2015 CSA Shares Available from Black Bear Food Guild

The Black Bear Food Guild, a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program that is organized and managed by students in the University of Maine’s Sustainable Agriculture program, is offering CSA shares for the 2015 gardening season.

In an effort to increase accessibility to fresh, seasonal produce for all members of the community, the Black Bear Food Guild is offering full, half and quarter shares. Full shares are $500 and are recommended for four people; half shares are $325 and will feed two people; and quarter shares, ideal for one person, are $175.

Shareholders can pick up produce weekly from mid-June through early October at the university’s Rogers Farm.

A limited number of shares are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in purchasing a share for the 2015 season should email the Black Bear Food Guild at blackbearcsa@gmail.com.

Since 1994, students have farmed two acres of MOFGA-certified organic vegetables and cut flowers on Rogers Farm. The farmers of the 2015 Black Bear Food Guild are Laura Goldshein, Sara Lyons and Mariah Fujimagari.