CSA FAQs

What are your farming practices?
We grow our produce using organic principles (never any chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers), demonstrating our commitment to enhancing soil health, using resources efficiently, creating a safe working environment for ourselves, our farmer and our volunteers, and growing safe healthy food.

What’s in a share?
We plant a diversity of crops in order to provide a wide variety of vegetables and herbs to our CSA members. Shares contain different items each week, depending what’s ready for harvest.

What if there’s a crop failure? Do I get my money back?
As a shareholder, you agree to share the risk of crop failure with LCF. You are investing in Mother Nature’s cooperation and LCF’s mission of growing produce to reduce food insecurity, while providing educational programs and community. In the unlikely event of a crop failure, LCF will try to compensate for the failed crops by filling your share with other crops grown on the farm that are ready for harvest at that time, but there are no refunds. We ask that you familiarize yourself with LCF’s Farm Policy and our CSA Agreement.

Can I pick up my share early, or change to a different pick-up day?
In general we cannot accommodate requests to change pick-up days, or to pick up shares earlier.

2019 CSA Pick-up Times
Tuesday afternoons, 3:00-6:00 pm or
Friday afternoons, 3:00-6:00 pm

What happens if I miss my pick-up?
If you are not able to pick up your share, feel free to send someone else to pick it up. Unclaimed shares will be donated to an organization that can make good use of it.

Can I share a share with my friends?
Splitting a share among two households is okay with us, BUT we ask that shareholders take the entire weekly share in one visit to the farm. Please do not come to pick up your share and take a “partial” or “half” share. Keep in mind that our shares are designed for one household, and the contents can’t always be divided equally. If you decide to share a share, we suggest that you either come to pick up your share together, alternate pick-up weeks, or split the share at home.

How do I contact the farm?
The best way to communicate with us is via email: csa@littletoncommunityfarm.org.

Do I have to volunteer on the farm?
No, there is no volunteer work requirement for CSA members, but if you are interested in volunteering, we have many opportunities. Click the link above, and indicate that you wish to volunteer, and someone from LCF will be in touch with you.

How do I sign up?
Click the link above to purchase or donate online. You can also chose not to pay online, but to send a check to Littleton Community Farm, P.O. Box 1186, Littleton, MA, 01460. Send us an email at admin@littletoncommunityfarm.org if you are sending us a check to let us know, and indicate your preferred pickup day and the size you are buying. We do run out of shares, and it’s on a first come first serve basis, so don’t wait with letting us know.

We hope to see you on the farm!