Big Train Farm 2020 Season is Open!
Our 26 Week Summer/Fall CSA is NOT Pre-Bagged. You will choose the bulk of your share each week. No, you will not be overloaded with beets and kale unless you prefer to be.
CSA = Community Supported Agriculture
Where and What Day? Pick-up will be held on Wednesdays at the Farm (1012 Snake Hill Rd, N Scituate) or Thursday at Bell Street Chapel (5 Bell Street, Providence). Pick-up is held between the hours of 3pm and 7pm. Please choose one day to be your assigned pickup day.
When? Pick-ups will begin June 3rd and run until November 24th for a total of 26 weeks.
What’s available? A wide assortment of vegetables are available (more than 40 crops and over 100 varieties). Eggs, Flowers, Fruit, Meat, Mushrooms and Tea 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. The share is not pre-bagged.
What’s the Price? A full share is available for $775 and is sufficient for 3-6 people. Half-shares are available for $400, adequate for 1-3 people. Three-Quarter Shares are also available for $600 and feed 2-5 people. Work-shares are also available. EBT payments are accepted. If you consider yourself low income, please contact us and we can set-up a payment plan at a reduced rate.
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 1012 Snake Hill Rd 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?
EGGS – HALF SHARE (1/2 dozen) : $75 or FULL SHARE (dozen): $150. PAYMENT DUE: first CSA pick-up. CHECKS TO: Big Train Farm
Weekly Farm Fresh Eggs. Our chickens are raised on grain, grass, legumes, worms, invertebrates, and food scraps. They are an important component of our fertility system providing manure to our composting operation. We compost all our chicken manure and bedding on the farm. .
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 (18 weeks): $180. 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 (6 months): Half Shares ($60) or Full Shares ($120). PAYMENT DUE: first CSA pickup. CHECKS TO: Sanctuary Herbs.
Half Share : 1 package of aromatic, freshly harvested and dried herbal tea
Full Share : 2 packages of tea and 1 package of culinary herbs
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 – HALF SHARE: $250. FULL SHARE: $500 PAYMENT DUE: by first CSA pick-up. CHECKS TO: Deep Roots Farm
We are offering a Meat Share through a new vendor this year. Deep Roots Farm is offering a 1/month pick-up of pre-ordered meat (you choose via by shopping on Katie’s website at a discount, meat is delivered to the CSA once per month!). Katie’s description: “The most delicious pasture-raised meats in the state!” Once a month you’ll order your choice of beef, pork, and chicken from our website and it will be ready and waiting for you at your CSA pickup. Receive a 5-7% discount code depending on your share size. From our smoked kielbasa and maple cured bacon to our grass-fed steaks, your taste buds are sure to be happy all season long!