Available Fall/Winter CSA and Bulk Shares
The list maintained here is meant to help interested shoppers navigate availability of CSA and late-season bulk shares from area farms. A complete list of all farms offering CSA shares is available through Seacoast Harvest, including descriptions of each of their offerings and programs:
Stout Oak Farm: Thanksgiving Shares, pick up at farm in Brentwood November 15th.
Wake Robin Farm: pick ups are Tuesday at the Farm from 1-6, Wednesday in Dover at Middleton Chiropractic from 2:30-6, and Wednesday at Seaport Fish in Rye from 2:00-6. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Cedar Farm: The winter shares begin in late November and continue for 14 weeks (through February). Email email@example.com.
Wolf Pine Farm: winter CSA program with either on-farm pick-up available or delivery throughout the seacoast region. Shareholders can choose from the following options: ”eat your veggies” winter share; ”fill your freezer” meat share; ”stock your shelves” pantry share. Full details and sign up information >
Note: Farms accepting pre-orders for holiday turkeys can be found here >
Updated October 7, 2013
Farmers: Have fall/winter CSA shares available? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Choosing a CSA
Community Supported Agriculture or CSA is a partnership between consumers and farmers in which
members buy shares of the farm’s harvest and enjoy regular allotments of food throughout the growing season. For farmers, this provides much needed cash flow for the beginning of the season, as well as a ready market and community of supporters. Shareholders join in the risks of the growing season but reap the benefits of the harvest. Each CSA farm has its own pricing structure, disbursement schedule, and some have work requirements. Signups for CSA shares begin in early winter by directly contacting the farm.
Is a CSA right for you?
• Do you like to eat lots of fresh vegetables?
• Are you interested in trying new things?
• Do you cook at home at least 4 times a week?
Questions to ask the farmers:
• How much produce is in a share?
• What vegetables (and fruits) are to be expected?
• How many weeks is the share for?
• When and where are shares picked up or delivered?
• Are the shares pre-packed, or do members pack their own?
• What type of payment schedule is expected?
• What happens if a pick-up is missed?
• Does the CSA offer extra add-ons (eggs, dairy, meat, seafood, flowers)?
• Is there a volunteer work requirement?
• How long has the CSA been running?
Why Join a CSA?
• support a local farm
• get know the people who grow your food
• eat fresh, nutritious food
• eat seasonally
• get introduced to new foods
• learn more about your food and how it is grown
• invest in local agriculture and responsible farming practices
• reduce fossil fuel consumption used in food transport
• feel good about your food choices