Community Supported Agriculture
Thanksgiving Week CSA Pick-up Schedule 
All CSA pick-ups are on Monday and Tuesday this week

Please pay close attention to your pick-up days and locations.

Monday 11/19:
Burlington (4pm to 6:30pm)
Lanesville (3:30pm to 6:30pm)
Metro Pedal Power Home Delivery
Reading (3pm to 6:30pm)
Somerville-Connexion (3pm to 7pm)
Tewksbury (3pm to 7pm)

Tuesday 11/20:
Dracut-Parker Rd (3pm to 7pm)
East Boston (2pm to 6pm)
Farmer Dave's Home Delivery
Jamaica Plain (4pm to 7pm)
Lawrence (3pm to 7pm)
Malden (3pm to 6pm)
Quincy (3pm to 6:30pm)
Westford (2pm to 6pm)

Farmer Dave & Troy Brown giving to the community at the Greater Boston Food Bank

Farm Notes:

This spring started off very cold. There was snow on the ground in early April and we
planted a lot of the first fields weeks later than normal. I was shocked to find that this
October was nearly 10 degrees cooler on average than last October. That cold October explains why we still have cabbage, broccoli and romanesco in the field not yet ready to harvest. Now we have had several inches of snow in mid-November and Thanksgiving Day is predicted to be frigid. Every year farming is different and I have learned to be thankful for what we DO have. I am thankful for the bountiful harvest that this season has brought.

Knowing how fragile crops can be and how necessary and vital food is, I can appreciate the pilgrims' gratitude for the Native Americans as they fed them and taught them how to farm and live in this new world.

Thanksgiving has a historical context, yet it also has a personal context, a context that is unique to everyone's experience. Thanksgiving is a day to pause from our busy lives and our busy world and take note of all the good that we have. To give thanks for our food, our lives, our family, our friends, and our happiness. Thanksgiving is a two-part word: to "thank" and to "give". It is seen as a day to give thanks. Yet, I prefer to see it as a day to give of ourselves, to give and share the good that we have, and also to be thankful to God for that good we are able to give.

Wishing you a peaceful day of giving and of thanking,
Farmer Dave 
What's In My Share

We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. This week features holiday favorites like cranberries, squash, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts. Plus plenty of apples for apple pie.

Don't forget to use the swap box! It's not just for trading for your favorite vegetables. If you won't use something in the share, have a busy week and won't be able to cook everything, or just feel overwhelmed leave your extras in the swap box and they'll be donated to one of our many hunger relief partners.
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Baby Greens
  • Collards
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Cranberries
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cortland Apples
  • Golden Delicious Apples
  • and more!

This is what we are planning and hoping to harvest this week.  Ultimately Mother Nature has the last word so the actual contents of your share will vary.

2019 CSA Registration is Open!

Early Bird Special

Shares registered and paid for by 1/4/2019 will receive 2018 pricing.

All shares now available in Andover & Jamaica Plain!

Try These Recipes From Our Blog
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These videos are designed to help you make the most of your CSA share with tips on storing, preparing and preserving your veggies.  

Order Your Farmer Dave's Holiday Gift Boxes

Share a Taste of the Farm

Collections of pickled produce, tomatoes, jams, hot sauce, and raw honey. All products are made from produce grown on the farm, and our wonderful bees.

Choose from:
  • Sweet & Spicy on the Farm (pictured)
  • A Taste of the Farm
  • Farm Jam Session


Check out all of the collections & ordering information here.

Add-on Order Deadlines

All orders must be placed online before your order deadline listed below. If you are even a minute late CSAware (our ordering system) will attach the order to the next week's share. Please double-check the time before completing your order.

Pick-up Day
Add-on Order Cut-off
Sunday - Noon
Sunday - Noon
Monday - Noon
Tuesday - Noon
Wednesday - Noon

If you are having trouble placing an order online, make sure you are logged into your account. If you don't know your log-in information, send us an email, and we will send you an invitation to reset your password or create your account. Creating an account on the spot won't help; it needs to be the same account that is connected to your CSA shares.

CSAware will ask that you attach your order to a share. If you don't have a current share, you cannot purchase add-ons. If you attach your order to a share that is not activate it will not be sent to you.

If you do not pick up your add-on order, it will be donated or distributed, we do not offer
refunds for missed add-ons.

Groundwork Share-a-Share
Thanks to generous donations by you (our CSA Members) to the Groundwork Share-a-Share fund, we were able to subsidize the cost of shares in 2017 for over 30 individuals and families, as well as shares for local food pantries.  
Please consider helping us in our efforts to make the CSA accessible to more families by donating to Groundwork Share-a-Share.