CSAs

Photo credit: Vernon Family Farm

 

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is an opportunity for customers to develop a close relationship with an individual farm while gaining a share in the farm’s harvest.

 

Farms offering CSA’s for the Winter 2020-21 season **UPDATED 09/18/2020 11:30AM**

Please contact farms directly for more information.  A complete list of all farms offering CSA shares is also available through Seacoast Harvest, including descriptions of each of their offerings and programs. If you have SNAP and would like to learn more about how to use your EBT card to purchase a CSA, contact our program coordinator, Morgan Morani, at [email protected]

 

Brasen Hill Farm

CSA Description: Customizable and flexible, we offer a monthly CSA that works for you, with no bulk payment. This includes the convenience of ordering right from your computer, tablet, or phone. At our pickup locations, your box is packed for you to take home, or you can choose home delivery and have your CSA share delivered right to your house.  Pickups in Barrington, Seacoast-wide home delivery available.  

How to order: Go to https://brasenhillfarm.grazecart.com/store

Contact: Amy Forsyth, [email protected], (603) 868-2001.

 

Heron Pond Farm

CSA Description: Heron Pond Farm’s CSA is designed keeping the customer in mind!  Allowing the ultimate freedom of choice, no shares are pre-boxed and there is no list to follow.  The farm lets you know what fruits and vegetables are available and you choose the items you prefer.   Pick-up locations include the farm in South Hampton NH, Portsmouth NH, Dover NH, and North Andover, MA. The winter season starts the week of October 21st runs through the last week of March.

Cost: Two share sizes are offered: a partial share for $400 and a full share for $600. Add-ons that are available include mushrooms, dairy, meat, and eggs. 

How to order: Go to http://heronpondfarm.csasignup.com/members/types

Contact: [email protected]

 

Hurd Farm

CSA Description: We offer a winter and summer CSA with a 10 or 20lb option. The pick up is at the farm on the first Friday of every month. Each month you will receive a different selection of cuts of meat and at the end of the summer CSA, you will receive a farm fresh turkey for Thanksgiving.   

Contact: [email protected]

 

Kellie Brook Farm

CSA Description: You chose, free style CSA. $200 Share – $215 on account (that’s a 8% match) $400 Share – $440 on account (that’s a 10% match) $600 Share – $670 on account (that’s a 12% match) You chose the amount you want to invest and you chose what to buy and when to buy it!  Pickups at any farmers’ market we are at or our farm stand.  

Contact: [email protected]

 

Sandy Hill Farm

CSA Description: Organically grown fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, flowers and herbs.  Pickups in Eliot or free delivery to home!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Short Creek Farm

CSA Description: We offer a Pasture-Raised Pork CSA year-round in which members choose their pick-up month and get their share in a single bulk distribution. We also offer add-on shares to vegetable CSA programs run by Heron Pond Farm and Stout Oak Farm. These shares are distributed weekly.  For more information go to: https://shortcreeknh.com/

 

Stout Oak Farm

CSA Description: 2020 October Session (4 weeks):  Extend the harvest season! Includes a Stout Oak Farm Weekly Vegetable Share PLUS a $30+ weekly package of local meats, dairy products, and other locally made ingredients that will make it easy for you to make all-local healthy farm-fresh meals for your family!  Partners on this share include Short Creek Farm, Whippoorwill Dairy Farm, Three River Farmers Alliance, Valicenti Pasta Farm, Contoocook Creamery, Two Farmers Farm, Kitchen Garden Farm, and others!  This share runs for 4 weeks, starting the first full week of October, the week after our main season Vegetable Share has ended. Membership also includes a weekly meal plan and recipes!  TUESDAY PICKUP ONLY!  Pick up your share at the farm on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 6:00pm. Pick up dates are October 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.

Farm Store Credit: If you’re interested in joining the CSA, but are looking for something more flexible than a weekly boxed share, this program is for you! Make a commitment to the farm in advance of the growing season, and get a 5 to 10% discount (depending on your membership level) on all products sold at our Farm Store – our own Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, and seedlings, as well as products 

  • Get extra credit added to your account ($100 members get $105, $250 members get $270, $500 get $50 extra to spend)
  • Freedom to choose how much you spend, how often you shop, and what you purchase.

* You can use your credit to purchase anything we have for sale at the Farm Store including our own organic vegetables and seedlings, local dairy products, meats, bread, grains, dry goods, fermented foods, pastas, and a constantly expanding selection of high quality locally grown organic foods.

Cost: Localvore Share- $250 for 4 weeks. 

Farm Store Credit- $100, $250, $500

How to order: Go to https://stoutoakfarm.com/shop/

Contact: [email protected]

Three River Farmers Alliance

Three River is offering Thanksgiving Pre-Order Vegetable Boxes, as well as Thanksgiving Pie Kits and Cheese and Charcuterie Boards.   These are available for home delivery the week before Thanksgiving (11/19 – 11/23) or for pickup at Three River HQ in Exeter on Monday 11/23 or Tuesday 11/24.

Thanksgiving Vegetable Box  ($110)

Over a dozen local farmers have put together a bountiful box with all the vegetables you will need for Thanksgiving.  Includes potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, and more.  Enough for four adults, or plenty to spare for smaller gatherings.
Thanksgiving Pie Kit  ($35)

The local pie baking kit contains all you will need to make two Thanksgiving Pies!  Includes apples, pumpkin, flour, butter, and spices for your Thanksgiving classic pies.

