Meet your CSA Farmers Part 2

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.

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Mildred’s Drumlin Farm – Lee, New Hampshire

1. Why should someone participate in your CSA program?
We are small so are able to provide exceptional and personal attention to detail. Almost everything is harvested on pickup day for the freshest possible produce.

2. How does your CSA program fit into your farm system?
CSA is becoming the main focus of our farm and we will be expanding it over the next couple years to replace 1 of our farmer’s markets.

3. Why do you farm?
We farm because we love it. We offer CSA because we love to share what we grow.


Sirois Family Farm – Lebanon, Maine

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We offer from Farm to Home, the freshest food possible both vegetable and meats.

2. How has your CSA program changed over the years?
Our CSA program has grown to Organic Certified Produce and Meats.

3. How does your CSA program fit into your farm system?
We are a 3 generation farm and CSA’s are another way for consumers to buy our local farm products.

4. Why do you farm?
We farm as a way to teach our children and grandchildren how to plan, how to follow through, how to manage time & money, live well. We learn how to be self reliant. The Sirois Family takes Pride in growing and producing the best food available in the area.


Stout Oak Farm – Brentwood, New Hampshire

1. Why should someone participate in your CSA program?
There are so many great reasons to join our CSA. Get to know your farmers!  Eat more organic vegetables!  Eat with the seasons! Cook healthier meals for your family!  Learn about how your food is grown! Support local organic agriculture!  Participate in the local food movement!
What stands out about Stout Oak’s CSA? All of our members pick up their shares at the farm, so they really make a connection with the place, and with the farmers. Our farm is Certified Organic. We love to grow and eat all kinds of greens at Stout Oak, so salad greens and cooking greens tend to be plentiful in our CSA shares. We keep our members well informed, with weekly newsletters, recipe ideas, and farm news.
If you’re going to take one action this year to support local farms, choose something high impact. Join a CSA!
2. How has your CSA changed over the years?
stout oak share smallWe’ve expanded our CSA program beyond traditional boxed vegetable share to offer more flexibility, choice, and price levels. Our members can now choose from two different types of shares: Weekly Organic Vegetable Shares or Farm Store Credit Shares.  Pickup of Weekly Vegetable Shares happens on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.  Our Farm Store Credit members can shop at the farm anytime it’s open (5 days a week).
3. How does your CSA program fit into your farm system?
Our CSA is the core of our farm business. This year, we’re offering 60 Weekly Vegetable Shares, and 80 Farm Store Credit Shares. Each year, our members provide our farm with the financial support to hire our crew, purchase our seeds and supplies, and get our growing season underway.  As farmers, we love how the CSA model connects us with our friends and neighbors, and creates a supportive community around the farm.
4. Why do you farm?
We love to grow food for our community.  Although we’ve been farming for quite a while now, we’re just starting our fourth year on our land in Brentwood.  As we’ve gotten settled in here, we’ve been so grateful for the enthusiastic response we’ve received from the community.  It’s this farm-community connection that gives our work meaning, and makes it possible for us to continue to do what we do.

Wake Robin Farm – Stratham, New Hampshirewake robin share small

1. Why should someone participate in your CSA program?
Our members enjoy a very wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and receive a discount on any additional purchases from the farm. We also pride ourselves on exposing our members to vegetables they may have never heard of, and finding new ways to enjoy old favorites.

2. Why do you farm?
Our family has farmed here for 14 generations, we love what we do and we wouldn’t have it any other way!