Ward’s Berry Farm – Farmer’s Choice Boxes

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About our Farmer’s Choice Boxes:

Boston University Dining Services is once again partnering with Ward’s Berry Farm to bring Farmer’s Choice Boxes to campus. The fifth annual Ward’s Berry Farm CSA (community supported agriculture) is 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.

“Each week we get an abundance of fresh, local fruits and vegetables – it tastes so much better when it is allowed to ripen then brought straight to us. It’s such a great way to learn about vegetables and fruit, get to understand farming, try new things and really appreciate fresh food.”

– Kris Covarrubias, marketing/membership manager, FitRec & CSA customer

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 2014 season), 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 2014 Season:

Week by Week:

Day: Every Thursday
Cost: $24
Season: Any Thursday between  June 13th and October 31st
Deadline to Order: Tuesday for Thursday pickup

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Full Season Share:

Day: every Thursday
Cost: $460
Season: June 12th – October 30th (21 weeks)
Deadline to order: April 15, 2014

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Late Season Share:

Day: every Thursday
Cost: $205
Season: September 4th – October 30th (9 weeks)
Deadline to order: August 1st

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Pickup Location and Time

George Sherman Union Plaza, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 11:30am-3:00pm

The 2014 Boston University Farmers’ Market will take place Thursdays, September 4th - October 30th, 11:00am-3:00pm in the GSU Plaza.