Clear Brook Farms has been conducting the Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) Program for 13 seasons. Our two, unique programs help support our efforts to continue provide healthy organic produce for our local community. While our summer and winter programs look very different, they are both are great opportunities to help support our farm and your community.
This year (2020) will be our thirteenth season offering shares in the Clear Brook Farm Winter Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) program. Our Winter CSA offers 11 shares in 10 weekly pick-ups.
Thursday October 8th and Saturday October 10th.
3 share size to choose from:
$255 "1/2 Pint" share.
Example: potatoes, spinach, carrots, shallots.
$360 Small share.
Example: potatoes, spinach, kale, carrots, beets, butternut squash, shallots.
$465 Large share.
Example: potatoes, spinach, carrots, kale, beets, lettuce, brussels sprouts, braising mix, shallots, and butternut squash.
Clear Brook Farm, Shaftsbury VT: Thursdays 3-5:30pm, Saturdays 10-12pm.
First Congregational Church, Manchester VT: Saturdays 10-12pm.
Battenkill Books, Cambridge NY: 3-5:30pm.
While most CSA's give you a pre-selected box of produce once a week (similar to our Winter CSA), our Summer Share program is a "free choice" share which allows you the freedom and flexibility to visit our farmstand any time you choose, and purchase anything we sell at the farm stand during the season, be it plants, Clear Brook Farm organic produce, local cheese, baked goods, fruit, syrup, or anything else you choose. Plus you never need to worry about being away on vacation and missing a pick-up! We will have a "gift card" at the counter with your name and balance on it, and every time you make a purchase it will be deducted from your balance. By pre-purchasing a summer share you help Clear Brook Farm with spring startup costs including, seed, labor, fuel, and soils. In appreciation for your support of our farm by purchasing a CSA share the value of your purchase will be more than just the monetary value that you have paid. Depending on the size share you purchase and your signup date you will earn extra monetary credit on your card and also you will entitled to either 2 quarts(small share) or 4 quarts (large share) of free pick your own strawberries.
All CSA members who sign up by April 1, will qualify for some Pick Your Own Strawberries!! plus extra credit on your CSA card
Large Share Pay By Your Cost Starting CreditMarch 10 $450 $475 + free 4 qts of PYO Strawberries April 1 $450 $460 + free 4 qts of PYO Strawberries
Small Share Pay By Your Cost Starting CreditMarch 10 $250 $260 + Free 2 qts of PYO Strawberries April 1 $250 $255 + Free 2 qts of PYO Strawberries