Powisset Farm, located at 37 Powisset Street, is a fully operational CSA. Following sustainable and organic farming practices, the Trustees of Reservations CSA Program is designed to bring members of the community together to share the farm’s output and, if they wish, become volunteer laborers on the farm.
Shareholders "buy a share" of the farm’s harvest each season and bring home a variety of fresh produce from June through October. Most of the vegetables are already harvested for the members when they arrive at the farm; however, peas, beans, flowers, herbs and even strawberries are out in the field for the members to pick themselves. The farm also sells its own naturally raised pork, grass-fed beef from the Trustees’ Appleton Farms in Ipswich, and other local, seasonal products.
Vanguarden CSA, located on Haven Street, is a community-based farm in Dover, MA. CSA stands for "community-supported agriculture," a relatively new business model designed to make small farms economically viable. Under the CSA model, members sign up in advance for a share of the farm’s produce for an entire growing season, allowing the farmer to focus on growing abundant healthy food.
For Vanguarden members, vegetables are distributed every week from about May to October. The season will begin in late May or early June.
The Dover Farm
The Dover Farm, located at 59 Main Street, offers a CSA program. The Dover Farm, while not certified organic, believes in growing practices that are sustainable, using no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Contact Bryan Austin via email for more information.