4 Seasons

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.

Growing Season

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 4 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.

July

Baby beets, crisp carrots, cucumbers, summer squash, green beans, and herbs. By late July, if we’re lucky, we’ll have tomatoes.

August

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.

September

Cool nights invite the return of early greens, while warm days keep the August crops coming.

October

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

Holiday Season

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 5 weeks this year, November 6 through December 4. The final share on December 4th will be twice the usual quantity. (We’re ending this one a little earlier than usual due to travel plans.) 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 $165. Add $8 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.

Share Highlights:
  • Hardy greens such as kale, collards, spinach, and bok choi.
  • Garlic & onions
  • Winter squash
  • Mix and match root vegetables: carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, etc.

Enrollment for the Holiday Season is currently closed..

Deep Winter

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 $135. 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.

Share Highlights:
  • Several kinds of root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes.
  • Onions, garlic, leeks
  • A few hardy greens

Enrollment for Deep Winter is currently closed.

Spring

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.

The 2019 spring program is open only to members who joined New Leaf for 2018.

Pick-ups are at the farm, 111 Dutton Farm Rd in Dummerston.

Share Highlights:
  • Greens such as spinach, Swiss chard, lettuce, bok choi, and kale.
  • Root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and parsnips
  • Rhubarb and asparagus

Enrollment for Spring is currently CLOSED