Our Partners, like our shareholders, are very important to us. We have over 20 partner drop sites that share our values for the environment, sustainability and supporting local. Farms, Farm Stands, Community Supported Agriculture, Specialty Grocers, Brewers, Community Centers, Non-profits and Churches. 

They have all kinds of great things happening and here is where you can find their latest news! Click on the icons to be directed to any of our partners' websites. 

Community Supported Agriculture

Like a community supported fishery, community supported agriculture is an important way to support the local economy. It's also the best way to eat a wide variety of fresh, seasonal produce. Community supported food programs are a completely different way to experience cooking and eating that allows us connect directly with our food source and to eat fresh, delicious, and wholesome food that is unlike any other. 

Lexington Community Farm

Lexington Community Farm offers a Pick-Your-Own Flower CSA as well as a traditional produce CSA. Their Farm Stand is stocked with their own fresh organic produce as well as other great local food items. They also offer a variety of educational programs and have a Learning Garden for hands-on experience for all ages.

Colby Farm

Located in Newbury, Colby Farm is a great stop for local produce, groceries, baked goods, meats, and dairy products. They sell their own vegetables both at their farm stand and through a CSA. They also sell their own antibiotic- and hormone- free fresh and smoked pork.

Codman Farm

Visit Codman Community Farms and see their cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, and rabbits. While you're there, pick up a dozen of their own pasture raised eggs or their grass-fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef and pork. 


Cider Hill Farm is a 145 acre, 3rd generation fruit farm best known for their pick-your-own, CSA program, award-winning 100% orchard hard cider and cider donuts. Their farm store offers a wide variety of farm grown fruit and vegetables, eggs, jam, honey, bakery and farmhouse gifts. From seasonal festivals to educational programs and free live music, their events calendar offers something for everyone. The farm store, barnyard and play areas are open daily 8 am - 6 pm late April through mid-December.

Clark Farm produces certified organic vegetable and berries for its CSA community, farm stand and local farm-to-table restaurant. In addition to vegetables, Clark-Farm raise lamb, goats, pastured pork and laying hens.

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Farmer Dave’s is a diversified farm North of Boston that grows a myriad of fruits, vegetables and flowers.  While offering year-round CSA shares with pick-ups in many surrounding communities, Farmer Dave’s operates farm stands in Dracut, Tewksbury and Westford and participates in many local farmers markets.  
At the home farm in Dracut, Farmer Dave’s has an ever expanding pick-your-own program as well as school tours to introduce multiple generations to farming in New England. Farmer Dave’s mission is growing healthy food, building strong community and creating lifelong traditions.
For more than a century, The Trustees has been on the ground in communities across Massachusetts, working to protect special places, providing loving care of our reservations, building creative new programs to engage people, and sharing our expertise with neighbors and partners across the state.  The Trustees understands local food and farming matters. That's why our farms have everything from cooking classes to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. 

At Applecrest Farm Orchards, we give you an authentic connection to your food. Growing your fruits and vegetables is not only our family's passion, but a 4th generation way of life. A true labor of love, we strive to operate our farm honorably and with the utmost respect for those our products and services touch. Every Applecrest product is guaranteed to deliver true taste and value without parallel. Join their CSA or visit their farm store which is open year round!

Farm Stands, Stores, and Farmers Markets

These businesses carry a wide variety of local, sustainable products from produce to wine to Christmas trees and everything in between. Support the local economy and enjoy beautiful high quality products by shopping with these local businesses:       

There are many reasons to visit Jones Farm, located in Chelmsford. Hike through their beautiful Community Garden, shop at their weekly farmers market, or pick up some of their compost and mulch for your home garden. Make sure to visit the farm stand for fresh and local produce and meats.

Bolton Spring Farm is located in a beautiful historic barn built in the 1800's. Their farm stand offers a wide variety of homegrown and native fruits and vegetables, as well as gourmet foods and beautiful gifts. Visit during the fall for pick-your-own apples and delicious homemade apple cider doughnuts, or stop by during the holidays to pick out a Christmas tree and custom wreath. 

Lookout Farm
Belkin Family Lookout Farm is one of the oldest continuously working farms in the United States. Lookout Farm grows fresh local fruit for seasonal pick your own experiences, wholesale to many regional restaurants and markets as well as farm fresh hard cider and beer. The Greenhouse at Lookout Farm is a spacious and covered contact free dining experience with natural fresh open air flow, generously spaced tables, high ceilings and classic winter fare highlighted by their farm crafted beer and hard cider. Stop in their market and pick up some of their delicious 4-packs of our farm to can beers and hard cider, fruit preserves and fruit butters as well as farm fresh honey, merchandise and more. 


