Community Supported Agriculture
2019 FALL SHARE: OCtober 8th - November 28th
Eating is how we learn about our landscape, how we share experience with loved ones, and how we nourish our bodies. At Bread & Butter, we work to cultivate our extended farm community to share these experiences with us. We love getting to know our members and to be able to share a real sense of connection and reciprocity to this land.
Our long term goal is to create a year-round, full diet, free choice CSA experience in which members have access to a wide array of the highest quality foods, and have total choice as to what products they want to take and in what quantity. We work to create a CSA that provides an amazing, community oriented pick-up experience for our members. We prioritize Group Pick Up on Thursday but we can offer flexible pickup, anytime the Farm Store is open!
Our shares offer an assortment of fresh vegetables throughout the season. The majority of crops in our veggie shares are grown on the farm between our hoop houses and keyline gardens. We supplement some vegetables from friends at neighboring farms better suited to growing those crops. Explore examples of sample shares from past years below, and read about our veggie cultivation practices here.
In addition to fresh veggies, the omnivore share offers our nourishing and sustainably-raised grass-fed beef and woodland pork. We also include pastured lamb and organic chicken from neighboring farms, and wild-caught Alaskan Salmon from a fisherman who we work with. Specific cuts will change from week to week and also vary through the season, and we encourage members to enjoy a wide variety of delicious options. Click here to learn more about our animal management practices, and how they contribute to long term land health.
Omnivore Meat Add-On
Small (15 lbs / Season)
Large (30 lbs / Season)
Choose from our assortment of 100% grass-fed beef, pastured pork, as well as sustainable raised or caught meats that we buy in. You take home any cuts you like totaling to 15 or 30 lbs!
Organic Vegetarian Shares
Small (8 Items per/week)
Large (12 Items per/week)
You choose 8 or 12 items each week based on what is seasonally available. All vegetables are certified organic.
How Much is a Share?
…and what's an item?
We currently offer two share sizes. Our small share is 8 items and our large share is 12 items. Our new pick-up style is based around flexibility and choice. Instead of packing a share for you, we set out all of our veggies and note how much of each constitutes an 'item'. You then get to take any mix of 8 (small share) or 12 (large share) items that you wish. You can double (or triple, or whatever) up on certain items, so long as they are not limited in availability. To get a sense of what an 'item' is, below are some examples. Note that crops change by season, so everything below will not be available for the entire season. This list is meant to give a sense of how much food our members take home.
Tomatoes - 4 Count
Corn - 3 Count
Summer Squash / Zucchini - 2 Count
Cherry Tomatoes - 1 Pint
String Beans - 1 Pint
Beets - 1 Bunch
Garlic - 1 Large Head
Carrots - 1 Pound
Kale - 1 Bunch
Scallions - 1 Bunch
Chard - 1 Bunch
Salad Mix - 8 ounces
Cilantro - 2 Ounces
Herbs (dill, sage, parsley) - 1 Bunch
Potatoes - 1 Pound
Produce availability will move in concert with the season and specific availability will always change year to year and depend on factors like weather and the other variables that come along with growing food. Members will receive a weekly e-mail that will outline what will be in their upcoming share, along with recipes and tips for cooking inspiration.
Typical Winter Crops
Kale, Chard, Asian Greens, Lettuce, Arugula, Escarole, Spinach, Salad Mix, Cilantro, Parsley, Scallions, Winter Squash, Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Cabbage, Onions, Garlic, Rutabaga, and in Spring Sugar Snap peas & Watermelon Radish
Typical Summer Crops
Peas, Head Lettuce, Escarole, Garlic Scapes, Cucumbers, Scallions, Peppers, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Salad Mix, Kale, Parsley, Fennel, Cabbage, Onions, Swiss Chard, Choice of Culinary Herbs
Vermont Farm Share Program
Our farm participates in the Vermont Farm Share Program. This program subsidizes CSA shares for our neighbors who otherwise could not afford to join our CSA. Through the program, NOFA-VT will match each dollar that our CSA raises to offer reduced rates to income eligible individuals and families! Every cent donated goes directly towards the cost of a share- and any size donation helps!
If you would like to contribute to the Vermont Farm Share Program to help low-income households in our community join the farm, make checks payable to the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) and write Bread and Butter Farm in the check memo. Send donations to: NOFA-VT PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05477
If you want to become a member of our CSA and are in need of financial assistance, get in touch to learn more about the Vermont Farm Share Program. You may be eligible for a partially subsidized share! Learn more about this opportunity and review the application on the NOFA-VT website.