After 25 years of growing organic food and sharing it with members it is clear that still one of the questions of our time is what and how to feed ourselves and our children good food that will nourish them and ourselves so that we can live healthy lives. Food needs to be free of hormones that affect us, free of pesticides that change us, herbicides that cause disease. We are exposed on many fronts to things we cannot control in our environment, but choosing what and how to eat is one way we can help ourselves and maybe even contribute to our environment.
When we started this journey it was to grow our own food, and food for others as best we could. The journey is still the same challenging and hugely satisfying experience as we see children growing up in this CSA and going on to learning more about food and growing and the natural world around us.
The questions we continue to ask ourselves and encourage you to ask are: What will you put together for this meal? and the next? Is it healthy? How is it grown? What is in it that is good and what is in it that should not be there? Pesticides? Fungicides? Where is it grown? Was it fumigated when stored in transport? If you are the cook then the questions can lead in many directions.....However for us, and hopefully also for you, it all starts with the growth of the plant itself.
And that is in the ground, on a farm somewhere. Then come other questions... How healthy is that soil? How does the farmer care for his land and what are his growing techniques? How will you
If these are some of your questions, then joining a local farm, a CSA, can help to answer them and add to the quality of your life with fresh local produce. Our particular CSA offers not just the food but the experience of being on the farm for your pick up and for helping with the crops. Lindentree Farm is a local, certified organic since 1993, vegetable producing CSA. As well as being certifed organic, which is a yearly comprehenisve review process for your peace of mind, we continue on the path of learning and practicing biological agriculture growing methods (once referred to as nutrient dense) and members can see a positive difference in the taste and quality of what we grow.
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm is a relationship between a community of members and the farmer. You pay a fee up front when the farmer needs it most to purchase seeds and pay crew and the farmer spends his time growing crops to feed you during the appropriate seasons. You share the growing season closely, experiencing the limitations of the weather and conditions and how that affects your food, and also the exuberance of bountiful and delicious crops, some of which you pick yourselves.
Here are the details of this particular CSA:
LINDENTREE FARM CSA is a small family run farm, moving into its 26th season, certified organic since 1993, located in Lincoln, MA serving approximately 165 shares, the local Farmers Market, the” Field of Greens” (Volunteers welcome) for Food For Free in Cambridge, MA and since 2014 a small number of box shares dropped off in Sudbury and Bedford. We continure to expand by acquring wholesale accounts.
Returning Members Small Shares $800
NEW MEMBERS SMALL SHARE $850
Returning Members Large Shares $975
NEW MEMBERS LARGE SHARE $1025
New member prices include a one time fee of $50 for new membership
Lindentree Farm CSA includes a work commitment --a total of eight hours per family at some time during the season March through November.
We offer WORKSHARES at specific times during the week for those who have time but not income, or those who want to learn about growing or farming. Some are outside in the fields, some are in the CSA with the members. Please contact us for further information.
And then, we also offer you the freshest, local, seasonal produce possible, fruits, herbs, flowers are all included in your share, as are also sunlight, bugs, fresh air, fragrant dirt, new experiences in eating. Your share is picked in advance that day for you and some portion of it will be pick your own items like berries and flowers.
A share of apples is also available from an IPM orchard in Groton later in the season.
We invite you to join us and look forward to sharing the summer with you!
10 Old Concord RD
Phone: +1 781 259 1259