Heirloom Harvest Community Farm and CSA

 Heirloom Harvest Community Farm and CSA

local produce

fresh vegetables

organic produce

healthy vegetables

community supported agriculture
Welcome to Heirloom Havest Community Farm and CSA
About Heirloom Havest Community Farm and CSA
What is Community Supported Agriculture
Why local and organic produce
How to join Heirloom Havest Community Farm and CSA
Getting your produce from Heirloom Havest Community Farm and CSA
Help Wanted - jobs for interns, farmhands and workshares
What is a workshare at Heirloom Havest Community Farm and CSA
Visit Heirloom Havest Community Farm and CSA
What is a Urban Pickup Cooperative
Hunger Relief and Charity
Frequently Asked Questions about Heirloom Havest Community Farm and CSA
Recipes and Links about farming and organic produce
Contact Heirloom Havest Community Farm and CSA

Workshare looking for someone to split with. Work a 4 hour shift on Tuesday morning, then split the share. Contact farmer@heirloomharvestcsa.com.

Now hiring workshares and interns for the 2015 season. Contact farmer@heirloomharvestcsa.com for more info.

Split-share partner needed. Contact jbguyer@gmail.com.

Workshare position opening: We have a distribution coordinator position open for 2015 on Thursday evenings. Hours are from 1:45 to 7 pm. Responsibilities include being a warm welcoming presence to members as you check them off the list of who has picked up their shares; setting shares out on the trading table; helping disabled members, or members who pick up a lot of shares, with packing or bagging vegetables as needed; supervising produce as people take it from the table; keeping record sheets of what's in the share for that day; and handling money and a cashbox. Contact farmer@heirloomharvetcsa.com.

Welcome to Heirloom Harvest

Sign up for 2015 shares NOW OPEN (including installment payment option and no work commitment option).

Sign up using the downloadable paper form without the processing fee.

Welcome to Heirloom Harvest, a certified organic community supported agriculture farm located in Westborough, MA. The farm is comprised of 17 acres total, with 8 acres in production in any season. The soil is of the Merrimac, Agawam and Sudbury types over an ancient lakebed, so the subsoil is sandy and there are few stones. The farmsite is surrounded on 3 sides by fields that are managed for the benefit of uncommon field bird species such as bobolinks and meadowlarks. Wildlife is abundant.

The CSA has over 200 members. Heirloom Harvest is a community farm, in that it commits to integrate volunteers (who do not need to be members) into the work of farming, and donates a portion of the harvest to charity (See Volunteers, Visitors and Safety section). In 2005, Heirloom Harvest donated over 6,800 pounds of produce to charity. Community farms value creating community and service to it, farmland stewardship, growing food in an environmentally safe way, and education.

Members of the farm are called shareholders, and usually receive from 8 to 15 vegetable items a week throughout the 22-week season, everything from kohlrabi and greens to watermelons and pumpkins. A CSA share is designed to provide generously for a household of two adults and two children although this varies with family eating habits. Many CSA members find themselves eating greater quantities of healthy vegetables—with less fuss from the children—because of the freshness and flavor of the produce compared to that available in local markets. (See What is a Share? section).

Eat healthy with fresh vegetables grown by organic practices and principles. Eat local to preserve the environment and support sustainable farmland stewardship in your region. Teach children where their food comes.

Pick up vegetables weekly at the Westborough farm, pre-boxed at our new dropooff location in North Attleborough, Alternative Market at 33 North Washington Street, or join (or start) an urban pickup cooperative (See Getting your Produce, Box Delivery to North Attleborough and What is an Urban Pickup Co-operative? sections).

Please download the enrollment form for additional information. If you have more questions, contact the farm by email at: farmer (at) heirloomharvestcsa.com; call 508.963.7792; or fill out our contact form.

Here are some of the reasons people have cited in the past for joining the CSA:

• Desire for highest quality produce
• Desire for fresh, same-day-harvested produce
• Desire for locally grown produce
• Concern about how chemical/pesticides/herbicides/fertilizers affect your health
• Concern about how chemical pesticides/herbicides/fertilizers affect your children's health
• Desire for certified organic produce for yourself
• Desire for certified organic produce for your children
• Concern about E. coli, disease and contaminated produce from large industrial farms
• Interest in eating more vegetables / widening my selection of vegetables
• Interest in expanding what my children eat, and their choices of vegetables
• To support the charitable work of Heirloom Harvest (food donation, community service and educational outreach)
• Desire to support the continued existence of a local farm
• Concern for the environment
• Interest in developing community
• Desire to educate myself and/or my family about sustainable agriculture, food production, etc.



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P.O. Box 1031, Westborough, MA 01581