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Plymouth CSA

 

 

Due to lack of enrollment, the Plymouth CSA has been canceled for 2016.

 

What is a CSA?

A CSA is a partnership between the farm and its customers. If you choose to join, you will receive a share of the harvest, consisting of 20 weeks of fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs grown at the farm without chemicals. By becoming a member you will gain an intimate connection to the land, knowing where your food comes from and exactly how it is grown. The farmers benefit by having income at the beginning of the season, when we purchase most of the supplies and inputs for the growing season. By having CSA members join early, the farmers can focus on growing delicious vegetables. CSA members share the bounty and risks associated with farming while supporting a farm dedicated to providing high quality produce for its members.

 

How does it work?

Pick-up is on Saturdays from 9am - 11am at the Shockyard Fitness and Social Club (19R Court St. in Plymouth, MA - the entrance is around back through the parking lot) from early June through mid-October. Each week you will receive a selection of the freshest, in-season vegetables, greens, herbs, and fruits (we grow watermelons, melons, and asian pears) grown on our farm without chemicals. Depending on the time of year, you will get 6-10 different items each week. An item can be a bunch of beets or carrots, a large head lettuce, a bag of spring mix, a couple pounds of potatoes, etc.  You will also get weekly newsletters with recipes and information on how to use your produce. One of the farmers will be on site to help you pack your share and answer any questions you may have. You will be offered some choice in what you get each week. The share is enough veggies to feed a family of 2 to 4 people, depending on how many veggies you eat at each meal. Although we don't offer half shares, we do allow people to split shares with other families or individuals.

 

Are your veggies organic?

We are not certified organic, but we do NOT use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. We also don't grow any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We practice nutrient dense farming, which means we work on balancing minerals in the soil to what the plants need and believe that healthy soils grow healthy plants. We use compost, cover crops, natural occurring minerals and organic fertilizers to nourish our plants. We limit pest damage by using row covers, rotational planting, and removing some pests by hand. We use a small cultivating tractor to keep weeds in check, but we also do a lot of hoeing and hand weeding!

 

Do I need to contribute work as part of my share?

No. We do not require a work commitment from our members. If you would like to help with a harvest or other farm activities we would be happy to get your help.

 

What is the cost? What payment options do you have?

The share costs $500 for the full 20 week season ($25/week). When you sign-up, you can either pay in full or you can pay a non-refundable deposit of $100 and pay the remaining $400 by the first CSA distribution. If you would like to set up a payment plan, contact us and we are happy to set up a plan that works for you. You can pay online through paypal, or we also accept cash and checks (please don't send cash in the mail). 

Please contact us about reduced price shares for low income families or donating to help low income families get a share of the harvest.

 

Do you have egg shares?

Yes. You can get a dozen eggs every week when you pick up your veggie box. The cost is $120 for the 20 week season ($6/dozen). We feed our chickens GMO-free grain and our chickens are raised on pasture and are free-range (they eat bugs, grass, and our veggie scraps), so the yolks are deep orange and the eggs taste great.  

 

Do you have flower shares?

Yes. The flower share is 8 weeks long (approximately July and August when the flowers are in peak bloom) and costs $80 for the 8 week season. Each week you will get a large bunch of flowers selected by the farmer. Just like with the vegetables, the flowers you get will change across the season. We grow zinnias, dahlias, asters, calendula, sunflowers, snapdragons, cosmos, marigolds, statice, rudbeckia, and more.

 

When and where is it?

The CSA starts in early June and goes through October (20 weeks). The exact start date depends on how cold and wet the spring is. We will let you know the date as soon as possible. Pick-up is at the Shockyard Fitness and Social Club  (19R Court St. in Plymouth, MA - the entrance is around back through the parking lot) on Saturdays from 9am - 11am. If for some reason you can't make your regular pick-up, you can have a friend, co-worker, or family member pick up for you or sometimes we can make other arrangements if you contact us in advance.

 

What are the benefits of joining the Apponagansett Farm CSA?

The CSA is great value for your money. Across the season you can expect to get an additional 15% worth of produce for free. During the summer, when we have an abundance, your share will reflect that abundance and during the spring and fall your share may be closer in value to what you paid. You get food that is ultra-fresh, picked and washed that day. We grow all of the veggies, so you know exactly where your food is coming from. Peace of mind knowing that your food is free of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and GMOs. You get to connect with your local farmer and learn about our growing practices. As a farm member, you can come visit the farm: you can use our pick-your-own garden (which has cherry tomatoes, herbs, and flowers growing in it) and also see the various farm residents (goats, chickens, guinea fowl, geese, horses and sheep). You get to try new vegetables (some that you might not have heard of or been able to find in the grocery store) and new recipes. You get a weekly newsletter that tells you what is happening on the farm, a bit about the vegetable of the week and gives you some recipes for the vegetable of the week. CSA members are our priority and receive a wider selection of vegetables than we offer at farmers markets and through our farm stand.

 

How do I join?

Sign-up and pay online, OR fill out the CSA order form and send it along with a check (made out to Apponagansett Farm) to our mailing address:

Apponagansett Farm

644 Elm St.

S. Dartmouth, MA 02748

 

Still have questions?

Please feel free to call (774-400-7277) or email (apponagansettfarm@gmail.com) Susan.

Farm update & online sign-upFebruary 18th, 2016

We are super excited to finally be entering the 21st century! You can now sign-up and pay for a CSA share online! You can still mail in your sign-up form and payment, but now you have the option

We are headed to Plymouth!!April 3rd, 2015

We are super excited to be working with Laura and Casey from the Shockyard Fitness & Social Club to bring CSA shares to downtown Plymouth! We will be delivering boxed shares from June to

Photo(s) added: March 6th, 2015

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