CSA Details


Big Train Farm 2024 CSA is Open

CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

Membership: For our long-term members we have a Sustaining Membership option.  This allows you to maintain your share from one year to the next without the hassle of signing up again.  Sustaining Members also have the option of Full Season memberships (Spring and Winter CSA shares).  Sustaining Members may cancel their shares at end of the season.  One Year Members can sign-up again in the winter.

Sustaining Membership means that you are joining our CSA program for the long-haul.  This will save you the trouble of signing up for future seasons and secures your spot in the CSA indefinitely.  You are able to cancel your membership at any time of course (although please see our refund policy).

Full Season Membership is currently sold out.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list for a Full Season Membership contact John.

Where and What Day? Pick-up will be held on Wednesdays at the Farm from 3pm-7pm (1012 Snake Hill Rd, N Scituate) and Thursdays from 2pm-7pm at Bell Street Chapel (5 Bell Street, Providence).

When signing up please choose one day to be your assigned pickup day.

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

What’s available? A wide assortment of vegetables are available (more than 40 crops and over 100 varieties). Eggs, Flowers, 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.

What’s the Price?  A full share is available for $900 and is sufficient for 3-6 people. Half-shares are available for $450, adequate for 1-3 people. Three-Quarter Shares are also available for $675 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 and egg 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?

What are the Extra Products?

EGGS (22 Weeks)- 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 for 22 weeks.  Our chickens are raised on GMO-free 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 (25 weeks) : $250.  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): $215. PAYMENT DUE: first CSA pick-up. CHECKS TOBlue Skys Flower Farm

Runs from mid-June through the end of September. Medium  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 ($75) or Full Shares ($150).   PAYMENT DUE: first CSA pickup.  CHECKS TOSanctuary Herbs.

Half Share: 1- 1.0 oz package of aromatic dried herbal tea:  (a different blend each month and a choice of loose leaf or 15 individual tea bags); and 1 pouch of dried spice (such as thyme, rosemary, oregano, sage, herbs de Providence, herbs di Federal Hill).

Full Share: all the above plus 1 (2 oz.) bottle of herbal tincture (such as holy basil/tulsi; stinging nettle; chamomile; oat tops; burdock root); and 1 potted perennial herb (such as lemon balm, peppermint, oregano, etc…).