FREE CHOICE CSA
Buy early and SAVE on vegetables, seedlings and pork* all season long! Get 10% bonus dollars towards CSA purchases and member only specials and discounts
CONNECT to the local economy and HELP our farm get off to a strong start with springtime cashflow for seed and compost purchases
FLEXIBLE - No fixed share: get what you like, in the amounts that work for your family
NO STRESS if you miss a week! Credit is good until the end of the growing season
CONVENIENT - 3+ days to shop per week with pre-paid card to swipe at our register
What is CSA?
The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) concept is a wonderful way to connect with our farm community and enjoy the flavors of the season here in coastal Maine. The CSA model supports our farm in the late winter and early spring with the harvests are small but costs for getting the season up and running are high. Participating in our farm share programs is a fun, engaging and affordable way to put more fresh, certified organic food on your table and to be part of a supportive and energetic community of your friends and neighbors.
We have retired our traditional pre-selected program. We hope that our free choice style CSA will provide you with a flexible, convenient way to continue to be a part of the wonderful community that has grown around Morning Dew Farm. We want to take the stress away from being part of a CSA and help you get the most for your dollar. If you love arugula you can grab a bag every week, and if you'd be happy to never see another head of fennel we've got you covered there too. Itching for the first tomatoes of the season? You don't have to wait until 100 ripen at once! With 2 weekly farmer's markets in town, and a "pop up" farm market at the Newcastle farm, there will be 3 weekly locations to shop. And with square- style debit cards, you can shop, swipe and go.
How Does it Work?
Purchase a Free Choice CSA share in $100 increments and receive additional bonus dollars. Your choice of Morning Dew produce any time over the course of our farming season at the following locations.
Shares purchased before June 1st receive $10 bonus dollars for each $100 share purchased. After June 1st, $5 bonus dollars per $100 share will be added.
Monday Damariscotta Farmers' Market, 3-6 pm (June - Sept)
Thursday Farm Stand at Newcastle Morning Dew Farm, 4-6 pm (July - Aug 23)
Friday Damariscotta Farmers' Market, 9a - noon (May - Oct)
Seasonally at our nursery, Morning Dew Seedling + Supply, 49 Center St, Damariscotta (May-June)
Thanksgiving - pre-holiday markets at Riverside Butcher and Treats
How do I sign up?
To join, fill out the registration form below. Then send your payment to: Morning Dew Farm, 5 Trails End Rd, Newcastle, ME 04553.
Financial aid is available. Use this link to apply for a discounted share.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Not sure what size is right for your household? Consider a couple $25/week shopping baskets...
2 head mini lettuce
1 bag basil
1 bunch scallions
pint shishito peppers
1 head napa cabbage
1/3 lb bag of mesclun
a bunch cilantro or clamshell of micro greens
a pound of carrots
a quart of new potatoes
a head of cauliflower
a pint of multi color cherry tomatoes
* note that CSA may not be applied to Fall Forest Raised Pork Boxes which have a discount built into them