Community Supported Agriculture
Lettuce transplanted into the field
Farm Notes

Springing into the fields  

Many plants have been patiently waiting in the greenhouses, eager to get out into the fields and stretch their roots into the rich soil. This past week we set out the first transplants of lettuce, beets, kale, broccoli, swiss chard, and onions. All these crops will withstand the cold of nights yet to come, but will thrive in the cool sunny days of May. Until now the soils have been too cold and wet to allow the plants to thrive. With this week's showers and sunny warm days, these plants should take off and make up for some lost growing time. This week we will plow more fields and get them ready for the first seedlings of carrots, beans, corn, cucumbers and squash. And then the season will really be upon us.

Fostering growth,
Farmer Dave 

What's In My Share
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Greenhouse greens
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Mixed Potatoes
  • Kohlrabi
  • Cortland Apples
  • Gold Rush Apples
  • Herbs
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.
Vegisode of the Week!

Satisfying your Apple-tite with Savory Apples  

In this Vegisode, Stacey and Denise show you several varieties of apples, and teach you how to make:
-Denise's Apple Pulled Pork
-Egg Muffins with Spicy Sausage, Apples and Cheddar Cheese
-Mulligatawney Soup

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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.  

New CSA Member Benefits for 2018!
  Mother's Day is just around the corner.

CSA Member Exclusive: Receive $10 off your purchase for every $50 spent on flowers at Brox Farm Stand and East Street Farm Stand! Valid May 4 - May 13, 2018. (If you spend $100 on flowers that means $20 off your total purchase, and so on. Promotion valid on the day you are making your purchase only and cannot be combined with any other offer).

We are excited to announce new opportunities for YOU our Members to visit and experience YOUR farm through the following experiences for the 2018 season:
  • Strawberry and Blueberry Pick-Your- Own - select dates to be determined by Mother Nature herself.Each CSA membership will receive a complimentary pint of berries. Additional pints will be available for purchase.
  • Apple Pick-Your- Own - CSA Members will receive 25% off PYO apples throughout the apple picking season at our Dracut and Westford orchards.
  • Each CSA membership will also receive a complimentary half-peck bag for PYO apples on selected weekends.

Details regarding dates and times will be emailed and included in your CSA newsletters as the time gets closer. 


We hope you will enjoy these new benefits. We look forward to seeing you on the farm!


The Team at Farmer Dave's  

We are looking to fill volunteer CSA distribution positions for the 2018 CSA season at the following pick-up locations:
  • Lawrence, Tuesdays from 4pm - 7pm
  • Dracut, Tuesdays from 4pm - 7pm and Fridays from 2:45pm - 7pm 
  • Tewksbury, East Street Farm Stand - Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm and Thursdays 2:45pm - 7pm

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.