Week 15 Main Season CSA September 15, 2020

Some nice cooler weather options on the table for the folks this week. Fall frost is on its way so get those soup recipes out!

potatoes

peppers

cabbage

khohlrabi

garlic

onions

beets with greens

carrots

eggplant

leeks

freshly cut chard

freshly cut parsley

hot peppers

Full shares could take 3 lbs potatoes, .5 lbs peppers, 1 head cabbage, 1 khohlrabi and 3 garlic bulbs and 3 more items from: 1.5 lbs onions, 1/2 lb beets with greens, 1 lb carrots, 1 or 2 eggplant, 5 leeks, chard. Parsley and hot peppers if you want some. Single shares could take 2 lbs potatoes, 2 garlics, 1.5 lbs peppers, 1 cabbage and 1 kohlrabi and one item from the choice list. All were welcome to get hot peppers and/or parsley

Week 14 Main Season CSA September 8, 2020

Many wonderful items to choose from this week!

tomatoes

sweet peppers

cabbage

storage onions

cherry tomatoes

spaghetti squash

ground cherries

beets

carrots

summer squash

zucchini

slicing cucumbers

leeks

chard (freshly cut as always)

green beans

Herbs etc.: hot peppers and freshly cut parsley.

Full Shares got: 2 lbs tomatoes, 1.5 lbs sweet peppers, 1 lb storage onions, 1/2 pt cherry toms, 2 spaghetti squash and could choose 3 from the choice list: 1/2 lb ground cherries, 1.5 lbs beets, 1 lb carrots, 3 pcs summer squash or zucchini, 2 slicing cukes, 5 leeks, 1 bunch chard, 1 bag green beans, 1 head cabbage, 2 kohlrabi. Single Shares got: 1 spaghetti squash, 1 lb sweet peppers, 2 lbs tomatoes, 1/2 pt cherry toms, 1 lb storage onions and could choose one additional item from the full share choice list. All were welcome to take hot peppers and parsley.

Week 13 2020 Main Season 9/1/2020

Another full cart this week as we had:

Delicata squash

summer squash

sweet peppers

Zucchini

sweet onions

leeks

cherry tomatoes

slicing tomatoes

slicing cucumbers

pickling cucumbers

Hakurie turnips

carrots

beets

fennel

ground cherries

egg plant

Asian melon (limited)

chard

Herb: freshly cut parsley

Everyone got: 2 Delicata squash, 1.5 lbs sweet onions or 5 leeks, 1 pt cherry tomatoes, 1 lb sweet peppers

Full shares also chose 4 from the following: 1 lb Hakurei turnips, 1 lb carrots, 1 lb beets, 2 lbs tomatoes, slicing cukes, 4 pickling cukes, 3 fennel, 1/2 lb ground cherries, 4 pieces summer squash/zucchini 1 or 2 eggplant, 1 or 2 Asian melons

Single shares chose one item from the choice list.

We also had a few peaches to give out to the kids.

Week 12 Main Season 2020

8/25/20

What a BEAUTIFUL pick-up day! Mild temps, sturdy breeze, blue skies, a chance to chat with folks and to meet Dustin (our newest puppy member) on my last pick-up day before school resumes. As always, the summer has flown by all too quickly for me. I’m going to miss seeing everyone and look forward to catching up with all of you in the spring!

Farmer Gene outdid himself again this this week with an amazing spread that included:

potatoes (white and red)

tomatoes (cherry and slicers)

sweet peppers (red and yellow)

carrots

garlic

ground cherries

sweet Asian melons

sweet onions

beets

fennel bulbs

log cultivated Shiitake mushrooms

Hakurei turnips

green beans

egg plant

freshly cut Swiss chard

cucumbers (slicing and pickling)

freshly cut parsley

jalapeño peppers

Full Shares: take 3 lbs potatoes, 1 pt cherry toms, 1 lb carrots, 3 garlic bulbs and then choose 5 items from the following: 1 lb sweet peppers, 1 lb beets, 1 lb hakurei turnips, 1 lb green beans, 1 bunch chard, 4 pieces summer squash and/or zucchini, 2 slicing cukes, 4 pickling cukes, 3 fennel bulbs, 1 lb sweet onions, 1/2 lb ground cherries, 1/4 lb shiitake mushrooms, 2 lbs slicing tomatoes .Single shares : take 3 lbs potatoes, 1 pt cherry toms, 1 lb carrots, 3 garlic bulbs and then choose 2 items from the choice list. Herb for all: Parsley and hot peppers

