Meet your CSA Farmers Part 3

CSA Days are back at the Winter Farmers’ Markets in February! Seacoast Eat Local will be hosting a variety of CSA Farms and styles to suit your needs. Our second CSA Day Event will be on February 28th at Exeter High School. Be sure to mark your calendar and come out to meet the farmers that would grow your food! Read on to learn more about some of the farms offering CSA Shares this year.

Brandmoore Farm – Rollinsford, New Hampshire

brandmoore donna csa1. Why should someone participate in your CSA program?
We are certified organic, very close to Dover and South Berwick and we offer ‘farmers market’ style CSA pickup on Tuesdays or Fridays. When you pick up your vegetable share, you can also visit the chickens, pigs, geese, calves, cows and goats!

2. How has your CSA changed over the years?
For the past 3 seasons we offered a 20 week vegetable CSA and this year we offer the vegetable share as well as add on options- a bread share (with Embers Bakery), summer grill package (link sausage and ground beef for the grill) and a flower share. We also offer Brandmoore Farm Store Dollars- a prepay program that offers a bonus on your payment.

3. How does your CSA program fit into your farm system?
The CSA and our dairy are the biggest parts of our farm. Our vegetable CSA is the main outlet for our produce and receives first priority.

4. Why do you farm?
We love what we do everyday – we really enjoy the lifestyle and the excitement of the farm life (like cows all over Route 4?!) Growing healthy, organic food and meeting local farm supporters on the Seacoast has been very rewarding. We hope to keep farming for a long time!

Riverside Farm – North Berwick, Maine

1. Why should someone participate in your CSA program?riverside farmstand
More spending power, flexibilty to pick and choose day for pick up, quantity of pick up and choice of items.

2. How has your CSA changed over the years?
Now includes any items sold at farm stand like plants, mulches, baked goods etc.

3. Why do you farm?
Farm has been in my family since 1743. Can’t imagine doing anything else.

Brookford Farm – Canterbury, New Hampshire

Brookford shares1. Why should someone participate in your CSA program?
Our year round CSA offers a variety of nutritious food for your entire diet. There are many options to fit everyone’s need. We have distribution points all throughout the state.
Dairy: Our cows eat a grass based diet of forages and grass crops as nature intended.
Pork: Our hogs free range on the pastures and forest, foraging for a portion of their diet.
Beef: Our cattle graze on our pastures and are raised naturally without antibiotics.
Vegetables: Our vegetables are certified organic.
Poultry: Our poultry flocks spend much of the year foraging on pastures and are fed with organic grains.
We also partner with The Canterbury Bread Shop and North Family Farm.
Benefits: healthy food that is locally grown and freshly harvested.

NH Community Seafood – Portsmouth, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Community Seafood (NHCS) is a cooperative of fishermen and consumers who’ve joined together to protect the ocean, sustain New Hampshire’s fishing industry and support the local economy.

We offer a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) and a Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) from June-November that provides consumers and restaurants with a weekly share of the freshest, most delicious fish available in our waters.

 

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