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Sep 14, 2010 11:03 AM

Winter CSA plans

Hi everyone, I wanted to know if anyone had information on winter CSAs. I know Enterprise Farm offers one, are there any others?

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    1. I've done Shared Harvest for the last 2 years and have been happy enough to sign up for a third year. It's a collaboration of farms and locals who put together the CSA and it's for either 2 or 3 months (October, November, December).

      The first year I signed up for 3 months and it was a mistake because I didn't have the space to store my winter CSA along with my weekly summer CSA.

      Last year, I did the 2 months (November and December) and I was very happy with it. Each month, you get [3] huge boxes of produce which runs the gamit from greens (lettuces, chard, kale, brussel sprouts on the stalk) to various root vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions beets, carrots) to squashes (butternut, acorn and some others). There were also apple and fresh dried beans as part of the distribution.

      The carrots were especially sweet and delicious, even better than my summer share carrots.

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      1. re: beetlebug

        Don't take the above as a comprehensive list of vegetables. I'm working off my memory.

        Also, the vegetables lasted me through most of the winter but not quite into April (which is sort of spring).

        1. re: beetlebug

          Would also recommend Shared Harvest. I believe there are still shares for the two-month distribution, but Gretta might be low on three-month shares.

          1. re: chevrelove

            We did Shared Harvest last season and were happy with it. We renewed for this winter as well.

            Stone Soup also has one.


            1. re: chevrelove

              Thanks for the kind words about the '09 share. It was a great year for fall and winter veggies.

              There are lots of Lexington distributed two month shares left, as well as three-month shares that will be distributed in Canton. Definitely low on three month Lexington shares.

            2. re: beetlebug

              Another happy Shared Harvest subscriber - did it last year (2 month) and re-upped for another 2 month share for this winter. Held us into April, too - lots and lots of good stuff - make sure you've blocked off some space for cold storage!


            3. Stillman's is also doing a Winter CSA - although the number of spots is limited to 100 individuals. 150$ for 3 pick-ups (2 in November and 1 in December). The list of anticipated roots and veggies was pretty long (potatoes, broccoli, beets, carrots, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, apples, winter squash, brussel sprouts, turnips, swiss chard, arugula, and onions).

              1. try this link
                I know that Red Fire Farm does a winter share as does Farmer Dave.

                1. Farmer Dave's (Tewksbury/Dracut) has one.