Summer shares are available from Tracie’s Community Farm.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a concept bringing together farms and members of the community to share in a mutually beneficial relationship.
Members purchase a share at the beginning of the season, providing farmers with money to buy seeds and supplies, cover their overhead, pay their employees, and a guaranteed customer base throughout the season.
For 2018, the summer season will begin the week of June 11th and continue for 16 weeks until the week of September 28th. Each week, we harvest and wash the veggies that are at their peak flavor, and pack them into baskets. A weekly newsletter is sent out via email, explaining what we’re up to on the farm, how to prepare and store your veggies and what you can expect in the next week’s basket. As the season progresses, you will receive ample shares of the bounty. You can check out the anticipated harvest dates by clicking on the Harvest Schedule link on the right side of our home page to get a better idea of what the shares typically include.
Prices below include delivery to your door. We have delivery routes Fitzwilliam, Rindge, Jaffrey, Keene, Swanzey, Marlborough, Nelson, Richmond, Troy, Dublin, Harrisville, and Peterborough. NOW OFFERING DELIVERY TO MASS: Fitchburg, Westminster, Winchendon, and Gardner!
$60 off for those who pick up at the farm. Your choice of Monday, Wednesday or Friday pick up 3:30-9 p.m.
Half Share $285 (feeds 1-2)
Small Share $380 (feeds 1-4)
Family Share $560 (feeds 4-6)
Large Family Share – $720 (feeds 5-10 or those who like to freeze and can/preserve)
The price of the share includes delivery. If you choose to pick up at the farm, you’ll receive $60 discount off your share. There is a $20 office fee for changing your delivery location and or pick up day after you sign up for your share.
You don’t need to pay for the entire share up front. You can make payments if that is more comfortable for you. Payment in full is due by August 1st. More info on our website.
There is a late fee of $20 for those who join after May 1st. This fee is to help encourage members to sign up early so we can get the bulk of the office work out of the way before our busy season begins. We start seeding for summer shares in early February.
For those picking up: To ensure the freshness of you share please pick up on your pick-up day between 3:30 – 9:00 p.m. More info on our website.
For those getting their basket delivered: Please leave your empty basket in the place where you basket is left (out of the rain) so that you’re driver can pick up the following week. More info on our website.
Additional Options: We don’t include these in basic share to better meet your preferences.
Each Week = $30 or every other week=$15. We’ll start chard every other share 1st week and kale 2nd so you can rotate them if you prefer. Each option adds $1.87 per week (market value $2-3). If you use more of these, order 2+ shares:
- Specialty Greens Share (5 oz per week, every week only, $40) We hope to include watercress, mesclun, lettuce mix, ruby red orach, and claytonia.
- Herb Share (1/wk, inc bags basil for pesto) Last year $60 value so don’t worry if you can’t use them all.
- Baby Lettuce Mix Share (6 oz/wk Aug-Oct when less head lettuce is coming in)
- Chard Share (12 oz)
- Kale Share (12 oz)
- 1/2 Pint Raspberry Shares – for 7 weeks throughout season =$25 (Won’t be 7 consecutive weeks). Raspberries are perishable and need to be eaten right away and/or refrigerated.
- Pint Blueberry Share – for 5 weeks =$25
- Cut Flower Share – for 10 weeks = $45
- NEW! Coffee Share from Terra Nova Coffee in Keene
- 12oz for 16 weeks = $144
- 12oz every other week for 8 weeks = $72
- Bread Share from Orchard Hill Breadworks – for 14 weeks = $70 (Those picking up are welcome to trade out bread they receive for other bread options in farm store)
- Egg Share from Rosemont Farm now in Jaffrey!
- dozen for 16 weeks = $60
- dozen every other week for 8 weeks = $30
3 Payment Options:
- Send a check to:
Tracie’s Community Farm, LLC,
72 Jaffrey Rd.,
Fitzwilliam, NH, 03447.
Include your email address if you want us to send you a confirmation of receipt of payment!
- Drop off in the lock box in our farmstore.
- on our website: http://www.traciesfarm.com/wordpress/?page_id=31
email contact: email@example.com
In 1999, Tracie Loock started growing vegetables in Sullivan on her father’s land while studying Environmental Horticulture at UNH to get hands on experience. Over nine years she grew experience, customers, knowledge, equipment, credit, and infrastructure. In November of 2007 she found a land opportunity in Fitzwilliam. Fitzwilliam Green was looking for a farmer to buy 33 acres of land they wanted to keep in farming by putting a Conservation Easement on it since the land was classified as Becket Fine Sandy Loam, which is prime agricultural soil, rare in NH and especially not being on the river valley. She worked with Fitzwilliam Green and the Monadnock Conservancy to put together an easement that would work for everyone. With the help of family and friends all of the farms supplies, greenhouses, and perennials where moved to Fitzwilliam within a week of signing a purchase and sale agreement.