Multiply your SNAP times FOUR buying CSA and Marketshares!

Multiply your SNAP dollars times FOUR when purchasing Vegetable Shares and Marketshares from Two Toad Farm. You pay just 1/3 the price, AND you get your original SNAP dollars to spend at the market that day.  Here’s how it works: Come to the Rollinsford Market this Saturday February 19 or Saturday March 19 at Wentworth Greenhouses from 10:am-2:pm and receive a 3-1 match of your SNAP dollars when buying any of our CSA share options. For example, purchase $100 Marketshares for just $33 using your EBT card AND ALSO GET $33 in SNAP tokens to spend at the market. Buy a $450 Full Share for $150 and also get $150 in tokens, or just $92 run from your card buy the $275 Half Share (don’t forget the $92 in tokens). Can’t buy a share all at once? Shares will continue to be on sale until May and there are THREE more Saturday Markets in Rollinsford to spread out your purchase: January 22, February 19, and March 19.  Funds for this program are limited, so the sooner the better. You will have to fill out the  2022-CSA-Sign-up.pdf (print it out and bring it with you to save time).   Please check out the details of our Marketshare and Summer Vegetable Share program by reading: Summer CSA Options—something for everyone ! You can also run your card to shop at market and get a 2:1 match without buying a share. For example, run your card for $50 and get $50 in SNAP tokens to shop at market AND get an additional $100 in coupons good for fruits and vegetables only.

2021 CSA Shares are now available!!

Purchase 2021 shares on line, or come to any of our winter markets and fill out a signup sheet to pay cash, or write a check.  That saves you the credit card fee!  Full and Half Share pick ups are 4:30-6:30 pm every single Monday (no exeptions)  at our Farm Stand on rt 202 in Lebanon, Maine (next to the Lebanon Post Office).  Pick ups start on June 14th and end on September 20.  The Seedling CSA pick ups are at our greenhouse location in Springvale, Maine.

Our summer farmers’ markets are on Saturdays in Sanford, ME and in Portsmouth, NH.

Extending our MARKETSHARE deadline for PORTSMOUTH FARMERS MARKET CUSTOMERS– 2020 CSA shares are sold out for the season!

Our Summer Vegetable CSA (both full and half shares) is full for 2020, and our Seedling CSA is also sold out.  Thank you so much for your support.  In light of recent health concerns, we are extending the deadline for purchasing Marketshares for Portsmouth Farmers’ Market customers.  In an effort to reduce the handling of cash and credit cards at market, we urge our customers to take advantage of our Marketshare program.  When you purchase a Marketshare, you are becoming a member of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, but unlike our regular vegetable share pick-ups each Monday, YOU GET TO SHOP AT MARKET for what you want when you want it– AND YOU GET 20% FREE!!   Learn about them here: https://twotoadfarm.com/product/summer-marketshare/

Buy as many $100.00 marketshares as you think you can use in a season and get $120 credit for each.   Please remember they expire once the season is over– the last market is the first Saturday in November.   If you are not already a Two Toad Farm customer, we would love to have you come visit us during our 11th season as a member of the Seacoast Growers Association.  We sell tons of herbs and veggies, lot’s of eggs and top notch seedlings in the spring.  We use no synthetic sprays, fertilizers, herbicides, or GMO’s EVER and NEVER WILL!!   Stay safe and support your local farmers.

Two Toad Farm Seedling CSA 2020

        Our 9th year offering a pre-planned garden CSA

Garden planting continues throughout the season.  Getting your seedlings at the peak of health and at the perfect time to plant is just as important as figuring out WHAT to plant. That’s exactly what you get when you become a member of our seedling CSA along with tips, tricks and advice that will teach you how to organically grow your own food.  A seedling CSA share gets you over 400 plants divided over 5 different pickups spanning 2 months of the planting season.  Shares include early crops to late crops with hot crops in the middle.  There is a wide selection of proven varieties for our area we’ve been growing on our farm for years.  You get written instructions tailored to each pickup that include information like: how to prep your soil, how to plan your garden layout, how to plant, how to cultivate how to prevent pests and disease, how to treat pests and disease, how and when to harvest, what, where, and when to cover crop, how to use mulch, and whatever else may come up during the growing season.  Some crops are best directly seeded into the soil so are not part of the seedling CSA—things like peas, beans, carrots, beets, salad mix and potatoes.

