By becoming a member in a CSA, you are taking an active role in preserving the sustainability of local farming. You are also keeping your food dollars in the local economy, and reducing the amount of fuel used to ship food across the country to your table. The veggies that you receive will also have a higher nutritional value. The majority of your produce will have been picked just a few short hours before you receive it, you can’t get any fresher than that!
We strive to provide the highest quality (not to mention tastiest!) produce we can. You will enjoy many tried and true heirloom varieties, along with some of the most exciting new hybrids. Every winter we spend countless hours searching out the best possible vegetables, flowers, and herbs to offer our customers. We send out weekly emails on Sunday evenings detailing the items in the share for the coming week. We also include recipes and storage instructions. We have also created a Pinterest page with recipe boards for all of the vegetables we raise, in case you need any extra inspiration. What you will receive will vary from week to week during the growing season. In the spring you will enjoy plenty of greens, baby beets, radishes, and snap peas. Warmer months will bring on spring onions, beans, squash, garlic, peppers and tomatoes. Cooler weather will bring more greens, potatoes and other assorted root crops, winter squash, and onions. You can view our What’s in Season page for a more detailed list. Membership entitles you to a 10% discount on all additional purchases from our farm.
In addition to our vegetable share, we also offer egg shares from our farm and Coppal House Farm; pork, chicken, and lamb shares from Coppal House Farm; and cheese, dairy, and beef shares from Balfour Farm.
The Summer Shares:
Vegetable share ($550): Designed for a family of two to four, depending on vegetable consumption. (While we do not offer half shares, some of our members split shares with friends or neighbors.)
The following add-ons are available with the purchase of a veggie share.
Eggs ($85.50): one dozen per week
Pork, Chicken, Lamb from Coppal House Farm: All meat shares are $275 each and are delivered once per month for a total of five deliveries. All of our animals are fed hormone free diets and are given the highest standard of care. We raise every animal for the entirety of its life, guaranteeing our customers that we know exactly what that animal has eaten and how it has been treated in order to deliver the highest quality product.
You can expect to see staples such as pork chops, sausages, ribs, and bacon in the pork packages; lamb chops, kebab meat, ground lamb, and lamb sausage in the lamb packages; whole roasters, thighs, drumsticks, and boneless chicken breast in the chicken packages.
Cheese lovers, Dairy lovers, Ground Beef from Balfour Farm: These three options are $150 each, and are delivered once per month for a total of five deliveries. Cheese: A mix of hard cheese, feta, soft cheeses, goat and cow (mostly cow because that’s where most of our milk is!) A sample share would be a soft cheese tub, a tub of feta crumbles, and 1lb of hard cheese (2-3 different varieties each month). Dairy: A typical share could be a quart of yogurt, a pint of Greek, a tub of soft cheese and 1/2lb of hard cheese (probably one variety). Beef: 5# ground beef each month.
The summer share program runs from the beginning of June through the first week of October. We offer convenient pick ups in Durham, Stratham, Dover, and the Portsmouth area. We are also happy to help organize a drop of at your business or place of employment, please contact us for more details!
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