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Astarte Harvest Shares

A CSA that goes beyond organic

Astarte Farm has been supplying the local community with high quality produce for over 20 years. For the first time, we are offering a CSA program that will allow us to bring our delicious fruits and vegetables directly to you.

 

What does it mean to go Beyond Organic?

In addition to being certified organic, we:

  • Never use pesticides or herbicides (even when approved for organic use)

  • Never use chemical fertilizers 

  • Are 100 percent no-till, making soil health our top priority (click to learn more)

Why Astarte?

Convenience, Sustainability, Community.

  • Astarte Farm is conveniently located just off Route 9 in Hadley.

  • Our commitment to no-till and to never using sprays or insecticides means healthier produce and a healthier environment.

  • Astarte has a long-term commitment to donating produce to local organizations that address food insecurity. In 2021, Astarte will donate 10 percent of revenue from our Harvest Shares to the Amherst and Northampton Survival Centers.

For the 2021 growing season, we will be limiting our CSA to 30 shares. This is a unique opportunity, so sign-up now!

What is an Astarte Harvest Share?

Purchasing an Astarte Harvest Share means that once a week you will receive a box of seasonal fruits and veggies directly from our farm. Your box will include a selection of  lettuce, greens, fruits, tomatoes, and other treasures of the season.  Shares also include access to pick-your-own raspberries, blueberries, and other veggies when available.

You will receive high quality fruits and vegetables at a price below the local retail market value of our produce. 

Pick-up times and cost: 

  • Cost-$500 for a full 26 week season: 1 box per week from May 1st to October 30th.  That translates to less than $20 per week

  • Payment-Astarte Harvest Shares are paid either in full when members sign-up, or in two separate installments at the time of sign-up and by June 1st.

  • Pickup-We offer contactless pickups on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, from 1pm till dusk, and Saturday mornings from 8am-noon.  Our pick-your-own hours are at the same time so you can get all your Astarte veggies at once!  

Bonus!

Harvest Share members will have access to on-farm educational tours and other events throughout the season. Come see our no-till practices in action, meet your farmers, and connect with others over our passion for food and environmental stewardship!

What's In a Box?

Just what you need, not too much.  The highest-quality vegetables grown in the healthiest soil you can find: 

 

  • 2 heads of heirloom lettuce

  • 1 lb of greens: bagged spinach or arugula, a bunch of swiss-chard or kale, etc.

  • Something from the onion family: shallots, scallions, chives, garlic scapes, onions

  • 1-2 “treats of the season”: 

    • Spring: asparagus, green garlic, radishes, beets

    • Summer: heirloom tomatoes, basil, eggplant, beets

    • Fall: squash, peppers, garlic, daikon radish​

  • In addition, included in your purchase is access to our seasonal pick-your-own offerings.  Our pick-your-own crops include raspberries, blueberries, peas, beans, herbs, and flowers.

All of our produce is Certified-Organic and grown using the highest standards of sustainable no-till, no-spray farming. Read more about our no-till farming practices here

 

Sign-up!

 

Please fill out the following form to register for our Astarte Harvest Share program, and receive once-a-week beautiful veggies for the 2021 growing season! 

Please select tentative pickup time. You will have the option to change/confirm once we get closer to May 1st

*If you wish to pay for your CSA in two installments, or via check, click "Proceed to Checkout" then select offline payment for further instructions. 

123 West Street

Hadley, MA 

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