Community Supported Agriculture
We are sold out of CSA shares for the 2017 season, but please read on to learn more about what CSA means to Bumbleroot! The goal of our CSA is to build a sense of community around our farm by providing fresh, nutritious food to local families. We hope to form strong relationships with people from our community who are interested in eating healthy food, knowing where that food comes from, and supporting the farmers that grow it.
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.
Individual 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 the farmers' market. You can count on even 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 salad greens, cooking greens, root vegetables, fruiting veggies, 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 of different boxes 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 2017 pick-ups will take place every Wednesday, beginning June 7 through mid-October. See below for pick-up locations and times:
Bumbleroot Organic Farm
Hours: Wednesday 4:30-7pm
Come to the farm to pick up your share, walk around the farm, and chat with the farmers!
Address: 196 Highland Cliff Road in South Windham (20 minutes from downtown Portland and 10 minutes from downtown Westbrook)
Portland Pick-up Locations:
1) Portland Food Co-op
Hours: Wednesdays 4-8pm
This year the Co-op will have an unmanned pick-up on Wednesdays to offer extended hours and more convenience for our members. Boxes will be dropped off at the Co-op by 4pm and will be available to pick up through 8pm when the Co-op closes.
Address: 290 Congress St. (at the bottom of Munjoy Hill)
2) Rosemont Neighborhood
Hours: Wednesdays 4-7pm
Hosted by one of our members, we will leave the boxes and flower shares in their garage and you can swing by and pick yours up between the hours of 4pm and 7pm.
Address: Edwards St. (private address)
Our 10 week personal flower CSA is sold out for the 2017 season, though we do still have business shares available. The cost of our personal flower share is $120 for ten weeks of mixed bouquets, beginning at the end of June. You will receive a medium-sized bouquet each week for 10 weeks - all the flowers are grown, gathered and arranged on the farm in Windham. Business flower shares are $200 for 10 weeks and are arranged in a vase, jar, or vessel. Flower share pick-ups will take place at the same time and place as our vegetable share pick-ups.