Book & Plow Farm 2015 CSA Share
What is a CSA? Wikipedia has a great article that explains the benefits of a CSA model and some history. That article can be found here.
- Organic Produce -- A weekly pickup of 10-20 pounds of organic, fresh, sustainably grown produce, from September 2nd to November 18th (12 weeks)
- Choice -- you pick what goes into your share from a variety of displayed crops in our shareroom
- Pick-Your-Own Garden -- flowers, herbs, tomatoes and more
- Newsletters -- musings, pictures, announcements, recipes
- Events -- fermentation workshops, flower arranging, pumpkin carving
- Volunteer Opportunities -- harvest days, garlic planting, bean threshing
- Hours -- The shareroom is open Wednesdays from 3pm to 7pm for pick up.
- Location -- Book & Plow greenhouse located at Tuttle HIll at 425 S East St, Amherst MA.
- Dates -- First share starts September 2nd and ends on November 18th.
Can I split my share with a friend?
We have 2 options of share size, you can pick which one makes the most sense for you and your situation.
What happens if I can't make it to a pickup?
You can send a friend, you can ask for your share to be donated that week to a community member, you can contact the farm and assemble your own share at a time convenient to you and B&P. Sadly, we do not box shares up for folks who cannot make it.
Can I come to the farm and use the Pick-Your-Own Garden during off hours?
Absolutely. The farm is now your's. The PYO garden is open 7 days a week for you, all hours of the day.
What size share is right for me?
The Single Bag Share provides around 10 pounds a week of produce. This is a good sized share for a single person or couple who enjoy vegetables. The Double Bag Share provides around 20 pounds a week of produce. This size is ideal for the family who enjoys vegetables or for the single or couple who eat primarily vegetables and like to have some produce to can or freeze for the winter. If you were with us last year, the Double Bag Share size is about the same size as last year. If you were splitting a share last year and enjoyed that amount, then the Single Bag will do you right.
Share Size Options
- The Single Bag Share -- 10 pounds per week -- $250 (includes 1 cloth B&P tote)
- The Double Bag Share -- 20 pounds per week -- $375 (includes 2 cloth B&P totes)
How to Sign Up
- Fill out the below information
- If paying online, you will be prompted to pick out your share size and checkout once you've entered in your information
- If paying by check, once completing the information simply send your payment into our office location: 301 E Hadley Road Amherst MA 01002
If payment is a hardship please contact us to talk about alternative options.