season on our farm.
all the details For Shareholders Picking Up In the Boston ARea
What's in a Share?
Throughout the season, your weekly share is made up of the freshest vegetables available from the farm. The variety and amount in the share depend on the season and the weather.
Your share will include between 6 and 22 lbs. (14 lbs. avg.) of produce each week from the first week of June 'til Thanksgiving.
Your share is freshly harvested by our crew. We select an average of 10 items, a highlight reel of what's in the fields.
We think this will be sufficient produce for 2 adults (non-vegetarian) or 1 adult (vegetarian), (and as many children that go along with those adults!)
here's a great description of our Boston Share from our past shareholder - http://outoftheboxfood.blogspot.com/2011/01/market-analysis-summing-it-all-up.html
Your share also includes
We don't charge Boston area shareholders for the Pick Your Own crops, but your share includes the opportunity to visit and pick for free. We want you to visit!
The opportunity to purchase our own bulk produce, when available, at wholesale prices. The bulk produce list is available weekly on the website, and your order will be delivered with your share. Great for feeding a crowd, or for canning and freezing.
The opportunity to purchase Brookfield Farm raised beef and pork, when available.
A weekly newsletter during harvest season with recipes, farm news, and other good stuff!
Access to Brookfield Farm's 50 acres of land for recreational use.
The opportunity for your family to participate in seasonal events and educational programs.
Boston Area shareholders can choose from 5 distributions sites (see below for details) to pick up their shares on Thursdays between 3 - 8pm. We pack your share for you in a box, and deliver them just before pick up time.
Address: 20 Chase Ave.
Site Coordinator: Carol Monzillo
Address: 107 Grafton St.
Site Coordinator: Deborah Kaplan
phone (781) 643-5452
Address: Cambridge Co-housing 175 Richdale Ave.
Site Coordinator: Molly Lynn Watt
phone (617) 354-8242
Address: 64 Kenton Rd
Site Coordinator: Joy Silverstein
phone (617) 686-2807
Address: 20 Park Place
Site Coordinator: Jen Hyde
Off-Farm CSA Shares are $600 for the 2019 season
(24 weeks, from June - Nov)
it's easy to become a shareholder
You can download this sign-up form and mail it to the farm with a check. Or, you can buy a share online with a credit card using the button below.
Here's what you can expect from your share: The season begins with an abundance of greens, as well as spicy radishes, scallions and sweet hakurei turnips. We also often distribute our own popcorn in spring. These early greens-heavy shares soon give way to the fruits of summer, when the cucumbers and summer squash begin to ripen. Next comes carrots, cabbages, beets, fennel, and scallions. Then the tomatoes! And the sweet corn!! And the eggplant, sweet peppers and hot peppers, melons, and fresh onions, to round out your summer. Then the fall harvest really sets in with broccoli and cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and of course, winter squash.
SAMPLE OF "TYPICAL" SHARES
1 bu hakurei turnip
2 heads of lettuce
1 bu bok choy
1 bu arugula
1 pint strawberries
1 bu collard greens
1/2 dz sweet corn
1 yellow watermelon
4 lbs tomatoes
1 lb cucumbers
2 lbs sweet onions
2 garlic bulbs
1 head of lettuce
1 lb toscano kale
How do I know what is the right amount of produce for me?
Since, for most people, this is a new way of buying food, it is sometimes difficult to determine how it all will work in real life. We feel confident that our recommendations are accurate. Of course, if you are still not sure, please call us and we will have you speak with a current shareholder.
Splitting A Share
Of course you can split a share. Just find a friend and share pick-ups or split the box each week. And of course, if one share is not enough food, buy two. If you go away on vacation, you can give your share to your neighbor. Be creative!!
As the longest running CSA serving the Boston Area, many of our shareholders have been with the farm for more than 25 years! Whether you are an aging longtime shareholder with changing needs, or a senior considering joining a CSA for the first time, we hope our Senior Share will be just what you're looking for!
In the Boston Area, Senior Shares are the same as regular shares, except they are picked up every other week. You can switch weeks at your convenience (just send us an e-mail a few days before). Your senior share will include 12 distributions total.
Boston Area CSA Senior Shares are $330 for the 2019 season.
EVERY OTHER WEEK SHARE
Maybe a share every week is too much food for you? We now offer the opportunity to get a share every other week. This share is the same as the regular share, except we only send it on “odd numbered” weeks (distribution week #1, week #3, etc).
Every Other Week Shares are $330 for the 2019 Season.
have a question?
Feel free to send an email if you have any specific questions about whether this share is right for you.