Big Train Farm

Rhode Island Certified Organic Vegetables Since 2008

CSA Sign-UP Page


We Are Now Open for 2017

Summer/Fall Sign-Up.   

Looking Forward to Seeing our

Returning Customers and New

Members in June!

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img_0421General Details Listed Below (Read More Here)

Where? Pick-up will be held at the Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell street, on the west-side of Providence. Parking is available in the chapel lot and entrances will be well marked.

When? Pick-ups will begin in early June and run until the end of November for a total of 25-26 weeks.

What’s available? A wide assortment of vegetables is available (more than 40 crops and over 100 varieties). Eggs, Flowers, Fruit, Meat and Bread are also available upon purchase of a vegetable share.

How does it work? CSA pick-up is a Farmer’s Market set-up. Members “shop” at the pick-up, taking what they want from the stand. Some required weekly items and restrictions apply on a weekly basis.

What day and time? Pick-up is every Thursday between 3 and 7 pm.

What’s the Price? A full share is available for $685 and is sufficient for 3-6 people. Half-shares are available for $350, adequate for 1-3 people. Three-Quarter Shares are also available this year for $530 and feed 2-5 people. Work-shares are also available. More information is available for the work-share.

How do I join?  Sign up for the CSA

How do I pay? Send Checks for your vegetable share, made out to Big Train Farm, to PO 336 North Scituate RI 02857.  Do not send payment for any other extra product shares.  Checks for these items will be collected at the first pick-up.  EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfers) are accepted, two week incremental payment beginning the first week of the CSA program.

What are the Extra Products?

Details for products and payments:

  • EGGS – HALF SHARE (half-dozen/week) : $75 or FULL SHARE (1 dozen/week): $150. PAYMENT DUE: first CSA pick-up. CHECKS TO: Big Train Farm
    Weekly Farm Fresh Eggs, raised on open pasture in mobile coops.                                                          .
  • MUSHROOM (26 weeks) : $260.  PAYMENT DUE: first CSA pick-up.  CHECKS TO: RI Mushroom Company Throughout the course of the CSA program, we will offer various combinations of Blue Oyster, Golden Oyster, Shiitake, Maitake, King Oyster & Pioppino Mushrooms
  • FLOWERS- FULL SHARE (20 weeks): $265. PAYMENT DUE: first CSA pick-up. CHECKS TO: Blue Skys Flower Farm
    Runs from June through October. Medium to Large mixed bouquets of all kinds of flowers including but not limited to: peony, sunflowers, statice, lisianthus, globe amaranth, lavender, salvia, zinnia, celosia, dahlia, marigold strawflower, echinacea, gladioli, etc..                                           .
  • HERBAL TEA SHARE (5 months): $90.   PAYMENT DUE: first CSA pickup.  CHECKS TO: Blue Skys Flower Farm. Runs from July through November.  You will receive (3) 1 oz bags each month of loose leaf herbs for tea making.  Each bag makes 15 to 20 cups.  Varieties include, but not limited to: spearmint, peppermint, lemon balm, sage, lemon verbena, tulsi/holy basil, lavender, nettle & dandelion.  Special blends also available such as lemon balm, lavender & calendula; lemon balm & mint; lemon balm & sage; tulsi & mint.  FREE TEA BALL is included too!
  • FRUIT – FULL SHARE (12 weeks): $120. PAYMENT DUE: by August 1st. CHECKS TO: Hill Orchards
    Generous bags of delicious fruit starting with Peaches and Plums and finishing off with Apples (Cider will also be available, sign up later in the season). Not a bad idea to split this with someone!
  • MEAT – FULL SHARE (6 months): $380. PAYMENT DUE: by first CSA pick-up. CHECKS TO: Simmons Farm
    All Certified Organic meat. Very high-quality stuff. Once a Month pick-up of frozen packages of Chicken, Pork, Beef, and Specialty meats such as Goat, and Lamb in the Fall. Four packages of meat are included per share per month in one monthly pick-up
  • BREAD – FULL SHARE (6 months): $150. PAYMENT DUE: by first CSA pick-up. CHECKS TO: Olga’s Cup & Saucer.  Every week, fresh bread from local bakery and restaurant.  One alternating loaf of bread, and one baguette each week.