The Bayard Cutting Arboretum CSA is made up of members who pay a membership fee at the beginning of the season and then come to the farm on Wednesday or Friday to pick up their vegetables, herbs, and flowers. This extends from Late May/ Early June through October.
We offer a plethora of organic varieties of vegetables and culinary herbs and flowers as a pick your own option. Members may purchase eggs on a first come, first served basis from our flock of 150 egg-laying hens. Members are encouraged to participate in seeding, planting, field maintenance, and harvesting in order to fully connect to the farm, the land and to each other.
Part of the Bayard Cutting Arboretum CSA’s mission is to grow high quality, organic produce for its members using sustainable practices that protect the soil and water. We strive to maintain the growing field to the high standards of the Arboretum and to make the farm a welcoming place for the many people who visit each day. We seek to build community among farm members who are encouraged to participate in a wide range of farm activities, workshops, and events. Finally, our goal is to educate the public through site visits and newsletters. We offer an education program to middle school-aged children who participate in a wide variety of hands-on activities including planting and harvesting, learning about compost, and the difference between good and bad bugs in the garden.
Members must pay for the cost of their farm share in full before the season begins and although working on the farm is not required, members are encouraged to volunteer time for the benefit of the farm! Opportunities exist in all areas of farm work, including transplanting, weeding and bed maintenance, harvest, and wash/pack for CSA pick up, as well as working in the herb and flower gardens. To become a member, sign up on the waitlist below, and we will contact you as spaces are available. Sign-ups begin in February and continue through the spring. The season is generally 22 weeks, running from late May/early June through October. The full share price for 2023 is $850.00 for weekly pick ups and $425.00 for a half share of bi-weekly pick ups.
If you are interested in becoming a farm member, please fill out our member waitlist registration form below. Have more questions? Email Lisa Chalif. Thanks for your interest!