What is Community Supported Agriculture or CSA?

 

Comumunity Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a consumer based movement which allows families to directly access farm fresh produce, while simultaneously supporting sound agriculture practices and the local economy.

How Does CSA Work?

Simple. Either contact us or download the application by clicking here, complete and return with your payment. You can shop at either of our farm stands or farmers markets.  Your purchases are deducted from the credit established by paying early. No need to bring cash or fuss with writing a check. Your credit can be used for all products whether it be for fresh vegetables, frozen meat, milk, cheeses, cooked food or whatever.

How much does it cost for a share?

An annual share costs $200.00. For every share purchased by April 15th you will receive an additional $25.00 shopping credit towards our products. If you buy 2 shares that is $450.00 you will have to shop at our farm stands.   We will give you the additional $25.00 on a new CSA only, not on additional shares you might purchase thru out the year.

Upon receipt of your CSA application, we will will download your credit based on number of shares purchased to your Gift Card.  When you visit either farm stand, we will swipe your card and give you a receipt reflecting your avaiilable balance. 

 

How many shares should I buy?

That is entirely up to each family. We will be open approximately 33 weeks. Cconsider what you might use in that period and determine what best fits your budget.

 

What if I don't use all of my shares?

Your "Gift Card" will not expire and you may even add additional money at any time.

 

If you have questions, call us at 207-832-4488.

 

Why join our CSA program?

 

Tomatoes

 

Senior Farm Share Program

March is sign-up time for low-income seniors who want to participate in the Maine Senior Farm Share Program and receive $50.00 worth of produce over the course of the season.  The program offers seniors the opportunity to receive fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at no cost.  Notify us and we will forward the application to you.

Program Qualifications

Seniors must be 60 years of age or older (55 for Native Americans), and not live in the household or be an immediate family member of the farmer.  Income guidelines:  live alone and have an income below $20,036.00..... or have a combined income (with a spouse or companion) below $26,955.00 (Both can have a share.)   If you no longer live in your own home and move in with others, then the combined household income must be below the above figure.

How do I apply for the program?

Call 832-4488 for an application. Complete the form per our instructions and return to us promptly.  If you have further questions please contact us at 207- 832-4488.

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