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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

It's time to sign up for 2017 CSA shares

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It's time to sign up for 2017 CSA shares

Amanda Landry

A new year brings a new season filled with fresh local produce in Vermont.

Sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share today with a farm near you.  You can find winter, summer or fall CSA shares in the Locally Grown Guide Index.  

We regularly stock five locations with Guides:

  • Northshire Bookstore (Manchester)
  • Stone Valley Community Market (Poultney)
  • Rutland Area Food Co-op
  • Bennington Welcome Center
  • Fair Haven Welcome Center

Print copies are available at hundreds of local businesses, markets, co-ops, and community centers.

Can’t find a print copy near you? Help distribute guides in your town! Contact 802.417.1528 or for more information.

What is a CSA?

 A farm offers a certain amount of shares or memberships for purchase to the public each season.  Typically a share will include a variety of vegetables while some share will include other farm products like meats and eggs. A customer will purchase a share at the beginning of a season and receive produce every week or month directly from the farm.

Benefits to the farmer?

  • Receives payment early in the season which helps with cash flow in the slow winter months.

  • Gets to know the people in the community who eat the food they grow.

Benefits to the Consumer?

  • Forms a relationship with the farmer who grows the food they eat and also learns how their food is grown on the farm.
  • Receives fresh local  healthy produce on a weekly/ monthly basis. 
  • Gets exposed to new vegetables and other products.
  • Visits the farm.