Purchasing a CSA share is an easy way to support local food while enjoying fresh, delicious produce.
CSA shares provide financial support to farmers before the growing season begins, allowing them to purchase the supplies they need to grow crops. Every week, you will receive a box of sustainably-grown seasonal produce. CSA shares are a wonderful way to eat seasonally and try fruits and veggies that you might not see in a grocery store.
New Entry Food Hub CSA delivers directly to Medford, so you can pick up your share right from a Tufts University campus. New Entry Food Hub welcomes new members with pro-rated pricing for shares that have already started up to two weeks into the season. Have questions? New Entry Food Hub can help answer them.
If you are studying at one of our other campuses or don’t live in the area, explore other CSA options or find a farm near you on Local Harvest.
New Entry Food Hub
The New Entry Food Hub CSA is a program of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (New Entry), an initiative of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and additional partners. New Entry is a new farmer training program that helps beginning, immigrant, and refugee farmers gain business and farm production skills and access to land, markets and other resources necessary to start a viable farm business. Learn more about the New Entry Food Hub on the New Entry website.
New Entry Food Hub offers a 20-week share from mid-June to late October, a 10-week share for the summer, and a 10-week share from late summer to late October.
All shares can also be gifted or donated, and SNAP benefits are accepted. See the New Entry CSA website for details.
Pick-Up Window: 10:00 AM Tuesdays – 5:00 PM Tuesdays
Where: Tufts Latino Center, 226 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155
How to pick up your share:
Shares are placed in the kitchen of the Tufts Latino Center at 226 College Ave. in Medford. When you walk in the front door, just walk straight ahead into the kitchen. The house is not air-conditioned, so we strongly recommend that you pick up your vegetables on Tuesdays from 10am to 5pm to ensure optimal freshness. Currently, we are figuring out logistics for pick-ups after 5pm.
Shares that are not claimed by Wednesdays at noon will be donated.
Plan ahead – bring a reusable bag to take home your veggies. Do not take the green plastic box that the vegetables come in. Leave this box at the Latino Center.
Take the correct share. All shares are the same size and are in reusable green plastic boxes.
Mark that you have received your share on the CSA pickup sheet.