CSA FAQs

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How can I subscribe to Stillman’s CSA?
You can sign up by sending your information and payment to Stillmans Farm, 1205 Barre Rd, New Braintree, MA 01531 or online with a credit card. Go to the CSA Membership Page on the Stillmans website for more CSA membership OR, subscribe now with our handy online database powered by farmigo.

When can I subscribe to Stillman’s CSA?
We accept subscriptions from October until we are sold out, usually in April. If you are subscribing online, the links will be active only when we are accepting membership.

What is your cancellation policy?
Even though it is a gigantic pain in the potato basket, we understand stuff happens and will refund your membership. If you used a credit card, we will refund your card, minus the transaction fees (currently $10/small box and $15/large box). There is no cancellation option  mid season, but a membership may be replaced with a new member – so feel free to sell or give your share to someone.

What if I can’t pick up my box?
Anyone can pick up your box for you, so just make sure your dog walker, cat watcher, Mother-in-Law, etc has the correct first and last name to check off and we’ll gladly give them your goodies. If you want to connect with other members to coordinate pick-ups, swap vegetables or carpool to the farm see our Member Connect page.

You may also choose to donate your weekly box by selecting vacation hold. Again, if you wish to have your weekly produce, please select another location or have someone pick up for you or switch locations.

What if I forget to pickup my box?
You are responsible for making arrangements for your box pickup. If you forget, we are unable to give you another box. Your box was prepared for you, we brought it to the location, waited for you to arrive, and then carried your box home with us. At the end of the day, leftover food is disposed of in a number of ways. Most often we donate the food to someone who can use it, sometimes, if the day was very hot and windy, all of it is thrown to the animals to enjoy. Asking for us to give you another box is like asking for a double share, so please don’t. Thanks.

I see you have many pickup locations. Can I pick up anywhere?
NO. members must commit to a location and are responsible for picking up their box on the given day. Having said that, you now have the ability to sign into your farmigo account with us and change your pickup location. Again, you must do this at least 2 days prior to your regularly scheduled pickup and then be sure to switch back to your regular location when you are ready.

What months do the CSA run?
The CSA begins toward the end of June and continues into October.

How many weeks is the summer CSA?
We base the CSA on a 16 week season, but we often run 17-18 weeks.

How much food is in a box?
This is by far the hardest question to answer, as so much depends on how much you eat and how many meals you eat at home. We recommend a small box for individuals or small households and a large box for larger families or for folks who simply want to eat more.

Can I buy more produce if I want?
Yes, there are farmer’s markets at some of the CSA pickups and we also try to bring extra produce. We also give everyone $20 of Stillman’s Bucks to use on anything they want (excepting cutflowers and meats), so if you want more berries, or kale, you can customize as you go. We will also take your orders for bulk items you want to freeze of can.

What are Stillman’s Bucks and how can I use them?
We give all our CSA members Stillman’s Bucks to use at any of our farmer’s markets or at the CSA pickup. Consider it a gift card to use to buy just what you want. Stillman’s Bucks are for produce only and exclude meats and cutflowers.

How much does a CSA share cost?
Our CSA runs like a magazine subscription, we calculate a dollar value for your share and refer to them as small and large box. A small box is $350/season and a large box is $500/season.

What kind of stuff do I get in my box?
Your box will be a happy mix of things, all seasonal produce.
June 
Strawberries, summer squash, zucchini, lettuce, greenhouse tomatoes.
July
Blueberries, summer squash, zucchini, lettuce, field tomatoes, corn, beans, cucumbers, carrots, beets, cabbage and possibly peaches
August
Everything from July Plus: eggplant, peppers, melons, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, apples
September
Everything from August Plus: Red peppers, onions, potatoes, winter squash
October
Winter squash, apples, peppers, lettuce, carrots, beets, corn, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, potatoes, eggplant, watermelon, pumpkins, greens

Do you have more than one CSA?
Yes! We have a summer CSA from June-October, a winter CSA in JP and Lunenburg with 3 pickups in November and December, and Kate’s meat CSA.

How can I find out more about the meat CSA?
Click here to be directed to the Meat CSA page.

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