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Here you can find out about the nuts and bolts of our different farm share options, including what they're like, pricing, and times of the year they're available. Please read on below for details about our certified organic vegetable shares. If you'd like to find out more about what a CSA is and how it works, please visit our CSA FAQs page.
With your weekly vegetable share, you can also pick up various share options. Details about our Fruit Shares, Egg Shares, and Flower Shares are below. You can also have your share delivered in some locations, often by bikers!
In January, February and March we have a new 100% local share option that you can find out more about below as well: Locavore Deep Winter CSA.
There are a couple farms we partner with to offer more local CSA options. Check out Stony Brook Valley Farm's new Meat & Poultry CSA. Sawmill Farm Collective is offering fresh Medicinal Herb Shares also!
The standard Full Season Red Fire Farm CSA share option is 24 weeks long and is available at most locations. This season begins the week of June 3rd and ends the week of Dec. 16th (24 distributions). The distributions are weekly except during Nov. and Dec. when they are every other week (Thursdays and Fridays Nov. 8, 22 and Dec. 6 and 20). Sliding Scale $595-$725 . Please pay at least $650 unless you are low income. Payments over $650 will be used to subsidize shares for low income members.
For those who want only an abbreviated Main Season share, we offer a 20 week option which ends the week of October 14th. Sliding Scale $475-$595. Please pay at least $530 unless you are low income. Payments over $530 will be used to subsidize shares for low income members.
NOTE: for some sites only Main Season shares are available, though you can switch to picking up in another location for the winter distributions - see specifics when you go to sign up.
To see when things are in season, check our season chart.
Our vegetable shares are Certified Organic!
Chicken flocks are integrating into the fertility cycle of the farm and laying delicious, nutrient-rich eggs for us to share with you. Shares come with a half-dozen eggs each week about, with some weeks in the early season without eggs and later weeks with double eggs, in season with the laying of the chickens. Rotated on fresh pasture and Certified Organic. Raised by Stony Brook Valley Farm and Foxtown Farm. To learn more about the eggs, pasture process, and chicken feed please visit the Stony Brook Valley Farm website.
Check out this little video we made about the newly-arrived chicks!
Shares start in June when the vegetable shares start and go through the CSA season, either October or December.
20 week Share: $68 for a half-dozen each week
24 week Share: $95 for a half-dozen each week, and a dozen for the last 4 pickups in Nov-Dec
You must also have a regular produce share in order to purchase an egg share.
Take home gorgeous bouquets each week to brighten your table.
Enjoy a season of fresh local flowers! Organically-grown. Flower shares include a weekly bouquet of flowers picked fresh on our farm and delivered along with your produce share. Your ten weeks of flowers will begin in mid-July and go through mid-September.
We’re growing a gorgeous field of snapdragons, sweet peas, many types of sunflowers, larkspur, zinnias, gladiolas, cosmos, ornamental grasses, celosia and many others. In the late season dried flower bouquets may be included. Available at all Red Fire Farm distribution locations. Flower shares cost $100 for the season.
The Fruit Share is a deluxe option including locally grown fruit for a 20 week season. We have a limited number of fruit shares available, so sign up early to reserve one. You must also have a regular produce share in order to purchase a fruit share.
This share provides one fruit unit per week. Example units are one quart of strawberries, one pint of blueberries, 1.5-quart box of peaches, or a 1/2-peck of apples. The season lasts for twenty weeks and begins in June with Strawberries. As the season goes on, it includes Blueberries, Plums, Peaches, Raspberries, Melons and a wide variety of Apples in the fall.
Some of the berries and melons included in this share are grown by Red Fire Farm and are certified organic. Most of the fruit, however, will be grown and harvested from other Pioneer Valley fruit farms. These farms use low spray Integrated Pest Management on their crops, but the fruit is not organic.
Farms supplying fruit include River Valley Farm (blueberries), Cold Spring Orchard (peaches, plums, pears, apples), Apex Orchard (peaches, apples), and Czajkowski Farm (peaches, berries).
The Fruit Share Option costs $190 per share for the season.
Note: Fruit Shares come as the classic preordained share style at the Northampton, Amherst, Pittsfield, Cambridge, Somerville, MIT, Jamaica Plain, Newton, Boston and Brighton locations. In Granby, Montague, and Springfield fruit share members get a membership credit card with $190 on it to use over the season on fruit at the farm and market stands.
Have Red Fire Farm Shares delivered to your home or office door by Metro Pedal Power, or Halo Couriers!
