WHERE YOU CAN EXPECT TO FIND US IN 2014:
In addition to any farmers markets, we will be setting up a farm stand at our South Portland CSA pickup at Scratch Baking Co. each week during the summer season. Produce will be available to purchase in addition to farm share pickups. Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday afternoons beginning in June.
FARM SHARE PROGRAM
2014 Season sign-ups are open! Early-bird discount for signing up during these cold winter months.
Our farm share program serves Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Portland (East End, Bayside, West End), and South Portland (Willard Square).
A Farm Share Program, also known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farm and you as our customer. Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become members of the farm and receive a portion of the farm’s harvest.
Farm shares are a win for the consumer and the farm:
- You get the freshest possible food, with outstanding flavor and nutrient content, and food that will store longer in your fridge.
- Payments in advance of the growing season reduce the burden of up-front costs for the farmer when purchasing seeds and supplies for the season.
- We get the opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food we grow; likewise, you get to know your farmers.
- Finding customers early in the season helps alleviate some of the marketing tasks that can take time away from crucial fieldwork in the middle of summer.
We think our shares are unique.
Our shares are designed around an individual person. This means slightly smaller amounts of each item than what is often seen with CSAs. We don't want to overload our members with produce - we want to provide them with what they'll use. With this in mind we also focus on the crops that are familiar and accessible to most everyone.
This also means our shares are affordable. $17 a week for a basic share ($16.50 by signing up early). We also offer a larger share option.
Lastly we offer convenience - easy signup and management of your membership through an online signup process; and pickups and delivery options that make getting your produce easy.
Where are the pickups?
For Portland, we offer a "milkman" home delivery service, where your share arrives fresh and cool on your doorstep by 7am on delivery day. Available if you live in the peninsula neighborhoods.
Workplace delivery is also available for 4 or more shares. Delivered in the afternoon and ready for you to take home at the end of your workday. Contact us if you are interested in this option.
OUR MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS -
Farm Share Veggies:
All shares focus on the the staples - the vegetables you want in the kitchen all the time. We want our farm share program to give you the fresh ingredients you want to use often - and that shouldn't require complicated recipes to cook. We think that the occasional need for an unusual vegetable is best served by a trip to the farmers market. Lettuce, spinach, onions are often in the shares, and summer favorites of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers (scroll up for the full list of what we grow).
$340 for 20 weeks (that's $17/week) starting in early June. Or choose the large share for $550 ($27.50/week). You can see exactly what was in last season's shares here.
Flowers, Eggs, and Cheese:
In order to make delivery logistics a little easier sunflowers and mixed bouquets will be available only at our farm stand/farmers market stall this year. Thanks for understanding!
We are partnering with Winter Hill Farm once again to offer a cheese option to our shareholders in 2014. $135 for 20 weeks for a broad selection of great cheeses over the course of the season.
We plan to offer pastured eggs in the future but they are not available as a CSA option yet.
Want more details or ready to sign up?
Sign-up is quick and easy - The full details about the program with pickup days and times, and online sign-up can be found at leftfieldfarm.csasignup.com. We can accept credit cards or check, and you can pay in 2 installments if you prefer.
What comes out of Left Field:
Organic vegetables & fruit: arugula, basil, beets, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collard greens, cucumbers, kale, garlic, leeks, lettuce, onions, summer squash, new potatoes, sweet peppers, specialty peppers, heirloom tomatoes, red tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, radishes, spinach, strawberries, winter squash
Organic herbs & flowers
Pasture raised eggs & chickens: will be offered in coming seasons