2019 CSA Details

2019 CSA Details

In 2019 we will again be offering an Organic Summer CSA, an Organic Flower CSA, and an Organic Fall CSA. Due to high demand we are increasing the number of shares available for the Fall CSA. Sign up quickly to reserve your spot!

2019 LexFarm Organic Summer CSA
(20-week or 10-week)

Our Summer CSA runs for 20 weeks from early June through mid-October.

We offer two options:

  • 20-week share: Pickup your share EVERY week of the season.
  • 10-week share: Pickup your share EVERY OTHER weeks of the season. (Your weeks will be assigned when we announce the start date of the CSA.)

Shares are picked up at the Lexington Community Farm stand at 52 Lowell St, Lexington, MA.  The majority of the produce is grown right here at LexFarm, supplemented with additional vegetables from Picadilly Farm in Winchester, NH. All of the produce in the CSA is certified organic. We offer a wide variety of vegetables and a few fruits, an educational and fun Pick-Your-Own experience, and weekly newsletters with recipe ideas. We offer staple vegetables you are likely familiar with (ie: lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots) as well as exciting new ones (ie: Green Zebra heirloom tomatoes, French breakfast radishes).

Each 20 week Summer CSA shareholder will also receive $70 “Farm Bucks” (10 week shareholders receive $35). “Farm Bucks” will be tracked at the farm stand (no need to remember a card—we’ll have your information at the stand!) and may be used to purchase any fruit, vegetable, or seedling in the stand, any time we are open during the 2019 Summer CSA season. This allows you to choose extra of your favorite vegetables, or purchase additional produce throughout the week.

All Summer CSA shareholders must hold a LexFarm Household (or higher level) Membership.

2019 LexFarm Organic Flower CSA

Our 12 week Flower Share runs from late July-early October. Each Flower CSA shareholder picks an average of 20 stems per week (as specified) for 12 consecutive weeks. We plant celosia, snapdragons, rudbeckia, sunflowers, cosmos, marigolds, zinnias, statice, ageratum, gomphrena, strawflower, and more!

All Flower CSA shareholders must hold a LexFarm Individual (or higher level) Membership.

2019 LexFarm Organic Fall CSA

The Fall CSA runs from early November through December. Shareholders will receive their shares at 4 biweekly pickups. The Fall CSA is mostly storage vegetables (onions, roots, winter squash, etc) with as many fresh greens as the weather allows!

All Fall CSA shareholders must hold a LexFarm Household (or higher level) Membership.

HOW THE LEXFARM CSA WORKS:

  1. Sign up online and pay (or make your first payment, if applicable) within one week by check or credit card.
  2. (Summer Shares Only) Select your Pickup Option when you sign up. We offer two pick up days/week in each Option to provide flexibility. You can pick up anytime during your Option’s hours, without telling us which day you will come.
    • Option 1: Wednesday afternoons 1 pm-6 pm and Thursday afternoons 3 pm-7 pm
    • Option 2: Friday afternoons 1 pm-6 pm and Saturdays 9 am-1 pm

    (Fall Shares Only) We offer two pickup days for the Fall Share. You may come during either pick up day without telling us which day you will come.

    • Friday 1 pm-5 pm
    • Saturday 10 am-4 pm
  3. You will receive an email announcing the start date of the CSA as soon as our farmers decide.
  4. (Summer and Fall Shares Only) On your pick up day, come to the farm to get your share! Shareholders fill their own bags or boxes with specified quantities of vegetables from the display. This allows you to choose which vegetables to take home, and to make your own choice when our farmers provide multiple options.
  5. Pick Your Own: (Summer Shares and Flower Shares Only) You may harvest your Pick-Your-Own crops or flowers for the week, as specified each week at the farm stand, during any time that our farm stand is open. 2019 Summer Farm Stand Hours are: Wednesdays 1-6pm, Thursdays 3-7pm, Fridays 1-6 pm, and Saturdays 9am-4pm. We may close our fields when weather presents a challenge to our customers or crops. Please check our Facebook page or call our farm stand (781-862-7247) for updates.

THE COST:

We’d love for shareholders to join us for as long a season as possible, and to shift our focus from marketing and payment collection to growing as early as possible, so we’re offering some price breaks for signing up and paying early!

Option Early Bird Price
(must pay by March 1)
Regular Price
(After March 1)
20 Week Summer CSA $615 $635
10 Week Summer CSA $335 $345
Fall CSA $160 $170
Option Early Bird Price
(must pay by May 1)
Regular Price (After May 1)
Flower CSA $127.50
($120 + $7.50 sales tax)
$138.13
($130 + $8.13 sales tax)

Bonus! If you sign up and pay for our full offering (all three CSA shares: Summer, Fall, AND Flower) by April 1, you will receive a coupon for a free 6-pack of LexFarm seedlings.

Early Bird Pricing! The early bird pricing only applies if you fully pay for your share before the specified dates. If you haven’t paid by the deadline, regular pricing will apply.

PAYMENT:

If you are signing up for the Summer CSA before March 1, you may pay in two installments. Half of the payment is due when you sign up, and the balance is due by March 1 (for early bird pricing) or by April 1, 2019 (for regular pricing).  Fall and Flower Shares must be paid in full at signup.

We strive to make our CSA shares available to everyone in our community.  In cases of financial hardship, contact [email protected] for alternate payment plan options.

Payments can be made by check or credit card. Credit card transactions will include a small fee to cover processing costs. Payments by check must be received within one week of signing up to reserve your share.

The Flower CSA is subject to a Sales Tax of 6.25% as reflected in the pricing shown above.

SIGN UP AND MEMBERSHIP:

LexFarm is a membership organization. Purchasing a CSA share is a benefit of LexFarm membership.  Membership fees support our mission around food access and education.

For Summer or Fall CSA shares, each participating household must hold a 2019 LexFarm membership at the Household level or higher. Flower CSA shareholders must hold a 2019 LexFarm membership at the Individual level or higher. Note: If you donated during our year-end appeal (after 11/1/18) your donation also went towards membership. If you aren’t sure of your membership status, please email [email protected] to inquire.

If you need to renew or you are not already a 2019 LexFarm member, you can fill out the membership form here after you fill out the CSA signup form. If you are paying by check, please be sure to send us your membership payment along with your CSA payment.

If you are splitting your share with another family, both families must have 2019 LexFarm memberships at the Household level or higher.

QUESTIONS?

See Frequently Asked Questions for additional details on how the CSA works. Any other questions can be sent to [email protected].