Producer finds interest growing in 'community supported agriculture'

"They would miss seeing the farm and having the option to go pick something else they wanted, but would have the convenience of in-town delivery," she said.

This summer, the CSA will also offer free-range chicken and duck eggs and ready-to-cook free-range duck, goose and chicken, said Spaugh. Those items will be offered for a separate price.

"The poultry help our ecological balance, and provide customers with exceptionally good meat and eggs," said Spaugh. "Some of our members are vegan or vegetarian, so we offer the eggs and pastured meats separately for sale to those who do want them."

When the 15-week summer CSA ends in September, it won't be the end of offerings from Rehoboth Homestead for the year, said Spaugh. This year, the homestead will also offer a nine-week fall program from October to November that will include a host of fresh vegetables like winter squash, broccoli, lettuce and salad mix, frosted kales, sweet potatoes, potatoes and other root crops such as carrots and parsnips.

"Gardeners tend to get tired of their gardens by September, but in many ways the fall is the best time of the year for fresh garden vegetables," said Spaugh.

Next year, Spaugh said she also intends to plant crops to provide a spring program, she added.

Those interested in community supported agriculture farms or in joining the Rehoboth Homestead Farm CSA may visit www.rhomestead.com or call Spaugh at 643-7822.

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