The farm stand opens this afternoon at Chestnut Hill Farm. If you like what you see there, you may want to get yourself on the waitlist for their CSA’s 1/2 season share plan.
Earlier this summer, Chestnut Hill Farm launched its Community Supported Agriculture program.
For some, both the promised bounty of 20 weeks of a produce share was a bit too much to handle. After all, many residents are out of town too much of the summer to enjoy it.
As of August 25th, a limited supply of half season shares will be made available. Participants will have access to 10 weeks of the harvest. Farm Manager Desiree Robertson-DuBois pitches it as “the cream of the CSA veggie crop!”:
All the beautiful summer tomatoes and peppers combined with the gorgeous greens and storage vegetables of the fall season.
Anyone interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list. They will then receive an email alerting them when the sign-up goes live.
If community agriculture interests you, you may also want to check out the farm’s blog. On it Robertson-DuBois shares interesting news about the farm’s processes and even their struggles.
For instance, this summer they’ve been hard at work fighting “little monsters” who are too fond of some of their crop:
mostly we are going to be going out there every few days and knocking beetle larva into buckets or smushing them for the next few weeks while the plants make as many potatoes underground as possible. The potato beetles also happen to love eggplant almost more than they love potatoes, so they are getting the same treatment.