FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS MOONROSE FARM CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
No. Our growing practices are very similar to the organic standard, we just feel that certification is unnecessary for our farm. We do not use any chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers anywhere on our farm. Almost all of the plants and seeds we purchase are organic unless we can not find an organic option. We feel lucky to have direct relationships with all of our customers through our CSA, farmer's market, and restaurant accounts and can explain our methods to anyone who wants to learn more.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY CSA?
Once you arrive at 684 Natick Ave, pass the white house on your left and you will see a farm gate on the left side of the road. Pull into the farm gate and park where designated. We will have a few signs on Natick Ave showing you where the entrance is and where to park. Please come any time between 3:30 and 6:30 pm on Tuesdays!
WHAT VEGGIES WILL BE IN MY SHARE?
Each week will vary depending on the season's bounty. We try to have salad, cooking greens, and herbs each week in spring and fall plus a variety of other veggies like radishes, peas, onions, carrots, beets, and more. Summer will bring an abundance of zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, and other summer treats. We may supplement the share in fall with our own freshly milled cornmeal, dried herbs, winter squashes, roots, and other storage crops. We will send out a newsletter each week a few days before pickup with what will be in the share to help you plan your weekly shopping.
Click HERE to see photos of our CSA shares from 2017.
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT TO PICK UP MY SHARE?
If you know you can not make it to pickup ahead of time, please try to coordinate with a friend or family member to pick up the share for you. If no one is able to help you, please call or text Jordan at 508 525 9838 to arrange other options. We may be able to hold your share for up to 2 days in our cooler or we can coordinate a spot where you may pick it up if you will be only a little late on pickup day. If you forget to contact us on pickup day, we will donate your share. We know, sometimes life gets hectic, but please understand we harvest freshly for our CSA members and can not hold shares for more than 2 days. If you let us know as soon as you remember, we might be able to work something out.
WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD A CSA?
It is really important to us to make food accessible to all members of our community. If you are interested in making a payment plan with us, please send us an email. Another option is to do a work-share. You can choose to work in exchange for all or part of the cost of your CSA depending on how much time you can commit. Please visit the work-share page to find out more info about our program.
CAN I / MY KIDS / MY DOG COME VISIT?
We love having visitors at the farm! If you and/or your family would like to come visit, please contact us to let us know! We will periodically post events on our home page where we will invite our community to participate in harvests, classes, and tours. We would like to remind anyone interested in bringing their children that it is a working farm. This means uneven ground, electric fences, animals, funky smells, bugs, bees, places where walking / touching is not allowed, and limited access to indoor bathrooms. We ask that children are always accompanied by an adult. Please make sure you bring your own water, hats, sunscreen, and snacks. Wear sturdy closed toe shoes and use bug spray if you're into that kind of thing. As far as dogs go, we are unable to invite your pup. We have a farm dog who has been trained to follow the rules of not eating the plants and to be kind to the animals and ask that you please leave your dogs at home. We absolutely LOVE dogs and wish we could have them come over, so please just send us cute photos of them instead.