Anawan Farm Customer Q & A's
How long have you been doing a CSA?
How many members do you have?
How many people will my shares feed?
Can you show me an example of A typical FULL share u-pick 10 choices during peak season?
What other products do you offer on your CSA pick-up days?
ARE YOUR VEGETABLES ORGANIC?
EVERYTHING we grow is grown pesticide, herbicide and fungicide free. If it is NOT grown on our farm, then we clearly label which farm the item is from and if the items are conventionally or organically grown.
See the list below for 2019.
ARE THERE ITEMS ON YOUR FARM THAT ARE GROWN AT OTHER FARMS? Yes! Here's our list for 2019 so far.
Conventional Farm Fresh Eggs:
Baystate Pet Supply
(Eggs are from a locally sourced farmer.)
Certified Organic Red Onions, Yellow Onions, and Carrots
Corn (Conventionally Grown NON-GMO)
Conventionally Grown Strawberries:
Four Town Farm in Swansea, MA
Blueberries, Peaches, Apples, and Pumpkins
Wards Berry Farm in Sharon, MA
One of the reasons why we source is we want our customers to have a one stop shopping experience. As a farmer but also a working mom, I realize how hard it can be to make multiple trips with more than one child at a time. I want the farm stand to give a little ease to the parents by not having to visit 5 farm stands for several items.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN FARMING? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING A CSA?
We started farming in 2014 by testing out a small plot on family land. Before we began, the farm was really a one crop farm for many years, growing conventionally grown butternut squash via my father-in-law.
We sold out of everything at our little table stand that year. The following year, we offered a CSA. Our market style CSA has nearly quadrupled in size in as little as two years.
HOW DID LAST SEASON GO? HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS DID YOU HAVE?
Last season went beyond better than expected. Our stand sticks to usual staples of cooking. We try to include bonus added products, produce, and other specialty items but it is not our focus.
I like to be able to use ingredients for 30 minute recipes that do not include ingredients I can't find anywhere. This thought process seems to be the consensus for most of our CSA participants as well.
Weather-wise, we had a WET but successful 2018 with approximately 43 CSA Shares. This year we are capping our shares at 30 in order to focus on keeping our farm stand fully stocked during the week and selling sunflowers at Farmers Markets on the weekends.
We highly advise you sign up as early as possible. Unfortunately, there are always families that miss the deadline along with early sign up promotions and cannot sign up. The line is long and we have many returning loyal members that have participated since our CSA's inception in 2014.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL MY SHARE FEED?
Full Shares Feed a Family of Four.
U-Pick 10-11 choices weekly.
Individual Shares Feed a Family of Two.
U-Pick 5-6 choices weekly.
The size of your share changes according to the growing season. In general, the shares will start out smaller and build in size throughout the summer and fall seasons. Each share is always abundant and will easily feed a family of two or four.
Each week will vary in the assortment of vegetables you get (some vegetables will overlap from week to week depending on what is in season). A variety of herbs, Eggplant, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Bush Beans, Snap Peas, Radishes, Cucumbers, a variety of peppers, Sweet Corn, Kale, Kohlrabi, Carrots, Beets, Butternut (also known as winter squash), Pumpkins, Spaghetti Squash, Etc. There are over 30+ veggies, herbs and other added bonus choices we include in your weekly share from Spring through Fall.
An example of A typical FULL share u-pick 10 choices during peak season is:
1. 1 choice = 12 ears of corn
2. 1 choice = 4 cucumbers
3. 1 choice = 8 green peppers
4. 1 choice = 1 head of lettuce
5. 1 choice = 1 bunch of kale
6. 1 choice = 1 pint of fingerling potatoes
7. 1 choice= 1 quart tomatoes
8. 1 choice = 9 jalapeno peppers
9. 1 choice = 2-3 Summer Squashes
10. 1 choice = 2-3 Zucchini’s
If you don’t like cucumbers, then take twice as much green peppers. We also offer homemade jams, quick breads, and other little surprise bonuses along the way.
We have, after a few years of holding our CSA, come to the conclusion that Tuesdays are the very best day for everyone to pick up their shares.
PICK UP ARE ON TUESDAYS from 4:30pm to 6:30pm ONLY!!