Moraine Farm CSA in Beverly, MA chemical-free
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Moraine Farm CSA is a property of the Trustees of Reservations. The Trustees protect more than 100 special places across Massachusetts, including Moraine Farm.
In 2012 we are offering 180 summer and extended-season vegetable CSA shares. We plan to offer additional single-item shares (eggs, cheese, bread, sweet corn) in 2012. Our Farm Store, open only to Moraine Farm CSA shareholders, is stocked with locally-produced items such as grass-fed beef from Appleton Farms and Baer's Best Beans from Lover's Brook Farm.
In addition to growing produce for our CSA, we sell to restaurants, other community farms, and we donate food to local hunger relief organizations. We run a farmer training program for two to three farm apprentices and offer part-time, unpaid internships for two to three people each season.
Moraine Farm CSA vegetables are grown in an environmentally sustainable manner - crops grow from greenhouse to harvest without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. The farmers use compost and organic fertilizers. Green manures and legume cover crops are planted to fix nitrogen, build soil organic matter, and prevent erosion. Seeds are organic when available, with inclusion of heirloom and open pollinated varieties. We control pests through the use of crop rotations, biological insecticides, and cultural practices such as the use of row covers. Our practices are guided by the National Organic Standards and by our own goals for achieving a sustainable system.
Bold foods are in season now according to our Harvest Calendar. Call to find out exact availability. Every farm and every season are unique. Most farms are also residences. Unless Farmstand or Pick Your Own hours are noted, please be respectful and call ahead before going to the farm.
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