Frequently Asked Questions
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, swiss
chard, fresh herbs, culinary
herbs, summer squash,
tomatoes, eggplant, beets,
carrots, cabbage, arugula,
cauliflower, potatoes, napa
cabbage, 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.
Are there subsidized shares available?
Yes! We work with Hoosac Harvest to subsidize 40-60% of the cost of our vegetable CSA Shares for customers who qualify as low income. Hoosac Harvest requires proof of income to qualify. Our partner CHP also offers subsidized shares through their Nutrition Club for members of the Berkshire Fallon Health Collaborative with specific health/ nutrition needs. You can learn more about their program here. We also offer sliding scale CSA pricing and accept SNAP.
How does payment work?
What should I pay on the sliding scale?
Below is a short list of guidelines to assist you as you navigate the question of how much you can afford. Learn more about payment options here.
Consider paying more on the scale if you: Own the home you live in, have investments, retirement accounts, inherited money, travel recreationally, work part-time by choice, have access to family money and resources in times of need, have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.) Even if you are not currently exercising your earning power, we ask you to recognize this as a choice.
Consider paying less on the scale if you: Are supporting children or have other dependents, have significant debt, have medical expenses not covered by insurance, have tuition/educational expenses, receive public assistance, have immigration related expenses, are a senior citizen.
The sliding scale payment model is an alternative to a charity model. It is an opportunity to look inward and take stock of our levels of financial privileges and resources. It's intent is to give the opportunity to facilitate a small piece of local economic justice. While we do ask you to reflect on where you fall on the scale, please don’t stress about it. Pay what feels right.
*Thank you to Soul Fire Farm, Rock Steady Farm, and many others for their dedication to developing sliding scale models and for their willingness to share their resources with other farmers.*
How does pickup work?
When you register for our CSA you will
select a pickup day, either Tuesday
afternoons at the farm or in downtown
North Adams or Saturday mornings at
the farm or in downtown North Adams.
We may also add more pickup sites
before the season starts depending on
interest. CSA pickup will happen every
week, rain or shine! We try not to allow
changes to the CSA pickup schedule
once the season is underway, so if you
are going to miss a pickup we suggest
that you have a friend pickup your box!
Any boxes left behind will be donated.
What if I can't pickup one week?
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!
Is Full Well Farm organic?
While Full Well Farm is not "certified organic," we use organic, no-till practices that generally go above and beyond what that certification calls for. We only use organic approved soil amendments, including organic compost and alfalfa meal and utilize no-spray pest management practices, including crop rotation and row cover, to protect our crops from insects without the use of pesticides.
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.
Sample June Box - Full Share
French Breakfast Radishes
Red Oakleaf Lettuce
Baby Box Choy
Sample June Box - Small Share
Green leaf lettuce
White Russian Kale
Sample July Box - Full Share
Green Leaf Lettuce
Sample July Box - Small Share
Sample October Box - Full Share
Purple Top Turnips
Sample September Box - Small Share
Green Curly Kale