Community Supported Agriculture Farms

Massachusetts’ farmers are offering the public a new way to invest in local agriculture, while enjoying delicious, fresh food throughout the season. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms are a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce.

By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become “members” (or “shareholders,”
or “subscribers”) of the CSA. Most CSA farmers prefer that members pay for the season up-front, but some farmers will accept weekly or monthly payments. Some CSA farms also require that members work a small number of hours on the farm during the growing season. In return, customers are rewarded with weekly delivery or pick-up of vegetables – sometimes including flowers, fruits, herbs and even milk or meat products.

Farms offering CSA shares of vegetables, fruits and various other agricultural products can be found across the state. Below are a few members of Massachusetts Farm Bureau who have offered CSA shares coupled with MFBF membership.