In addition to organic vegetables, Hatchet Cove Farm CSA members can sign up to receive “add-on” shares from other local producers. Our goal is to connect our members to as much good local food as possible, and to connect other local producers to our wonderful membership.
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Sue Frank raises mulefoot hogs, a heritage breed of pigs, at Dogpatch Farm in Washington. The farm has twenty acres of fenced-in birch, beech and hornbeam trees where the hogs roam free. Frank’s mulefoots are representative of a breed that was once the rarest of all U.S. livestock, according to the Livestock Conservancy. Read more about Dogpatch Farm and see pictures in this Portland Press Herald article. The Pork Share consists of ten pounds of farmer’s pick of a selection of the following: pork chops, bacon, breakfast sausage, maple sausage, Italian sausage, smoked hock (all smoking is nitrate free). The one-time summer pork CSA delivery is $89, the two-time fall pork CSA delivery is $178.
Out On a Limb (OOAL) CSA focuses exclusively on rare apples and is run by the gurus of Maine apples, John Bunker and Cammy Watts. Apple CSA members receive five pickups in total, every other week from early September to early November. Each week’s share contains 10-12 lbs of apples (approximately 1/4 bushel), striving for at least four varieties based on what is ripe and available at that moment. The aim of Out On a Limb is to introduce members to the wealth of apple varieties that grow in the region and at the same time support small Maine orchards that continue to grow both heritage and uncommon modern apples. The OOAL apple CSA is only available to Hatchet Cove Members who pick up their fall vegetable share on Tuesday (at PBMC) or Thursday (at the farm), or who are willing to come out to HCF after Tuesday to get their apples. The cost is $170 for five deliveries, mid-September to early November.
Hatchet Cove Farm’s state-certified milk room allows us to sell non-pasteurized milk from our dairy cows Daisy, Star, Latte and Cookie. While we often have milk available at the farm for the public to purchase, our milk share members are the only ones who will be guaranteed a weekly supply. In addition, CSA members receive their milk in reusable half-gallon mason jars, if they wish. The price is $72 for a 16-week Summer Milk Share of one-half gallon per week, $18 for a 4-week Spring Milk Share, and $27 for a 6-week Fall Milk Share.
Heiwa Soy Beanery handcrafts organic tofu in traditional, small batches using organic, non-GMO soybeans from Maine and New England farms. Heiwa tofu is tender yet firm and is perfect for eating plain, baking, blending, boiling, crumbling, frying, sauteing, and mashing. Top chefs (including those at Suzuki’s, Primo and Long Grain) and home cooks alike prefer this tofu because of its ability to meet a variety of culinary needs. The Summer Tofu Share ($48), Spring Tofu Share ($12), and Fall Tofu Share ($18) consist of a weekly delivery of one pound of tofu in a sealed package with a long refrigerator shelf life.
Appleton Creamery, the award-wining goat and cow cheese cheesemaker, offers a cheese CSA for Hatchet Cove Farm members. Cheese CSA members receive two different cheeses every week at below wholesale prices. We think that the quality and variety of the cheese can’t be surpassed! The price is $169 for a 16-week Summer Cheese Share, $42 for a Spring Cheese Share and $64 for a 6-week Fall Cheese Share.
Port Clyde beekeeper Ronnie Dennison offers our CSA members a two-part raw, unfiltered honey CSA share. Ronnie is a licensed beekeeper who manages dozens of hives on the peninsula. There is no limit on the quantity of honey shares available in 2017! The price is $23 per Honey Share, and the two deliveries of one pound each will take place in July and September. The honey will be packaged in glass jars. If you have any questions about Ronnie’s apiary, please contact him at 207-975-4014.
The Milkhouse Farm and Dairy in Monmouth offers an organic chicken egg CSA for our members. In addition to eating certified organic grain, The Milkhouse hens are pastured on fresh grass to enjoy all the grubs, worms and insects that they can find. The egg share consists of a dozen eggs delivered every-other-week (you can sign up for multiple shares if you go through more than a half-dozen per week). The cost is $48 for a Summer Egg Share, $12 for a Spring Egg Share, and $18 for a Fall Egg Share. Quantities are limited.
OLIVE OILS & VINEGAR
The Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegar CSA is a great addition to the HCF offerings, since our favorite way to enjoy nearly all our veggies is roasted with a little oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Fiore Tasting Room and Shop (located in Rockland, Bar Harbor, Bangor and online) connects our members to olive growers all over the world, offering the freshest oil within weeks of the harvest. In addition, their amazing aged Balsamic and wine vinegars taste unlike anything found in the grocery store. The oil & vinegar share provides one 200ml bottle weekly at a ratio of two weeks of oil to one week of vinegar. The price is $102 for a 16-week Summer Share, $25 for a 4-week Spring Share, and $38 for a 6-week Fall Share..
Oyster Creek Mushroom Company offers a weekly mushroom CSA for our members. OCMC cultivates Shitake and Oyster mushrooms and forages fresh wild mushrooms throughout Maine including Porcini, Chanterelle, Black Trumpet, Hen, Morel, Chicken of the Woods and more. The mushroom share consists of around a pound of mushrooms a week at wholesale prices. The price is $169 for a 16-week Summer Mushroom Share, $42 for a 4-week Spring Mushroom Share, and $64 for a 6-week Fall Mushroom Share.
The folks at Rooster Ridge Farm in Waldoboro raise broiler hens for our Chicken CSA members. These birds are free-range, outdoors, very well-cared for and medication/antibiotic-free. The share consists of one chicken per month in July, August and September, for $78. Michelle at Rooster Ridge anticipates that the birds will be between 6-7 lbs each. You can sign up for multiple shares if you have room in your freezer and want more than three birds over the course of the season. Quantities are limited.
CSA FINANCIAL AID FUND
The Hatchet Cove Farm CSA Financial Aid Fund is a way to help support families who otherwise would have a difficult time affording healthy local foods. Donate $20 per year (or, to give more, just adjust the quantity of units when you sign up) and your money will go directly to help cover the cost of shares for families who need a little extra help. If you wish for your donation to be tax-deductible, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you so much!