FIND US AT THESE FARMERS MARKETS:
South Portland (next to Mill Creek Park) on Thursdays from 3-7pm
Saco River Market (110 Main St) on Saturdays from 9am-12:30
FARM SHARE PROGRAM
OUR SHARES ARE FILLED FOR THE 2013 SEASON!
If you would like to learn more about the program, details are below. We will be able to offer more shares next year.
Our farm share program serves Bowdoinham, Brunswick and these Portland neighborhoods: East End, West End & Willard Square (South Portland)
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 this 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. A little over $16 a week for a basic share.
Lastly we offer convenience - easy signup and management of your membership through an online signup process.
Where are the pickups?
We have a pickup location in Bowdoinham at the Long Branch General Store; in Brunswick on Maine Street near Bowdoin College.
For Portland, one option we offer is a "milkman" home delivery, where your share arrives fresh and cool on your doorstep by 7am on delivery day. It's a trial run, currently we just offer delivery to the East End & West End.
Besides home delivery we have convenient pickup locations for these Portland area neighborhoods:
- Willard Square (South Portland) at Scratch Baking Co.
- East End at the Portland Food Co-op (near Congress & Franklin)
- West End on Emery near Pine
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 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.
$330 for 20 weeks (that's $16.50/week) starting in early June. Or choose the large share for $550 ($27.50/week).
Flowers, Eggs, and Cheese:
Flower bouquets are available as a separate item you can purchase as a weekly or bi-weekly option. $8/bouquet
We are partnering with Winter Hill Farm to offer a cheese option to our shareholders (Portland area only). Just add on what you'd like when you sign up.
Pastured eggs from our hens are not available just yet but when they are you'll be the first to know.
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, 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, sweet potatoes, winter squash
Organic herbs & flowers
Pasture raised eggs & chickens: will be offered in coming seasons