Using SNAP for CSA shares

SNAP benefits are accepted at all of our summer markets.

We can also accept SNAP benefits to pay for CSA shares!  By partnering with Seacoast Eat Local, we have access to a program that will actually match your SNAP dollars up to 300%.  If you are interested, please  about our CSA options including the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.  If you decide to purchase a share please use the contact form.  We will then work with Seacoast Eat Local to make it happen!

This also works for Marketshares but  when purchased through this program are limited to the sales of our VEGETABLES ONLY.

Please check out the video about the SNAP program at markets run by SEL:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/73146592

The Sanford Farmers Market administers the SNAP program through the hard work of our Vendor volunteers.

Message to our past members:

 Hello Two Toad Farm Community!

Despite the cold, we have thousands of plants started and the CSA plans have been finalized for 2017.  We have enclosed the “one pager” explanation of the 3 CSA options (same as last year) as well as a copy of this year’s signup sheet.  Please share them with your friends or anyone interested in learning about Two Toad Farm.  We also have flyers we can email if you have good places to hang them up.  Please help spread the word.

Veggie shares will begin on Monday, June 12 and continue EVERY Monday ending on September 18.   The Seedling CSA will begin on Saturday May, 13 and continue every other Saturday until July 08. Marketshares will run the same as always, but we have dropped the Somersworth Market and ADDED the Rochester Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays from 3:- 6:pm at the Rochester Commons.  Please stay up to date on what Two Toad Farm is doing by using our Facebook page and checking your spam email folder.  Replying a quick “got it” to emails helps ensure they go to the right place.

Don’t forget our yearly bonuses: if you have ever been a member of any of our CSA programs you get a $20.00 discount on your veggie share, and the yearly pay in full by March 15 discount (also on veggie shares) is available to everyone as always.  Tell your friends!

WE HAVE PORK!  Our Organic fed, pastured pigs did a lot of work for us this fall at the farm digging out and eating perennial weeds in Garden III, and they are so tender and delicious.  These guys were spoiled with thousands of pounds of apples, acorns, and were finished with whey (from Mb’s cheesemaking) fermented Organic barley, corn, and oats.  The result is that our hams, ham steaks, Canadian bacon, BACON, breakfast sausage, porkchops, rib steaks, roasts, and ribs are amazing, and we will have them for sale at the Berwick Winter Farmers’ Market Sunday 3/19 and 4/23 at the Berwick Town Hall from 10:- 1:30.  Please invite all of your friends!

We are excited about this coming year.  We are opening new ground, and installing a walk in cooler along with remodeling the old, cement block hatchery on the farm to accommodate veggie storage, indoor wash/pack, and maybe even a cheese room for Marybeth.  We are also in the beginning stages of contacting well drillers to put in a high capacity irrigation well.  Our soil has improved so much just in the 3 seasons we have leased Red Wing Farm, and we anticipate even better yields in 2017.  In a completely new topic, we have for years been wanting to start a wholesale and bulk buying club for foods that we don’t produce.  We will be reaching out to folks for help running this because we are just too busy once the farming season gets underway to administer it. Let’s do it!

So thank you all, and we hope to be hearing from you.  Cheers to 2017 being a great year!

Jordan and Marybeth

 

 

2017: Special Deals, Deadlines, and Details

Stay tuned for the following updates:

  • list of 2016 actual CSA distributions
  • Berwick Winter Market signup bonuses
  • Seacoast Eat Local signup bonuses
  • SNAP for CSA?

 

CSA is starting this Monday June 13

It’s been an up and down spring. Cold weather with late snow collapsed some row covers, then high temps and bone dry conditions made germination and planting difficult, and some CRAZY WIND on Thursday beat up the tomatoes and summer squashes. But despite that, we have lots of produce coming in for the first Veggie CSA pickup of 2016. Shareholders will be getting kale, chard, napa cabbages, lettuce, salad mix, and more. It’s early, and these early crops are what’s in season. Garlic scapes — one of our most favorite crops– are coming soon, along with scallions.

