2018 Farm to Family CSA Program

Eat Well and Do Good!

FarmtoFamilyApril2016Since 2010, our unique workplace-based Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program has worked to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Provide BIDMC and MASCO employees with a convenient location to receive a weekly farm box full of fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables during the summer and fall.
  • Increase the ability of low-income families in Dorchester to gain affordable access to fresh and local produce through sponsorship of subsidized boxes.
  • Support a local farmer’s start-up costs through early investment in farm box shares.

CSA Participation

Farm Box Options

  • Standard farm box plus sponsorship: At $480, your cost includes 16 weeks of fresh produce (valued at $24 per week) plus a donation of $96 to support the purchase of a farm box by low income families in Dorchester.
  • Farm box only: At $384, your cost covers 16 weeks of fresh produce from Ward's Berry Farm.
  • Half farm box: At $192, team up with a coworker to split a farm box. To learn more about sharing a box, view our FAQ Flyer

What’s in the box? Visit Ward's Harvest Calendar to get an idea of what to expect each week!


Sponsorships are a core component of the Farm to Family CSA Program and vital to its ongoing success. You can choose to subsidize the cost of a weekly farm box which includes fresh fruits and vegetable for low-income families in Dorchester. Whether or not you purchase a farm box, please consider making a donation:

  • $32 will provide a subsidized farm box for 2 weeks
  • $64 will provide a subsidized farm box for 1 month
  • $96 will provide a subsidized farm box for 6 weeks
  • $128 will provide a subsidized farm box for 2 months (half season)
  • $256 will provide a subsidized farm box for 4 months (full season)

New Online Registration!

Registration is easier than ever this year! Simply sign up for a farm box or make a donation using this online registration form.

Important dates to remember:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 – Farm box registration and donation period begins.
  • Friday, June 8 - Farm box registration deadline. Full farm box payments are due.
  • Wednesday, June 20 - 2018 Farm to Family CSA Program farm box distribution begins. 
  • Friday, Aug. 31 – Sponsorship donations will be accepted through the final day in August. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration!
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10 - Final day of 2018 Farm to Family CSA Program. 

Join Today

Click to sign up for a farm box or make a donation.

Click to view the Frequently Asked Questions flyer.

Visit the BIDMC Farm Stand

Every Wednesday from June 20–Oct. 10, 2018, be sure to visit the BIDMC farm stand located in the Shapiro courtyard at 330 Brookline Avenue.* Ward's Berry Farm will be there selling its great variety of fresh, locally grown produce between the hours of noon–3 p.m.

*Please note that Farm Stand and Farm to Family CSA Program will not run on Wednesday, July 4 in observation of the holiday. 



Contact Information

Bowdoin Street Health Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
617.754.0230 or 617.754.0220