We are gearing up for the fifth year of our Out on a Limb Apple CSA, and we hope you will join us!
Once again we'll be offering a wide assortment of endangered, historical and just plain unusual eating and cooking apples, including some that we've never offered before.
If you'd like to participate, please sign up no later than August 15th!
How does the Out on a Limb Apple CSA work? [b/] The CSA distribution will take place every other week from the second week of September to the second week of November. There will be five deliveries in total.
What kinds of apples will I be getting? [b/] Over the course of the season you'll receive 20 or more varieties of rare and highly flavored apples with a wide range of uses, appearances, histories and flavors. In each delivery you will receive a mix of dessert apples (for eating fresh) and culinary apples. We will make sure you have enough of the culinary varieties to cook up into a dish.
How many apples will I be getting? [b/] You will get approximately 1/4 bushel of apples at each pickup (about 10-12 lbs). Each variety will be in a labeled bag. Please bring along your own tote bag or box in which to put the various smaller bags. Or purchase a large, organic 'Out on a Limb' tote bag from us for $15.
How will I learn about the varieties I receive? [b/] Every Tuesday that you have a pick-up, we will email you a newsletter with descriptions, history, and lore about each variety, as well as recipes and ideas for how best to use them.
Are the apples organic? [b/] Some varieties will be organically grown, others conventionally grown with IPM.
What if I want more of some of the apples? [b/] Throughout the season we will offer bushels, 1/2 bushels and larger quantities of apples for special order. Some of these will be the varieties that are included in the shares and some apples will be ones that are not included. We will post these weekly on our blog site. Shareholders as well as others can order these for pick up at our farm in Palermo or the other distribution sites.
When and Where do I pick up my order? [b/] Freedom: Tuesday at Village Farm, Rt. 137, 4-6pm Belfast: Tuesday at the UU Church, 37 Miller Street, 4-6pm Palermo: Wednesday at Super Chilly Farm, 10-6 Portland: Wednesday, location TBD
In late August we will send you an email to confirm the pick up times.
How much does it cost? [b/] The CSA costs $150 for the season. (or $165 for your share and a tote bag.) Full payment is due when you sign-up.
How do I sign up? [b/] Send your check made out to Out On a Limb Apple CSA to OOAL CSA 167 Turner Mill Pond Rd, Palermo ME 04354. Please include your name, snail mail address, phone #, email address and pick-up location with your check.
Please remember: shares are limited and enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.
Feel free to email us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Season: September through November
Type: multiple farm
Full Share: $150 per season
Work Req? No
Our Drop Offs and Delivery Areas
Drop Off Point / Center of Delivery Area
Pick Up / Drop Off Points
Tuesday at the UU Church, 37 Miller Street, 4-6pm
Freedom, Village Farm
Tuesday at Village Farm, Rt. 137, 4-6pm
Palermo at Super Chilly Farm
Wednesday at Super Chilly Farm, 10-6
Wednesday, location TBD