CSA Share North Shore of Boston (near Wakefield)
Hi everyone out there in Chowhound world!!!! I really could use your help in finding a 2012 CSA Share North of Boston. I live in the Wakefield area and work in Cambridge (Kendall Sq). I just found out that my farm isn't doing their CSA share this year. I am looking for something that is yummy, all veggies (maybe some fruit). Any suggestions?!?! Please help!!!!
Thank you all in advance!
We're in Melrose and have been members of Farm Direct Coop for 8 years. You pick up in Melrose on either Tuesdays or Thursdays until 7pm(?) and they buy from a few different farmers, with an emphasis on local and sustainable, and organic when possible. They offer two sizes of fruit and veggie shares, a cheese share, herb share and bread share. http://www.farmdirectcoop.org/
I like it a lot but honestly, if I lived in Wakefield, I'd probably just shop at the farmer's market on a weekly basis. You get some great vendors there and then you get to pick just what you want and as much as you want.
We've had the CSA from Farmer Dave's in Dracut for a number of years with good success. They have a weekday evening pick-up in Somerville (next to the Stop & Shop at Rt. 28 and Rt. 93), so it may be on your way home between Kendall and Wakefield. They do both veggie and fruit shares.
I have Farmer Daves. They still have openings for both their fruit and vegetable shares. (Sold separately.) They have a pick up in Reading which would be closest to you. They also have Somerville and Malden which are probably on your way home. Highly recommended. I have also done First Light Farm and second that recommendation as well. Depending upon where you are in Wakefield, it may be closer than Reading.