Join our 2018 CSA!
Signing up for Langwater’s community-supported-agriculture shares is simply the best way to support your local organic farm while eating healthy, delicious seasonal food. Download our sign-up for all the options, or swing by the farm stand or farmers market to chat with your farmers in person. For folks who sign up for Full, Half or Winter Shares, we’re proud to guarantee a 15% return on your investment with us. Always have.
- Full Season CSA: Enjoy diverse weekly shares of Langwater’s Certified Organic vegetables from May- October (24 weeks)! Your bounty will shift with the seasons from sweet spring greens to our award-winning summer tomatoes. In addition to the full suite of veggies, CSA members enjoy pick-your-own organic strawberries. Pick-ups are available at the farm in North Easton and at all of our summer farmers markets.
- Farm Stand CSA: Farm Stand “debit” Cards are redeemable for anything in the Langwater Farm Stand, all season long. You choose what veggies you want, when you want them. Stock your cards in $100 increments with 5-10% bonuses for early birds!
- Winter Share: Join us for the sweetest season! Enjoy 8 weeks of seasonal bounty in November-‐December for $175. Weekly shares include greens, root vegetables (carrots, turnips, beets), winter squash, potatoes, onions, leeks, broccoli, cabbages and more. Pick-ups available at the farm in North Easton and at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market.
- Flower Share: Bring home beautiful, fragrant flowers for 10 weeks from July through September for $65. Pick-Your-Own mixed bouquet from our flower field or take home a lovely bunch of sunflowers. Some weeks sunflowers will not be available and Pick-Your-Own will be the only option.
2018 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Information
Frequently asked questions and a guide to your CSA
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) was originally developed as a food distributing model to benefit the community, environment and farmer. Our farm offers a certain number of shares to the public. Weekly shares of our own Certified Organic produce will start in late May and go through the end of October (24 weeks). Each week you’ll get a variety of 5-10 different veggies. The variety and quantity will change according to the season. Your CSA will help you learn about new and interesting vegetable varieties and all the different ways to prepare them! You’ll develop a relationship with your farmer and learn about where and how your food is grown!
CSA’s are a great way to help sustain your local farm during the winter months when we are busy growing seedlings to be planted in the spring, building infrastructure, purchasing farm equipment (tractors are a farmer’s best friend!), fertilizers, seeds (organic seeds are expensive!), potting soil, tools and growing supplies and so much more. Our CSA model is a risk-free investment so you are always guaranteed to receive as much as you put into it. Community Supported Agriculture is a win-win for farmers and consumers.
All members will receive a weekly newsletter with farm updates, recipes, weekly CSA information and members’ only events. Primary communication will be via email.
Some things to remember when purchasing a CSA:
- Where can I pick-up my share? Pick-ups are available here at our farm stand in N. Easton Tuesday – Friday from 10 am – 6 pm or at the Harvard University Farmers’ Market in Cambridge on Tuesdays, Davis Square Farmers’ Market in Somerville on Wednesdays, the Brookline Farmers’ Market on Thursdays and the Attleboro Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. Please note that pricing for pick-up at farmers’ markets is varies based on the length of the market season.
- Do I have to come on the same day every week? We harvest our crops based partially on our CSA customers for the day so that’s why it’s important for you to try and stick to your specified pick-up day. That being said, we know that life can get crazy so if you need to switch your day every once in a while we ask that you send us an email to let us know.
- Do you offer substitutions? There are no substitutions allowed for our full and half share CSA’s but often times there are choices (i.e. you can choose kale or spinach).
- Can’t make it to your pick-up one week? Although we don’t allow you to “double up” if you miss a week’s share please feel free to send a friend or neighbor instead. All missed CSA shares will be donated to the local food pantry.
- Please remember to bring your own reusable bags.
- How long do I have to use my Farm stand CSA card? Farm stand card members please remember that your farm stand card expires at the end of our season on December 23, 2016. Any outstanding balances left on your card after that date will be donated to the local food pantry.
- What different types of vegetables can I expect to see in my share? The beauty of a CSA is that you get to eat with the seasons! In the spring you can expect to see an abundance of beautiful greens (kale, spinach, salad greens, arugula, Swiss chard), early onions, lettuce, fennel, turnips, beets, sugar snap peas, radishes and more. The summer brings our award winning tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, sweet corn, zucchini, summer squashes, strawberries, peaches, green beans and so much more. Fall in New England is a great time for farming! Enjoy our onions, potatoes, winter squashes (butternut, acorn, delicata, etc.), sugar pumpkins, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbages and kale.
- Trying to decide between a half or a whole share? Here’s an example of a typical week’s share (from August 2016):
- 1 small Watermelon or 1 lb. Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
- 1 lb. Red Tomatoes
- 1/2 pint Cherry Tomatoes or 1 bunch Beets
- 1 lb. Specialty Colored Peppers
- 1 bunch Swiss Chard or 1 bunch Red Russian Kale
- 1 large Watermelon or 2 lbs. Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
- 2 lbs. Red Tomatoes
- 1/2 pint Cherry Tomatoes or 1 bunch Beets
- 1 lb. Specialty Colored Peppers
- 1 bunch Swiss Chard
- 1 bunch Red Russian Kale
- 1 lb. Walla Walla Onions
“We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience as Langwater Farm CSA members and proud to say we have been supporters since the beginning! This farm is truly a treasure in our community and we feel very fortunate to have it so close to us. For three years now, our family has enjoyed preparing and eating the wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs that come across our table on a weekly basis. We are constantly experimenting with new meals and recipes which has made each week a healthy and fun adventure! Their staff is always extremely friendly and knowledgeable and able to give us tips on preparation and recipes if we ever get something in our share that is a new food for us. We thank you for all that you do.” -Beth, Eric Bret and Gabe
“I’ve been a member since day one. I had just heard about what a CSA was, so I went online in search of one in my area. This one was just getting started, the next town over, and it was organic to boot, so I thought I’d give a try. It was actually exciting to me! And since that first meet and greet with my new farmers, I’ve been more than impressed with every aspect of this farm. What planning and execution skills these “kids” have. They’ve built a wonderful farmstand that is always a pleasure to come to. Rain or shine. I’m thrilled with the quality of all the fruits and veggies and look forward every week to the friendly faces and warm conversation. I’ve gotten veggies I never even knew existed in my weekly share, and that is such a fun thing to share and experience with friends and family too. I know I’m eating healthier than ever. And the weekly newsletter is great too and always informative. Like I said, I’ve been more than impressed with every aspect and very thankful for my CSA friends at Langwater Farm.” -Jon R.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to reserve your share now.