Ward’s Berry Farm- Farmer’s Choice Boxes

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Sponsored by Boston University Dining Services

About our Farmer’s Choice Boxes:

Boston University Dining Services is collaborating with Farmer’s Choice Boxes, the fourth annual Ward’s Berry Farm CSA (community supported agriculture) available to all students, staff, faculty and the community.  The Farmer’s Choice Boxes are a great opportunity to purchase local fruits and vegetables straight from the farm, with a convenient pickup on campus – the GSU Plaza.

Since 1982, brothers Jim and Bob Ward have been growing wholesome fruits and vegetables on their family farm, Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, MA, using IPM (Integrated Pest Management). Farmer’s Choice Boxes reflect the diversity of their harvest, which ranges from strawberries, blueberries and peaches to arugula, award-winning tomatoes and butternut squash, mostly picked on market day or the day before.

Depending on individual consumption, a box typically feeds 2-4 people.  Several purchasing options are available: Full Season Share (no longer available for 2013), Late Season Share, and Week By Week.  In addition, produce will be available for purchase each week through the farmstand. See below for details.  For more information or to purchase your share, please visit here.

Purchasing Options for the 2013 Season:

Week by Week:

Day: every Thursday
Cost: $24
Season: Any Thursday between 6/13-10/31
Deadline to Order: Tuesday for Thursday pickup


Late Season Share:

Day: every Thursday
Cost: $205
Season: Sept 5th – October 31st (9 weeks)
Deadline to order: August 1st


Full Season Share:

Day: every Thursday
Cost: $450
Season: June 13th – October 31st April 15th (20 weeks) excluding July 4th
Deadline to Order: April 15th


Pickup Location and Time

George Sherman Union Plaza, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 11:30am-3:30pm

The Boston University Farmers’ Market 2013 will take place Thursdays, September 5th - October 24th, 12:00pm-4:00pm in the GSU Plaza