Fresh Food Grown Locally
Eat Healthy and Support Local Agriculture
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. Farmers offer a certain number of "shares" to the public. Consumers purchase a share or half-share and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. There are many kinds of CSA programs. Perhaps the best known are the vegetable CSA's that often include add-on's such as cheese, honey, maple syrup and other products also produced locally. Other local CSA's include meat, dairy, fish, flowers, and a host of other offerings.
Topsfield is home to Northeast Harvest that is a collaborative project of the Essex Agricultural Society and the Essex National Heritage Area, two organizations working together to help sustain the farmers and agricultural producers of Essex County and Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Visit https://northeastharvest.com/ to learn about the many farms around Topsfield.
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources provides extensive information on local farming and sources of fresh agricultural products in Essex County. Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, your gateway to Massgrown farm products, specialty foods and fun ag-tivities!
There are many Farmers' Markets around Topsfield including Rowley, Newburyport, Beverly, Salem, Hamilton-Wenham, and Cape Ann, Topsfield is host to periodic Farmers' Markets, typically in association with larger community events such as the Grow Spring! EXPO and the Tomato Festival.