    

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Two Toad Farm Summer Seedling CSA

Note: pickup weeks may change due to seasonal conditions.

(this table shows numbers of six packs, size, and bed feet required in your garden)

Crop total each pickup 1 pickup 2 pickup 3 pickup 4 pickup 5 size bed feet
1 onions 120 ct 1 1 L 5
2 leeks 120 ct 1 1 12
3 parsley 1 1 S 1
4 celery 1 1 S 1
5 broccoli 2 1 1 L 4
6 cabbage 2 1 1 L 4
7 bok choy 2 1 1 L 4
8 kale 1 1 L 2
9 kohlrabi 2 1 1 L 4
10 lettuce 3 1 1 1 L 6
11 chard 1 1 L 2
12 egg plant 1 1 L 3
13 Basil 1 1 S 3
14 peppers 1 1 L 3
15 tomato 2 2 L 18
16 zukes 2 1 L 18
17 cukes 2 2 L 18
18 sum squash 1 1 L 9
19 patty pan 1 1 L 9
20 acorn 1 1 L 9
21 butternut 1 1 L 9
22 delicata 1 1 L 9
23 spaghetti 1 1 L 9
space between plants: 22
TOTALS: 32 6 6 10 6 3 184

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CSA Sign Up is starting NOW: early bird sign up special!

2020 CSA sign up is HERE!  Take advantage of our early bird sign up offers!!

We are offering a special gift if you sign up for our CSA before January 15, 2020—PURE MAPLE SYRUP!!

Full share: free liter

Half share: free large flask

Seedling Share: mini flask

Marketshares: mini flask

This syrup is from our friends at True Mountain Maple and is something special.  All the syrup is packed in glass bottles and is fired from wood harvested on site.  Also, every one of the taps are placed by hand via snowshoe and and all of the sap is gravity fed into the sugar house.  This means NO GAS OR DIESEL of any kind is burned during the entire syruping season ensuring the most pure, delicious product you can get.

If you pay in full by the first day of spring (March 21) you get $20.00 off the total price of your Full or Half vegetable share.  Remember returning CSA members from any year or any type of share ALWAYS get an additional $20.00 off of the price of their vegetable share.

What this means– an example: A returning member buying a full share and paying in full by Jan 15 will pay just $360 AND get a free liter of pure maple syrup. That’s a great deal.

Happy Holidays from Two Toad Farm!! {Looking toward 2020}

It’s time when the days are short—but finally getting longer.  It’s also time to think about the new year and what motivates us for the future.  For us, it’s bringing food to the people.  It’s building our local food economy from the soil up.  It’s contributing to the health of our community.  This year we will be breaking ground on our own farm land.  After leasing for 12 years, we will finally have the stability to know that every bit of soil fertility we build will be ours. Here’s to all of our customers who helped make it happen.  Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Using SNAP to buy CSA Shares and Marketshares: 2018

SNAP benefits are accepted at all of our summer markets.

Once again we can accept SNAP benefits to pay for 2018 CSA shares!  By partnering with Seacoast Eat Local, they actually match your SNAP dollars up to 300%.  The match is for MARCH ONLY!  If you are interested, please read about our CSA options including the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page so you fully understand how the different options work.  If you decide to purchase a share please use the contact form to let us know.  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:

Seacoast Eat Local's SNAP Program from Tom Vatistas on Vimeo.

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

Spring FEVER!: Actual 2017 CSA Veggie share pick ups.

