CSA is a partnership between a farm and a community of supporters. Prior to the start of the season, members purchase a share of the season's harvest. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the season, and assume the costs, risks, and bounty of growing food along with the farmer or grower.
Members' payments help pay for seeds, fertilizer, water, livestock feed, equipment maintenance, labor, and more. In return, the farm provides to the best of its ability a healthy supply of seasonal, fresh produce throughout the growing season; certain vegetable CSAs now provide for their membership year-round, as do most meat CSAs.
Becoming members of CSAs creates a responsible relationship between people and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown, and those who grow it.
Below is a list of local CSAs running this season. Can't find what you're looking for? Click here to use the Department of Agriculture's interactive farm locator map.
The Buckle Farm (Unity, Maine)
Farmer Dave's (Dracut)
Green Meadows Farm (South Hamilton)
Heron Pond Farm (South Hampton, NH)
Jones Farm (Chelmsford)
Red Fire Farm (Granby)
Brambly Farms (Norfolk)
Chestnut Farms (Hardwick)
Lilac Hedge Farm (Berlin)