CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture)

 

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 Summer 2022

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] If you are a farm and are not listed and would like to be listed please contact Morgan. If you are listed and would like to add a photo email a photo to Morgan.

CSAs are organized by county and style below alphabetically. Traditional style CSAs are similar to a subscription box of fruits, vegetables, meats, etc. Debit-style CSAs are similar to receiving a store credit to the farm of your choosing that can be used for the season.

 


Rockingham County, NH

Fruit and Vegetable CSAs

Traditional Style

Applecrest Farm Orchards

Description: “The MarketShare acts as a house account, giving members access not only to all our great grown-on-the-farm fresh produce but, the entire array of goods available in the Applecrest Farm Market. This means local meat, honey, maple and dairy products. It includes standard staples and grocery items, dry goods, preserves and our entire line of scratch-made bread, pies, donuts and other bakery items.”

No set pick-up days or times, this debit style CSA allows you to shop on your own time.

“Subscribing members are awarded an individual private house account with a credit amount balance based on the chosen level of enrollment. There are multiple tiers, each offering an increasing level of “discount” which is applied as additional credit to your member account:”

Tier Value Discount
ONE $200 5%
TWO $400 10%
THREE $600 15%
FOUR $800 20%

* Depleting accounts can be replenished any time, at any desired tier.

Benefits of membership:

  • Discounted purchasing power.
  • Year-round Call-in & Curbside Pick-up with “top-of-queue” status.
  • Access to CSA member-only weekly discounts, coupons and specials.
  • Knowledge that you’re supporting your local farmer and the entire community food system.

Website: www.applecrest.com/NH-CSA-community.html

Contact: [email protected]

Bee Thankful Farm

*2021 Listing *Description: Our season usually runs 21 weeks, starting the first week of June. Everything we grow is equally shared among our CSA member families. We utilize strict, post-harvest handling procedures for all our products. They are hydro-cooled, washed and refrigerated where necessary. Each week’s harvest is divided up, bagged or bundled, and ready to be picked up during our long pick-up hours. Members receive enough product for two adults and two children. Members pick up their bounty anytime Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, or Saturday 8 AM to noon.

Website: beethankfulfarm.com

Contact: phone: (603) 660-0115, email: [email protected]

Charmingfare Farm

Description: Vegetable Share offers fruits and vegetables organically grown with quality compost, organic fertilizers, and cover crops wherever possible. This farm avoids synthetic fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides.

CSA offers:

  • 18 Weeks Fresh Locally Grown Vegetables
  • Strawberries, Blueberries, Peaches & Apples
  • Fresh Cut Herbs
  • Recipes
  • Visit Our Animals

Harvest Pick-Up
June 1 to September 28, 2022
Wednesdays 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Goat, Lamb, Turkey, Beef, Pork and Egg shares are also available.

Website: visitthefarm.com

Contact: phone: (603) 483-5623, email: [email protected]

Governor Dale Farm

Description: The CSA program will run for 20 weeks, early June – mid October. Pickup will be at the farm in North Hampton, NH on Sundays & Mondays. Each week, you’ll receive a bountiful assortment of handpicked vegetables and some fruit. We pride ourselves on crop quality and diversity – so you’ll always receive the freshest, best-tasting, seasonally appropriate produce to complement and, more often, highlight your meals. No chemical fertilizers or chemical sprays are ever used and we are completely transparent about our growing practices. We encourage you to reach out with any questions!
Pricing: $600 for a Full Share (20 weeks)
Deadline to sign up: May 1st, 2022
Contact: Josh Andrews, farmer; [email protected]
IG: @govdalefarmproduce

*ASK US HOW YOU CAN USE SNAP BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO PURCHASE A CSA.

Heron Pond Farm

Description: When you arrive, you will be greeted by a CSA staff member from Heron Pond Farm, who will ask for your name to get you signed in. We operate a “pick your own” style CSA, meaning you gather and weigh your own vegetables, unless you’ve specifically signed up for the “Farmer’s Choice” option, which is a our version of a pre-boxed CSA share. The list of available vegetables will be written on a chalkboard each week for you to refer to while shopping, but you’ll also receive the list in a weekly email prior to pick up, if you would like to plan ahead.

