Join a CSA at Medway Community Farm!Jun 17, 2020 03:20PM ● By Chuck Tashjian
Medway Community Farm is more than just a wonderful place to buy fresh produce. The Farm has various CSAs such as a coffee share, meat share, egg share, fruit share, pick your own flower shares and pick your own vegetable shares. The Farm enables you to experience the farm on many different levels. They offer different size shares to try to include families of different sizes as well. Imagine at the end of summer being able to pick up ripe fruit directly from a local grower, nothing like a ripe apple from a local orchard, almost taste the pies now!
Red Barn Coffee Roasters is another share offered through the Farm. There are different options for frequency and types of roasts. Great way to start your morning with freshly ground coffee supplied weekly, breakfast is sounding even better now. You can combine that with an egg share and breakfast will never be the same. Maybe even a meat share can be part of your routine.
The Farm has pick your own shares which allow you to pick either vegetables or flowers and experience some of what the farmers do, great for those who want to get their “hands dirty” and enjoy getting out in the fields. All in all, a great way to support local farming, get the best fresh vegetables, meat, eggs, fruit, coffee and flowers. You don’t need to go to the grocery store for everything when your local Farm is there to help.
Medway Community Farm is also part of the Medway Trail system. You can park at the Farm Store where you will find a posted map of the trail that loops around the Farm. Members have been working at clearing the trails and making sure they are marked for the public to take a lovely walk through the environs. Even with mask requirements and social distancing the trail is a great place to be. It’s a great place for the kids. They can be on the lookout for bird’s nests (don’t touch though) newly sprouting plants and try to identify bird sounds. Fallen trees are being cleared and brush cut back so that the trail is easy to traverse.
The Farm with the help of the Master Gardeners Program has a dedicated garden plot for supplies to the food pantry, another way the Farm is really a part of the community. This enables the pantry to be able to offer fresh, local produce to the public and in this difficult time it is even more important for people to have access to healthy whole foods. People can also donate a share to the food pantry in order to reach even more people.
If you have not been to the Farm store or purchased on-line please visit their website (www.medwaycommunityfarm.org) and consider buying a share of some sort, buying online and doing curbside pick-up which they started this spring and has been hugely successful. The Farm is working and adapting to the times to continue to get you, the customer, fresh local produce and other supplies for your daily routine.