Happy CSA Week!

CSA Week: February 20 – 26, 2022

The CSA Innovation Network, a national network for local CSA farms, is excited to announce CSA Week, taking place from February 20th through February 26th to promote CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). CSA is a farm membership system that allows consumers to sign up to receive a season’s worth of a farm’s products (veggies, eggs, meat, etc) every week. Along with getting to enjoy fresh, delicious, and local food, being a CSA member is an excellent way to support and get to know your local farmers. During this special week, farmers, farmer support organizations, and CSA enthusiasts across the country will be working together to raise awareness of CSA and promote CSA signups.

Join us in promoting CSA Week as we celebrate our relationship with local agriculture and lift up local CSA farmers who work hard to produce the season’s best food. Historically, this event has been called “CSA Day” and it was started by Simon Huntley and Small Farm Central years ago. Last year, the CSA Innovation Network extended it to last an entire week so that more people hear about the event and have the ability to connect with their local CSA farms during this time.

“There has never been a better time to connect with fresh local food while helping to make our local farmers and communities more resilient,” said Carrie Sedlak of the CSA Innovation Network.

The CSA Innovation Network is providing a free packet of digital tools to help farmers promote their CSA during this special week, which is available to people who sign up for CSA Week on the Network’s website. And the CSA Week Participant map, also located on the Network’s website, will provide a visual of all the participating farmers and farm support organizations across the country.

You can play an important role in CSA Week by highlighting your local CSA farmers and spreading the word that this is the most popular time to sign up for a CSA share. Folks won’t want to wait long to sign up, as shares sell out quite quickly! CSA is more than food – it’s about directly impacting your local food system and bridging community relationships, and we hope you will join us.

There are several farms that offer CSA memberships in the Monadnock Region. Below is a short list.

Hillside Springs Farm and CSA Garden in Westmorland offers vegetables, herbs, berries, and flowers from Early June-late Nov.  Select a Full or Half Share CSA. Frank Hunter & Kim Peavey run a hand and horse-powered farm, using only sustainable and biodynamic farming methods.

Hillside Springs Farm and CSA Garden
Frank Hunter & Kim Peavey
32 Comerford Road, Westmoreland

Village Roots Permaculture Farm in East Alstead is a small, diverse, regenerative family farm offering the following CSA shares:  small and large poultry shares, small and large pasture shares (a mix of chicken, lamb, beef, and pork), and Spring greens shares.  Marty Castriotta and Ellen Denny sell turkeys, whole lambs, and whole and half pork and beef.  They also offer permaculture site consults, installations, design courses, and workshops.

Village Roots Permaculture
Marty Castriotta
134 Old Settlers Road, East Alstead

Seven Generations Farm in Gilsum is a small-scale herbal farm and homestead, practicing permaculture and herbalism. They offer a bi-monthly Full Moon Herb Share. Each share includes a variety of apothecary items and medicinal plant products. Half and Full shares are available.

Seven Generation Farm
Eric and Nicole Zablowsky
Alstead Hill Road, Gilsum

Jenny and Bruce Wooster of Picadilly Farm in Winchester grow certified organic produce. They offer various types of CSA shares that are available June-December, with share pick up at the farm or in sites in Keene or Brattleboro, VT.

Picadilly Farm
Bruce and Jenny  Wooster
264 South Parrish Road, Winchester

Stonewall Farm in Keene grows certified organic vegetables using regenerative practices.  They offer a full-season CSA from May through October.

Stonewall Farm
242 Chesterfield Road, Keene

Abenaki Springs Farm grows a wide variety of certified organic produce, small fruit, flowers, and pasture-raised poultry and pork in Walpole. Their market-style CSA runs from May through the end of October. Pick out weekly shares at the Keene Farmers Market or at their farm stand in Walpole.

Abenaki Springs Farm
Bruce Bickford
188 Upper Walpole Road, Walpole

Sun Moon Farm in Rindge is an intentionally small vegetable, herb and cut flower farm with a focus on community. From mid-June through October, friends can pick up their shares in the farm’s barn while visiting with their farmers and other neighbors. Members also have an opportunity to purchase fresh greens and storage crops throughout the winter.

Sun Moon Farm
Craig and Megan Jensen
121 Thomas Road, Rindge
603-899 2806

Tracie’s Community Farm in Fitzwilliam offers spring, summer, and fall CSA shares in a variety of sizes and with the option of home delivery to Keene and the surrounding areas. Shares are harvested, washed, and packed the day of delivery, and include a large variety of ripe, in-season produce.

Tracie’s Community Farm
72 Jaffrey Road, Fitzwilliam

About the CSA Innovation Network: The CSA Innovation Network is a national community of practice led by farmers and farmer support organizations who are dedicated to unifying and strengthening the CSA movement. Our mission is to serve as a resource base of programs and tools that facilitate idea-sharing and promote the value of CSA in order to support stronger local food systems across the country. Learn more at https://www.csainnovationnetwork.org/

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