Medway Community Farm CSA shares now available and farm events are in the works
Residents of the Regency at Glen Ellen, an over 55 community in Millis, held its first “Holiday Food Drive” in December to benefit the Millis Food Pantry. The residents donated more than 300 pounds of food goods expected to feed over 25 families. Pictured here are (l to r) Deborah Sarrey, Steve Manning, and project chair Elaine Yablonski. Missing is Robin Ciporkin. Courtesy Photo.
While most of us are settling in for a cozy winter’s rest, the farmers at Medway Community Farm are sitting down with their seed catalogs, planning and dreaming of green fields loaded with produce to sell. Do you want to be guaranteed fresh organic produce this summer? Did you miss out last year? Well, now is your chance to order a Medway Community Farm CSA where there seems to be something for everyone, and you can even share with friends or neighbors.
The Medway Community Farm has six-week spring shares that run from May to June. If you are craving fresh greens, this is the share for you. The regular summer share runs for 12 weeks and is a great family option as you can pick up lots of fresh produce for your family every week. Also available are summer shares in a smaller size with an option for every week for 12 weeks or every-other-week for six weeks. The every-other-week pickup is the same size as the regular share but with fewer weeks. The fall share is every-other-week, runs for 12 weeks, and is a great way to use fall veggies -- like root veggies, greens and the end of summer produce -- in new recipes.
Other share offerings are combo shares that are spring, summer and fall together, this takes away any worry of missing out on all the goodness - you are done for the season! The CSA is also offering:
- Mushroom shares with a choice of 1 pound or 3 pounds
- Meat shares with a monthly pickup
- Egg shares
- Flower shares, pick-your-own: Great Valentine’s Day idea, a gift that keeps on giving
- Small veggie shares, pick-you-own: Great if you have small kids who can help and learn about the vegetables at the same time
- Fruit shares - runs for eight weeks starting in mid to late August
All shares require a membership fee to help defray the costs.
Medway Community Farm will continue with on-line ordering for curbside pickup and the Farm Store will be open on pickup days, three days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). As we navigate another year with Covid-19, patrons can be assured there will always be a place where you can get fresh, organically grown produce that is local and part of the community.
Working with Medway Community Education, the Farm will also continue with its education programs and is now planning events to be held later in the season.
Be on the lookout for the seedling sale in May. This has always been a great draw and in the past people have been able to pick up some different varieties as well as old favorites for their home gardens. This will again be offered on-line as it was highly successful last year. By supporting the Farm by purchasing a share, buying seedlings or stopping in and picking up something for dinner, you are supporting an important community resource. The Medway Community Farm grows and donates produce for food pantries in town, the Medway Family Shelter, and also provides a valuable service to the community in bringing best farming practices back to the land.