A sure sign of Spring is the announcement that the Community Supported Agriculture programs are revving up!
Bowdoin Street Health Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) announce the return of the 2019 Farm to Family CSA Program to BIDMC employees and members of the Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization (MASCO) community. As supporters of locally grown produce and food equity, they encourage you to sign up for a farm box and/or donate today!
Please note the following update for the 2019 season:
2019 Farm to Family CSA Program – Do Good and Eat Well!
Since 2010, this unique workplace community supported agriculture (CSA) program has accomplished the following objectives:
Great Produce, Great Value
Sharon based Ward’s Berry Farm is returning to deliver its great variety of fresh produce to Farm to Family participants every Wednesday from June 19 through October 9. Farm boxes will be made available for pick up between 12 noon - 3:00 pm at a convenient pick-up site of your choosing.
To appreciate the value of the CSA Program, consider the following sample farm box:
1 bunch kale, 4 ears of corn, 1lb green beans, 2lb tomatoes, 1 cantaloupe, 1 bunch of carrots, 4 sweet peppers, 6 jalapeno peppers, and 1 watermelon.
While produce items will vary from week to week depending on seasonality, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better value on locally grown produce in the area.
Farm Box Options
Sponsor a Family
Sponsorships are a core component of the Farm to Family CSA Program and vital to its ongoing success. In addition to or in lieu of purchasing a farm box, please consider making a donation today that will support the purchase of a subsidized farm box by participating families during the 2019 season.
Your donation of:
The above scale represents suggested donation amounts. You may also donate a nominal amount that works for you in the Additional Tax-Deductible Donation field on the registration form. No donation is too big or too small to support fresh food access for families in need!
2019 Farm to Family CSA Program registration is just a click away. To sign up for a farm box or to make a donation, please complete our online registration form. Important registration dates to remember include:
Please visit the Farm to Family webpage at www.bidmc.org/f2f for more information about the 2019 Farm to Family CSA Program.
Questions? Contact Grantley Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-754-0026.