Open Farms, Farmers’ Markets and CSA Programs!

May 28, 2020 1:17 pm

Open Farms- UPDATED

Last month, we put together a list of farms that were open in Essex and Middlesex counties. We realize that the need to continue providing healthy food options for our families is still important and we have updated our list. We will continue to do this throughout the summer too!

Some are offering online orders, curb-side pick-ups or other resources. It’s important that we continue to support our local farms and help our community members too.

Our List:

*If your farm is not listed, but you would like to be included, please reach out at:


Visit the Summer Farmers’ Markets

Where is your Farmers’ Market?
Whether you live in a city or rural township, a farmers’ market is easy to find today. From spring until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks and other public spaces. You’ll also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products, eggs and more! The festive atmosphere, community spirit and fresh foods will certainly please all your senses.
While this current time is still uncertain for many, there are plenty of local farmers’ markets open this summer! We’ve put together a list and as more become available, we will add to it!
Our List:
*If your farmers’ market is not listed and should be added to our list, please reach out at:


CSA Programs Available

What are “CSA” programs?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer and contribute to the sustainability of local agriculture. Here’s how it generally works: A farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Interested consumers purchase a share or half-share and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

This is a mutually beneficial business relationship of shared risk and shared reward. The farmer works hard to deliver a beautiful and bountiful amount of produce each week, and hopes that Mother Nature cooperates.

We’ve compiled a list of CSA programs in Essex and Middlesex counties. Please visit their website for more information and availability. Due to the current situation, some of the Spring and/or Summer CSAs may be ‘sold out,’ however Fall shares may be available.

Our List:

*If your farm is not listed, but you would like to be included, please reach out at:

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