Week 11, 2020 Main Season

8/18/20

A nice selection this week with many things to choose from. We had:

acorn squash

beets with greens

melon (cantaloupe and asian)

leeks

sweet onions

tomatoes (cherry and slicing)

log cultivated Shiitake mushrooms (limited quantaties this week)

cucumbers (slicing and pickling)

carrots

Hakurei turnips

freshly cut chard

green beans

fennel

eggplant

zucchini

summer squash

sweet peppers (limited quantities this week)

parsley

jalapeño peppers

Everyone got: 1 acorn squash, 1 bunch beets with greens, 5 leeks OR 1.5 lbs sweet onions, 1 pt ( or more ) cherry tomatoes, 2 slicing cukes or 4 picklers. Full shares could take an additional 4 items from: 1 lb carrots, 1 lb hakurei turnips, melon, bunch of chard, 2 lbs slicing toms, 1 lb sweet peppers , 2-3 fennel, 3/4 lb bag green beans, 1/4 lb mushrooms ( 15 bags only ), 1 or 2 eggplant. Single shares could take 1 choice from the the choice list. Herb choice: hot peppers and parsley

Week 10 2020 CSA

8/11/2020: Well we’ve reached the half-way point in our main season and this week the table was LOADED with the following:

potatoes (red and white)

Hakurie turnips with beautiful greens

tomatoes (slicing and cherry)

eggplant (Asain and regular)

carrots

green beans

log cultivated shiitake mushrooms

summer squash

zucchini

beets

melons (Asian and cantaloupe)

radishes

leeks

fennell

cucumbers

peppers (sweet and hot)

chard (cut fresh)

parsley (cut fresh)

Full Shares: took 3 lbs taters, 1 bunch Hakurei turnips, 1.5 lbs carrots, 1 lb beets or radishes, 1/2 pt cherry toms. and chose 4 from the choice list: melon, log cultivated shiitake mushrooms, 5 leeks, 2-3 fennel, 3 slicing cukes, 1 lb sweet peppers, 2 lbs slicing tomatoes, 1 standard or 2 Asian eggplant, 1 lb bag green beans, 4 pieces of summer squash/zucchini, 1 lb beets or radishes, bunch of chard. Single Shares: took 2 lbs taters, 1 lb carrots, 1/2 pt cherry toms, 1 lb beets or radishes, 1 bunch Hakureis. They could choose 1 more from the full share choice list. All were welcome to take parsley or hot peppers.

Week 9, 2020 CSA

August 4, 2020

A stormy pick up day! Lot’s of goodies for our members with no “add on” fees (as always).

garlic

carrots

lettuce

green beans

summer squash

zucchini

beets (with greens)

chard

cucumbers (slicers and pickling)

melon (Asian and cantaloupe)

cabbage

kohlrabi

fennel

radishes

tomatoes (cherry and slicers-just starting to come in so limited)

basil

parsley

jalapeño peppers

Full Shares: 6 pieces summer squash/zucchini, 3 bulbs garlic, 1.5 lbs carrots, head lettuce, freshly cut herbs and choose 5 items from the “choice list”, and herbs

Single Shares: 6 pieces summer squash/zucchini, 2 bulbs garlic, 1 lbs carrots, head lettuce, freshly cut herbs and choose 2 items from the “choice list”

Choices: bunch of beets with greens, 1 lb loose beets, 1/2 lb radishes, 1.5 lbs tomatoes( limited amounts), 1/2 pt cherry tomatoes, freshly cut chard, 5 pickling cucumbers, 2 slicing cucumbers, 1 cantaloupe melon, 2 Asian melons, 4 small heads cabbage, 3-4 kohlrabi, 1 lb. bag of green beans, 2 or 3 bulbs fennel.

Freshly Cut Herbs Available: basil & parsley, we also had some hot jalapeño peppers available

Week 8 2020 CSA

July 28, 2020

A nice selection this week for our members! This week we had:

summer squash

zucchini

log cultivated shiitake mushrooms

green beans

snap peas

cucumbers (slicing and pickling)

carrots

onions

fresh cut chard

eggplant

beets

cilantro

basil

Full Shares: summer squash/zucchini, 2 slicing cucumbers, 4 pickling cucumbers, carrots and choose 4 more from: eggplant, beets, log cultivated shiitake mushrooms, radishes, cabbage, kohlrabi, green beans, snap peas, cherry tomatoes (limited quantities), onions,chard and herbs

Single Shares: summer squash/, zucchini, cucumbers and they could choose 2 items from the full share choice list and herbs

weeks 1-7 Summer 2020 CSA

Wow I’ve been slacking in terms of putting the weekly CSA news on the site! Guess I’ll play “catch-up” with this post and try to do better moving forward.

