The CSA season at Many Forks Farm runs for 20 weeks starting in mid-June and running through October. A farm share for the 2018 season is $550 and will typically furnish fresh vegetables for two adults who love fresh vegetables, or perhaps a family of two adults and one-two very young children. But since eating habits vary so widely, please check out this page What is in a share to get a snapshot of what you can expect. If you are new to CSA, you may want to take a look at this page: Is CSA Right for You?
Shares are distributed at the farm on Wednesdays between 4:00PM and 7:00PM. You will select from produce that is available that week – different vegetables are available at different times in our growing season! Some crops may be u-pick – such as cherry tomatoes, peas, beans and raspberries. There is a CSA cutting garden for farm members to gather herbs and flowers. You get to see the crops that are growing first hand, observe the changes happening in the fields over the season, get a chance to talk to the farmers, and can enjoy the beauty of the farm.
A deposit or payment is required to reserve a share. Payment-in-full must be made before April 1, 2018.
Reduced-price shares are available for those within income guidelines. Twenty percent of the shares at Many Forks Farm are reserved for assistance through support by Hoosac Harvest and Berkshire Grown’s Share the Bounty program. Please let us know if you would like more information about this program at Many Forks Farm.
Below is a list of the produce we plan to grow for the 2018 season. Click HERE for examples of typical distributions at different weeks during the season. We grow numerous varieties of many vegetables. READ ABOUT our commitment to growing diverse varieties, with their different shapes, colors, and qualities.
- Swiss Chard
- Brussel Sprouts
- Cabbage (Red, Green, Napa)
- Sweet Onions
- Storage Onions
- Sweet Potatoes
- Bok Choy
- Summer squashes
- Winter squashes
- Celery Root
- Herbs – dill, cilantro, basil, thyme, oregano, sage, parsley
Each household participating as CSA members is asked to volunteer for a two-hour session at some point during the season. Your volunteer time is helpful to the farm and it is also a chance for you to experience additional aspects of the farm. Distribution time is a great time to volunteer. There is set up, re-stocking, and you’ll get to meet and speak with other farm members. Open work sessions will be announced from time to time that you may join in, or you are always welcome to give a call or email to arrange a time to help. Perhaps you have a special skill or talent that would be helpful to the farm – just let us know!