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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 even if 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.
Where do I pick up?
At ZaoZe Cafe & Market, downstairs from the Canopy Farms greenhouse, 5 Abbey Road in Brunswick (next door to Tao Yuan restaurant)
When do I pick up?
Pickup is on Thursdays from 4-6 pm.
The Winter 1 2022 session will run from Nov. 10th-January 12th
Additional sessions will be announced as they get closer.
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 3-5 different veggies. You can expect to receive a lot of greens– bok choy, lettuce, kale, salad mixes, Asian greens, etc. We’ll also include herbs and fruiting crops (such as cucumbers or peppers, 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!
We also offer an optional ZaoZe add-on for an additional $80 for the session. If you opt to add that, you’ll receive a weekly item from ZaoZe such as house-made condiments, baked goods, and more along with your veggies.
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?
We no longer have our fish as an optional add on, but please visit us at the Portland Winter Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 9-1 at 631 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME where we will have our whole Rainbow Trout for sale, along with our other products.
Ready to sign up?
Send us a message through our contact page with the subject “CSA,” and let us know that you’re interested. If we’re currently accepting sign ups, 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. Otherwise we’ll add your name to the CSA email list, so you’ll be among the first to know when our next session goes on sale.
We only have a limited number of shares available; if you miss out on the upcoming session please check back! We hope to expand availability in future sessions. In the meantime, you can still purchase our produce through our partner restaurant, ZaoZe Market & Cafe.
Any other questions? Please reach out through our contact page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.