To be a shareholder in a CSA is to be a member of a community based around a farm. A member gives their support to the farm in winter and early spring allowing them to plan and buy supplies, and the consumer receives a generous share of fresh picked, certified organic produce throughout the summer and fall. In return for supporting the farm early in the season you enjoy our vegetables for below market prices, making it the most affordable way to buy local organic produce. New Beat Farm shareholders also get the opportunity to get connected to the land, hands, and horses that supply their food at shareholder events on the farm and through our weekly newsletters .
Summer Vegetable Shares:
This 2013 season we are offering two Summer Share sizes. The Standard Share and our Family Share. The Standard share is our original share designed to feed two adults who eat vegetables as a major part of their diet. It may also suit individuals or young families. Our Family Share is designed to feed a family of four. Our shares are well balanced providing you with seasonal diversity while at the same time a standard you can count on. . The share runs from mid-June through mid-October (18 weeks). Being the most affordable way to get local veggies you get an average of 25% discount on produce with this share for supporting us ahead of the season. Each weekly share includes a newsletter with recipes and updates from the farm.
Standard Share: Sliding Scale: $325-$375 (Farm Pick Up & Belfast), there is an additional $50 delivery fee for Portland Sign Up here
Family Share: Sliding Scale: $550-600 (Farm Pick Up & Belfast), there is an additional $50 delivery fee for Portland Sign Up here
So how about feeding the soul a little bit? Our flower share provides shareholders with a beautiful bouquet of cut flowers every week from July through mid-September. Each share will receive 15 bouquets over the course of 12 weeks.
Cost: $100 Sign up here
If you live in the Belfast or Orono area you can participate in our market share. With our market share, you are able to receive discounts at our farmers market by paying in advance for you produce. By supporting us ahead of the season you benefit from a 10%-15% discount at market. This is a credit system where you come to the market and we deduct from your balance. Market share balances must be used within the year, and unused balances do not transfer over to the following season. Our market share runs from the first week of June to the last week in October. Pick veggies up at the Belfast Farmers Market from 9am -1pm Fridays or at the Orono Farmers Martket from 8-1pm on Saturdays.
Cost: $100 increments (see sign up form for more details ) Sign up here
So how do I sign up?
1) Use our online SIGN UP FORM.
2) Print out a sign up form from our Sign Up page and mail it in to:
New Beat Farm
55 Morse Rd.
Knox, Maine 04986
3) Call or email us and we will mail one
Summer Delivery Sites
We deliver our shares to Munjoy Hill and Woodfords Church in Portland on Tuesdays. The Portland share will be dropped off at the North Street Park and Woodfords from 4:30-6:00pm. On Wednesdays we deliver to Belfast 4:30-6:00pm.
Pick Up Groups
To help make having a share more feasible for customers in Waterville and surrounding towns we are helping to organize pick up groups. To be a part of a pick up group you have to be willing to come to the farm on a rotating basis with other group members, pick up shares for the group and bring back to town to the designated pick up site in Waterville. Contact us if you have more questions about being a part of a pick up group.
THIS 2013 SEASON WE NOW WILL ACCEPT EBT FOR SHARES!
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