Year Round CSA Programs
New Leaf offers tasty, fresh vegetables all year through our community supported agriculture (CSA) programs.
What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a system for supporting local farms and giving people a direct connection to their food source. Families and individuals become CSA members by providing an annual financial commitment to cover the farm’s costs before the growing season begins. In return they receive a weekly selection of the farm’s produce. Members share the risks and rewards of farming due to factors such as weather, pests and bumper crops.
Weekly pick-ups for 22 weeks, late May through October.
The growing season is the time of year when we can harvest outdoors instead of from greenhouses. The New Leaf CSA grows over 100 different varieties of vegetables as well as flowers, herbs strawberries and melons. Each week you’ll receive a diverse mix of those crops that are in season.
In addition to the weekly share that is harvested for you, membership also includes pick-your-own herbs, flowers, greens and select vegetables. We offer 3 share sizes and 3 pick up locations for the growing season.
Late May to June
Mesclun mix, asparagus, succulent greens for salad and stir fry, radishes, pick-your-own strawberries and peas.
Baby beets, crisp carrots, cucumbers, summer squash, green beans, and herbs. By late July, if we’re lucky, we’ll have tomatoes.
The July crops continue and peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and sweet corn* all arrive.
*Sweet corn is from other local organic farms, all other vegetables are our own.
Cool nights invite the return of early greens, while warm days keep the August crops coming.
Potatoes, leeks, winter squash, pumpkins, carrots, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Frost ends the summer vegetables, while improving the flavor of those remaining.
Enrollment for the 2020 Growing Season is currently OPEN
Weekly pick-ups November through mid-December.
In November and early December we harvest hardy greens and roots to get you stocked for the holidays.
The share size is geared toward couples or small families. Households looking for a smaller amount of produce may pick up every other week.
The HOLIDAY SEASON CSA will run for 6 weeks this year, November 4 through December 9. The final share on December 9th will be twice the usual quantity. Shares consist of approximately 3 quarts of earthy-sweet root vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips and potatoes in our mix and match root veggie selection (you choose from various root veggie options) and 2 to 3 bunches or bags of fresh, leafy greens such as spinach, kale and bok choi every week and will sometimes include winter squash, garlic, leeks and/or herbs. The cost is $200. Add $10 if picking up at the Winter Farmer’s Market for market commission.
Pick-up locations are at the Scott Farm in Dummerston Wednesdays 3-6 pm. and the Brattleboro Winter Farmer’s Market at the Church building on Flat St. on Saturdays from 10-2. Our online sign up for will be available soon. You can also sign up at the farm or by mail.
Enrollment for the Holiday Season is currently CLOSED.
Monthly pick-ups January, February and March.
Though the fields are frozen, root cellars and greenhouses keep the tasty local produce coming.
Information on how to store the vegetables will be included with the share.
The DEEP WINTER CSA will have one pick-up per month around the 15th of each month: January, February and March. Shares will mainly consist of root vegetables such as our very sweet carrots and sweet potatoes, some garlic and onions and with hopefully a few greens such as kale, bok choi and spinach if the weather cooperates. Pick-ups are at the Scott Farm (Kipling Road in Dummerston) Wednesday 3-6 pm or at the Brattleboro Winter Farmer’s Market at the Church Building on Flat Street on Saturdays from 10-2. The cost for the deep winter CSA is $150. Add $8 if picking up at the Winter Farmer’s Market for market commission.
Our online sign up form will be available soon. You can also sign up at the farm or by mail.
Enrollment for Deep Winter is currently CLOSED.
Weekly pick-ups in April and May.
While planting is just getting started outdoors, longer days give a boost to greenhouse greens. There will be some stored or over-wintered root vegetables in the early part of the season and some rhubarb and asparagus in the later part of the season.
Pick-ups are at the farm, 111 Dutton Farm Rd in Dummerston.
The price and number of weeks are TBA.