In exchange for your membership fee, you will receive a weekly share of the freshest in-season produce grown by Balsam Farms. We try our best to make each week’s share different and interesting, with vegetables you know and love, and some you might not be so familiar with. Depending on what we are harvesting, our farmers will choose a delicious selection of fresh vegetables, greens, herbs and fruit for you each week. We may also occasionally include a value added item from our farm like pestos, pickles, jams, or tomato sauce. Each week we’ll include helpful information like recipes and storage tips to help you make the most of your share and keep your vegetables fresher longer.
In addition to the basic farm share, we offer additional options from other quality local food producers to supplement your weekly share, including: Balsam Farms prepared food items and cut flowers, fruit from Briermere Farms and The Milk Pail, fresh baked breads from Carissa’s Bread, Iacono Farm eggs,Villa Italian Specialties mozzarella, goat and sheep cheeses from Catapano Dairy Farm.
Although share value will vary from week to week, the items included in your share over the course of the season will have a retail value far greater than the cost of your share. We also invite our members to a 10% discount off any additional fresh produce purchased during any of our CSA pickup times.
When you join, your membership fee helps us to do things like buy seeds and fertilizer, fuel our tractors, and pay our farmers for their hard work planting and harvesting. When our working capital comes directly from our customers, it decreases our dependency on bank loans to help cover the costs of farming in the early season.
Fresh food, open spaces, strengthened local economy, and a thriving agricultural community.
When local farms and farmers are supported by their communities, we all reap the benefits. Having working farms in the community provides food and work for friends, neighbors, and visitors, and provides the beautiful open spaces and vistas that make us all proud to call the East End our home.
Sign up by Presidents’ Day ~ Feb. 19th ~ Receive a $50 Balsam Farms Gift Card, AND Receive a free Balsam Farms hat, t-shirt, or reusable shopping bag.
Sign up by St. Patrick’s Day ~ March 17th ~ Receive a free Balsam Farms hat, t-shirt, or reusable shopping bag.
Questions? Send us an email and we’ll get right back to you.