Below you will find basic information about John Crow Farm CSAs.

What 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.

What 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.

How 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.

How 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.

What 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.

When 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.

When 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.

What 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 2014.

Where 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:

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts [at John Harvard Brewery, 3-6 Monday (downstairs)]
  • Groton, Massachusetts [at the John Crow Farm-stand, 10-12 Sunday]
  • Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts [at Egleston Farmers Mkt, 10-12 Saturday]
  • Somerville, Massachusetts [at Metro Pedal Power, 3-6 Monday]
  • Home 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.

What 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.
  • Your 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.

Where do I sign up for the CSAs? Right here...


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