(Community Supported Agriculture)
The goal of our CSA is to build community around our farm by providing fresh, nutritious food to local families. We hope to form strong relationships with people who are interested in eating healthy food, knowing where that food comes from, and supporting the farmers that grow it. CSA sign-ups open to the public February 1st, 2018. We hope you join us!
What is a CSA?
A CSA is a mutually beneficial exchange. You become a CSA member when you buy a share at the beginning of our growing season. Your investment helps us with our early season costs (seeds, tools, compost, etc.). In return, we provide you with a weekly share of our harvest all season long. Our CSA lasts for 20 weeks, from early June through mid-October, and each week you pick up a box containing a variety of the freshest in-season produce available on the farm.
How much Does A Share Cost?
We offer two sizes, a small share ideal for individuals or couples, and a family share for a family of 4+ or for two couples to split.
Small Share: $400 (Divided by 20 weeks, you are paying just $20 each week)
Family Share: $550 ($27.50 worth of produce per week)
The bonus is that each week we give you at least 10% more value in your box than what you paid for- that means you're receiving a better deal than you would at the grocery store or even the farmers' market. You can count on more value in your box during peak season when tomatoes, summer squash and cucumbers are flourishing. Your early investment is key to helping us get our season started!
What can I expect in my box?
We aim for 6-10 different types of vegetables and culinary herbs in your box each week; a colorful selection of what is ripe and ready to harvest in the fields. Our goal is to provide you with a great value and a wide range of delicious produce including, but not limited to, salad greens (lettuce, arugula, mixed greens), cooking greens (spinach, kale, chard), root vegetables (potatoes, beets, carrots), fruiting veggies (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant), and alliums (scallions, onions, leeks). The bounty on the farm changes throughout the season, and your box may be a little heavier in August than it was in early June. See examples on our "What's in your box" page to decide which share size is best for you.
Where and when do I pick up my share?
As always, our 2018 pick-ups will take place on Wednesdays. We will be hosting a pick up on the farm in Windham and at three locations in Portland. Exact Locations and pick-up times are as follows:
Windham Pick-up Location:
Bumbleroot Organic Farm (4pm-7pm)
Address: 196 Highland Cliff Road in South Windham (10 minutes from downtown Westbrook)
Portland Pick-up Locations:
1) Portland Farmers' Market in Monument Square (7am-1pm)
Address: At our market tent in Monument Square
2) Portland Food Co-op (4pm-8pm)
Address: 290 Congress St. (East End, at the bottom of Munjoy Hill)
**Please note that due to space limitations, Family shares will not be available at this location. There will be a limited number of small shares and flower shares available.
3) Rosemont Neighborhood (4pm-7pm)
Address: Edwards St. (private residence, exact address disclosed when you sign up)
Our 2018 flower shares go on sale February 1, 2018, along with our vegetable shares. When you sign up for our flower CSA, you will receive a medium-sized bouquet each week for 10 weeks, beginning in late June and going through early September. All the flowers are grown, gathered and arranged on the farm in Windham. Flower share pick-ups will take place at the same time and place as our vegetable share pick-ups.
How do I pay?
Our 2018 CSA goes on sale to the public February 1, 2018. On that date, you may purchase your share online or send a check made payable to:
Bumbleroot Organic Farm
196 Highland Cliff Rd.
Windham, ME 04062.
We hope you join us in 2018. Thank you for supporting our farm!