2015 Farm to Family CSA Program
Established in 2010, Bowdoin Street Health Center’s Farm to Family CSA Program connects members of the BIDMC and MASCO community with fresh, locally-grown produce while supporting access to healthy food for low-income families. Farm to Familly's unique community supported agriculture program recruits employees of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, other Longwood Medical Area facilities, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and Bowdoin Street Health Center to eat well and do good. In addition to receiving a weekly farm box, F2F participants are encouraged to make a donation that will support the purchase of a subsidized farm box by low income families in the Bowdoin Street neighborhood of Dorchester.
For 16 weeks at $27.50 per week, shareholders receive a box of fruits and vegetables from Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, MA. The weekly fee includes $22.50 worth of produce plus a $5 voluntary, tax-deductible donation toward the F2F Program. What’s in the box? Visit Ward's Harvest Calendar to get an idea of what to expect. The total cost for the season is $440 to be paid in advance or in two installments.
As a special thank you to sponsor shareholders, Ward's is offering a 10% discount on Pick-Your-Own Berries and Pumpkins. This benefit is a fantastic way to deepen your family’s local food experience with a visit to the farm in Sharon, MA.
The donations of sponsor shareholders help to subsidize weekly farm boxes for low-income families. The boxes, which contain $22.50 worth of produce grown on Wards’ Berry Farm, are distributed to families for $7.50 per week. Families pick up their produce at partnering community agencies throughout the neighborhood including Geneva Avenue Head Start and Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center.
If you do not wish to buy a weekly farm box at this time, please consider making a tax-deductible donation that will support the purchase of a subsidized farm box. For your convenience, our FAQ flyer includes a suggested donation scale that indicates how your generous offering will be spent.
Download the Farm to Family Registration Form to reserve a farm box and donate today!
Click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions flyer .
Visit Our BIDMC Farm Stand
Each Wednesday from June 24 through October 7, please be sure to visit the BIDMC farm stand located in the parking lot of the Kirstein building at 330 Brookline Avenue. Ward's Berry Farm will be there from 12 - 3 pm selling a great variety of fresh, locally grown produce.