    With one of the coldest, wettest springs anyone can remember (even farmers that have been producing veggies for over 4 decades), last year the farming season had an extremely rough start to say the least.  Despite other local CSA’s skipping weeks because of no crops, Two Toad Farm still had veggies for Monday pickups.  CSA shares always start out a bit lighter with more cold hardy crops and greens.  Pickups slowly evolve throughout the growing season with more veggies being added as they mature.   With plantings pushed further and later into the season,  things finally evened out and then gave way to a long, warm fall that just barely allowed some, but not al of the winter squash to ripen and the potatoes to size up.  Compare past years’ distributions to get a sense of what can be included in a veggie share as well as the 2017 list.

Two Toad Farm: Lebanon, Maine

2017 Summer Veggie CSA: Actual FULL SHARE Pickups (Half Shares are slightly more than ½ of a full share)

 

 

Week 01: June 12      

1 bunch kale

1 bunch scallion

1 bunch baby radish

1 bok choy

1 head lettuce

.4lb spinach

 

Week 02: June 19

1 bu kale

1 bu chard

1 bu radish

1 head lettuce

1 bu scallions

1 napa cabbage

1 bu hakurei salad turnip

Week 03: June 26

1 head lettuce

1 bu kale

1 bu chard

1 bu hakurei salad turnip

1 bu radish

1 bu scallion

1 bu beet greens

1 bu garlic scapes

 

Week 04: July 3

1 head lettuce

.6 lb Lettuce mix

.4 lb spinach

1 bu chard

1 bu celery

1 bu scallion

1 bu garlic scape

 

Week 05: July 10

1 bu kale

1 bu celery

1 bu parsley

2 squash/zucchini

1 bu hakurei salad turnip

.6 lb baby lettuce mix

.3lb spinach

Week 06: July 17

1 bu kale

1 bu parsley

1 bu celery

1 bu hakurei salad turnip

2 zucchini/ summer squash

2 cukes

.4 lb snap peas

 

Week 07: July 24

4 lb summer squash/zukes

.25 lb basil

.6 lb lettuce mix

2 cukes

1 bu kale

1 bu parsley

1 bu celery

1 bu beet greens

1 bok choy

1 head lettuce

 

Week 08: July 31

1 bu kale

1 bu chard

1 bu parsley

1 bu celery

1 garlic

1 cabbage

1.8 lbs cukes

1.8 lbs summer squash/zukes

.4 lbs spinach

.3 lb basil

Week 09: August 7

1 bu kale

1 bu chard

1 bu parsley

1 bu celery

2  garlic

5 lbs cukes

3 lbs summer squash/ zukes

1 bu beets

.3 lbs basil

 

Week 10: August 14

1 bu kale

1 bu beets

1 bu celery

1 bu parsley

1 garlic

2 tomatoes

5 lbs summer squash/zukes

4 lbs cukes

.8 lbs green beans

 

Week 11: August 21

5 lb cukes

1 lb beans

1 bu kale

1 bu beets

3 lbs summer squash/ zukes

4 garlic

3 sweet onions

4 tomatoes

Week 12: August 28

1 bu kale

1 bu beets

1 cabbage

2 green peppers

1 eggplant

5 sweet onions

5 tomatoes

5 lbs cukes

3 lbs summer squash/ zukes

Week 13: September 4

1 bu kale

1 bu chard

1 bu beets

2 sweet onions

2 garlic

4 brussels crowns

2.4 lbs tomatoes

1 lb summer squash/ zukes

 

Week 14: September 11

2 lb tomatoes

1.5 lb cherry tomatoes

.5 lb beans or peas

3 eggplant

1 bu parsley

1 bu celery

1 bu kale

1 bu beets

2 sweet peppers

4 sweet onions

 

Week 15: September 18

1 bu kale

1 bu beets

1 bu celery

1 bu parsley

5 red onions

5 sweet onions

5 garlic

1 lb snow peas

1.5 lb beans

1 lb tomato

1 lb summer squash/ zukes

 

 

 

Using SNAP for CSA shares: 2017

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 read 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.

Actual Veggies in each pickup for 2016