Fall Farm Share FAQ

Moraine Butternut

What should I expect to receive in my Fall Farm Share? Crops planned include beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, napa, green and red cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, chard, escarole, kale, gilfeather turnips, winter squash, watermelon and diakon radishes, salad turnips, lettuce, sweet potatoes, potatoes, kohlrabi, onions, shallots, leeks, parsley, popcorn, radicchio and spinach. It looks like we may also have fennel, purple top turnips, sweet peppers and some plum tomatoes in the first share.

How much produce is in Fall Farm Share? Each every-other-week Fall Farm share will contain approximately $60 of produce, some of which will store for weeks or months (butternut squash, sweet potatoes, popcorn, cabbage, beets, etc.). Some you will want to use right away (lettuce, spinach, peppers, tomatoes). Moraine Farm shares are perfectly sized to give you all the joys of the growing season without overwhelming your table or refrigerator. Shares are just the right size for one or two adults who enjoy vegetables and cook a lot , a small family with limited time to cook, or someone new to Community Supported Agriculture.

How do I buy a Fall Farm Share? Is there a deadline for purchasing a Fall Farm Share? The deadline is October 18. To purchase a share, complete the  on-line subscription form and drop your check, payable to The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR),  in the mail to Moraine Farm CSA, 733 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915.

How much does a Fall Farm Share cost? Do I have to be a member of The Trustees of Reservations to purchase a share?  A Fall Farm Share costs $200 for the four every-other-week distributions.  All Moraine Farm shareholders must be dues-paying members of The Trustees of Reservations. Join The Trustees on-line at the membership level that works best for you.

Are Moraine Farm veggies organic? At Moraine Farm, our vegetables are grown in an environmentally sustainable manner: crops grow from greenhouse to harvest without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. The farmers use compost and organic fertilizers. Green manures and legume cover crops are planted to fix nitrogen, build soil organic matter, and prevent erosion. Seeds are organic when available, with inclusion of heirloom and open-pollinated varieties. We control pests through the use of crop rotations, biological insecticides, and cultural practices such as the use of row covers. Some bugs we’ll just tolerate. Our practices are guided by the National Organic Standards and by our own goals for achieving a sustainable system.

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