CSA

2018 CSA Registration is now open! Click here to sign up.

 

What is CSA? 

Community Supported Agriculture is a direct connection between YOU and OUR FARM.

CSA members make a commitment to the farm by purchasing a “share” of the harvest in advance of the growing season.

This upfront commitment from you provides our farm with the capital we need early in the year – to buy seeds and supplies, and get our fields planted in the spring. In return, members receive a  “share” of the farm’s harvest — fresh, in-season, high quality, organic vegetables grown and harvested right here on our farm.

 

3 Ways to Join our CSA:

Weekly Vegetable Share

There are 75 Weekly Vegetable Shares available for the 2018 growing season (18 weeks beginning in June).

Weekly Greens Box

Greens Boxes are more limited, with just 20 memberships available (18 weeks beginning in June).

Farm Store Credit Membership

We have room for 100 members in our “Farm Store Credit” program, which offers pre-paid credit accounts that can be used at our Farm Store, and at our booth at the Exeter Farmers’ Market and Winter Farmers’ Markets.

2018 Additional Share Options:
Egg Shares, Chicken Shares, and Flower Shares from Clyde Farm

In the fall we also offer Thanksgiving Shares (single pick-up of a bulk vegetable share in mid-November).
Thanksgiving Share Registration begins in September.

Not sure which share is best for you?
Use our CSA Comparison Chart to find out!

Weekly Vegetable Share

Stout Oak Farm offers Certified Organic Weekly Vegetable CSA shares for pick up at our Farm Store.  The CSA runs for 18 weeks, starting the second full week of June. Pick up days are Tuesdays from 2:00 – 6:00pm OR Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00. Members pick up on the same day each week.

Each week, our popular pre-boxed CSA shares contain 8 to 10 different crops, reflecting what’s in season on the farm.
Our CSA is known for its top quality, very clean, organic vegetables!  We grow over 40 different crops, including many heirloom varieties. The shares are designed for one household, and typically feed 2 – 4 people.  See examples and photos of past CSA shares on our Farm Blog.

What you get with your Weekly Vegetable Share:

  • Weekly share boxed just for you:  A weekly supply of fresh, high quality, organic, in-season vegetables grown here at our farm! 8 to 10 items per week ($33+ average value per week)
  • CSA Swap Box: Swap any item in your share with any vegetable in the CSA Swap Box.
  • Weekly email with recipes, food storage tips, and menu planning ideas.
  • Face-to-face time with your farmers when you pick up your share each week.
  • Invitations to farm events including Spring Open House, Spring Plant Sale, Tomato Tasting, Fall Harvest Weekend, farm tours, and workshops.
  • Farm Store: Our store will be open during CSA pick-up times so you can supplement your share if you wish. Shop for additional organic vegetables, herbs, and seedlings, organic eggs and chicken from Clyde Farm, and pasture-raised meats, dairy products, and fruit from other local farms.
  • Option to add on an Organic Egg Share, Chicken Share, or Flower Share from Clyde Farm

Weekly Greens Box

Sign up for a weekly supply of fresh organic greens! Greens Boxes include a selection of salad greens, micro greens, and cooking greens ($20+ value per week). You can sign up for a Greens Box on its own, or add it onto your Weekly Vegetable Share.

Pick up at the farm on Tuesdays, 2:00 – 6:00pm OR Saturdays between 9:00 and 12:00 (pick up same day each week).

At Stout Oak Farm, we are passionate about growing top quality leafy greens of all kinds. 2018 varieties include lettuce mixes, arugula, spinach, baby kale, many types of lettuce, cress, broccolini, bok choi, tat soi, radicchio, kale, Swiss chard, Napa cabbage, micro greens mixes, and other fresh tasty greens!

Farm Store Credit

If you’re interested in joining the CSA, but are looking for something more flexible than a weekly boxed share, this program is for you! Make a commitment to the farm in advance of the growing season, and get a 10% discount on all products sold at our Farm Store – our own Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, and seedlings, as well as products raised by our friends at other local farms.

What you get with your FSC Membership:

  • Access to Stout Oak Farm’s fresh organic vegetables – 6 days a week at our Farm Store from June to October, and at year-round farmers’ markets*
  • You choose your membership level – $500, $250 or $100
  • 10% extra credit added to your account 
  • Freedom to choose how much you spend, how often you shop, and what you purchase.
  • Weekly emails during the main harvest season with recipes, food storage tips, and menu planning ideas
  • Invitations to farm events including Spring Open House, Spring Plant Sale, Tomato Tasting, Fall Harvest Weekend, farm tours, and workshops.
  • Option to add on an Organic Egg Share or Chicken Credit from Clyde Farm (Pick up on either Tuesday afternoons or Saturday mornings, same day each week)

* You can use your credit to purchase anything we have for sale at the Farm Store including our own organic vegetables and seedlings, local organic fruit, eggs, dairy products, meats, bread, grains, dry goods, fermented foods, pastas, and a constantly expanding selection of high quality locally grown organic foods.  You can also use your credit at our booth at the Exeter Farmers’ Market, or at the Winter Farmers’ Markets at Exeter High School.

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