Sunday, February 5, 2012

Summer CSA's at the Northwood Farmers Market

Did you see customers taking boxes full of produce home, from the Northwood Farmers Market last summer???   They were CSA members, picking up their "shares" from Red Manse Farm.

This summer 2 farms will be offering CSA shares, for pickup at the Northwood Farmers Market:
       Red Manse Organic Farm  (full share:  $565   half share:  $320 - for 20 weeks of produce)
                see website: for more details

      Montminy's Country Store (full share:  $350     half shares are available upon request for 12 week of produce)
                for more information, contact Northwood Farmers Market for contact information

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture): Many of the expenses to small farms are incurred early in the season, before income starts coming in, from harvest:  seeds, fertilizer, fuel for greenhouses etc.   CSAs help small farms by providing money early in the season, to help offset these expenses.   Members pay for a season's worth of produce in advance and in exchange, recieve a "share" of the harvest available each week.  CSA members "partner" with the farmer, sharing the risks (weather, pests) and share in the rewards.

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