Winter’s retreat means CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) sign up time is under way across the country. Maine boasts a huge assortment of CSA options form farm shares to weekly traditional food box pick-ups and multi-farm offerings. Many offer goods beyond fruits and vegetables, like eggs, dairy products, cheese, meats, cut flowers and baked goods, in their selection.
Checking in so far from our membership are New Beat Farm in Knox, learn more about their CSA here and Dickey Hill Farm in Monroe, info here.
MORE CSA RESOURCES
MOFGA ( Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association) has a listing here. A map driven listing for Maine is here on csaday.info, or just google your location and CSA.
REDEEM THOSE HARVEST BUCKS
Each Harvest Buck buys you $1 worth of healthy eating. Now its the time to redeem them at participating Farmers’ Markets throughout Maine. Belfast Farmers’ Market participates in this Maine nutrition initiative, and has plenty of vegetables for you to choose from. You can learn more about the program and which markets are accepting them here and at maineharvestbucks.org.
Belfast Farmers’ Market is open every Friday, 9am to 1pm, year-round. In winter at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue, and in summer in the yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast, Maine.
Get your taste buds ready. We’re ramping up for Valentine’s Day by hosting a taste of the Market with dishes prepared by our members–red, hot, spicy, sweet. Just like a Valentine! Join us Friday, February 9th. The taste sampling will be from 11am to 1pm. It’s our way of saying thank you for being a loyal shopper throughout the year.
Belfast Farmers’ Market it open every Friday, year-round, 9am to 1pm. In winter at Aubuchon Hardware Greenhouse, Rt. 1, Belfast, Maine. In Summer at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street.
There are awesome farmers in Maine
Who in growing their veggies take pains.
They plant their tubers, their legumes and seeds
Then till them and hoe them and pull all the weeds
And the harvest they reap is what keeps us all sane.
~ Happy Shopper
Belfast Farmers’ Market is open every Friday, year-round, 9am to 1pm. In winter through mid-April at Aubuchon Hardware Greenhouse, 231 Northport Avenue (Rt 1).
ONE STOP PAYMENT OPTIONS AND HARVEST BUCKS
EBT/SNAP accepted market wide along with credit and debit cards. Stop at the info table right inside the door to pick up your clipboard and go shopping!
Now is a great time to cash in those Maine Harvest Bucks. They’re good for another month or so.
Learn more about Harvest Bucks here.