Boston Area Delivery by Pedal Power
You can have your CSA share delivered right to your door in the eco-friendly, bicycle-powered "trucks" of Metro Pedal Power! We offer delivery to all locations within these neighborhoods: Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, Allston, Back Bay, South End, North End and Downtown Boston. If you live in Brookline, South Boston, Arlington, Watertown or Roxbury, please check in to see if your address is within range for home delivery. You can find a map of the delivery area here: http://metropedalpower.com/metropedalpower/rates
The cost is just $8.75 per week - it's convenient, environmentally friendly, and supports a growing local business. Our partners, Metro Pedal Power, have been doing a great job delivering our shares since 2008. Your share of top quality produce from Red Fire will arrive at the door of your home or office regularly each week - never miss a pickup again!
Available for Main Season and Full Season Shares, Fruit Shares, Flower Shares and Egg Shares.
Really Busy One Day? Don't Need a Full Season of Delivery?
Get Your Share Delivered "On-Demand" Any Time You Need It
Even if you are not signed up for regular home delivery, you can now call Metro Pedal Power for "On-demand" Delivery of your share any time you need it. Call 617-776-3700 or go to http://metropedalpower.com/delivery-order to schedule. (Best to schedule a day or more in advance, or before noon on the day of your pick-up).
Northampton Bike Delivery and Delivery to Many Towns in Western Mass by Halo Couriers
We offer delivery to everybody in Northampton via the Halo Couriers bike service. Also, you can get your share delivered by regular vehicle to your home or office in the following towns: Amherst, Easthampton, Florence, Hadley, Montague, Greenfield, and Turners Falls. If your town is not listed here, but is nearby, please contact Halo Couriers, 413-584-8380, firstname.lastname@example.org, to see if they can deliver there as well.
Direct to home or office delivery is $9 per week! You can get our top quality produce and come out to our farm for visits and Pick Your Own whenever you want, as well as having the convenience of delivery.
Delivery available for Main and Full Season Vegetable Shares, Fruit Shares, Flower Shares and Egg Shares.
To get your share delivered for the season, just check that section on our CSA signup form when you sign up for the CSA. Please call the farm (413) 467-7645 or email us if you would like more information about our new home/office delivery options.
Eating locally can be a challenge in the wintry months. This year we’ll be storing away delicious root crops, cabbages, garlic and more, and sowing our greenhouses full with winter hardy greens to make it a little easier! Every two weeks in January, February and March we’ll bring things out to share with you! We’re partnering with the makers of some local products to incorporate them into the share as well, from Real Pickles sauerkraut to apples from local orchards.
All vegetables will be organic. Items from other producers will be local organic when possible, local IPM (Integrated Pest Management, apples for example) or very locally sourced otherwise. All items will be vegetarian friendly.
Storage crops will make up roughly 1/3 of the value, greens another 1/3, and local products the last 1/3. New, frozen produce selections from the season including green beans, peaches, tomatoes and peppers!
Pickup locations in Granby, Montague, Somerville, JP, and Cambridge. For pricing and details please visit the Join the CSA page and download the Deep Winter CSA sign up form (available seasonally in the fall of each year).
Patrick Bensen, who raises the chickens that lay the eggs for our egg shares now has a meat CSA! They are raising the animals in Granby on some of Red Fire Farm's fields as well as other land, and they call their farm Stony Brook Valley Farm.
Read more about their meats here.
You can sign up directly through Stony Brook Valley Farm, on their website. Meat & Poultry CSA Sign Up Form on Stony Brook Valley Farm's site.
Stony Brook is a separate business and manages all the details and pickups for the meat CSA shares. The pickups are organized at the same time as Red Fire CSA pickups for easier access. Contact them with any questions!
For making your own medicine and tea. This share is composed of a variety of fresh medicinal herbs, which come to you bunched and ready to use for teas, cooking, drying, or processing into tinctures or salves. Ten weeks in the summer season, distributions are every two weeks at the Red Fire Farm pickup site most convenient for you.
Each share comes with a newsletter with how-to tips for using, processing, and storing the herbs in the share - a great way to learn. Find out more about the Herb CSA at the Sawmill Farm Collective website.
Susan Pincus, who managed our production team in Montague at Red Fire, is now starting this herb share as her own business this year! Herbs grown on her land in Florence, MA.
Sawmill Farm Collective is a separate business and manages all the details for the herb CSA shares. The pickups are organized at the same time as Red Fire CSA pickups for easier access. Contact them with any questions!