* Now accepting signups for our Fall 2020 CSA ! *
Announcing the Canopy Farms Aquaponics CSA!
Why should I join the Canopy Farms CSA?
CSA stands for community supported agriculture. When you buy a share of our harvest at the beginning of a session you become a member of the CF community, and you get to reap the rewards. This is a great way for you to support our farm– and eat delicious, hyper-local, super fresh and nutritious produce long after your garden has gone dormant for the season!
Throughout the session we’ll send you email newsletters with updates from the farm, recipes inspired by that week’s bounty, and more.
How much does the CSA cost?
$188/share for a 10 week session.
Our first session will run from late Oct through Dec 2020. We expect to have additional sessions available throughout the winter and early spring of 2021.
Where do I pick up?
At the Canopy Farms greenhouse, 5 Abbey Road in Brunswick (next door to Tao Yuan restaurant)
When do I pick up?
Pick up will be on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm. The Late Fall 2020 session runs from Oct 28 to Dec 30. In the case of bad weather, we’ll shift the pick up day as needed.
What will I get?
Each week you’ll receive a bag of whatever we’re currently growing at the farm. This will usually be an assortment of 3-4 different veggies. You can expect to receive a lot of greens– lettuce, kale, salad mixes, Asian greens, and more. We’ll also include herbs and fruiting crops (such as cucumbers or tomatoes, for example) as they’re available. The value of each share will vary throughout the session depending on availability; some weeks may be lighter than others, but that means you can expect extra bounty in weeks to come!
The majority of produce will come from our greenhouse right here in Brunswick. We may occasionally feature items from our partners at Kaskolos Sea Vegetables, an aquaponics farm located on the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine.
What is aquaponics?
Aquaponics is the synthesis of aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). In aquaponics, the grower manages the cycle of fish waste, helpful bacteria, and plants to create a balanced, living system in which the nutrients from fish waste feed plants, and in turn, plants filter water to return to the fish.
Is the produce organic?
We are not certified organic; however, we grow using ecological, organic methods. Because our system supports a diversity of living organisms– plants, fish, and beneficial bacteria– we cannot use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. If you have any specific questions about our practices please feel free to ask.
Will I receive any fish as a part of this CSA?
Our fish won’t be ready for harvest for several months yet, and they’re destined for our partner restaurants! But we’ll give you updates as they grow, and if there’s an opportunity to purchase fish from us separately, we’ll let you know.
Ready to sign up?
Send us a message through our contact page with the subject “CSA,” and let us know that you’d like to reserve a share. We’ll email you back to confirm your spot (or let you know you’re on the wait list) and give you details on how to make your payment.
We only have a limited number of shares available; if you miss out on the current session please check back! We hope to expand availability in Winter 2021. In the meantime, you can still purchase our produce through our partner restaurant, ZaoZe.
Any other questions? Please reach out through our contact page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.