General FAQ

How many acres do you have?

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.

What are the Lunenburg hours?

The greenhouses 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.

DO you have a loyalty/rewards program?

Yes we do at Boston Public Market! Please check in with one of our associates to get signed up – no card required!!

Do you offer bulk discounts?

Yes, we offer many crops at a bulk discount and will post the availability on our store, as well as social media.

What are your New Braintree Farm hours?

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.

What markets do you attend?

We are ALL over the place! See our market page for a complete listing  markets

Can I get a gift card?

Yes, we have plastic, re-loadable cards available at Boston Public Market as well as paper gift certificates at the Lunenburg Greenhouses, available in any denomination.

Do you sell to restaurants?

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.

Do you have pick your own?

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 or to come pick their own apples etc!

Do you accept EBT/SNAP?

Yes, we do! We accept EBT/SNAP/HIP at BPM (BOSTON), Copley, Lexington, Quincy, Jamaica Plain, Cambridgeport, Brookline, Charlestown… we can even accept it over the phone for orders at the farm

IS YOUR PRODUCE ORGANIC?

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.

Where do I get this specialty produce or plant?

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?

CSA FAQ

When can I subscribe to CSA?

We accept subscriptions from October until we are sold out or the season starts. Sometimes we allow sign ups for the first week. Sign up conveniently on our SHOP page.

Can I get extra produce?

Yes, you may order online during the winter to pick up at the Boston Public Market or for pick up with your CSA share or at farmers’ markets during the summer. We will set you up with $15 in Stillman’s Farm rewards to use online, (excepting cut flowers 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 or can.

What if I forget to pickup my box?

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.

What months does the CSA run?

The CSA begins mid-June and continues into October.

What is your cancellation policy?

If a subscriber moves or has another major life event that changes his or her CSA produce needs, 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.

How much does a CSA share cost?

Our CSA runs like a magazine subscription, we calculate a dollar value for your share and refer to them as small and large box. The small share box cost $432 and the large share cost $600-623 depending on pick up location. Be sure to get an early signup discount coupon by signing up for our newsletter!

I see you have many pickup locations.

Can I pick up anywhere? No. When you subscribe to Stillman’s CSA, you select one location for the entire season.

How much food is in a box?

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.

What if I can't pick up my box?

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. 😉

What will be in my box?

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.

What is Stillman's Farm change of pickup location policy?

One permanent change to your box size and/or pick up location is allowed per season.

Can I split a share with my neighbor?

Yes, we suggest ordering a large share and splitting up your goodies at the CSA pickup or over a cup of tea.