New to 2019 – We now have 2 share options to serve your table better, including a Full Share (Feeds 2-4) and a Small Share (Feeds 1-2).
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, and we continue to donate thousands of pounds every season. 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 16 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; off-site in North Attleboro, Somerville, or Newton; join (or start) one of our corporate CSA programs; or join ( or start) your own urban pickup cooperative (See Getting your Produce, Box Delivery to North Attleborough, and What is an Urban Pickup Co-operative? sections).
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.