Community Supported Agriculture
Bumbleroot's 2017 CSA shares are on sale now! You can sign up by clicking here.
Please read below for all the details. We hope you join us!
The goal of our CSA is to build a sense of community around our farm by providing fresh, nutritious food to friends, neighbors and new members. We hope to form strong relationships with people from our local 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 larger family 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! You are welcome to pay in full when you sign up, or put a 50% deposit down, and pay the remainder by May 1, 2017. Remember that 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. 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:
Windham Pick-up: Bumbleroot Organic Farm
Hours: Wednesday 4:30-7pm
Come to the farm to pick up you share, walk around, pick your own herbs, 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: 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)
In addition to our vegetable CSA we offer a 10 week flower CSA. The cost for our 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, and 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. Flower shares for 2017 will go on sale February 1.
How do I pay?
You may purchase your share online or send a check made payable to Bumbleroot Organic Farm at 196 Highland Cliff Rd. Windham, ME 04062. Thank you for supporting our farm!