Bumbleroot CSA Program
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 local farms and sustainable farming practices. We are sold out for the 2018 season, but please keep us in mind for next year!
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 “Large 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)
Large 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?
Our pick-ups take place on Wednesdays from early June through mid-October. We host a pick-up on the farm in Windham and at multiple locations in Portland. Our 2018 locations and pick-up times are listed below, but all are subject to change in 2019.
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 available.
3) Rosemont Neighborhood (4pm-7pm)
Address: Edwards St. (private residence, exact address disclosed when you sign up)
Details for our 2019 flower shares are being finalized. Flower shares will go on sale along with the vegetable shares in January of 2019. All the flowers we use in our CSA bouquets are grown, gathered and arranged with love on the farm in Windham. Our bouquets are filled with color and change with the seasons.
How do I pay?
You may pay online by credit card, or with a check made payable to:
Bumbleroot Organic Farm
196 Highland Cliff Rd.
Windham, ME 04062
If mailing a check, please send an email to email@example.com to let us know your desired share size, address, the best email address to send our weekly newsletter to, and your preferred pickup location.
Thank you for supporting our farm!