Enough to keep us all super busy. Farmer Glenn likes to say, It’s not how many acres you have, it’s how many you cultivate; it’s not how many you cultivate but how much you harvest; it’s not how much you harvest but how much you sell.”
At this time we do not have set hours at the New Braintree Farm. You can catch us by chance of call ahead for an appointment if you have an order you would like filled.
We are not open to the public for PYO, but our CSA members are welcome to visit the farm most anytime and to harvest along the way.
The greenhosues in Lunenburg are open from mid-April through June 30, daily 9-5. We also have produce for sale Sundays and Thursdays, 12-5, mid-June through October 31.
Yes, we do at select locations. We accept them at Copley, Lexington, and Quincy; we are still working out the kinks at the Boston Public Market.
Yes we do! Please check in with one of our associates top get signed up – no card required!!.
Yes, we have plastic, re-loadable cards available at Boston Public Market as well as paper gift certificates available in any denomination.
No, none of our produce is certified organic. We strive to grow much of our produce without any chemicals at all, not even chemicals that meet organic standards. For example, our greens are not sprayed with anything. For other crops, such as many of the fruits, we practice an intensive program of scouting and spray only when needed. Glenn is very cautious about chemical selection, so as to maintain a safe environment for our bees and amphibians…plus, we have our own children and grandchildren to worry about 🙂 Read more about our growing practices here.
Yes, we offer many crops at a bulk discount and will post the availability on our store, as well as social media.
Yes, we gladly take orders from restaurants and can have your order available at BPM or other markets.While we do offer a generous discount, we do not offer delivery at this time.
You probably can’t BUT we love to try to fill any specialty niche. Please let us know if you are looking for something in particular and if we can, we will grow it for you. Don’t know what you’ve got? Post a picture on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram or Twitter – we’ll let you know what you’ve got 😉
You can always call us and speak with a human – and probably a farmer too!.
We accept subscriptions from October until we are sold out, generally sometime in April.
If a subscriber moves or has another major life event that changes his or her CSA produce needs for 2016, Stillman’s Farm would be happy to help by converting prorated CSA dollars into Stillman’s Farm Rewards to be used at Boston Public Market. We will no longer offer cash or credit card refunds.
Anyone can pick up your box for you, so just make sure your dog walker, cat watcher, Mother-in-Law, etc has the correct first and last name to check off and we’ll gladly give them your goodies. Be suspicious if there isn’t any fruit.
Yes, you may order online during the winter to pick up at the Boston Public Market or for pickup with your CSA share or at farmer’s markets during the summer. We will set you up with $15 in Stillman’s Farm rewards to use online, (excepting cutflowers and meats), so if you want more berries, or kale, you can customize as you go. We will also take your orders for bulk items you want to freeze of can.
Our CSA runs like a magazine subscription, we calculate a dollar value for your share and refer to them as small and large box. A small box is $432/season and a large box is $608/season. Be sure to get an early signup discount coupon!
Strawberries, summer squash, zucchini, lettuce, greens, kale, chard, possibly greenhouse tomatoes. July Blueberries, summer squash, zucchini, lettuce, field tomatoes, corn, beans, cucumbers, carrots, beets, cabbage and possibly peaches August Everything from July Plus: eggplant, peppers, melons, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, apples September Everything from August Plus: Red peppers, onions, potatoes, winter squash October Winter squash, apples, peppers, lettuce, carrots, beets, corn, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, potatoes, eggplant, pumpkins, greens.
If you have forgotten to pick up your box, Stillman’s Farm will donate your box to a charitable organizations. There are no substitutions for dates or locations.
No. When you subscribe to Stillman’s CSA, you select one location for the entire season.
Stillman’s Farm CSA change of pickup location policy: Stillman’s Farm will be happy to change a subscriber’s CSA pickup location for a fee of $50 to cover back-office expenses.
The CSA begins mid-June and continues into October.
This is by far the hardest question to answer, as so much depends on how much you eat and how many meals you eat at home. We recommend a small box for individuals or small households and a large box for larger families or for folks who simply want to eat more.
Yes, we suggest ordering a large share and splitting up your goodies at the CSA pickup or over a cup of tea.