Thanksgiving Cheese & Charcuterie Plate ($72)

Our Cheese and Charcuterie Plate highlights the work of the area’s best food artisans.  A beautiful selection of local meats and cheeses with preserved fruit.
We’re taking orders through our Veggie-Go online storefront at www.threeriverfa.com

VEGGIE-GO LOCAL FOOD HOME DELIVERY:

Three River also offers weekly home delivery year-round to 62 towns in NH, ME, and MA. To learn more, go to:  https://www.threeriverfa.com/veggie-go

 

Vernon Family Farm

CSA Description: A debit style/free choice CSA is offered. Customers load a gift card and we match a % of their purchase based on how much they buy ($300 = $18 match, $500 = $45 match, $700 = $84 match)

Bulk meat and poultry orders including a chicken box, whole lamb, and pastured Berkshire pork are also offered. When purchasing one of the boxes you receive meat/poultry in bulk at a discounted price. You can find all the information for what each box includes on the Vernon Family Farm online store. When you sign up for a debit style CSA you pre-pay and receive a discount at the farm store. 

Cost: Check online store for pricing information for each box. 

How to order: For the debit style/free choice CSA go to the farm directly to sign up. Bulk meat reservations and orders can be made online at https://vff.theshiftlocal.com/

Contact: 603-340-4321 or inquire at [email protected]

 

Wake Robin Farm

Description: Weekly Veggie Bags that offer a selection of fresh vegetables. Pick up is Friday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, or Saturday 8 AM – 1:00 PM at the farm stand.

Cost: $30

How to order: Go to: https://wakerobinfarm.wordpress.com/orders/

Contact: [email protected]

 

Wolf Pine Farm

CSA Description: Starting this October, Wolf Pine Farm will again be distributing their Fall-and-Winter Vegetable CSA Shares of local, organic produce. Six rounds of share boxes are distributed from October to February, approximately every 3 weeks, and contain foods grown at Wolf Pine Farm and a number of partner farms. When you sign up for a share you can expect a wide and rotating array of traditional winter storage vegetables combined with greenhouse-grown greens, apples, frozen blueberries, eggs, and occasional grains, breads, or other items to round out the share. Wolf Pine Farm offers an online resource of recipe suggestions to shareholders to help you stay creative all winter long using locally available foods. Boxed shares are available at convenient delivery sites, in a safe and easy to pick up fashion. Shares can also be picked up directly at the farm in Alfred. Explore the Wolf Pine Farm website today (wolfpinefarm.com) to learn more and to place an order for your share of the organic harvest.

Wolf Pine Farm has been growing organically and operating with a CSA model since 2001.

Cost: The cost is $475 if you are picking up your share at the farm in Alfred, or $510 if you choose one of our many convenient delivery locations. We offer great bonuses for customers who pay with SNAP. Flexible monthly payment plans are also available.

How to order: Ordering a share is easy! Just fill out our simple online order form and then mail in your payment. https://wolfpinefarm.com/signup/

Contact: [email protected] OR 207.619.4272

 

CSK (Community Supported Kitchen)

HomeGrown Eats

CSK Description:  You can sign up to get weekly meals delivered directly to your door. 

  • Place your order using their website by 10:00 am Monday morning.
  • Wednesday evenings they will deliver your shares. Please be home between 4:00 – 7:00 pm or leave a cooler with an ice pack on the doorstep. A single weekly share is a full large grocery bag. 

A WEEKLY SHARE includes:

  • 2 entrees (1 meat, 1 vegetarian)
  • 2 sides
  • 1 soup or salad or appetizer
  • 1 large single serving dessert

One share will feed two people two complete meals, with possible leftovers depending on appetite. Dishes are always complemented by fresh salsas, sauces, pickles, breads and dips.

By signing up for 4 weeks of deliveries you are now a member of our Community Supported Kitchen. Every Wednesday, for 4 weeks, you will receive one share’s worth of meals.

*Added Bonus* The CSK Membership comes with a 15% discount on Share Upgrades add-on items on our website

When you order a CSK membership by 10:00 am Monday, the delivery starts the following Wednesday. Please specify in the notes if you would like to custom schedule your deliveries . Once started, you will receive your shares each Wednesday for 4 weeks. If you are away and would like to skip a week, just let us know by 10:00 am Monday for that Wednesday. We will resume delivery the following week.

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CSF (Community Supported Fishery)

New England Fishmongers LLC.

A group of jig fishermen who operate the F/V Finlander and sell the fish they catch directly to consumers and restaurants. They sell the catch from their boat as well as other fishermen and harvesters. Go to: https://www.newenglandfishmongers.com/ for more information as well as a contact form for any questions.

 

New Hampshire Community Seafood

You can sign-up for different lengths of a weekly seafood share for 8 or 16 weeks. Weekly shares for the season begin September 15th. Prices vary based on choice but range from $60-$472.  To learn more about what is available from New Hampshire Community Seafood, go to: http://www.nhcommunityseafood.com/members/types

 

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.

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

 

If you are a farm or business that has a CSA, CSK, or CSF and would like to be added to this listing, click here and fill out a brief survey about your CSA model. If you have any questions about these listings or how your farm can accept SNAP for a CSA purchase contact: [email protected]