Our Summer share starts in early June and runs 20 weeks with pickups every week through mid-October. Our Winter share starts in late October and runs 22 weeks with pickups every week through the end of March.

Pick up locations in:
South Hampton, NH at our farm stand daily 9 am to 6 pm
Dover, NH Tuesdays 2:30-6 pm
Portsmouth, NH Wednesdays 2:00-6 pm
North Andover, MA Thursdays 2:30-6 pm

Pricing Structure:
Little Blue (formally known as a half share) $400/season
Great Blue (formally known as a full share) $600/season
+ Remote site fee $45/season

Winter Farm stand hours are Weds-Sun 10am-6pm

Summer Hours are 7 days a week 9am-6pm

Website: https://www.heronpondfarm.com/farm-shares

Contact: [email protected]heronpondfarm.com

*ASK US HOW YOU CAN USE SNAP BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO PURCHASE A CSA.

Hobbs Farm

Description: Summer CSA, June- October

Website: https://www.throwbackbrewery.com/about/hobbs-farm/

Contact: phone: (603) 379-2317, email: [email protected]

Pelosi Family Farm

*2021 Listing*Description: Our CSA lasts for 20 weeks (late May to early October) and allows our members to select what they want from a wide variety of vegetables each week. Pickups are at Liar’s Bench Beer Co. in Portsmouth, Thursdays 5-9pm and at the Kittery Community Market in Kittery, Sundays 10-2pm.

Contact: phone: (603) 365-6995, email: [email protected]

Stone Wall Farm

*2021 Listing*Description: CSA Share Options include: WEEKLY VEGETABLE SHARES: Members pick up their weekly share of organic vegetables at our Farm Store beginning in early June. Shares are designed for one household, and typically feed 2 – 4 people. Each weekly box includes 8 or more different vegetables. $555 for 18 weeks. FARM STORE CREDIT SHARES: This is a flexible style CSA. Shop with pre-paid credit at our Farm Store, or at our booth at the Exeter Farmers’ Market. Make a commitment to the farm in advance of the growing season, and get a 5 to 10% discount on all products sold at our Farm Store – our own vegetables, herbs, and seedlings, as well as products raised by our friends at other local farms. You can spend as much or as little of your credit as you like each time you visit. OPTIONAL CSA ADD-ONS: Localvore Share (NEW this year) offered in two 4-week sessions in June and October. Localvore Shares include vegetables, meat, dairy, grains, and other local products, along with a weekly meal plan.

Contact: phone: (603) 679-8101, email: [email protected]

Stout Oak Farm

Description: 18 weeks of fresh organic vegetables starting in early June. You will get 8-10 different vegetables to cook with every week. An add-on of a 20 week greens box is also available as well as a debit-style CSA that can be used as a credit at the farm store and online. Weekly newsletter includes recipes and storage tips.

2022 PICK UP OPTIONS FOR WEEKLY SHARES
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 6:00pm or Saturdays, 9:00am – 12:00

Pricing Structure:

Share-$575

Greens box-$400

Debit-style CSA- $100, $250, $500

Website: https://stoutoakfarm.com/2021-csa-options/

Contact: [email protected]

Wake Robin Farm

Description: We are now offering a free choice share, with pick up any day of the week at the farm stand (unfortunately we will no longer be doing deliveries). This means that you’ll have the convenience and flexibility of shopping on your schedule and choosing the items that you want in the amounts you need. You can use your share dollars to purchase anything at the farm stand, including eggs, flowers, and items that we bring in from other farms. An email will go out every week during the season with details of what we are currently harvesting, and some delicious recipes to try.

After you sign up, you’ll receive a confirmation email. We’ll keep you posted over the next few months as the farm begins to emerge from its winter rest. As we get closer to opening, you’ll receive a packet in the mail. It will contain your custom farm cash to use when you come to the stand. Contact us for 2022 availability.

You’ll receive (4) $25 tickets to use in June, (4) $25 tickets to use in July, (4) $25 tickets to use in August, (4) $25 tickets to use in September, and (4) $25 tickets to use anytime you choose (plants in the spring, canning veggies in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, completely up to you), for a total $500 value.

