About our Winter CSA

We have our own local, organic and fresh vegetables available all winter at the farm!  Sign up for the 2017-18 Winter CSA will open in September 2017.  If you have not participated before and are interested in becoming a member for the 2017-18 season, please sign up for our waiting list as this program is so popular that we sell out every year.  In the meantime please download the 2016-17 Winter CSA Farm Share brochure to learn more or read on below.  Thank you for your interest in our farm! 

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

     Ripley Farm's CSA is a partnership with local families and individuals who become members of the farm by buying a share of our fall harvest.  Your membership funds the growing of over 15 different kinds of organic vegetables, which the farm then returns back to you abundantly twice monthly during the late fall and winter.

How does it work? 

    In return for your upfront financial support, you receive your share of our farm's bounty spread over 10 pick-ups.  The frist pick-up is Wednesday, November 2, 2016 and our program runs through Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  Twice monthly, you pick up your box of our farm's stored harvest along with a free newsletter.  Our Winter CSA members love the diversity of Ripley Farm's winter veggies! 

What will I get in my box of goodies? 

Ripley Farm's root cellar stores an amazingly diverse list of crops all winter long!  Most pick-ups, your CSA box will contain staples like onions, potatoes, and carrots.  We also grow a few crops especially for our Winter CSA members.  Here are just a few of the over 15 veggies you might find in any given week of your winter share: 

Carrots
Potatoes
Onions
Cabbage
Beets
Winter Squash
Garlic
Turnips
Parsnips
and the list goes on...!

Example of a share in January: 
Delicata Squash, Potatoes, Parsnips, Onions, Garlic, and Red Carrots

Example of a share in March: 
Beets, Orange Carrots, Cabbage, Garlic, Potatoes, and Rutabaga

How big is the CSA farm share? 

      Over the course of the 10 Winter CSA share pick-ups, members receive a CSA box with 5-6 kinds of vegetables selected from Ripley Farm's fall bounty. 
     Your fresh vegetables will be clean, packaged up and ready for you to pick-up on Wednesdays twice per month along with our free newsletter that includes recipes and storage information. 
    The winter share is intended to be a seasonal vegetable supplement for a couple or a small family cooking a few nights per week, enjoying  many kinds of vegetables, and eating in season!

Our 2016-2017 Winter CSA Farm Share pick-ups are twice monthly on Wednesdays from 3-6PM at Ripley Farm in Dover-Foxcroft.  The price of the share is $200 for the winter.  Here is a list of the 10 pick-up dates for this season:
November 2, 2016
November 16, 2016
November 30, 2016
December 14, 2016
January 4, 2017
January 18, 2017
February 1, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 1, 2017
March 15, 2017

Support your local farmer with a Ripley Farm Winter CSA Farm Share membership and eat the highest quality local vegetables stored just for you all winter long!  To sign up for a Winter Share, download our 2016-17 Winter CSA farm share brochure!
 

Above photo credit: Jennifer Mitchell, MPBN
 
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