Thank you for your interest in our CSA Farm-Shares.
Enrollment for the 2022 growing season is open only by referral.
Non-members can still stop by to shop at our “Farmstand-on-the-Porch” during regular business hours.
Thank you for choosing to eat local!
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a relationship between community members and our small farm. Members commit to a whole season, allowing the farmer to offset early season costs such as seeds, amendments, etc. In exchange members receive an abundance and variety of nutritious vegetables over the course of the growing season, along with certain member-perks.
Runamuk’s CSA Farm Shares serve as a pre-paid account that customers can draw from throughout the season. This is a flexible and convenient option which allows you to shop for what you need, when you need it. Use your credit at the Runamuk farm stand, OR place an order for pick up or delivery.
2022 enrollment by referral only.
Please check back in 2023 for details on next year’s open enrollment period.
If you know you’re going to be shopping with Runamuk anyway, earn yourself some “Bonus Bucks” when you pre-pay for the season in advance during our Early-Bird Sale! Sign up in January or February to earn 20% extra in farm-credit. For example, pre-paying $100 will give you a $120 credit with the farm, or pre-pay $300 to gain a $360 credit with Runamuk. This credit can be spent on any of our products, at any of our retail venues, and has no expiration date. By taking advantage of Runamuk’s Early-Bird Sale you’re helping this local farm to make early-season investments in seeds and supplies for the upcoming season, playing a direct role in supporting local agriculture.
10% Bonus Credit
Our members are valuable to us, so even if you missed our Early Bird sale, Runamuk will give you a 10% bonus credit just for committing to the season with us. We take great pride in being able to offer local food to local people, and we are dedicated to supporting our community. Community supported agriculture is a two-way street.
Access to Farm-Fresh Handmade Bread
Get high-quality, handmade bread fresh from Runamuk’s licensed kitchen! During the summer months, when we are busy growing vegetables, rotating sheep on pasture, and tending beehives, the selection of baked goods is limited to bread only. During the winter months, however, CSA members have a selection of delectable muffins, cookies, granola bars, and many other tasty baked goods to choose from. All made with quality ingredients, including locally sourced flours from Maine Grains, our very own farm-fresh eggs, and all made with love by our farm steward just for your household to enjoy.
CSA Members get first dibs on everything Runamuk produces─from our baked goods, to fresh veggies, soap, farm-fresh meats, and shares on our pigs. Only after we have satisfied the needs of our farm-family, do we fill our farmstand, or supply local restaurants. Our priority is always family first.
NEW! Pig Shares
CSA members have the opportunity to reserve a Half or Whole-Hog with your pre-paid deposit. YOU select which cuts you want, what you want smoked, and what flavors of sausage you’d like. Runamuk will raise the pigs, take responsibility for getting them to and from the processor, and you pay the per-pound processing fees.
Special Requests Considered
Is there something in particular you’ve had a hankering for? Grandpa’s favorite eggplant? Cousin Vinnie’s green beans? Was there something special Grandma used to make that you’d like to have again? Need a cake for an upcoming birthday celebration? For CSA members, all requests are given due consideration and if possible, your friendly neighborhood farmer will make it happen for you.
A close connection to the farmer producing your food
By supporting the Runamuk Acres Conservation Farm you are fostering your own close connection to the farmer who is producing your food. Through this relationship you’ll learn more about how best to cook your foods, meal ideas, tips, tricks and more. You’ll gain a new appreciation for food and have a better understanding of how your food is produced, including all of the trials and successes that went into getting it to you.
VIP Invitation to Harvest Celebration
At the end of the growing season, CSA-members are invited to the farm for a members-only farm-to-table dinner to celebrate. Details to be announced….
How It Works
To commit to Runamuk’s CSA Farm-Share program, locals simply make their first payment to establish your account with us. To make local food accessible for more households in our community, we allow YOU to determine how much that initial payment should be. It can be as little as $50, or as much as your budget permits.
Place Your Order
Each week (usually on Mondays), this farmer emails a farm-update to all of our CSA members. Included in the email is a web-link to an order form that lists whatever Runamuk will have available that week. Members place their orders before 5am Thursday morning. On Fridays, orders can be picked up at the farm, OR we will deliver it directly to your door. The cost of your order is then deducted from your pre-paid balance with the farm. Our goal is to make local food access super easy!
Testimonials for the Runamuk CSA
Here’s what our members have to say about us!
“I love having access to this farm right down the road! Sam is a caring farmer who works hard to provide nourishment for the community, and a safe place for our native wildlife.”~Kristin Wallaker, New Portland
“Our family has loved everything from Runamuk Acres!! We are so blessed to have a local farm, and such great neighbors.”~Matt & Mikaela Poulin, New Portland
“I like the idea that I am helping someone I know, investing in the local agricultural community, and receiving good value in return.”~Diane Pinkham, Madison