Community Supported Agriculture
Some of the new interns cleaning cabbage
Farm Notes

Here come the interns!

We like to think the farm benefits our society in many ways and we are always seeking more ways we can make our world a better place. Having worked in agricultural development in many countries around the world, I could see that what was often lacking was good practical experience working and learning on a more modern farm. Many had excellent theoretical university training, but lacked the practical experience of implementing that theory. In our effort to improve food production and food security around the world, we have welcomed international agriculture interns to the farm for the past eight seasons. These students have ranged the globe from Ukraine, Portugal, Philippines, Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Vietnam, Chile, Kosovo, Brazil, Hungary, South Korea, Italy, and this year we welcome our first intern from Uganda. They are taking time away from the theoretical/academic pursuits at their universities to learn how all that lofty theory is actually practiced on the ground and in the soil.

Some of the interns are friends of past year's interns, sent to Farmer Dave's to meet the wonderful community that has developed around our food. Their time here in America offers them a first hand experience of our society and they will carry back home with them the knowledge of the real goodness that is America. Several members often befriend interns, giving them a fuller experience of American culture and thoughts. We are all ambassadors to the foreigners that surround us. When they return home, they become ambassadors, telling people in far away countries that America is not all Hollywood, and that we are a people they should befriend too. It all starts with the planting of a seed.

Happy Spring?
Farmer Dave

CSA FAQ: What happens if I can't make my scheduled pick-up time?
If you miss your pick-up time any unclaimed shares that are remaining are donated to
one of our hunger relief partners. We are unable to replace shares that have been
donated or keep shares past their distribution time. 

If you know in advance that you can't make your normal pick up we ask for 2 business days at a minimum to change share locations.  This gives us plenty of time to address the scheduling, harvesting and delivery changes required. The more in advance we know the easier it is.  Please contact the office via phone at 978-349-1952 or email as soon as you know that you need a change.  We will work with you to the best of our ability and will send you a confirmation if we are able to make your requested change.  You may also have a friend, family member or neighbor pick your share up for
you! Your name just needs to be given at pick-up.  Or feel free to contact us if you would like to have your share donated.

What's In My Share
  • Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Butternut Squash
  • Red Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Greenhouse grown Baby Greens
  • Golden Delicious Apples
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.

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Winter Greens With Carrots, Feta Cheese and Brown Rice

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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.