WHERE YOU CAN FIND US THIS SEASON:
During the winter you can find our produce at Morning Glory Natural Foods and Local in Brunswick, and at the Portland Food Coop.
Come visit us during the summer at the South Portland Farmers Market (Sundays 10-2) and at our pop-up farm stand at Scratch Baking Co. (Tuesday afternoons).
WINTER FARM SHARE PROGRAM
Farm shares are SOLD OUT for our short season (Nov-Dec) winter shares!
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.
What is a Farm Share Program?
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.
Thinking about 2015 already? Details about our summer farm share program:
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 partner with Winter Hill Farm to offer a cheese option to our shareholders; 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-ups will open up in the new year for the 2015 season.
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, 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