Website: https://wakerobinfarm.wordpress.com/csa-paypal/

Contact: [email protected]

Debit-Style

Meadow’s Mirth

Description:  There are different CSA levels depending on what you are looking for.

Multi-Farm Weekly Veggie Box

$32.00/week, more details to come.

Root Level

Root members are the foundational members of our CSA. For a payment of $400 members receive $440 in credit in our store and at farmers markets. Additionally, Root members receive special member pricing on products as marked in the store and at markets, which will include weekly special deep discounts. Remember that this CSA level is a farm store credit, not a boxed share. You get to choose the food you want when you want it. You can stop by the store and log your purchases without having to worry about cash or credit payments. Purchases are charged against your balance and you can add to your balance whenever needed.

Seed Level

Seed members are similar to the Roots members but instead invest $200 and receive $210 in credit, as well as special member pricing in our store and at markets. This level is ideal for smaller households that still want to help us start up the farm. This membership level is also a farm store credit. You choose the foods you want and log your purchases. No need to have cash or credit cards handy.

Sprout Level NEW!

This new membership level allows the greatest flexibility! For $100 Sprout members receive one year of special pricing in our store and at our farmers markets! Sprout members accrue more savings the more they shop with us. This is an ideal membership level for folks who perhaps have a garden, like to shop at different farm stores, or belong to another CSA.

How to Sign Up

Pay online

Download the form and mail it along with your payment of $400 to:

Meadow’s Mirth Farm
287 South Road
Brentwood, NH 03833

Alternatively, you can bring the form and payment to the Farm Store. As soon as we receive your completed form and payment, your CSA membership will be active.

Website:http://meadowsmirth.com/csa/

Contact: phone: (603) 767-2610, email: [email protected]

*ASK US HOW YOU CAN USE SNAP BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO PURCHASE A CSA.

Meat/Seafood/Dairy

Traditional Style

Bell & Goose Cheese Co.

Description: We offer a cheese share through Heron Pond Farm’s year round csa along side fruits, veggies, meats, flowers and mushrooms!

Website: bellandgoose.com

Contact: phone: (603) 793-3989, email: [email protected]

Coombs Farm

*2021 Listing* Description: We offer a meat CSA that provides your family with all of the protein needed for the year. Please call or email for more information.

Website: coombsfarm.com

Contact: phone: (603) 395-0265, email: [email protected]

Hurd Farm

Description: We offer a winter and summer CSA with a 10 or 20 lb. 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.

Website: hurdfarm.com

Contact: phone: (603) 944-6869, email: [email protected]

NH Community Seafood

Description: We are a CSF- Community Supported Fishery, just like a CSA, but with seafood. We particularly promote under utilized species native to our NH waters. We work seasonally with our NH commercial fishermen and lobstermen, as well as Oyster Farmers. We offer a fresh, off-the-boat, local Catch of the Week Fish Share program and a Shellfish Program. Fish range from local favorites like Haddock and Pollock to White Hake and Monkfish. Shellfish shares include local Scallops, NH farmed Oysters, NH caught lobster and crab. We offer a Spring/Summer and Fall Session. Memberships per session are 8 or 16 week. We also offer an Annual Membership. See our website for details: www.nhcommunityseafood.com

Website: nhcommunityseafood.com

Contact: [email protected]

Short Creek Farm

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 the vegetable CSA program run by Heron Pond Farm.

Website: https://shortcreeknh.com/

Debit-Style

Kellie Brook Farm

Description: When you buy a CSA share at the beginning of the season, you get free credit for more Kellie Brook Farm products. For instance, if you buy a $200 share, you get $215 worth of Kellie Brook Farm meats. That’s free bacon. Who doesn’t want free bacon? You chose the amount you want to invest, and you chose what to buy and when to buy it. It’s that easy.

We have three public CSA rates, but if you’re interested in investing more, please contact us directly. Our three public CSA rates are: the aspiring piglet ($200), the established piggy ($400), and the distinguished hog ($600).

Kellie Brook Farm’s CSA program allows individuals across the Seacoast Region to get access to discounts on locally raised meats.

