Community Supported Agriculture
A CSA is a true partnership between the grower and the consumer. Traditionally, shares are purchased at the beginning of the growing season. This upfront investment helps the farm get going in the spring (buying seeds, equipment, compost, etc.) and in exchange you receive a weekly share of the harvest for full length of the season. Members share in the risks and rewards that are inevitable in food production. We offer a few different CSA styles; the more traditional farmer’s choice, a salad share (for all the fresh greens lovers) and a market-credit style. Each option provides access to the freshest samplings of vegetables the season has to offer. Both our farmer’s choice and salad share program are 20 weeks long, beginning in early June and going through late October. The market share is available at any and all of the farmers markets we attend throughout the season. By choosing to participate in Steelbow Farm’s CSA offerings, you are not only supporting sustainable agriculture, but also securing a sustainable future for small-scale organic growers.
Here at Steelbow, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality and generous amounts of diversified vegetables. We grow over 100 different varieties of annual veggies and culinary herbs. Each week we aim to give you not only great value, but provide you with an array of specialty produce to inspire you in the kitchen. As growers, we choose our varietals for their flavor first. We are constantly looking for new and experimental offerings to differentiate us. We believe home cooks want and deserve access to the finest, freshest, ingredients that won’t be found in your average grocery store. Accompanying each share will be weekly farm updates, recipes and tips for optimal vegetable storage and cooking. Our shares are for those who love to cook and love to eat. We grow with the culinarian in mind.
$500 ($25 a week) This share size is intended to feed a family of four, or a vegetable forward household of two. Each week you will find 8-10 items in your share; reflecting what is ripe and ready for harvest. Typically, shares will vary as the season progresses; starting with lots of braising greens and salad mixes in the early season and more fruiting vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash), alliums (onions, leeks, garlic), and root crops in the height of summer. Fall is the beginning of heartier crops; potatoes, winter squash, and heading brassicas.
Shares can be picked up at the Miller's Table in Skowhegan on Thursday afternoon.
$400 ($20 a week) New offering this season! Our salad share is for those who want hyper fresh, local, nutrient dense salad components every week. A typical share will include: 2-3 5oz bags of salad mix, head lettuce, and 2-3 types of seasonal salad ready veggies (carrots, radishes, scallions, herbs, cherry tomatoes, etc.)
This share is a credit system at our farmer's market locations. It is the option for those who want to select their own produce each week to fit personal needs and dietary restrictions.
Pre-purchase $100 or more in market credit and get 10% off vegetables.