Our CSA Program
At Hemingway Farms, we believe vibrant farms are a benefit to the whole community and that locally grown foods are essential for a healthy and safe food supply.
Purchasing CSA Shares
Purchasing a CSA share helps our farm with seasonal start-up costs such as labor, insurance, seed, greenhouse supplies, heating oil, etc. In return, shareholders receive a modest discount, the freshest and tastiest produce and locally grown plants. We offer two kinds of Community Supported (CSA) farm shares:
Our Farmstand CSA is the most flexible option and allows you to purchase a share in late winter/early spring at a modest discount and then use the full value of the share throughout our season at your convenience. The Farmstand share may be used to purchase any items we grow or sell at our farm (i.e. plants, vegetables, berries, baked goods, wreaths), and is set up much like a store credit.
The Farmstand share may be used anytime during the 2019 season. We will be open every day from April 18th until Halloween and from November 23 until December 15.
Here are some examples of items you can purchase with your Farmstand share:
Our own vegetables from Asparagus to Zucchini
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, apples
Hanging baskets and patio planters grown on our farm
Annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, perennials, shrubs
Jams, pickles, honey and maple syrup
Locally made breads, pies and cookies
Pumpkins, mums and fall decoration
Wreaths, kissing balls, poinsettias, ornaments
Full Share: $500 value
Purchase by 2/15/19 for a 8% savings: $460
Purchase by 3/15/19 for a 6% savings: $470
Purchase by 4/15/19 for a 4% savings: $480
Half Share: $250 value
Purchase by 2/15/19 for a 8% savings: $230
Purchase by 3/15/19 for a 6% savings: $235
Purchase by 4/15/19 for a 4% savings: $240
“Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. Home made goods and local artisan foods. As a Senior citizen I appreciate the Farmstand CSA at 2 prices, allowing me to buy at my convenience and amounts at reasonable prices. The staff always have smiles on their faces and I love the way they ask how I prepare foods when they have never tried something. I have even dropped off a recipe or two when requested. (it would be nice for them to have name tags) I am proud to have this Farmstand as a part of my Community” -Gail F.
We also offer a more traditional Produce CSA, either a 14-week share (June 20 until September 19) or an 18-week share (June 20 until October 17). New for 2019, we are also offering a 9-week biweekly share, which will begin on June 27 and end on October 17, with pick-up every other Thursday.
The weekly value of the produce share will be approximately $24.00. It is ideal for people who like a wide-variety of vegetables, enjoy what is locally in season, and who like to try new things. The produce share will be picked and packed by our farm crew; shareholders are responsible for picking up the delicious items each Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm at our farmstand. Delivery to area businesses can be arranged for a minimum of six shares, contact us for more info.
Here are some examples of items you can purchase with your Produce share:
The produce share will consist of an assortment of vegetables grown on our farm, harvested that morning, and will vary each week, depending upon what is in season. Strawberries, blueberries and/or raspberries will also be included when
they are in season. The longer 18-week share will include more fall root vegetables and squash, items that we are normally just beginning to harvest when the 14-week share ends.
14-Week Produce Share (6/20/19 – 9/19/19)
Purchase by 2/15/19: $310
Purchase by 3/15/19: $315
Purchase by 4/15/19: $320
18-Week Produce Share (6/20/19 – 10/17/19)
Purchase by 2/15/19: $385
Purchase by 3/15/19: $390
Purchase by 4/15/19: $395
9-Week Bi-Weekly Produce Share (6/27/19 – 10/17/19)
Purchase by 2/15/19: $200
Purchase by 3/15/19: $205
Purchase by 4/15/19: $210