you will find basic information about John Crow Farm CSAs.
is a CSA?
CSA stands for community
supported agriculture, a system where you help John Crow
Farm by making a commitment to buy its products early in the year. Your
advance payment helps sustain the farm.
is in the CSA?
The Meat CSA contains a mix of beef, lamb, pork and a chicken. All Meat
CSAs receive chicken; there is no option to forego poultry in the Meat
CSA. The Poultry CSA is made up of chicken primarily, but may at times
include turkey, duck or goose. This is a CSA, not shopping at Whole Foods...you
get what is ready to eat from month to month.
big is the CSA?
We offer two Meat CSA share sizes: seven and
fifteen lbs of pre-packaged meat that is delivered monthly. The
Poultry CSA comes in six and twelve
lb sizes monthly.
do I pay?
To sign up online, please use the PayPal links on our CSA pages. If you'd
prefer to send a check, please email us an inquiry and we will contact
you with more information.
if I miss picking up my share?
You may request via email one of the following options...1)
receive a double share during the next month's CSA pick up, 2) pick up
at a farmers market where JCF vends, or 3) pick up at the farm on a prearranged
day and time. Each of these options is subject to JCF discretion.
do the CSAs begin?
Meat CSA segments begin quarterly in January, April,
July, and October. The deadline to sign
up for each segment is the 5th of the start month. Any sign-ups received
after the deadline will automatically be entered into the next segment.
The Poultry CSA begins in July 2014 and runs for 6 months.
does the Veggie CSA begin and are there rules guiding it?
The Veggie CSA begins June and goes until October. The rules are as follows:
We do not give credit for vacation weeks, so it is your responsibility
to have someone pick up your share if you are unable to do so. Generally,
it is an unknown what will be in the VegCSA from week to week; please
be prepared to adapt your home menu for the week.
does the Veggie CSA include?
The JCF Veggie CSA contains healthy, delicious, NON-organic (ask us why),
chemical and pesticide free vegetables. The V-CSA runs from June til October...20
weeks of field-fresh goodness, which may include
Broccoli, Lettuce, Lettuce Mix, Spicy Greens Mix, Spinach, Carrots, Potatoes,
Summer Squash, Tomatoes (heirloom and regular), Cucumbers, Sweet Onions,
Cooking Onions, Cauliflower, Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, Bok Choy, Chinese
Cabbage, Eggplant, Kohlrabi, Sweet Peppers, Hot Peppers, Sweet Potatoes,
Kale, Leeks, Parsley, Basil, Scallions, Cabbage, Celery, Celeriac, Fennel,
Tatsoi, Tomatillos, Beans, Arugula, Sugar Snap Peas, Shelling Peas, Beets,
Edamame (soybeans), Winter Squash, and/or Turnips.
I lost my Meat CSA schedule. When is the next pick-up?
Click here: Winter-Spring
do I receive my share?
The JCF Meat CSAs are delivered to our members once a month according
to a pre-arranged schedule. You may choose from one of the following designated
sites to pick up your CSA share:
Massachusetts [at John
Harvard Brewery, 3-6 Monday (downstairs)]
Massachusetts [at the John
Crow Farm-stand, 10-12 Sunday]
Plain, Massachusetts [at Egleston
Farmers Mkt, 10-12 Saturday]
Massachusetts [at Metro
Pedal Power, 3-6 Monday]
Delivery: If you live within the limits of this map,
you may receive CSA Home Delivery by Metro
Pedal Power for a small, discounted monthly fee (to be determined
by MPP). This service is affordable, eco-friendly,
and extremely reliable. The folks at MetroPed are genuinely
good eggs. Find out more about them by clicking the link below.
are the rules governing the CSA?
- The John
Crow Farm Meat CSA is available for pick-up at designated sites on specific
monthly dates. If you miss your CSA pick up, it is your responsibility
to arrange an alternative method of receiving the CSA from the options
above. Please remember, we are a working farm and very busy.
- You will
be notified by email with CSA starting details as well as a copy of
the current pick-up schedule upon your CSA registration and purchase.
Please mark it on your calendar.
CSA may be cancelled at any time before your first pick-up. There is
no cancellation fee.
- We accept
preferences for meat in the CSA based on religious reasons only;
just send us an email with your preferences laid out. Simple as that.
- If weather
prevents us from dropping off your CSA, we will email you a make-up
date w/in 48 hrs.
do I sign up for the CSAs? Right here...