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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
3 cucumbers
1 bag basil
1 bunch scallions
pint shishito peppers
1 head napa cabbage
small watermelon

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

 

Registration Form

Name *
Name
Share Size *
Please select your payment option. For every $100 you spend, you receive $10 Bonus Dollars in farmers' market credit.
We have several discounted shares available
Use this link to complete financial aid application for discounted share https://goo.gl/forms/DvXQv7o2d47XRk2R2
Contribute to our Financial Aid fund to support making discounted shares available
Payment Options *
How did you hear about us? *
At which location(s) do you plan to shop most weeks?
Non binding! For our ballpark planning purposes, please check any pick up location you might attend most weeks
By submitting this form and sending payment I confirm that I understand the following. My payment entitles me to credit at the Morning Dew Farm (MDF) booth at the Monday and Friday Damariscotta Farmers' Market, Morning Dew Seedling + Supply and MDF pop up markets and farm stands during the 2018 season. Exact market dates are available at www.damariscottafarmersmarket.org or by contacting MDF at 350-5075. Pending payment, I will be entitled to the value selected above and I understand that the value is good for the 2018 farmers' market season. I understand that the fruits and vegetables available at the MDF booth will be grown and harvested at MDF, except in the rare cases that MDF may buy in additional organic, Maine-grown fruits and/or vegetables which will be clearly labelled as such in our market booth. I understand that my payment is nonrefundable and that I share in the risk and reward of the growing season with the farmers. I understand that it is my responsibility to use up my Market Money Flex Dollar value during the 2018 growing Season. I understand that, as a Market Money holder, I am supporting sustainable agriculture in my community, and that my farmer really appreciates my business!

* note that CSA may not be applied to Fall Forest Raised Pork Boxes which have a discount built into them