Turtleboy has long been a big supporter of Davidian Brothers Farm in Northborough. They’ve been around for generations and everyone who buys produce there raves about it. They also run a Community Supported Agriculture program, in which people in the community pledge support to the farm, so that the farmland becomes the community’s farm, with the farmers and consumers sharking the risks and benefits of food production. It’s basically like investing in a community farm.
Here’s how it works. When you join the Davidian Brothers Farm CSA, you buy into the farm’s production at the start of the season, and in exchange you get a share of the farm’s harvest. Each shareholder comes to the farm once a week to pick up their shares, which will include a random choice of fresh fruits and vegetables.
It’s a great deal because those who participate get to buy the freshest produce at what basically amounts to wholesale cost, rather than the jacked up price for nasty, bruised Wal-Mart fruit. They’ve also got ice cream and a petting zoo so it’s fun for the whole family.
Anyway, Turtleboy really like Davidian Brothers. We first started talking to these guys a couple years ago when some dillhole caused a shitstorm up the street at Tougas Apple Farm when he saw a funny sign about Dad’s that offended him. Ever since then they’ve been riding the turtle, and we want to have their back. Joining the CSA is a great thing when people buy locally produced food because it keeps locally run farms in business, keeps land in production, and preserves open space. When you do business with Davidian Brothers it’s like you’re joining a family. They know you by name, you’re in it together, and you’re both helping each other out. To sign up just click here!
wish there was a deal like that where i lived…i hope ya’ll have a prosperous year and a plentiful harvest 🙂