Website: https://kelliebrookfarm.com/csa

Contact: phone: (603) 702-0342, email: [email protected]

Vernon Family Farm

Description: Experience the most flexible CSA: buy what you want, when you want it! Rather than purchasing a share at a farm where you’ll receive several boxes of produce (including items you may or may not love), our debit-style CSA lets you pick whatever you want! Our farm store has an impressive variety of pastured and grass-fed meats.

Plus, we match what you add to your card:

  • Invest $300 and receive $18 extra, that’s a 6% match!

  • Invest $500 and receive $45 extra, that’s a 9% match!

  • Invest $700 and receive $84 extra, that’s a 12% match!

Website: https://www.vernonfamilyfarm.com/

Contact: Phone: 603.340.4321, Email: [email protected]


Strafford County NH

Fruit and Vegetable CSAs

Traditional Style

Determination Farms

Description: Fresh veggies delivered every week to your home or business for 16 weeks starting in mid-June to end of September.

Signups for the 2022 Summer Share CSA will be opening March 1, 2022.

Website: determinationfarms.com

Contact: phone: (603) 767-3200, email: [email protected]

Clyde Farm

Description: We are currently taking signups for our 2022 CSAs, our options include:

13 Week Standard Veggie Share – $425

13 Week Small Veggie Share -$285

13 Week Small Fresh Chicken Share (1 Fresh ~4.25lb Chicken EVERY OTHER week) – $200

13 Week Large Fresh Chicken Share (1 Fresh ~5lb Chicken EVERY OTHER week) -$240

10 Week Flower Share (1 Beautiful Bouquet every week) -$200

10 Week Half Flower Share (1 Beautiful Bouquet EVERY OTHER week) -$115

***All CSA shares start the week of July 4th, Flower Shares end the week of September 5th, Chicken and Veggie Shares both end the week of September 26th.***

Website: clydefarm.com

Contact: [email protected]

*ASK US HOW YOU CAN USE SNAP BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO PURCHASE A CSA.

Mildred’s Drumlin Farm

Description: We offer an 18 week traditional boxed share with 8 – 10 items per week, running from June to mid October. Our CSA shares includes a share of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Members pick up their shares at the farm on Tuesdays or Fridays after 3 PM.

Cost: $450 – 18 week share Double shares – $850

Contact: phone: (603) 292-5949, email: [email protected]

Vickery Farm

Description: Our Summer CSA runs for 18 weeks from June through October, and we offer pick-ups in Durham, Dover, Stratham, and Seaport Fish in Rye! You will enjoy many tried and true heirloom varieties, along with some of the most exciting new hybrids. Every winter we spend countless hours searching out the best possible vegetables, flowers, and herbs to offer our customers. If we anticipate that you may be unfamiliar with a particular item, we will include cooking options. What you will receive will vary from week to week during the growing season.

Contact: (603) 781-9855

Viel Farm

Description: Summer CSA, mixed product. Starts June 2022. Open concept pick from the store CSA, open 7 days a week 10am-6pm starting in June. Share payments must be made by May 31st.

Cost: Full share-$300 Half Share-$150

Contact: (603) 749-6061

Debit-Style

Brandmoore Farm

Description: We offer a year round debit CSA through our self serve farm store. CSA members receive a 5% bonus on the amount of the credit purchased:

$100 CSA- $105 credit

$200 CSA- $210 credit

$300 CSA- $315 credit

Website: brandmoorefarm.com

Contact: phone: (603) 828-2402, email: [email protected]

Brasen Hill Farm

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. Our CSA runs year round. We welcome members for a single month or up to entire year subscriptions. Cancel at any time with no commitment, and your credit never expires with us, so you can make your CSA membership as flexible as you need for you and your family.

Website: brasenhillfarm.com

Contact: phone: (603) 868-2001, email: [email protected]

DogRose Farm

Description: Flexible debit-style options with bonus dollars and farm discounts.

