Welcome to Your New Style of Farm Share!
We are excited to be offering something completely new and different from what you are used to.
An annual Farmstead Style share membership runs from June to May and includes 28 boxes standard, with some options for additional shares, as available. Simply put, you get a portion of everything we produce on the farm throughout the entire year. Everything from traditional annual crops like lettuces and root vegetables, to maple syrup, fruit, hand-carved wood utensils, and flowers.
Each Season Will Bring Variety and Fresh Produce
As the time of year changes, so do your boxes. Each pick-up features exciting varieties of produce, flowers, and hand-made goods.
Additional Benefits Included in Your Membership
“My family and I attended an autumn dinner at Oak and Ash Farm. Lindsey and Matt were gracious hosts, taking the time to walk us around and show us the different parts of the farm. The dinner was amazing! Lindsey and Matt are incredible cooks; serving delicious, locally-procured, home-made food.”
—Brad Turner, Belchertown, MA
Simply put, it’s a farm to table dinner for our members, included in the price of your CSA. This is a chance to connect with the farm, and the other members and build the community that is Oak & Ash.
We aim to pass on knowledge of our practices and skills to others. Running a forest farm has lots of different aspects; no dig gardening, regenerative agriculture practices, wood working, food preservation and preparation. We want to share what we are learning, with you. Newsletters will include exclusive access to cooking videos and recipes. On site classes will focus on sharing these farmstead skills with you. Some of these classes will have a paid enrollment, but are always FREE to CSA members, just be sure to sign up for your spot!
Your Very Own Oak & Ash Wooden Crate
Each farmstead share member gets two wooden crates during the year, to rotate through each pick-up. Drop off your empty crate when you stop by, then pick up your full box of fresh produce all ready to go. At the end of the year, you get to keep a crate!
What’s Been in the Farm Share?
So far this summer, we have featured fresh produce such as:
- lettuce greens
- heads of lettuce
- large bunches of radishes
- squash blossoms
- micro greens
- bouquets of herbs
- peas, shoots, and edible flowers
- garlic scapes
- fresh teas
- mixed berries
Items You Can Add to Your Pick-Up
We produce more than just veggies and fruit! These additional items can be added to your farm share for a members-discounted price, and will be packed with your pick-up box.
Picking Up Your Farm Share
We will be open for pick-up on Saturdays, from 12:00pm–5:00pm.
243 Allen Road
We provide two wooden boxes at the start of the season. We ask that each week, when you come to pick up your pre-packed box, you leave your empty one from the week prior for us to fill for your next share. You will get to keep one of the boxes at end of the year!
*If you forget your box to swap, we ask that you place your items in a bag, or take a cardboard box we have available, and leave your wooden box behind for the following week’s share.
Our COVID Policy
We follow all local, state and federal guidelines for farm practices during the COVID pandemic. All produce is picked, packaged and stored while wearing masks and gloves. We aim for 100% contactless pick-up, and will even do curb-side pick up if pre-arranged. We are available for in person transactions or questions, following masked guidelines.
Classes and Thank-You Dinners will either be held outdoors while masked or virtually until it is safe to do so otherwise.
Farm Share FAQ
The market garden shed is set up to be completely contactless. You will come to the farm on your designated day, and take your marked box from the fridge. All additional, non refrigerated items like bread or soap, will be available on an adjacent table marked with your name.
All additional items you order in the online store, will be added to your box or be available nearby. With your name on it.
We are working on the logistics of offering delivery for a small fee. Until such time as we can offer this service however, we are more than happy to walk your order over to your car and put it in there for you! Simply call the farm number and we will bring it right over.
Payments can be made in person at the market garden with some notice. Please call the farm ahead of your pick-up day to schedule payment time.
Any available mid season CSAs available will be posted in the online store at a pro-rated rate.
Any quarterly CSA payments not paid 2 months past due will result in a cancelation of the share. You will still be able to purchase available produce in our online store, but will not longer receive you’re share boxes or any other benefits associated with it.