Happy Week ONE of CSA,
Jordan and Marybeth

We’ve taken $150.00 off our Veggie CSA

We have decided to make the CSA shorter and more affordable in order to reach more people.  Now, for $400.00 (additional early pay and returning member discounts are available), you can get a full share ($250.00 for half share) of fresh veggies every week for 15 weeks.

Our Seedling CSA and our Marketshares are the same as last year.

Our 2015 Summer Vegetable CSA starts THIS MONDAY, June 01!

It’s here.  The start of CSA season.  We have lot’s of veggies growing in this drought.  Here’s what to expect:

Radishes, Sweet Salad Turnips, Scallions, Lettuce, Spinach, Kale(!), ….  and maybe more.  We’ll see.

Remember to bring a box or basket to pick up your share.  Pickup is from 4:-7:pm at the farm on 288 Upper Cross Rd in Lebanon, Maine (the old Red Wing Farm).  Please pull in on the GRASS drive, and then EXIT through the gravel drive.  We will have signs up that show IN and OUT.

Please be sure to check your email accounts, INCLUDING SPAM, and send a quick reply saying you’ve gotten it so our future emails don’t end up getting lost.

Looking forward to it!

Jordan and Marybeth

We are EXTENDING the deadline on Marketshares and Veggie CSA shares!

We are extending the deadline so we can bring more food to the people.  Our Seedling CSA is full, however, but you can still buy seedlings at a discount when you purchase Marketshares (20% free).  And still, the best deal on veggies is through a Full Share.  Last year’s CSA Full Share members recieved $753.00 worth of produce throughout the summer for a $550.00 share!

Somersworth Farmers Market: It’s OFFICIAL, Two Toad Farm will be there!

We are now officially participating in the Somersworth Farmers’ Market!

Thursdays from June 4th – September 24th

3:00pm-6:00pm at Goodwin Community Health
311 Route 108 Somersworth, NH 03878

Join us on the lawn at Goodwin Community Health every Thursday from 3:00-6:00pm for a selection of fresh products from our local farmers.

Thanks to our partners, Seacoast Eat Local, the Somersworth Farmers Market is anticipating accepting SNAP/EBT. Stay tuned for updated and for more information on SNAP benefits, click here.

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What they got: 2014 Summer Vegetable CSA

Here is the list of what FULL SHARE members received for each week of CSA pickups:

Remember, the season starts out slowly, and evolves depending on each season.

Two Toad Farm Lebanon, Maine

2014 Summer CSA Pickups:


Week 1: June 2

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. baby turnips/mustard greens

2 baby bok choy (Shanghai green)

1 bok choi (Joi Choi)

.7 lb. spinach

.45 lb. mizuna salad greens

2 heads lettuce

1 bu. scallions

 

Week 2: June 9

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. mustard greens

1 bok choi (Joi Choi)

1 baby bok choi (Shanghai green)

1 bu. beet greens

2 heads lettuce

1 bu. scallions

1 bu. swiss chard

 

Week 3: June 16

1 lb. salad greens

1 bu. kale (green curly)

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. celery

1 bu. scallions

1 bu. salad turnips

1 head lettuce

2 bok choi (1 Joi Choi, 1 Shanghai green)

 

Week 4: June 23

1 bu. kale (Red Russian/green curly)

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. celery

1 bu. scallion

2 bu. garlic scapes

1 bu. salad turnips

1 bok choi (Joi Choi)

1 head lettuce

 

Week 5: June 30

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. celery

1 bu. scallion

1 bu. salad turnips

½ bu. garlic scapes

.25 lb. baby lettuce mix

 

Week 6: July 7

1 ea. summer squash

.35 lb. snap peas

1 bu. kale (green curly)

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. celery

1 bu. salad turnip

1 bu. radish (full) / 1 kohlrabi (half)

