Extending the Season: Late Fall/Early Winter CSA
Our goal is to provide you with access to nutritious, certified organic produce for more of the calendar year. We don't buy California veggies in the colder months and now you don't have to either! It's environmentally sustainable, healthy, and fun. Over the course of 4 bi-weekly shares you'll get plenty of potatoes, carrots, squash, onions, garlic and much more... a handful of treats grown specifically for the winter share program plus much sought after salad harvests from the greenhouse when the nights are cold and snow is flying.
Price : Our share costs $150. Pay in full or in 2 payments.
To make our vegetables more accessible to all, we are making several heavily discounted shares available this year and starting a scholarship fund to expand a sliding scale program. Email us for more info or fill out this financial aid form.
How to sign up: Submit this form and complete payment by one of the options below.
Payment Options: Mail a check to 5 Trails End Rd, Newcastle 04553. Pay in full or in 2 installments by 11/4. Financial aid is available.
When Should I Sign Up? The sooner, the better! Space is limited and we regularly fill spots.
Season/Pick up Dates: Pick Ups are bi-weekly on Saturdays 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, and 12/2.
Pick Up Location: Saturday, 10 am to noon at Treats in Wiscasset. Compared to our barn, Treats is a great location, warm and well-lit with plenty of parking, and the aroma of fresh baked goods and hot coffee in the air. A sight better than a cold barn on a crisp fall or winter morning! And there's no bridge traffic at this time of year.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
When? Varies year to year. 2017 Pick Ups are bi-weekly on Saturdays 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, and 12/2.
Why a bi-weekly share? Because most late fall and winter crops are storage items, it saves time and gas to pick up two week’s worth at once. Because we understand that many of you have limited storage space, we opted for a biweekly rather than a monthly share.
How is this different from the summer CSA? Share size and value are approximately double that of the summer share because you are picking up 2 weeks worth at a time. We will still work to provide the variety within each share that you have come to expect in the summer though the nature of the season means that there will be slightly more repetition from share to share. We will continue to provide a newsletter with info on the vegetables and ideas on how to use them.
What might be in a share? Shares will feature a variety of root vegetables, potatoes and winter squash as well as an item from the onion family, fresh or dried herbs and something from the greenhouse such as mesclun, cooking greens or micro shoots.
What if I can’t make it to one of the pick ups? The best choice is to find a friend or neighbor who will be able to pick up your share for you. Since many items have a good shelf life, they can hold it for you until you get back from your doctor’s appointment or vacation (you might have to let them eat the greens if you’ll be away for long though). If you give us a week’s notice, we will to work out an alternate pick up time on a case by case basis.