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Middle Branch Farm was settled by the Colburn Family in the mid 1700’s. Generations of Colburn’s farmed the land producing apples, cider, maple syrup, vegetables, dairy, eggs and poultry. In 2000 the Colburn’s sold the farm and the Noonan family took stewardship over its 100 acres of rolling pastures, fertile fields and woodlands. We have continued the tradition of a diversified sustainable family farm. All of our products are raised and grown utilizing sustainable organic farming practices.

MIDDLE BRANCH FARM 280 Colburn Road New Boston, NH 03070

About our Farm

Middle Branch Farm New Boston, NH 2011 CSA C o m mu n i ty S u p p o r te d A g r i c u l tu r e

The rapidly vanishing rural landscapes of open fields and wooded tracts is best preserved through sustainable family farms. Our members share our commitment to open space preservation and sustainable

Buy Local and Organic Certified Organic by the NH Department of Agriculture Tel: (603) 487-2540 middlebranchfarm@comcast.net


Welcome to Middle Branch Farm Community Supported Agriculture

What is in the share and when?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is "a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay the farmer an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the local growing season. The arrangement guarantees the farmer financial support and enables many small- to moderate-scale organic family farms to remain in business. Ultimately, CSA creates "agriculture-supported communities" where members receive a wide variety of foods harvested at their peak of ripeness, flavor and vitamin and mineral content." – Robin Van En Pioneer in CSA

Arugula

Mid-June—October

Beans

July—August

□ Monday 3:00pm-6:00pm

Beets

July—October

□ Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

Broccoli

July then again September—October

Brussels Sprouts

October

Cabbage

July—October

Cantaloupe

August—September

2011 Summer Season

Each share may contain some of these items when in season.

16 week season

Pick up at Farm

$485

Satellite Pick up Sites

$505

□ North End Manchester @ Brookside Church Tuesday 4:30pm-6:00pm

□ Nashua @ Pilgrim Congregational Church

Cauliflower

July then again September—October

Carrots

July—October

Corn

August—September

Cucumbers

July—September

It varies throughout the course of the season. We figure it is enough food for a couple or family of four with young children.

Eggplant

Mid-August—September

Garlic

Late August—September

What is in the share?

Garlic Scapes

June

Greens (chard, kale, collard, pac choi)

June—October

Herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, fennel, parsley)

June—October

Kohlrabi

July then again September—October

Can I choose what vegetables I get each week?

Leeks

Late August— October

We will strive to have as many choices and options as possible each week.

Lettuce

June—October

If I pick up other than at the farm can I still participate in the pick your own?

Onions

Mid-August—October

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Peas

July

Name

Parsnips

Late September—October

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Peppers

August—September

Address

Potatoes

Mid July—October

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Radishes

June—July and then again Sept—Oct

City

Shallots'

Late August—September

Salad Mix

June—October

Spinach

June—July and then again Sept—Oct

Summer Squash

Late July—Mid September

Tomatoes

August—October

Turnips

June—July (salad turnip) Sept— October (storage turnips)

Winter Squash

September—October

Watermelon

August—September

Frequently Asked Questions How much food is in a share?

Each weekly share consists of salad greens (mesclun mix or head lettuce), cooking greens (Chard, Kale, Collards, Mustard Greens, Pac Choi etc) an herb (Basil, Parsley or Cilantro other culinary herbs available at PYO), something bunched like carrots, beets, turnips, leeks, radishes etc., Tomatoes every week we have them and other veggies as they come become available.

The pick your own is included in your share. All members are free to visit the farm and enjoy the PYO fields. Can I buy extra veggies and other farm goods? We sell extra veggies for your canning and home storage needs. We have Maple Syrup, grass fed beef and pastured pork for sale. All produced or raised by us on our farm. What if I miss a week? Most non farmers take at least two weeks vacation in the summer and if you give us at least a weeks notice we’ll double your share upon your return from vacation. if you forget to pick up, your share will be donated to the New Horizons Soup Kitchen. We recommend sending a neighbor, friend or relative to pick up if you cannot make your pick up. Can I buy a half share? We do not offer half shares. Many members split a share. Some alternate weeks and others divvy it up each week.

Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm

□ South End Manchester @ Stonyfield Yogurt Thursday 4:30pm-6:00pm

□ Derry @ Montessori School Thursday 3:30pm-5:30pm

□ Merrimack @ NH Chiropractic Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm Spring Share 4 weeks pick up at farm Saturdays 10-2 $100 Limited to 75 members Meat Share 4 distributions over the season $250 Limited to 175 members

Payment Terms Available upon request. Prices subject to change

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ZIP code

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MIDDLE BRANCH FARM 280 Colburn Road New Boston, NH 03070 Phone: (603) 487-2540 Email: middlebranchfarm@comcast.net


Middle Branch Farm Brochure 2011