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Community-Supported Agriculture

  Sign Up Early
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  Gain access to our pick-your-own crops (tomatoes, flowers, beans and herbs) as soon as they are ready. We will contact you when the fields are open, usually late July or early August.

The Community-Supported Agriculture program (CSA) provides a model of farming directly linking consumers to farmers. With over 210 members, the CSA provides fresh organic produce to the campus and local community.

By purchasing a share of the harvest, members are able to pick up fresh vegetables, flowers, and herbs on a weekly basis.

CSA brochure (pdf)

Invest and Enjoy
This program allows community members the opportunity to invest in local agriculture and enjoy the benefits of fresh organic produce at the same time.

Hampshire College students are welcome to volunteer with the CSA program, and a limited number of work-study positions are available.

  Did You Know?
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  Hampshire College Dining Services purchases 20 farm shares a year, so all students can enjoy local, healthy fare grown in their own backyard.


Produce pick-ups are once a week. You choose your pick-up time between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday or Friday. You must pick up on the same day each week, within pick-up hours, unless you notify us in advance.

Produce is picked up at the CSA barn at the Hampshire Farm.

To become a member, all you need to do is buy a share!

Fall Share (August 30-Thanksgiving) costs $325.

Call Nancy Hanson at the Hampshire College Farm Center, 559.5599 or email


Contact Us

Farm Center CSA
Nancy Hanson
Mail Code FC
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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