Pricing: $550, $350, $150

Website: dogrosefarm.com

Contact: phone: (207) 751-1301, email: [email protected]

Emery Farm

Description: Year-round CSA, debit style

Website: emeryfarm.com

Contact:phone: (603) 742-8495 email: [email protected]

Mckenzie’s Farm

Description: If you purchase a share, think of this as a ‘house account’ at McKenzie’s Farm. Your name, information and balance will be stored in our computer system which will allow you to come to the farm and purchase whatever produce or products you need! CSA member benefits include:

A gift of 10% on share purchase price
Email updates giving advance notice for upcoming sales and specials
Sales and specials reserved for CSA members
Members pick up items 7 days a week during normal business hours (9:00am-6:00pm) during the open season (mid May through November)
Members receive one FREE McKenzie’s Farm Reusable Grocery Bag
A warm and fuzzy feeling knowing YOU helped a local farm and supported the Buy Local Movement

Share of $500 or $250 = $550 or $275 respectively

Website: https://mckenziesfarm.com/csa/

Contact: phone: (603) 652-9400, email: [email protected]

Tiny Hill Farm

Description: Year-round credit account CSA with dawn-to-dusk hours at our farm store. Quarterly Bread Club shares are also available.

Contact: phone: (603) 817-0081, email: [email protected]

 

 

Tuckaway Farm

Description: Year-round credit account CSA with dawn-to-dusk hours at our farm store.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/tuckawayfarmnh/

Contact: phone: (603) 988-5065 email: [email protected]

*ASK US HOW YOU CAN USE SNAP BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO PURCHASE A CSA.

Meat/Seafood/Dairy

Debit Style

Virgin Oyster Company, LLC

Description: Year round debit-style, NH Community Seafood’s CSF includes our oysters.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/VirginOysterCompany/


York County ME

Fruit and Vegetable CSAs

Traditional Style

Black Kettle Farm

Description: The Black Kettle Farm CSA gives the option of a full (19 weeks) or half share (18 weeks). Each week members received a variety of vegetables and fresh herbs that shift over the course of the season and there is never the same harvest twice. The CSA runs from mid June through October. Vegetable shares also include a weekly newsletter with recipes and farm information.

Weekly Pick Up Locations:

On Farm Pick Up: Black Kettle Farm, Lyman, Maine

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00, Local Full Share Members

Fridays, 3:30-5:30, Local Half Share Members

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00, McArthur Library, Biddeford

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00, Fort Allen Park, Eastern Prom, Portland

Fridays, 4:00-5:30, Kittery Community Center.

Pricing: Full Share: $575 (19 weeks) Half Share: $375 (18 weeks)

Website: blackkettlefarm.com

Contact: [email protected]

*ASK US HOW YOU CAN USE SNAP BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO PURCHASE A CSA.

Bartlett Farm Services

Description: A wide variety of vegetables. Weekly in Eliot times to be set up with the customer.

Contact: phone: (207) 439-3083, email: [email protected]

Greenlaw Gardens

Description: Summer CSA, fruit/vegetable only.

Website:https://www.facebook.com/GreenlawGardens/

Contact: phone: (207) 286-7767, email: [email protected]

Frith Farm

Description: Summer CSA, fruit/vegetable only, Accepts SNAP as payment for CSA. CSA model offers the freedom to choose what veggies you take home. Weekly harvests consist of up to twenty different vegetables, according to what is in season. Half share members choose any 6 of these items, and whole share members choose any 12. Choosing multiples of the same item is fine.

Veggie CSA
Paid in full by: January 1st May 15th
Whole Share $750 $780
Half Share $480 $495

Website: frithfarm.net

Contact: phone: (207) 730-9077, email: [email protected]

Martha’s Garden

Description: Mixed fruit CSA, 12 weeks starting mid-August. Pick up at the farm Fri. thru Sunday.

Contact: phone: (207) 363-7344, email: [email protected]

Orange Circle Farm

Description: Our CSA runs 20 weeks from May 17th through September 29th. Each week includes a variety of fresh vegetables and herbs pre-packed and delivered around the Seacoast for your convenience. Full and small shares available.

Pickup days/locations:

Tuesdays: Berwick 2-7, Durham: 2:45-6, Stratham: 3-7

Thursdays: Berwick: 2:30-7 and Kittery: 3-6

Pricing: $400 Small Share, $600 Full Share

Website: https://orangecirclefarm.com/

Contact: phone: (207) 752-7855, email: [email protected]

Spiller Farm

Description: Our CSA features berries & apples as well as a very good assortment of veggies for 18 weeksmid June to mid October for only $395. You may choose a Tuesday OR Wednesday pick up at our farm between 3 and 6 pm.

