Thank you for your interest in our CSA Farm-Shares.
Enrollment for the 2023 CSA is now OPEN! and will run from January through March.
Non-members are invited to stop by the farmstand 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.
Different From the Rest
Runamuk’s CSA is a little different from the CSA programs offered by most farms.
Instead of providing expensive cookie-cutter boxes for a set number of weeks, our CSA operates in every season, offering a variety of fresh, locally produced food all year long. It’s up to YOU to determine how much your household can afford to invest in our farm. Then, use those funds as a pre-paid account to draw from throughout the season, adding more funds whenever your credit runs low.
Our ordering system allows YOU select the things your family likes, and none of the things you don’t.
YOU decide how much or how little of a product your household will use. WE make, bake, and harvest to your specifications, assembling member orders for pickup or delivery on Fridays. This is a flexible and convenient option that allows members 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.
January 1st through March 31st.
Returning Members: Resubscribe in January and get a 20% bonus credit!
New Members: Get a 10% bonus credit when you join!
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 & Baked Goods
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.
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.
Free Delivery on Qualifying Orders
Because we know how busy life can be, Runamuk offers optional delivery service every other week. While we do charge a $3 fee to help cover gas expenses, we also offer free delivery on orders over $20. OR, if members were to join forces to create a shared drop-off site for their orders, we offer free delivery on those orders, regardless of individual order total.
How It Works
- Sign Up
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.
- Watch for Runamuk’s Weekly Email
Each week (usually on Tuesdays), this farmer emails a farm-update to all of our CSA members. This email talks about what we did over the past week, what’s coming in the next week, and shares any notes or reminders we want our members to know about. Most importantly, included in the email is a web-link to an order form which lists everything Runamuk will have available that week.
- Place Your Order
Members place their orders before 5am Thursday morning. Our farmer bakes, harvests, and assembles orders to have them ready for pickup by noon on Fridays.
- Receive Your Order
Orders can be picked up at the farm anytime after noon on Fridays. OR, members can request delivery directly to their door. The cost of your order is then deducted from your pre-paid credit with the farm.
At Runamuk Acres, we want to make local food access super easy and affordable,
so that eating local is accessible to the entire community.
Join our CSA today to support local agriculture,
and start receiving farm-fresh local food for your family!
Note: To download a pdf version of our CSA details and policies, please click here.
Still Got Questions?
Check out our page of frequently asked questions!
Become a Member Today!
Ready to join our farmily? Stop by the farm with cash or check to kickstart your account!
Or, use debit or credit card online with the secure PayPal button below.
Testimonials for the Runamuk CSA
Here’s what some of 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~Kristin Wallaker, New Portland
provide nourishment for the community, and a safe place for our native wildlife.”
“Our family has loved everything from Runamuk Acres!! We are so blessed to have a local farm,~Matt & Mikaela Poulin, New Portland
and such great neighbors.”
“I like the idea that I am helping someone I know, investing in the local agricultural community,~Diane Pinkham, Madison
and receiving good value in return.”
“Fresh, beautiful local produce that’s also affordable?! It’s a real thing at Runamuk! Sam won me over with her hearty, sweet pea shoots, my winter elixir, my healthiest addiction. I love everything about Runamuk, the way Sam brings us together as a community, sustainable farming practices, delicious baked goods. We are so lucky that Sam decided to revive a piece of New Portland!”~Stephanie Dunn, Kingfield
“We are grateful to have a connection to local food with our CSA at Runamuk From fresh veggies to homemade baked goods and more, Sam provides delicious and nutritious food that you just can’t get at the grocery store.”~Ryan & Sarah Reed, Kingfield