CSA Week 15

CSA Week 15

Oct. 15, 2019 by

Welcome to week 15!  This week is the second to last week of the CSA season and with the ending of the season comes to a shift away from fresh, leafy veggies, towards crops that store better. Of course, you’ll

Week 14 of CSA

Week 14 of CSA

Oct. 7, 2019 by

Welcome to week 14!  This year, we donated vegetables like kale, leeks, celery, radishes, and cabbage to pantries in the Lewiston/Portland areas. As we near the end of the CSA and marketing season (as well as the end of the

CSA Week 13

CSA Week 13

Oct. 4, 2019 by

Welcome to week 13 of CSA! It’s still business as usual here at the farm, not a lot has happened since last week, Although New Roots has been working to finish up the high tunnels. So far we have two

Week 12 of CSA

Sep. 25, 2019 by

With the start of the official fall season, New Roots Cooperative Farm is seeing an abundance of crops on the farm – from summer tomatillos, jalapenos, and cilantro to late-season watermelon, eggplant, and salad mix to fall parsnips, brussel sprouts,

Week 11 of CSA

Week 11 of CSA

Sep. 18, 2019 by

With 40 degree overnight temperatures at the farm this week, autumn is certainly in the air! The crops still doing just fine, though, and we’re glad for a break from last week’s sweltering temps. We’re seeing the first of the

Week 10 of CSA

Sep. 11, 2019 by

On the farm, we’re feeling the shift towards autumn, even if the weather is still full of mid-summer heat and humidity. Farmers are tilling under their crops that have gone by and putting in cover crops. Cover crops are plants that

1st Week of Autumn CSA! (Also Called Week 9)

Sep. 4, 2019 by

Welcome to the first week of Autumn CSA! If you are just joining us, we are delighted to be able to provide veggies to you this fall. If you are continuing on from the summer, thank you for your full-season

Week 8 of CSA

Aug. 28, 2019 by

It was a crisp morning on the farm today, which helped us wrap our heads around the fact that this is the last week of the Summer Share. There was the slightest hint of fall in the air, and we’re

CSA Week 7

Aug. 21, 2019 by

Updates from the farm: New Roots just signed an agreement with the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to get a new well on the farm! The NRCS is an agency of the USDA, which provides technical assistance and conservation planning

Week 6 of CSA

Aug. 14, 2019 by

It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-August! We are seeing a greater variety of crops coming in from the fields, like bell peppers (and hot peppers!), cucumbers, and celery. Plants are continuing to grow, and the corn in our fields

Week 5 of CSA

Aug. 8, 2019 by

It is time to sign up for the Autumn Season of the CSA if you have not done so already! The Autumn Season is our favorite season, as it has plenty of tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, peppers, and other items you

The Heat is Here! Week 4 Of CSA

Jul. 31, 2019 by

July is ending, and what an end! It has been hot, humid, and almost unbearable on the farm, and we’ve been doing our best to find respite from the heat here and there- under a shady tree with a cup

It’s (almost) Summer On The Farm! Week 3 of CSA

Jul. 24, 2019 by

Even just since last week, there are so many new crops “cropping” up; there are rumors and have even been brief sightings, of green peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, and tomatoes, although only in quantities large enough to tease. We’re still

Week 2 Of CSA

Jul. 17, 2019 by

I hope you all had a relaxing week and were able to stay cool during last week’s heatwave. With all the sun and humidity we’ve had on the farm, it feels like the season’s accelerating right into summer: all of a

The first week of CSA!

Jul. 10, 2019 by

The New Roots Farmers are super excited about delivering vegetables to families in Maine this week! The heat and sun after all the rain this spring has done the vegetables a lot of good. We hosted a MOFGA workshop at

Pre-CSA Season

Jun. 27, 2019 by

It is almost CSA season on the farm, and we are hard at work putting new seedlings and seeds into the ground, weeding crops, and getting ready for sales. This spring has been the wettest and coldest spring we, and

CSA week 16

CSA week 16

Oct. 23, 2019 by

Well, here we are- at the last week of CSA for 2019! I want to wrap up the blog this year with a big THANK YOU for your continued support of the CSA and the New Roots Farmers. It was