7/21/20
Full shares:
4 summer squash/zucchini, 2 slicing cukes, 4 pickling cukes, 1 lb. green beans, 1/2 lb. radishes, 1 head lettuce. Choose 3 from: 3/4 lb. bag snap peas, 2 lbs. shell peas, bunch of chard, 1 or 2 heads cabbage, 3 kohlrabi, beet bunch with greens, 1 lb. carrots, asian eggplant, pt cherry tomatoes.

Single Share: 1 head lettuce, 1/2 lb. radishes, 1 lb. green beans, 3 summer squash/zucchini 1 slicer and 3 picklers. Choose 1 additional item from the full share choice list

Herb choices: cilantro or parsley

7/14/20
Full Share and Single Share: 2 slicing cukes and 5 pickling cukes, 5 summer squash/zucchini, 1 lb. green beans, 3/4 lb. snap peas.

Full choose 3 more items from: 1 from 1 lb. broccoli, beets with greens, 1/2 lb. radishes, 2 kohlrabi, 1 or 2 heads cabbage, 1 head lettuce, 1/4 lb. log cultivated shiitake mushrooms, 1/2 pt Goumi berries, 2 lb shell peas, 1 lb carrots.

Single Share choose one item from the “choice list”

Herb choices were cilantro, basil and parsley

7/7/20
Full Shares: 2 zukes and 2 summer squash, 2 slicing cukes, 1 lb. broccoli, 1 head cabbage, 1/2 lb radishes. Choose 3 more from 1.5 lbs onions, 1 lb snap peas, 2 lb shell peas, 1/4 lb log cultivated shiitakes, 2 kohlrabi, 1/2 pt goumi berries, kale, chard, lettuce, 4 pickling cukes.

Single Share: got 3 pieces summer squash/zucchine and 1 slicing cuke, 1 lb. broccoli, 1 head cabbage, 1/2 lb radishes and choose 1 from the choice list.

Herb: parsley

6/30/20
Everyone got 1 head lettuce, 3 zucchini and 1 summer squash, 6-8 garlic scapes.
Full Share choose 4 from: cabbage, radishes, hukari turnip, kale, chard, 2 kohlrabi, 3/4 lb snap peas, 3 pickling cukes, 1 lb broccoli, 1/4 lb bag log cultivated shiitake mushrooms. Single Share chose 2 from the “choice list”

6/23/20

Everyone got: 1 head lettuce and 6 garlic scapes. Full Share choose 4 from cabbage, 1 lb radishes, 1 lb hakuri turnips 1 lb carrots while they lasted, 2 kohlrabu, 1 bunch kale, 2 zukes while they lasted. Single Shares choose 2 from “choice list”

Herb: some parsley some basil

6/16/20

Everyone got: 1 head lettuce, 1 bunch kale, 6-8 garlic scapes. Full Shares choose 3 from 1 lb carrots, 1 lb onions, 1 lb radishes, 1 head cabbage, 2 kohlrabi, 1 bag chard, Singles take 1 from that list.

Herbs: cilantro, parsley or garlic chives.

6/9/20

Everyone got: 1 head lettuce, 1 bunch kale and 1 napa cabbage. Full shares got to choose 2 from 1 lb onions, 1 lb carrots or a bunch radishes

Herbs: basil, parsley or garlic chives.

Rep. Chellie Pingree comments

Here is a recent statement from Maine’s Rep. Chellie Pingree who has a farming background and is one of the good politicians encouraging local food production.

“As the full impacts of the coronavirus pandemic become evident, we clearly must increase the resiliency of our food system. Our short-term focus is keeping farms in business, but if we want to ensure long-term sustainability, we’ll use this as an opportunity.


Farming has always been unpredictable, but this crisis has exposed a fragility in distribution, and a lack of equity in both access and production. We’re seeing an increase in extreme culling coupled with widespread product shortages; a farm system that is largely dependent on H-2A workers; few protections for farm workers; and devastating crop waste.


The Trump administration asserts that the food supply chain is healthy, but I’m hearing differently from those on the ground. Food banks in my district are competing with retailers to purchase food, and struggling to get it into the state. This highlights the need for a more localized supply chain. In Maine, we’ve seen a consumer shift towards local food producers. These farms now have the opportunity to demonstrate their importance and the quality of their products to a group of people who may not have otherwise been customers.


In the end, I believe the coronavirus pandemic can encourage a more sustainable food supply via production and distribution incentives. This shift would offer greater access for consumers, and revenue for farms via outlets for direct-to-market sales like farmers’ markets and CSAs, while at the same time helping to provide more locally sourced products for traditional options such as supermarkets.”


— Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat from Maine’s first district.