Would you like to be a new Picadilly shareholder? The harvest is so abundant, we’ve opened up Fall shares! Now available! Ten weeks of autumn goodness, September through early November! The harvest is looking outstanding!
NEWTON SHARE PICK UP IS BACK FOR 2019, BY POPULAR DEMAND! PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
Jenny and Bruce have farming roots in eastern Massachusetts, and we stay connected by delivering a portion of the farm’s CSA shares to the eastern Mass suburbs. Our pre-boxed share contains about nine to twelve different items each week, and comes in a ¾ bushel reusable waxed box. Picadilly shares are designed for one household, and feed 2-4 people on average. The entire share is grown on our family farm, and is certified organic. The harvest changes as the season progresses, from tender spring greens, sweet strawberries and crisp carrots; to mouth-watering summer melons and tomatoes; to crisp autumn broccoli and sweet roots and squash. We take special attention in our planning to grow an abundance of the “basics” all season long, with a well-varied smattering of less common crops. Though the New England harvest season typically rises to a brilliant crescendo in the late summer and fall, we plant our fields with a view toward a steady season-long harvest, and a consistent share size, all season long.
The 2019 Season is planned for June 6th through November 7th. Share pick up is on Thursdays, at various locations. On Wednesdays, we email a weekly newsletter to shareholders, listing and describing what is in the share. We include farm news, recipes, and ideas for using the less common veggies in the share. **In 2019, July 4th falls on a Thursday - delivery that week will be on Wednesday, July 3rd.
Newton Shareholders: we have heard you, and we’re bringing Picadilly produce back to Newton this summer! There will be two pick up locations, Newton Centre and Newtonville. The pick up day will be either Wednesday or Thursday, TBD in May. Please help us spread the word, and reach out to us at the farm with questions.
Though the farm is about two hours from the Boston area, we do invite all shareholders to visit the farm, enjoy the Pick-Your-Own garden, and to join us for farm potlucks and harvest days. Just watch the weekly newsletters for details. Eastern Massachusetts shareholders are always welcome to harvest extra when they do visit the farm.
All of this adds up to a pretty lovely share of the harvest, and we hope you’ll join us! Shareholders support every aspect of operating our farm – from paying a living wage, to caring for the soil with the long view in mind, to growing our food with organic and other best practices. Thank you!
2019 PICADILLY FARM AUTUMN SEASON PRODUCE SHARE, 10 weeks, September through the first week of November, $320. (Pro-rated by start week - contact us!). NEW in 2019! Such a great harvest, we are opening up fall shares at most of our regular season pick up sites.
2019-2020 SHARED HARVEST MULTI-FARM CSA, EXTENDED SEASON SHARE. Flexible monthly shares available October through February! Picadilly Farm participates in an extended winter season multi-farm CSA called Shared Harvest, with distributions in Arlington, Canton, Jamaica Plain, and Buzzards Bay. This is a great way to extend the harvest season in your kitchen, with the best of a handful of regional New England farms in the share. Find more information about Shared Harvest CSA, and to sign up for this share, click here.
2019 EGG SHARES, 22 weeks, $88 per half dozen/week. SOLD OUT FOR 2019. Available from our neighbors at Wingate Farm! Susie and Olivia raise pastured hens just a stone’s throw through the woods from Picadilly. They raise hens on pasture and certified organic grain, in mobile coops. These hens live under the sun and the rain, they eat bugs, and they roost high on the perches in their coop. The egg yolks are deep orange and nutritious. Though the price of $4 per half dozen eggs is high compared to factory farmed eggs, the cost reflects the farmer’s time, expertise and hard work required to raise humanely-cared-for, pasture-raised hens, a rarity in modern agriculture. Find out more about Wingate Farm here.
Pick Up Locations
All share pick ups are on Thursdays, from 2-9pm unless indicated.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Philemon Street, 2-9pm
EAST ARLINGTON, Belknap Street, 2-9pm COMPLETELY SOLD OUT FOR 2019.
ABT ASSOCIATES (employee-only pick up)
WINCHESTER (MA), new site for 2019, at Soluna Garden Farm on Washington Street
WATERTOWN, Laurel Street, 2-9pm
ADDGENE, WATERTOWN, (employee-only pick up), 2:30-5pm
NORTH CAMBRIDGE, Jackson Street, 2-9pm
CENTRAL BELMONT, First Church (UU), Concord Avenue, pick up from 2-8pm!
BEDFORD, Warren Avenue, 2-9pm
NEWTON CENTRE , convenient to Route 9. Wednesday or Thursday TBD
NEWTONVILLE, convenient to Mass Pike. Wednesday or Thursday TBD
When you sign up, you will choose how to pay for your share, as well as a payment plan. Some payment is required at sign up to reserve your share, regardless of which payment plan you choose.
We accept payment by check or credit card (Mastercard/Visa). When paying by credit card, we assess an additional 3% credit card fee on the share price. Your share must be paid in full by the start of the harvest season in June, unless other arrangements are made with us in advance. A share not paid in full by June 1st may be assessed a late fee of $10 per month. We will send an email reminder when a payment is due, or recurring credit card payments can also be established when you sign up for your share. Payment plans include: Payment in full at sign up; a three-payment plan - one-third deposit at sign up, one-third on April 1st, and one-third on June 1st; or individualized payment arrangements may be made in advance with the farm