Welcome to Farmer Dave’s

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.

2022 Deep Winter Shares

2022 Bakery Shares

2022 Spring Shares

2022 Summer Fruit Shares

2022 Summer Vegetable Shares

2022 Late Fall Shares

Being a member has made my husband and me eat more vegetables. I like trying new vegetables that I would not normally buy if I saw them in the grocery store. The recipe blog and Vegisodes are really helpful. I like knowing that we are supporting something local and helping the environment by eating locally grown, in season vegetables.

Patricia

My family has been a member of the CSA for a few years now. When we first started I was intimidated by all the veggies I didn’t know. However your website is amazing for identifying veggies and getting ideas for recipes. You have helped me learn how to eat healthy and in season, and in turn teach my family.  

Angela

Everyone at Farmer Dave’s is dedicated to excellent customer service too. I have always had wonderful interactions with everyone on the farm. Thank you for all that you do.

Lori

We eat better year round, learn new ways to prepare and preserve healthy food, support our environment and community and enjoy a fun treasure hunt at every pick up with staff to answer questions.

Susan

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette

This is tasty to drizzle on grilled veggies as well as grilled chicken, scallops, shrimp, swordfish etc. 4 Tablespoonfuls of red wine vinegar 1 teaspoonful of honey Salt and Pepper - pinch of salt and a grind of pepper. Once mixed adjust to taste. 2 small shallots,...

Stewed Tomatoes and Summer Vegetables

1 Tablespoonful of olive oil 4 medium squash – assorted types, cut into thick half-moons or bite-sized wedges 2-3 medium tomatoes diced (I love a mix of slicing, heirloom and I will use up cherry and grape tomatoes) ½ medium onion, diced Herbs – 1 tablespoonful of...

Your Early Summer Share

Maintaining the cold chain with your share is important. Crops are harvested daily and brought in for rinsing, prepping and cooling before being packed in your CSA crate. Once you pick up your share, getting it prepped and refrigerated as soon as possible...

Sugar Snap and Snow Peas

Sugar Snap Peas Snow Peas Sugar snap and snow peas have edible pods. Pull off the stem end and the string down one side should follow. Give them a rinse and drain. Pat dry and store in a container or zip-top bag with a paper towel. Both types of peas are wonderful...

Camping Potatoes

Heavy duty aluminum foil will give you the best results.  Preheat your grill to medium. Cut your potatoes into 1 and ½ inch chunks and place in a bowl.  I use whichever potatoes I have on hand.  I add herbs at two different times – dried herbs at this...

Stir Fry Basics

Over the course of the season the veggie CSA shares may contain a variety of Asian greens such as Mizuna, Tokyo Bekana, Tatsoi, Mei King Choi, Boc Choy, Kai Lan and more. These varieties as well as kale and swiss chard can be used in quick cooking stir fry dishes....

Massaged Kale Salads

Kale is one of the most nutritious greens out there. It can be used in recipes where it is the star of the plate (for all of you kale lovers) or used in a supporting roll of a recipe where it takes on the flavors of the dish (for those of you not as enthusiastic about...

Carrot Slaw

1 to 1 and 1/2 pounds of peeled and shredded carrots 3 cups or so of thinly sliced cabbage (green, napa or savoy) 1 medium red onion very thinly sliced 2 stalks of celery thinly sliced  (or red bell peppers) If you have more carrot and less cabbage or would like more...

Shredded Carrot Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Shredded carrot salad with maple vinaigrette 4 cups of shredded carrots ½ to 1 medium red onion cut into very thin half-moons Dressing: ½ cup rice vinegar 1-2 Tablespoonfuls of finely minced ginger (or more for some extra kick) 2 tablespoonfuls of soy sauce ¼ cup of...

Jalapeno Lime Vinaigrette

½ cup of olive oil 1 Tablespoonful of red wine vinegar The juice of 1-2 limes 1 tsp of Dijon mustard 1 clove of garlic 1 jalapeno (seeds and ribs removed) if the jalapeno is very large use half of it and taste once blended.  You can always add the rest. ¼ cup of...