GET FRESH, SEASONAL, LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE DELIVERED TO YOUR LOWELL HOME OR OFFICE THROUGH MAY 2024!
[LOWELL, MA] – Lowell-based food justice non-profit Mill City Grows (MCG) has launched their 2023-2024 Winter CSA Farm Share season, which runs from October 26, 2023 – May 24, 2024. MCG’s Farm Share Veggie Box Program provides 32 weeks – distributed in 16 bi-weekly deliveries – of fresh, locally grown produce to persons living and/or working in Lowell.
MCG’s Farm Share program was designed to provide produce, free of charge, to low-income households and those with chronic illness. CSA participation from paying customers allows Mill City Grows to sustain and grow their ability to provide farm shares to Lowell residents who are most often left out of the food system and could benefit greatly from eating more fresh produce.
“By purchasing a Mill City Grows CSA Farm Share, you directly support MCG’s mission to provide fresh, local, sustainable produce to our neighbors in Lowell,” said Courtney McSparron, Mill City Grows director of education. “This strengthens community wellness and also helps urban farms to thrive.”
All the delicious produce included in each CSA Farm Share is grown by Mill City Grows in Lowell, MA, or is sourced locally from MCG’s partner farmers. In order to properly plan for the season, CSA participants must make a one-time payment in full for all 16 Farm Shares before deliveries can be made or before picking up their Farm Share in person. A one-time fee of $85 will be charged for the delivery option. An option to pick up Farm Shares in person is available for those living outside of Lowell or for those wishing to pick up their produce directly from Mill City Grows. Cost details are below:
Small Farm Share (feeds 2-3 people): $420 for 16 deliveries / pickups
Large Farm Share (feeds 4-6 people): $835 for 16 deliveries / pickups
Mill City Grows accepts cash or check for CSA payment, as well as credit and debit cards through our secure online payment portal. CSA participants can pick up their Farm Share on Thursdays (4pm-6pm) and Fridays (12pm-2pm) at Mill City Grows, 19 Hall Street, in Lowell. Pickup times and days may change slightly during the holiday season.
For more information and to sign up for a Mill City Grows Winter CSA Farm Share, please visit MillCityGrows.org or go to https://tinyurl.com/MCGVeggies
About Mill City Grows
For the past 10 years, Mill City Grows (MCG) has worked towards food justice in Lowell, Massachusetts, using the following strategies and programs: education in and out of schools, supporting community leadership through community gardens, increasing urban agriculture through urban farming, implementing a mobile market, and empowering people to produce their own food. MCG infuses food production spaces with food education to support their belief that a community that understands how to grow, access, and prepare healthy food will have better quality of life and deeper investment in their local environment. Visit MillCityGrows.org to learn more, and follow MCG on Facebook and Instagram.
Jessica Moore-Wilson, Executive Director