CSA Farm Shares

Ripley Farm's
Summer CSA at a glance:

  • 16 weeks of delicious organic vegetables all grown on our farm
  • Pick-up your vegetables July-October in Dover-Foxcroft or Bangor
  • Enjoy a weekly newsletter and recipes
  • Free PYO flowers and herbs on the farm

How to become a member
of Ripley Farm's
Summer CSA
today:

Update May 2017:  There are still a few spots left in Ripley Farm's 2017 Summer CSA program!  We hope you'll consider joining us this coming season for a summer full of fresh organic veggies from our farm!  Check out the full details below about the 2017 Summer CSA or download the brochure 2017 CSA brochure.

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

CSA is a partnership between Ripley Farm and our community.  Local families become members of the farm by purchasing a share of our farm’s summer harvest.  Your membership funds the growing of over 30 different kinds of vegetables, which the farm then returns back to you abundantly each week during the summer and fall.

How does it work?

In return for your pre-season financial support, you receive your share of our farm's bounty for 16 weeks each Wednesday, July 5 through October 18 for pick up at the farm in Dover-Foxcroft or delivered to Bangor.  Your weekly farm share is full of our farm's fresh veggies along with a free newsletter written by Gene or Mary Margaret.  Our CSA members love finding out what seasonal treats they'll savor during the week.

What will I get in my box of goodies?

Your vegetable share contains a unique blend of popular favorites combined with specialties not found in grocery stores.  Each week's offering of 7-9 organically grown vegetables will be different as new crops come into season.  Check out our Vegetable Gallery for a list of what crops we grow, when they might show up in your farm share, and over 200 recipes for them!

Since eating habts vary, our members' households rance in size from couples to large families.  Across the board, our members tell us that their subscription to Ripley Farm's CSA helps them eat more vegetables!

Because we pick what goes into your share, you're guarenteed a selection of what is at its very best from our fields each week.  Imagine a fresh, spring salad of crisp lettuce, sweet peas, and zesty radishes... Or envision savoring thick, juicy slices of a red ripe tomato on a hot August day...  Your whole family is sure to agree that veggies have never tasted better!

Example of a share in July:
Beet Greens, Lettuce, Garlic scapes, Scallions, Salad Turnips, Radishes, Snow peas, and Baby carrots

Example of a share in August:
Sweet onions, Carrots, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, and Cilantro

Example of a share in October:
Carrots, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Spinach, Winter Squash, and Parsley

Why do our members love participating in our CSA? 
Ripley Farm's CSA Membership benefits:

  • PYO Flowers and Herbs: Visit the farm to pick-your-own herbs and flower bouquets all season long for free as part of your membership! 
  • Support your local farmer:  You'll truly know where your food comes from--our farm!  Through the CSA you'll support the growing of over 30 kinds of veggies, even a few that may become new favorites for you!  With Ripley Farm's farm share you'll delight in the seasonal diversity of Maine's growing season.
  • Connecting with your farmers: Read our popular newsletter in your box every week with farm news and easy recipes.  Keep up with farm happenings with Ripley Farm on Facebook and our website's blog.
  • Quality:  We fresh pick all of the produce in your box every week to ensure the highest quality vegetables go to our shareholders.  Our members constantly tell us how much they appreciate the beauty, freshness and great taste of the food grown on our farm.
  • Recipes and help using the produce: Our members L-O-V-E all of the additional information that we provide about the vegetables they receive in their farm shares.  We have created an online cookbook on our website where you can find additional information on your weekly vegetables, over 200 online recipes and all of the past newsletters archived.

Quick and Easy Pick-up

     For $24 per week or just over $3 per day, join our members who say opening their box is like having Christmas every week!  Your pre-paid, pre-packed box means no lines, no cash, and no hassle.  Download our 2017 brochure to sign up or you can sign up online!  

Wednesdays from July 5 to October 18, 2017  

  • Central Street Farmhouse
    Downtown Bangor $415 ($385 + $2 per week delivery fee)
    Wednesdays 3:00 – 6:00pm
    30 Central Street, Bangor  

    992-4454 or www.centralstreetfarmhouse.com 

  • Bagel Central
    Downtown Bangor $415 ($385 + $2 per week delivery fee)
    Wednesdays 3:00 – 6:00pm
    33 Central Street, Bangor
    947-1654 or www.bagelcentralbangor.com

  • Bangor Area Personal Delivery $465  ($385 + $5 per week delivery fee)
    Choose home or workplace.  Call us for details and to determine if your address is eligible.
    Wednesdays delivery between 3:00 and 6:00pm

  • There is a carpool coming Wednesdays to the farm to pick up the group's CSA shares from the Greenville/Beaver Cove area.  Please contact us if you are interested in joining this group and we will forward you the contact info for the group coordinator.

Please download our 2017 brochure to sign up or you can sign up online!  

Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.  You may also visit our CSA FAQ for answers to some common questions.

Ripley Farm in Maine's example of an October CSA shareorganic tomatoes from Ripley Farm MaineOrganic cucumbers from Ripley Farm, MaineOrganic bunching onions from Ripley Farm, MaineOrganic cherry tomatoes from Ripley Farm Maineorganic sweet carrots from Ripley Farm, Maineorganic mixed summer squashorganic pac chois growing in the fieldorganic bouquet for pick your own for CSA members
 

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