Here are just a few winter CSA options to choose from (*denotes a certified organic farm):
*Fertile Fields Farm, Westmoreland, NH
Contact: Lori Schreier, Fertile Fields Farm, 603-399-7772, Schreierlori@aol.com, www.fertilefieldsfarm.com
CSA Information: 7 weeks for $30 a week. The share is geared for a 2 people, so find a share partner if you like. One size only. $210 payable with a $50 deposit to hold your space with the rest due by November 9th. Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21. Pick up on Saturdays at the Farm in Westmoreland, NH or at the Winter Farmer’s Market at the River Garden (Brattleboro, VT) between 10 and 2 pm. Over the course of the CSA shares are likely to include broccoli, mesclun, arugula, leeks, cilantro, parsley, sage, potatoes, beets, sweet potatoes, winter squash, onions, garlic, parsnips, radishes, kale, collards, bok choy, and possibly cabbage and more.
To Sign Up & for More Information: Contact Lori (contact information above).
Foothill Farm Alliance, Center Conway, NH
Contact: Pork Hill Farm, (603) 539-5999, email@example.com
CSA Information: The Foothill Farm Alliance is collaborative Winter CSA that offers shareholders fresh produce from four NH farms — Earle Family Farm, Alma Farm, Pork Hill Farm* and Wild Folk Farm. A CSA share is four boxes of produce with evenly spaced pick-ups December 2013 through February 2014. A typical box of produce may include arugula, beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, collards, garlic, lettuce, kale, leeks, onions, spinach and winter squash.
To Sign Up & for More Information: Sign up online, or call or e-mail Pork Hill Farm (contact information above).
Miles Smith Farm, Loudon, NH
Contact: (603) 783-5159, firstname.lastname@example.org
CSA Information: Monthly shares of locally raised, grass fed and finished beef of various cuts. Three- and six-month share options are available in 8 lb. and 12 lb. sizes. Pick up locations are either at the farm or the farmers markets that Miles Smith Farm attends.
To Sign Up & for More Information: Visit the farm store in Loudon, or call or email the farm (contact information above).
Tracie’s Community Farm, LLC, Fitzwilliam, NH
Contact: Tracie Smith, (603) 209-1851, email@example.com
CSA Information: Fall CSA vegetable shares available beginning the third week in October and continuing for eight weeks. Shares may include cold-hardy vegetables including beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, winter greens, garlic, lettuce, onions, potatoes, rutabagas and winter squash, among many other things. Share add-ons of honey/maple syrup, bread and eggs are available for an additional cost. Picks-ups are on at the farm on Fridays from 2:30-8:00 p.m., except for the week of Thanksgiving, when pickups will be on Tues., November 26. Harrisville, NH and Keene, NH pick-up locations are also available for an extra fee. Tracie’s Farm has created a share care fund to supplement the cost of shares to families who may not be able to fully afford a share. If you need share care fund assistance for your share, please contact Tracie. There is money to partially or fully pay off your share, depending on your needs.
To Sign Up & for More Information: Sign-up online.
*Vegetable Ranch, Warner, NH
Contact: Larry Pletcher, (603) 496-6391, firstname.lastname@example.org
CSA Information: Shares include nine bi-weekly pickups of certified organic produce, including root vegetables (potatoes, onions, beets, carrots, turnips and more) as well as freshly harvested greens grown right in unheated high tunnels all winter long!. Shareholders also have options to purchase fresh, free-range eggs and pasture-raised pork. Pick-ups are in Concord, NH and Warner, NH and held every other Thursday beginning December 19, 2013 through April 10, 2014. Concord pickups are at the Wesleyan United Methodist Church on Clinton Street; Warner shares can be picked up at the farm on Kearsarge Mountain Road.
To Sign Up & for More Information: Call or e-mail Larry (contact information above) for a sign-up form.
*Warner River Organics, Webster, NH
Contact: Jim Ramanek, (603) 491-4203, email@example.com
CSA Information: Warner River Organics provides a farmers market CSA, through which shareholders purchase discounted market credits (Full, Half and Individual shares available). With these market credits, shareholders can purchase any farm items in any quantities from the selection the farm brings to its winter farmers markets (Weare, Henniker, Contoocook and Hopkinton Farmers Markets). Each purchase is debited from your total market credit each time you make a purchase at any of the winter markets the farm serves. Members are allowed to renew their market credits at any time; there is no expiration date. Online ordering of farm products is an added convenience for share members through harvesttomarket.com.
To Sign Up & for More Information: Call or e-mail Jim (contact information above) or visit with the farm at any of the farmers markets it attends.
Wild Miller Gardens, Lee, NH
Contact: Joel and Annalisa Miller, (603) 988-4658, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
CSA Information: Wild Miller Gardens provides a farmers market/farm store CSA, through which shareholders pay $300 upfront (minimum) and receive 10% more (or $330 in this case) in market and farm store credits. These credits can be spent on farm products available at the farm’s self-service farm store or at any of the markets that Wild Miller Gardens attends. Membership is renewable at any time of the year. Available farm products include seasonal produce, garlic braids and seed garlic, meat, eggs and maple syrup.
To Sign Up & for More Information: Call or e-mail Joel or Annalisa (contact information above) or visit with the farm at any of the farmers markets it attends.
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