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Community-Supported Agriculture

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 on a weekly basis and have unlimited access to pick-your-own tomatoes, herbs, and flowers.


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.

CSA Share Information

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. All 2015 CSA shares are sold out.

Fall share (August 26-November 21) costs $360.

Call CSA Manager Nancy Hanson at the Hampshire College Farm Center at 413.559.5599, or email

Did you know?

Members of the Five College Credit Union are eligible for a special no interest loan offering members the ability to finance a CSA share at any local farm and spread their payments over six months.
Learn more at the Five College Credit Union website »

As part of our 100% Local Foods Challenge, Hampshire College dining services purchases 50 farm shares a year, so all students can enjoy local, healthy fare in the dining hall.
Learn more »

Stay In Touch
With Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
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Farm Center CSA
Mail Code FC
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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