Friday, February 12, 2010

Introducing the Sparrow Arc CSA!

For the first time this year, we are introducing a CSA.

What is a CSA?
CSA stands for "community supported agriculture," an increasingly popular way to bring seasonal, local produce to the public. Under a CSA, farmers sell a certain number of "shares" to members of the local community, who agree to purchase an annual membership in the CSA, in return for regular shipments of farm-fresh produce each week throughout the season.

Information on Sparrow Arc Farm's CSA:

- Member shares will be delivered to Elmwood Chapel, located at 42 Elmwood Road in Wellesley every Thursday
- One share feeds a family of four (or a couple that loves to cook lots of fresh produce!)
- CSA distribution starts the week of July 4 and continues through Thanksgiving for a total of 21 weeks
- We encourage those we don't want a full share to find a friend with whom to split a share
- Shares cost $735 up front ( this breaks down to $35 weekly, and every box contains at least $40 of produce)
- Share boxes must be picked up at Elmwood Chapel between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. each week
- If a member can't pick up their share (for example, during a vacation), they can send someone in their stead
- Boxes unclaimed at 6:30 p.m. will be given to a deserving family or a local food pantry

We have 100 shares available in 2010.
Some sample Boxes:

Late July
½ bag Mesclun
1 bunch Spinach
2 Summer Squash
1 bunch of Radish
1 bunch of Salad Turnip
2 New Potatoes
½ Fennel
1 bag Green Beans

Early September
2 Heirloom Tomato
1 pint cherry Tomato
1 bunch Swiss Chard
1 Cucumber
2 Italian Bean
1 Sweet Onion
2 Eggplant
½ bag Mesclun

Late October
5 Potato
5 Winter Squash
1 bu Beets
2 Parsnips
2 Carrots
2 Rutabaga
1 Spinach
1 bunch Kale
Apples and Pears will also be included in season.

Call us!
Matt Linehan, Owner
Daytime: 207-948-6105
Evenings: 207-948-2006
Become a member
Reserve your share by mailing a check for $735.00, made payable to Sparrow Arc Farm, and include your mailing address, phone number and email so we can provide receipt of payment.
Sparrow Arc Farm
43 Fisher Rd
Unity ME 04988
Thank you so much for your interest -- I'd love to grow your food. Do tell your friends!
Matthew Linehan, owner
Sparrow Arc Farm