The 1780 Farm CSA

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  • 89 Winchester Rd.

    Chesterfield, NH 03443

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  • 818-929-2901

About The 1780 Farm CSA

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in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, the 1780 Farm LLC was originally farmed beginning in 1780 by John Darling and his children. As the Children grew up and married John gave them land to homestead. Nahum Darling and his wife Betsey Goodrich first built here in 1808. Later the land was purchased by The Historic Pine Grove Springs Hotel on lake Spofford.

During the late 1800's through the beginning of the twentieth century this farm provided the vegetables and other foods required for what was a huge summer vacation destination for city folks from New York and Boston.

We Sell grass fed beef, chicken eggs

More about The 1780 Farm CSA

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer. In brief... Advantages for farmers: Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm's cash flow Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow Advantages for consumers: Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season Find that kids typically favor food from "their" farm β?? even veggies they've never been known to eat Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown It's a simple enough idea, but its impact has been profound. Tens of thousands of families have joined CSAs, and in some areas of the country there is more demand than there are CSA farms to fill it. The government does not track CSAs, so there is no official count of how many CSAs there are in the U.S.. LocalHarvest has the most comprehensive directory of CSA farms, with over 2,500 listed in our grassroots database. In 2008, 557 CSAs signed up with LocalHarvest, and in the first two months of 2009, an additional 300 CSAs joined the site.

 

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