What is a CSA?
CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, is a way to buy local, seasonal food shares directly from a farm. Our CSA allows us to offer the community fresh, seasonal produce on a weekly basis and invites you, our neighbors and friends, to be an intricate part of the farm’s success and longevity. Thank YOU to all our existing and new CSA members! Your commitment to supporting the farm, choosing local and eating healthy means the world to us. We couldn't do it without YOU!
2020 CSA Season
Our 2020 CSA season is scheduled to run for 18 weeks beginning Wednesday June 17th through Wednesday, October 14th. Pick up days are Wednesdays with full service hours 11 am to 6 pm, and then self service from 6 pm to 9 pm. Shares may be picked up in the packing area underneath The Farm Store Greenhouse. See below for FAQs.
The selection of our weekly shares is based on crop availability and seasonality. Family, or Full shares, have 10 to 15 items, while a half share will have fewer items. Shares are boxed ahead of time to keep the produce extremely fresh no matter what time of day you come. Utilize the swap table where you may exchange an item for one that may fit your menu better. As always share contents are subject to change with harvesting.
Examples of a Full Share:
Early Season: ½ Gallon of Cider, 1 Dozen Eggs, 1 Jar of CH Jam, 1 Bunch of Kale, 1 Head of Lettuce, 1 Bag of Spinach, 2 Quarts Strawberries
Mid/Late Season: Apples, 1 Bunch of Beets, 1 Bunch of Carrots, ½ Gallon of Cider, 1 Eggplant, 1 Head of Lettuce, 1 Bag of Mesclun Mix, Pears, Peppers, Fingerling Potatoes
Examples of a Half Share:
Early Season: ½ Gallon of Cider, ½ Dz of Eggs, 1 Jar of CH Jam, 1 Head of Lettuce, 1 Bunch of Scallions, 1 Quart Strawberries
Mid/Late Season: Apples, 1 Bunch of Carrots, 1 Eggplant, 1 Head of Lettuce, Pears, Peppers, Potatoes
Examples of a Fruit Share:
Early Season: 1 Dozen Eggs, ½ Gallon of Cider,1 Jar of CH Jam, 1 Quart of Strawberries
Mid/Late Season: 1 Pint Blueberries, Tomatoes, 1 Pint Cherries, 2 Pints Raspberries, 1 Quart Strawberries
Examples of a Super Fruit Share:
Early Season: 1 Dozen Eggs, 1 Gallon of Cider, 1 Jar of CH Jam, 2 Quarts Strawberries
Mid/Late Season: 1 Dozen Eggs, Tomatoes, 1 Quart Blueberries, 1 Quart Cherries, 2 Quart Raspberries, 2 Quart Strawberries
Step 1: Choose Your Share
Choose and pay electronically.
Step 2: Complete Registration
After you choose and pay electronically, complete this online form.
Q - Do I need to register and pay online?
A - You may download and complete this form and mail with check to Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury, MA 01913. Please note we only have so many CSA slots available so registering early is a good idea.
Q - How do I know the contents of my share each week?
A - You will receive an email each Tuesday sharing the contents of Wednesday's share. Contents are subject to change.
Q - Do you have recipe suggestions for items in the share?
A - So many! Be on the lookout for recipe inspirations emailed each week. Please feel free to share your favorite recipes with the farm team when you pick up your share!
Q - What if I am unable to pick up on Wednesdays or I miss my pick up?
A - If you cannot make the pick up, you may designate another party to pick up your share. We cannot credit your share for the following week or beyond 9 pm Wednesday.
Membership pricing will be prorated for any weeks missed. Contact General Manager, Jenny Durocher @ with further questions.