Welcome to our CSA
The best way for you to get fresh, organic vegetables from Brandmoore Farm is through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. CSA members "buy into" the season in the spring, and receive 18 weeks of certified organic produce through the summer and fall. CSA members receive the freshest and tastiest food we can grow, at a good value: We receive a financial boost during our lean months and can coordinate our plantings and harvests most effectively. It's a win-win situation! We are looking forward to a great sixth year and hope you consider joining the CSA.
HOW IT WORKS: We grow a wide variety of vegetables. This year we plan to grow bunches of greens (like spinach and lettuce mix), lots of peppers, tomatoes, summer and winter squash, broccoli, melons, herbs, green beans, peas and a whole lot more. Root crops have done very well in our soil and we plan to do more this year, including carrots and beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions. Everything is grown organically from seed here on our farm, with NO sprays, chemicals or GMOs.
MORE THAN JUST VEGETABLES: In addition to the vegetable CSA, we also operate our own organic cow dairy, and raise grass-fed and natural meats. One benefit of a vegetable share with Brandmoore Farm is that members can stop at our farm store when they come to pick up their share, and shop for our raw milk, yogurt, cream, beef, pork and eggs. This year we are also offering some of these products as ad-on shares to the vegetable CSA. These include a meat share, a flower share, a bread share (partnering with Embers Bakery), and our pre-pay Brandmoore Bucks.
CSA 2017 COST: $500.00
PICKUP INFO: Tuesdays or Fridays from mid-June through October from 3pm-7pm
LOCATION: Brandmoore Farm, 70 Sligo Road, Rollinsford, NH
Flowers are a joyful addition to the home. You will receive an arrangement of fresh picked flowers for 5-6 weeks during the summer and fall. We grow and assortment of beautiful flowers throughout the season including sunflowers, zinnias, snapdragons, celosia, bachelor's button, strawflower, status, black eyed Susan and many more.
SUMMER GRILL PACKAGE
This includes 2 'family packages' of our grass-fed hamburger and pork sausage. Pay $200 and receive $220 worth of healthy and delicious meat for the grill. The first pickup is in June, the second in August. Our pigs are raised outdoors seasonally and in addition to foraging enjoy a diet of grain, whey and skim milk. The beef is 100% grass fed, raised on organic pasture alongside our dairy herd.
Cost: $60 for 12 weeks of bread!
Artisan bread is the perfect compliment to any farm fresh meal. Embers Bakery is teaming up with Brandmoore Farm to offer wood-fired, locally-sourced, organic sourdough bread as an add-on to the 2015 CSA. For 15 weeks, you will get 1loaf of artisan bread when you pick up your CSA share. There are 6 different sourdough varieties that will be rotating every week: French Country, Whole Wheat, Cinnamon Craisin, Olive Rosemary, Rye, and Spelt. There may be a few surprise flavors thrown in using ingredients from the farm, too!
Farm store bucks are a great option if you are a farm store customer already, or hope to be! It is a pre-pay program with a 10% bonus on purchases. All of our dairy, meat and vegetables or any other farm store items may be purchased with farm store dollars. It is great for farm supporters- it offers flexibility and may be better for those interested in purchasing a 1/2 or 1/4 share.
Farm store dollars are offered in three increments:
Calf: $100.00 with $110 value
Heifer: $200 with $220 value
Cow: $300 with $330 value
The farm store is self serve and we will keep a folder in the store for you to keep track of purchases.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING CSA
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
To sign up online, please click here. To receive a membership agreement through email or regular mail, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-828-2402.
How much does the CSA cost?
A CSA membership costs $500.00 total. We ask for a deposit of at least $100 and payment in full by the start date.
How many people will the CSA feed?
That depends on how many vegetables you eat! The CSA share is designed for a small household or family of four. The usual size of the share will be a full brown paper bag.
When and where is the CSA Pick-up?
Pickup is either Tuesday or Friday from 3pm-7pm. Please let us know which day you prefer when you sign up. The pick up location is at Brandmoore Farm; 70 Sligo Road, Rollinsford, NH.
What is in a share?
We will have between 7-10 different items in the share each week.
How will I know what to do with all the vegetables?
There may be a little more chopping of vegetables involved when you join a CSA, and more recipe's to look up. We try to give out recipe's in our newsletter to inspire you to cook healthy and delicious meals.
How do we pick up our share?
Show up at the farm during your scheduled pick up time--and bring a bag for your produce. All the vegetables will be on display with a list of what to take. Almost always someone from the farm will be there to help and answer questions.
What if I don't like a specific vegetable that I get in the CSA?
We will have a "swap table" at the CSA pick up: drop in something you don't care for and hopefully grab out something you do!
Can I split a share and do you offer 1/2 shares?
We do not offer 1/2 shares, but you are welcome to split a share with someone. Some people who split shares alternate pick up weeks and that works great too.
What if I cannot make a pick up?
Please let us know in advance if you can't make a pick up day. We can schedule another pick-up time, or you may pick up double the next week. If you would like to switch pick up days, please ask. If you would like us to bag a share for you to pick up the next day or after CSA hours, please give us 1 days notice.
What happens to the rest of the produce you grow?
The CSA is the primary focus for our vegetables. We also stock our farm store and attend the Exeter summer farmers market. In the winter, we attend the Seacoast Eat Local farmers markets in Exeter and Rollinsford.