Meet your CSA Farmers Part 1

CSA Days are returning to the Winter Farmers’ Markets in February! Seacoast Eat Local will be hosting a variety of CSA Farms and styles to suit your needs. Our first CSA Day Event will be on February 14th at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford. Be sure to mark your calendar and show your love for local food. Read on to learn more about some of the farms offering CSA Shares this year.

touchingearthfarmveggieTouching Earth Farm – Kittery, Maine

1. Why should someone participate in your CSA program?
We grow a great variety of vegetables, most being heirlooms that are chosen for flavor and vitality. Our CSA includes weekly access to a large flower and herb cutting garden which is also a great way for kids to experience the farm. We grow responsibly and without the use of any sprays or fertilizers that are not approved by OMRI. We also have an annual summer picnic and fall farm-dinner that are a great way for members to come together.

2. How has your CSA changed over the years?
Every year we adjust crop plans and vegetable varieties to fine-tune our operation. We delight in discovering new veggie varieties that thrive on our farm, as well as sticking with the tried and true.

3. How does your CSA program fit into your farm system?
We are primarily a CSA. The bulk of our vegetables go into the shares, and the rest go to market, chefs, and the school right down the street from us.

4. Why do you farm?
It is deeply satisfying to grow good vegetables for people, and of course, to cook with them ourselves! We love contributing to the local food culture!

Old Fields Farm – South Berwick, MaineOldFieldsFarmveggies

1. Why should someone participate in your CSA program?
The flexibility to buy nutritional produce when and in the quantities you desire.

2. How has your CSA changed over the years?
It has grown in membership. Our cultivation methods have moved towards minimal or no-till practices, while emphasizing mineralized composting for nutrient dense produce.

3. How does your CSA program fit into your farm system?
Our CSA is the primary focus for the farm. We also work with restaurants.

4. Why do you farm?
We like working with the rhythms of nature. Plus, it’s nice to be barefoot all summer!


Two Toad Farm – Lebanon, Maine

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Two Toad Farm knows a picture is worth a thousand words and take great pleasure growing food for you rain or shine!

Applecrest Farm Orchards – Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

1. Why should someone participate in your CSA program?
Participate in Applecrest FarmShare CSA because we are unique, we likely offer the greatest variety of on-the-farm grown vegetables and fruit.

2. How has your CSA changed over the years?CSA Mac + Elana + Member
Our CSA is constantly evolving due to membership surveys; we’ve been able to tailor our CSA to truly fit the wants and needs of our members.

3. How does your CSA program fit into your farm system?
Our CSA program is an integral component of our overall highly diversified farming system.

4. Why do you farm?
To make an honest living and watch things grow.

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