CSA” stands for Community Supported Agriculture; it is a system in which consumers receive food directly from the farmers who produce it.  Growing and eating local food year-round may sound like a daunting task in our Maine climate, but it’s not impossible.  This is our third year of offering a Winter CSA and we are excited to invite you to experience the joy of truly local food with us this winter.

“Thanks for the wonderful items in today’s CSA share – we enjoyed a marvelous, fresh supper that we would not have had otherwise.  Kudos to you for persevering through the harsh winter weather to bring us fresh, beyond FRESH vegetables in the dark days of winter.  We do appreciate it, and all of your effort.”   — an email from Winter CSA (2013-2014) members WL & RH

20131003_140830The Produce Box ($250 Small, $500 Large): The Winter CSA features fresh produce grown in our greenhouses throughout the winter plus vegetables that we have harvested and kept in winter storage .  We also purchase some produce from other Maine farms that are either certified organic or, like ours, use strictly organic methods without having gone through the certification process.  

You pick up your share from our farm every two weeks for a total of nine pick-ups.  Sign up to pick up on Sundays (3-5pm) or Mondays (4-6pm); just let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you need to switch to the other day at any given week.

Pick-up Dates

  • Nov. 9/10
  • Nov. 23/24
  • Dec. 7/8
  • Dec. 21/22
  • Jan. 4/5
  • Jan. 18/19
  • Feb. 1/2
  • Feb. 15/16
  • March 1/2

A Small share is $250 for 9 installments and feeds 1-2 adults.  A Large share is $500 for 9 installments and should feed 2 vegetable-loving adults or an omnivorous family.

Please see the reverse side for a list of two sample shares that you may receive during the Winter season.

The Local Products Sampler($200) — separate from the Produce Box:  We partner with a number of other small businesses in our community to bring you “the best of” Maine products.  Each biweekly sampler includes 3-5 different items and has an average value of over $22.  Products in last winter’s samplers included raw honey, maple syrup, cornmeal, snack bars, pickled beets, sea salt, gelato, apple cider, and more.  Each product in the sampler has a long shelf or freezer life and can also make a great gift.  One happy CSA member emailed us regarding her sampler last winter, “I love my surprises!”  Treat yourself.

Eggs:  Organic, local eggs will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis when you pick up your CSA share.  $4.50/dozen.

 

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To register, please print out this form: http://frinklepodfarm.com/?page_id=608, fill it out, and drop it off or mail it to us with payment.

Alternately, you may send us an email (frinklepodfarm@gmail.com)  containing all of your information., and we will send you an option to pay securely online with a debit card.