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NOW OPEN! 2020 Community Supported Agriculture Program
18 weeks beginning June 18, 2020 to October 15, 2020
There are two share options – a large and a small, both run for 18 weeks between June 18 and October 15.
Full shares cost $750 and half shares cost $400. Both share options will provide families with a variety of fresh, locally grown produce at a great savings.
Pick up day every Thursday from 11am to 6pm. Another person can pick up your share under your name if you are unable to make this time frame. Pick up is located at Connors Farm, 30 Valley Road, Danvers, MA.
CSA includes fruits, vegetables, herbs and more.
A FULL CSA share typically feeds a large family of 4-5 people.
A HALF CSA share typically fees a small family of 2-3 people.
We will have a swap table for customers that don't like certain produce. Our members can swap out any produce in the weekly share with something they desire more.
Full share customers will receive (4) tickets to each of our festivals, (4) tickets to our fall farm fun and maze and (10) summer passes.
Half share customers will received (2) tickets to each of our festivals, (2) tickets to our fall farm fun and maze and (5) summer passes.
What are the benefits of CSA?
CSA (community supported agriculture) is a program designed to help farms sell their crops in advance to ensure the viability of their operation. This program benefits the farmer, the supporter and the general public. The program enables the farmer to receive enough money up front in order to help finance their farming operations. It also helps the farmer market his/her crops and help eliminate any uncertainties. It benefits the supporter by ensuring that they will receive in most cases a better value for their money that they fronted. Also, the supporter is guaranteed the freshest, safest and best tasting produce available anywhere. Finally, it benefits the general public by protecting the existence of local farms. By supporting local agriculture, you are keeping the local farms viable, which means that you are helping to preserve green space as well as reducing the carbon footprint.
We care about the environment and food safety-
All of the fruits and vegetables that are grown on our farm are IPM (Integrated Pest Management). We have practiced IPM on our farm for over a decade and consider it to be the safest method of producing crops. We also were one of the first farms in the state to sign up with the "Partners With Nature" program. IPM ensures the consumer safe produce while also protecting the environment. Our IPM consultant carefully monitors pest activity in our various crops by using pheromone and sticky traps to determine exactly when to spray. When our consultant determines that the insect levels are above a certain threshold, we will then spray, using only the safest materials available. Our consultant also monitors disease and nutrient levels by using soil tests and tissue culture analysis. As a result of this practice, we are not over fertilizing our crops, thus minimizing the potential risk of polluting ground water.
What do we grow?
Although we raise most of our crops, we also partner with other local farms to ensure that our members receive the best selection of produce. Please know that we do not raise any genetically modified crops on our farm.
This year, we have a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to offer our members. Please know that we try to choose the varieties that have the best possible flavor. We have peaches (yellow), peaches (white), apples, lettuce, swiss chard, herbs (all types), sweet corn, beefsteak tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, plum tomatoes, peppers (all types), eggplant (all types), yellow squash, zucchini, winter squashes (all types), beets, carrots, onions, scallions, potatoes, radishes, patty pan squash, pumpkins (all types), spinach, melons (all types), peas, beans, pole beans, leeks, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, and celery.