Community Supported Agriculture at Massaro Farm

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Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between farmers and their customers. You receive the freshest organic produce weekly, helping the farm to pre-plan the growing season.

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Community Supported Agriculture

2021 CSA Subscriptions are now available to our 2020 Subscribers ONLY.  CSA sales will open to the public in early November.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), is a partnership between farmers and their customers. When you purchase a CSA subscription, you connect with and support the farm by paying up front for produce you will receive throughout the season. This up front payment helps to cover the initial capital investment required of the farm each year, allowing the farm to focus on its operation and plan for the season.

Our 2021 CSA will begin around June 15.  Exact start date will be confirmed and communicated by the first week of June. 


Subscription Details

20-Week CSA, Farm Pickup: $695 (online); $675 cash/check discounted price

10-Week Flexible/Half CSA, Farm pickup: $370 (online); $360 cash/check discounted price; picked up every other week at the farm or any 10 weeks

20-Week CSA, Delivery to New Haven: $745 (online); $725 cash/check discounted price. Delivery to District Athletic Club, 470 James St. at State St. on Wednesdays, 3:30pm-6:30pm

10-Week Flexible/Half CSA, Delivery to New Haven: $395 (online); $385 cash/check discounted price; delivered every other week or any 10 weeks to District Athletic Club, 470 James St. at State St. on Wednesdays, 3:30pm-6:30pm

*Don’t see a CSA option that fits your needs?  Email our farm manager to create a plan that works best for you: csa@massarofarm.org.

*Payment plans possible, please inquire*

Purchase CSA by mail or in person

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PURCHASE CSA ONLINE HERE

About Our CSA

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a partnership between farmers and their customers. When you purchase a CSA subscription, you connect with and support the farm by paying up front for produce that you will then receive throughout the season. Learn more about how CSA subscriptions work through Local Harvest, who do a great job explaining this concept.

How the Massaro Farm CSA works: By purchasing a CSA subscription from us, you are helping to provide the working capital needed prior to the start of the season. In return, CSA subscribers receive our best quality, freshly-harvested, certified organic produce each week throughout the growing season.

Massaro promises 20 weeks of distribution, beginning in mid June and ending in October (exact dates vary each year based on seasonal fluctuations). Subscribers benefit knowing exactly where their produce is coming from while helping to lessen the environmental impact of our food system as a whole. Throughout the season, there will be some "U-Pick" crops that you can pick yourself, such as peas, green beans, cherry tomatoes and herbs. *We closed the U-Pick in 2020 because of the pandemic. We'll make a decision about whether to open the U-Pick in 2021 based on community safety as the harvest season approaches.* What makes the CSA at Massaro Community Farm truly special is the sense of community our members feel with each visit to the farm. Farming protects valuable farmland and provides an interesting glimpse into New England’s agrarian past.

We invite you to join us, eat well, share ideas, and make a friend!


Shared Risk & Reward

CSA subscribers naturally share in the risks and rewards associated with farming. Every year, some crops thrive while others struggle due to weather conditions, severe storms, pests, and plant diseases. We mitigate risks in many ways, most importantly by having a diverse crop plan of over 50 vegetables and hundreds of varietals.

“Shared risk” and “shared reward” are essential elements of any CSA. The farm can distribute tremendous bounty during a good growing year and may distribute less in a more difficult season. The community provides security that the farm may need to make it through a difficult growing season; the community benefits from knowing that the farm is secure and will remain viable in the community.

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Thanks for taking the time to learn about Massaro Farm CSA.  We hope you'll join us