Valley View Farm in Topsfield is the only dairy goat cheese maker in Essex County, raising and milking a herd of Nubians and making many varieties of goat cheeses which are available across the North Shore. Their cheese as well as other local items including their own maple syrup and honey can be picked up directly from their farm store. They have partnered for over ten years with First Light Farm, CSA as a veggies share pick up site and are excited to add a seafood share to the offerings.

Formaggio Kitchen is best known for their cheese. "We travel throughout the US and Europe visiting dairies, cheesemakers and agers of artisan cheese whose products we bring to our stores so that our customers can experience the wonders of these artisan producers. Beyond cheese, we sell wine, beer, charcuterie, produce, olive oil, jams, honeys, coffee, tea, spices, chocolate, confections and a variety of other specialty food items." Formaggio has 3 locations in Massachusetts, Boston, Cambridge and Kendall.


At The Cheese Shop of Salem, you'll find amazing cheese, lovingly made wines, cured meats, hand-crafted beers, gourmet goodies, exotic spices, sauces, ciders and more! Order a cheese platter, attend a wine tasting, and get to know our staff of passionate food-obsessed mongers as they guide you to a whole new taste experience.


Duck Soup describes themselves as quirky, indefinable, yet beloved neighborhood institution in Sudbury. Not quite coffee shop, not quite cheese shop, not quite kitchen shop, not quite gift shop. They also offer cooking classes for community gatherings, birthday parties and corporate team building!

Judith’s Kitchen is a market and cafe in West Newton, MA dedicated to providing fresh, delicious prepared foods from the finest locally-sourced ingredients. We offer prepared foods, artisanal baked goods, fine wine and beer, and a whole range of delectable, wholesome dishes for you and your family.

At The Barn Door you'll find a destination that's all about fun for the whole family. From unique items with stories to tell to a cozy fire pit, there's something for everyone. The best part? They're a small, family-owned business that's passionate about their community and the local artisans who make it special.

Art’s Specialties is a specialty gourmet shop. We offer cheese, wine, beer, flavored olive oil, vinaigrette, chocolate, crackers, hot sauces, dried fruit, mix nuts, dried meat, tea, and more. Our mission is to be our customers’ go-to place for fine food shopping and to sell products of the highest quality and value that are healthy, nutritious as well as to provide outstanding personal services at the lowest possible prices.

Sandy Bay Provisions is a modern general store with groceries, beer and wine, household items, crafts, toys and more! Sandy Bay Provisions is a staple in Rockport for one stop shop needs for locals and tourists alike. 

True North Ale Company

Brewing on Boston's North Shore, True North Ale Company is a craft brewery featuring juicy American IPAs, sophisticated Belgian ales, classic German lagers, cutting-edge sours, and many more traditional and experimental styles. Visit their taproom and ask them for beer pairings for your fresh catch!

Grassy Roots in Beverly is committed to providing exceptional food. Their dishes are thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients. From sandwiches to soups to salads, there's something for everyone. And if you're on the go, they offer prepared meals to take home with you. 

After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Film Production, Chef Erin moved to Los Angeles to work on film and TV sets. In Southern California, her passion for food blossomed thanks to year-round farmers markets, diverse cuisines, a vibrant food scene, and friends who loved throwing parties. Encouraged by husband, Chris, Erin transitioned from the film industry to the restaurant business. Now, Erin is fortunate to pursue a love of cooking every day, learning from amazing chefs along the way. Erin's venture includes a café, charcuterie, wine, and catering—everything you could need from a single meal to a large gathering.

As a consumer-owned cooperative, we share a vision of people working together to improve our social and economic well-being, and to produce and consume what we need through institutions that contribute to the social and economic power of local communities.

Nonprofits and Other Worthy Causes

The following nonprofits do great things in our communities, while supporting the local food movement. We know how hard it is to be a nonprofit! Take a moment to check them out:  

The Beverly Cove Improvement Association is an organization that brings neighbors together through events, classes, and programs. Check out their calendar for everything from Baby Boot Camp to Irish Dancing, or rent the Community Center for an event of your own.

Community Servings is a wonderful non-profit organization that delivers medically-tailored meals to individuals who are homebound with acute and life-threatening illnesses. They depend on volunteers and corporate and business sponsors to help them make and deliver 9,600 dinners and lunches per week. Visit their website to make a donation, become a volunteer, or just to check out their fantastic recipe collection. 

Trinity Church is a warm and diverse community of Christians who come together from towns and cities for all around to pray, serve, learn, sing and worship in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. Although our building is newer, much of our worship is traditional and reminds us that the Church has existed through the centuries.