Website: spillerfarm.com

Contact: phone: (207) 985-2575, email: [email protected]

Two Toad Farm

CSA Descriptions:

TRADITIONAL: full and half summer vegetable shares are 15 weeks long, cost $450 and $275, and are picked up Mondays 4:30-6:30 at our farm store in Lebanon, Maine;

MARKETSHARES: Buy as many as you want for $100 and get a $120 credit for each to use at our markets (Portsmouth and Sanford) and our farm store to use on anything we sell.

 

Website: www.TwoToadFarm.com

Contact: contact form-https://twotoadfarm.com/contact/

*ASK US HOW YOU CAN USE SNAP BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO PURCHASE A CSA.

Three Sisters Farm

Description: 16 week CSA includes a wide range of fresh produce June-September. Full and part shares are available.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Three-Sisters-Farm-149571535735428/about/?ref=page_internal

Debit Style

Fricklepod Farm

Description: Purchase a gift card in the amount of $250-$550 and recieve a discount of 5% for debit/credit and 6% for cash/check. Use your card to buy anything at the farm store year round.

Website: frinklepodfarm.com

Contact: [email protected]

McDougal Orchards LLC

Description: Sign ups for the CSA start around April/May each year and the form can be found on their website.

CSA is a debit style where our members get 10% back and are allowed to use their CSA on any product we sell including U-pick fruit.

Website: mcdougalorchards.com

Contact: phone: (207) 324-5054, email: [email protected]

Riverside Farm Stand and Greenhouse

Description: A Riverside Farm CSA is different than the typical CSA. You are in control of your CSA Dollars. (1) YOU CHOOSE which CSA items you want (pick up at Farm Stand) (2) YOU CHOOSE the quantity of any item (we do not prefill a bag for you) (3) YOU CHOOSE what day of the week to pick up anytime during our normal business hours. 9am to 6pm/ 7 days a week – Starting mid April thru October 31st. (4) YOU CHOOSE from many items not normally available through a CSA such as Chicken Pot Pies, Bedding Plants and so much more… Everything we sell at the Farm Stand, perishable or nonperishable, is included in the CSA. (5) YOU CHOOSE the amount of your CSA starting at $250 on up. (6) YOU CHOOSE how to pay for your share.

Pricing: Starting at $250

Website: http://riversidefarmstand.com/

Contact: phone: (207) 370-5103, email: [email protected]

This farm accepts SNAP/EBT

Snell Family Farm

Description: Snell Family Farm offers a variation of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), whereby customers prepay for farm products and receive a 10% discount for their support. This gives the Snells some operating capital before the season and makes shopping convenient for the customers. With the money discounted 10%, $90.00 buys $100.00 credit, $180.00 is worth $200.00, $270.00 becomes a balance of $300.00, and so on. If the balance is not used up in the course of one season, the money is carried forward to the next year or refunded at the customer’s request. If the balance is depleted early, a member may recharge the account. We will extend the 10% discount to the amount paid ahead after covering any overdraft.

Website: snellfamilyfarm.com

Contact: phone: (207) 929-6166, email: [email protected]

Meat/Seafood/Dairy

Traditional Style

New England Fishmongers

Description: We are a fishermen-owned and operated seafood business. We sell our catch directly to consumers. The fish is sold filleted, skinned and vacuum sealed in fresh portions (never frozen), sold within 24 hours of harvesting. We also sell sea scallops from December through April, as well as dog treats we make with dehydrated fish skins. All of our fish is caught in a traditional hook and line fashion, with a fishing rod and reel. Captain Tim and Kayla run their boat, F/V Finlander II, with two crew members in the Gulf of Maine, out of Portsmouth New Hampshire.

Website: https://newenglandfishmongers.com/

Contact: [email protected]

Hackmatack Farm

Description: Year-round CSA

Website: hackmatackfarm.com

Contact: phone: (207) 632-0618, email: [email protected]


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