Stearns Farm CSA sharers who join the Sudbury Valley Trustees before Dec. 31 can get half off the price of a regular family membership.

A tax-deductible membership in SVT helps to support local land conservation and provides access to free and discounted programs. Next spring and summer, Stearns Farm and SVT will be partnering to bring outdoor educational events, such as foraging and nature walks, to sharers. The new partnership between Stearns Farm and SVT continues a relationship that goes all the way back to 1959, when Margaret Welch donated 87 acres to SVT– then a relatively new regional land trust–for protection. The gift included the agricultural field where her close friend Penelope Turton grew organic vegetables and flowers—the land we now treasure as Stearns Farm. “SVT is thrilled that this conservation land, part of the Baiting Brook-Welch Reservation, is still farmed and continues the tradition of locally-grown food in Framingham,” says Michael Sanders, director of membership with SVT. 

Through SVT’s special membership offer, Stearns Farm sharers can join for $30, half the price of a regular family membership, by registering before December 31. To join, visit On the registration form, select “Other” for your donation amount, enter $30.00, and type  “Stearns Farm CSA” in the comment box .

SVT is a member-supported non-profit that conserves land and wildlife habitat in 36 communities. In all, SVT owns and cares for 4300 acres of conservation land surrounding the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury Rivers.  Some of these properties are working farms, whose protection enabled local families to continue farming their land instead of selling it for development. Other conserved lands include some of the region’s most important forests, wetlands, and grasslands—natural areas that support wildlife habitat and recreational trails.