.5 lb. spinach

1 head lettuce

 

Week 7: July 14

1.6 lb. summer squash/zucchini

.3 lb. snap peas

1 bu. salad turnips (full shares only)

2 bu. kale (Red Russian)

2 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. celery

1 bu. parsley

1 handful basil

 

Week 8: July 21

2 lb. summer squash/zucchini

handful basil

3 ea. cucumbers

.6 lb. spinach

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. celery

1 bu. parsley

 

Week 9: July 28

2 lb. cucumbers

1 lb. summer squash/zucchini

.5 lb. spinach

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. celery

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. basil

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. radish

1 bu. beets

 

Week 10: August 4

3 lb. cucumbers

3.2 lb. zucchini/summer squash

.33 lb. spinach

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. celery

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. basil

1 bu. baby salad turnip (full shares only)

2 ea. green peppers

 

Week 11: August 11

4 ea. green peppers

5 lb. cucumbers

7.5 lb. summer squash/zucchini

.5 lb. cherry tomatoes

1 bu. beets

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bok choi

1 ea. tomato

1 bu. basil

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. celery

1 head lettuce

 

Week 12: August 18

1 ea. tomato

3 ea. jalapeno

.5 lb. cherry tomatoes

4 ea. green peppers

3 lb. cucumbers

1 bu. parsley (full shares)

8 lb. summer squash/zucchini

1 lb. green beans

1 ea. bok choi (Joi Choi)

1 ea. kohlrabi

 

Week 13: August 25

4.2 lb. cucumbers

3 lb. summer squash/zucchini

1 lb. green beans

2 ea. tomatoes

1 ea. bok choi (Joi Choi)

1 bu. carrots

1 bu. celery

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. swiss chard

3 ea. green pepper

1 bu. lemon basil

 

Week 14: September 1

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. kale (green curly)

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. celery

4 ea. tomatoes

4 ea. onions

1 ea. cabbage

3 ea. green peppers

1 ea. eggplant

1 ea. kohlrabi

4 lb. summer squash/zucchini

8 lb. cucumbers

 

Week 15: September 8

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. celery

2 bu. spinach

3 ea. green peppers

1 ea. kohlrabi

2.4 lb. tomatoes

8 lb. cucumbers

2 lb. summer squash/zucchini

1 bu. onion

 

Week 16: September 15

16 ea. green peppers

2 lb. eggplant

2.5 lb. cucumbers

1 bu. carrot

1 bu. swiss chard

7 ea. jalapeno

2.4 lb. tomatoes

1 bu. onion

1 ea. butternut squash

 

Week 17: September 22

2.3 lb. green peppers

2 ea. sugar dumpling/kabocha winter squash

1 bu. carrot

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. parsley

1 ea. melon

1 bu. onion

1.6 lb. tomatoes

 

Week 18: September 29

1 ea. spaghetti squash

.8 lb. tomatoes

1.8 lb. green peppers

1 ea. kohlrabi

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. celery

1 bu. spinach

5 ea. jalapeno

1 bu. onion

1 ea. sugar dumpling winter squash

1 ea. acorn squash

12 ears corn

 

Week 19: October 6

3 ea. green peppers

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. swiss chard

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. celery

1 lb. jeruselem artichokes

.5 lb. tomatoes

.3 lb. spinach

5 ea. jalapeno

2 ea. winter squash (butternut/acorn)

 

Week 20: October 13

1 ea. acorn squash

1 ea. carnival winter squash

1 ea. buttercup winter squash

1.5 lb jeruselem artichoke

1 bu. carrot

1 bu. parsley

1 bu. kale (Red Russian)

1 bu. celery

1 bu. swiss chard

5 ea. hot peppers asst.

5 ea. jalapeno

.25 lb. arugula

.25 lb. baby kale salad greens

1 ea. kohlrabi

1.2 lb. green peppers