FULL WELL FARM CSA BOX SHARES

Community, convenience, and curated produce

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

A CSA is so much more than just buying vegetables. Like the name suggests, a CSA gives community members the chance to have a direct relationship with their farmers and where their food is grown. CSA members pay in advance to eat like a farmer all season. Members of the Full Well Farm (FWF) CSA get a weekly pickup of high quality, local produce and we, the farmers, get a reliable market. You can also use SNAP and HIP benefits to pay for your CSA or ask about becoming a work trade member.

Why a box share?

The box share model is a safe and convenient way to guarantee your household access to local, organically grown produce all season long. Unlike other CSAs, our shares are pre-packed boxes that you can grab from a convenient pick-up location in the North Berkshires. This contactless model is fast and easy and also keeps members safe during Covid-19. 

Being a CSA member also means being part of our farm community. Every week members receive an email about what is in that week's box, including recipes and storage tips for every produce item along with pictures and updates from the fields. Getting a box share means that we the farmers curate the produce you receive and help you learn how to store and cook it. Never had fennel before? No problem! Don't know the best way to keep basil fresh? We've got you.

CSA members also have access to the farm and farmers for tours and learning about what no-till farming means. And members are the first customers to learn about weekly specials for canning and pickling projects. You truly can eat like a farmer!

All of our produce is grown using no-till, no-spray, organic (not certified) methods in lush Berkshire soil and harvested within 24 hours of pickup. Within a day of being at your table, the vegetables and flowers in your CSA were in our fields, making them far fresher than anything you can buy at the store.

What members are saying:

"I loved knowing my food was coming from a farm that had thoughtful, climate-focused practices, and to have had the opportunity to learn those practices through work-trade! I feel more connected to my food, the planet, and our community."

"Meg & Laura are so passionate about their work. You can taste their love for this land and the food they grow from it in every bite."

"We were able to make some baby food and feed our family it was great❤️"

REGULAR CSA BOX SHARE

eat like a farmer!

-20 weeks of farm fresh veggies from June to October

 -Enough vegetables for 4 light vegetable eaters or 2 heavy vegetable eaters

-Weekly pickup of a pre-packed box of diverse vegetables and herbs

-Pick up at the farm or in downtown North Adams

-Weekly email with recipes and storage information

-$590 per season, paid in advance 

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INDIVIDUAL CSA BOX SHARE

just enough!

-20 weeks of farm fresh veggies from June to October

 -Enough vegetables for 2 light vegetable eaters or 1 heavy vegetable eater

-Weekly pickup of a pre-packed box of diverse vegetables and herbs

-Pick up at the farm or in downtown North Adams

-Weekly email with recipes and storage information

-$350 per season, paid in advance 

Our 2021 Vegetable CSAs are currently sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the 2021 season, please email us at fullwellfarm@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your interest!

 

CSA FAQs​

What's included in my box?

Every box will have a diverse assortment of roots, salad greens, cooking greens, hot crops, and herbs depending on the season.  Here is a list of some of the vegetables that we expect to grow this season: head lettuce, radishes, salad mixes, spinach, turnips, scallions, sweet onions, baby bok choy, broccoli rabe, kale, rainbow chard, fresh herbs, culinary herbs, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beets, carrots, cabbage, arugula, broccolini, and more!

 

Signing up for a CSA is signing up for a partnership with the farm. Farming doesn't come with any guarantees, so if the farm experiences a crop loss what comes in the box share might change. 

 

Sample Regular Shares:
Sample June Box

French Breakfast Radishes

Green Garlic

Red Oakleaf Lettuce

Greens Mix

Baby Box Choy

Cilantro

Fresh Oregano 

Spinach

Sample August Box

Carrots

Collards

Atomic Grape Tomatoes

Poblano Peppers

Melon

Red Butterhead lettuce

Arugula

Sample October Box

Red Radishes

Garlic

Green Tomatoes

Arugula

Purple Top Turnips

Acorn Squash

Spinach

How does payment work?

All CSA shares must be paid for in full by April 1, 2020. You can reserve your spot in the CSA by registering and paying a non-refundable deposit of $50. You can also use SNAP and HIP benefits to pay for your CSA! This option does not require a deposit. Please still fill out our CSA registration form and select SNAP/HIP as your payment option and we will contact you with more information! We are also offering a limited number of workshare CSAs where members can work shifts on the farm in exchange for a discount on their share. A deposit is still required, just select the workshare payment option and we will get in touch. We have a limited number of CSA memberships this season so sign up soon!

How does pickup work?

When you register for our CSA using the sign up button above, you will select a pickup day, either Tuesday at the farm 4 pm. - 6 p.m., Tuesday in downtown North Adams (location TBD) 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday at the farm 10 a.m - 2 p.m. or Saturday in downtown North Adams (location TBD) 10 am - 12 p.m. We may also add more pickup sites before the season starts depending on interest. If you need to change your pickup day one week, we ask that you let us know at least two days in advance. CSA pickup will happen every week, rain or shine!

What if I can't pickup one week? Can I get a refund?

CSA members cannot be refunded for individual weeks because they have paid in advance, essentially investing in a portion of the farm's produce for the season. If you are going to miss a week we suggest having a friend pickup for you! Just let us know their name in advance.

How will I get farm updates?

When you register for one of our CSAs your email will be added to our farm newsletter! Each week you will receive farm updates, event notifications, recipe ideas, photos from the farm, and gardening tips.