Families and farms working together to support healthy food, land, and communities
To join a CSA program, members invest in the spring — when farming output costs are high — in exchange for a weekly share of the season’s harvest at a reduced price. It’s like a subscription to fresh food!
How do I sign up?
We’ve got a shiny new online registration system to make your 2013 CSA experience better than ever! You’ll be able to adjust your pickup day online when you need to and some other neat features. Check it out!
Three ways to sign up now and until we’re fully subscribed:
- sign up online
- download our CSA brochure and mail it with your payment to the farm
- or contact us and we’ll be happy to mail you a brochure and sign-up form that you can mail back
Send Anna an email if you have any questions.
Early Birds Get the Best Price
Early-Bird Specials are our way of saying thank you for supporting the farm early in the season when we need to buy seeds and equipment, but have limited income. If you sign up and pay before March 1, you will receive a discount on Summer Shares or Season Share Packages, as well as the option to pay in three installments. Your first payment must be received by March 1 to qualify for the discount or installment plan. This program is now over for the 2013 season; mark your calendar to be an early bird in 2014!
20 weeks of freshly harvested certified organic fruits and vegetables from May 22 to October 4. Come to the farmstand with your own bags or boxes between 11 am and 6 pm on your pick-up day to select your share from that week’s list, or choose our Prepacked Share and your share will be ready for you.
Our Summer Share feeds 2-3 adults and includes plenty of variety plus some pick-your-own crops like berries and pumpkins and saves you about 20% off retail prices.
Bonus: Summer CSA members receive a 10% discount on any additional purchases at the farmstand, all season long! Learn more and sign up.
What’s in a Share? Each year is different on the farm. Download this PDF to see a list of what our 2012 CSA members received in their summer shares over the course of 20 weeks.
Sample Summer Share
Workplace Summer Share
Would you like your Prepacked Summer CSA delivered to your workplace? We will be back at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center on Fridays this year.
If you would like to add your workplace to our list, please contact Anna.
To participate in the Workplace Summer Share option, sign up for a Prepacked CSA Share and choose your workplace as your delivery option. Learn more and sign up.
Fresh summer flowers for eight weeks, July 13 through August 31! If you love having fresh flowers every week, this is for you. Cut your own 20-stem bouquet from our cut flower garden once a week at your convenience. Makes a great gift especially for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day! Learn more and sign up.
CSA Farmstand Dollar Cards
Is the regular CSA weekly pickup day not your style? Our Farmstand Dollar Cards are a great way to support the farm while shopping at your convenience.
The Farmstand Dollar card is a debit card that offers a 10% discount at the farmstand. You can use the card to purchase our fruits and vegetables, as well as milk, eggs, bedding plants, garden supplies, coffee, and more anytime the farmstand is open.
You can replenish your card throughout the season. Register for your card anytime in our online shop, and your card will be ready for you to pick up on your first visit to the farmstand.
Our Fall CSA share gives you ten weeks of freshly harvested greens like arugula, lettuce, parsley, and spinach, plus fall staples like squash, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. We also try to include frozen treats from the summer such as frozen berries.
Each share feeds 2-3 adults. Great for one family or to split between two. Pickups are Saturdays at the farm, October 12 through December 7. Learn more and sign up.
Read about one Cedar Circle Farm Fall CSA member’s experience in this Edible Green Mountains article from their late fall 2012 holiday issue.
Sample Fall Share
- turnips, beets, rutabaga or celeriac
- cabbage, Brussels sprouts, or kale
- dried beans or frozen strawberries
- winter squash
- fresh spinach or salad greens
Subsidized shares for our low-income friends and neighbors
Cedar Circle Farm is a member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont’s Farm Share Program. CSA shares are available to low-income Vermonters from participating farms at half the cost.
Eligible Vermonters pay 50% of the sign-up fee and the farm and NOFA each pay 25%. Your contributions to NOFA’s Farm Share Program enable organic farms around the state to grow wholesome, fresh, organic food for local families in need. Thank you!
Support Anyone can support the Farm Share Program! To make a contribution to Farm Share:
- make a donation with your CSA order
- make a donation by check of any amount, no order necessary, payable to Cedar Circle Farm and write Farm Share in the memo portion of the check; you can mail your check to Cedar Circle Farm, 225 Pavillion Road, East Thetford, Vermont, 05043, or drop it by the farmstand after we open in May. (Note: For a tax-deductible contribution you must donate directly to NOFA-VT Farm Share)
- visit NOFA-VT Farm Share to make a tax-deductible contribution online. Be sure to list Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center on your donation and NOFA-VT will apply it to our account
Eligibility To find out if you are eligible for a subsidized share, contact the NOFA-VT office at 802-434-4122 or visit their website for more information. (Note: Our Summer and Fall CSA Shares are eligible for the Farm Share Program. The application process must be repeated for each seasonal share.)