Maine

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), formed in 1971, which is “the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country” lists by county, over “150 organic csa farms, representing 6,200 shares” in Maine’s agricultural bounty.  MOFGA maintains an easy to navigate  database organized by Maine counties:  CLICK HERE to search for a CSA farm in Maine.

Albion (Kennebec County)

Misty Brook Farm [Katia & Brendan Holmes]
156 Bog Road
207.437.4719
Full diet CSA option
www.mistybrook.com

Freeport (Cumberland County)

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Teen Ag Program CSA [Richard Hodges]
184 Burnett Road
207.865.4469(X106) [Jen Rowland]
http://wolfesneckfarm.org

Mount Desert Island (Hancock County)

Beech Hill Farm [Project of College of the Atlantic]
171 Beech Hill Road
207.244.5204
www.coa.edu/beechhillfarm

Turner (Androscoggin County)

Nezinscot Farm [Gregg & Gloria Varney]
284 Turner Center Road
207.225.3231
www.nezinscotfarm.com

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement in America, which has provided economic support and predictability to farmers, practicing traditional family farming, that they will be able to continue to farm, and that communities will be able to enjoy fresh, local farm products.  Partnering with local farms by purchasing a “share” in the season’s harvest, consumers can know where their food is coming from and have the satisfaction of supporting local agriculture.

Participants, who purchase their shares early in the season, provide the farmer with a stable income, and in return they receive a weekly supply of fresh local farm products.  This concept of Community Supported Agriculture was introduced into the United States in 1985 by Robyn Van En, who farmed in South Egremont, Massachusetts.  She learned of the concept from a Swiss friend, Jan Vander Tuin, and within 4 years her farm’s original membership of 30 shares grew to 150.

Wilson College in Chambersberg, Pennsylvania has established the Robyn Van En Center in honor of Ms. Van En who died in 1997.  The Robyn Van En Center maintains a data base of Community Supported Agriculture farms, now numbering over 1400 farms,  which is easily searched.  CLICK HERE to search for a CSA farm convenient to your home using this directory.

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