Big Train Farm Three Season CSA is Currently Full!
CSA = Community Supported Agriculture
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 June 6th and run until November 26th 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, Tea, Fruit, Meat, Mushrooms 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. The shares is not pre-bagged.
What day and time? Pick-up is every Thursday between 3 and 7 pm, except Thanksgiving week when pick-up will be held that Tuesday.
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 Much Do I Get? Joining a Summer/Fall CSA program helps bring down the cost of local, organic, fresh produce. In the past we have given our CSA members a return of up to $10,000 in extra produce. When the farm has a good year, the CSA reaps a reward. A Full Share is paying for roughly $30 of produce each week, Three-Quarter Share $23 and Half $15. These values do not include extra produce.
How do I join? Sign up for the CSA
How do I pay? Send Checks for VEGETABLE SHARES ONLY, made out to Big Train Farm, to 1012 Snake Hill Rd North Scituate RI 02857. Other products will be paid for at later dates. 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!
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.