Local Partners Purchase products from these local farms and producers each week as add-ons to your CSA Share!
We're pleased to offer our CSA members some fantastic products from our neighboring farmers so you can enjoy a wide range of delicious, healthy, high quality, local products. We really enjoy these partnerships, because it's a chance to collaborate with other local farmers whose products we love. Note that certain products may be seasonally dependent.
Once you sign up for a Root 5 Farm vegetable CSA Share, you'll have access to our online store so you can round out your shopping list and create complete locally-sourced meals each week. Remember, it's all about building community and strengthening our local food system!
Grass-Fed Beef (Shire Beef - Vershire, VT)
Shire Beef raises gourmet quality, certified grass-fed and grass-finished beef. No corn or grain is used in finishing the cattle to slaughter weight, giving you the highest level of nutrition and superior flavor. The cattle are carbon positive; pasture grazing is managed and the soil is monitored in a way that sequesters atmospheric carbon back into the soil. You'll have your choice of cuts from our online store each week and we'll delivered in an insulated package along with your vegetables.
Pasture-raised Chicken and Pork (Hogwash - Norwich, VT)
Hogwash Farm raises incredibly flavorful pork from heritage-breed hogs, raised on pasture and fed GMO-free grain without hormones or antibiotics. Hogwash Farm Freedom Ranger chickens are raised on pasture and organic GMO-free grain. You'll have your choice of cuts from our online store each week and we'll delivered in an insulated package along with your vegetables.
Scott Farm grows 130 varieties of ecologically grown heirloom apples as well as plums, blueberries, peaches, pears, quince, nectarines, cherries, grapes, medlars and apricots, paw paw & persimmon. Each year they plant new apple varieties and other interesting fruit to expand the existing orchard.
Kiss the Cow Farm is an organic, grass-based dairy selling raw milk, pasteurized milk, and ice cream from their small herd of Jersey and Normande cows. For the past eight years they have been growing a dynamic, small, diversified farm operation focused on feeding friends and neighbors delicious food.
Sweet Cow Yogurt is a family business working together to create the boldly rich, creamy, mildly sweet and tangy yogurt that is unmatched in taste. It is made with their own Jersey cows' milk and home-grown fresh fruit. Theytake pride in the care they give their cows and in turn, they provide us all with quality milk that produces the most amazing yogurt.
Goose & Willie’s bagels are hand rolled, boiled, and baked daily in Orford, NH. The finest ingredients and techniques are used -- King Arthur Sir Lancelot Flour and no dough conditioners or preservatives are added.
Good coffee, simplified. UV Coffee Roasters is a small batch roastery offering single origin, specialty grade coffees from around the world. They roast to order at their facility in Newbury, Vermont with a handcrafted roaster. Upper Valley Coffee Roasters is an independent, woman-owned business, striving to bring together all aspects that make a great cup of coffee: social, environmental and economic sustainability; product quality; and of course, drinkability.
Sunset Rock Farm is a small goat dairy located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. They have around 80 dairy goats, depending on the season. Though not certified Organic, they utilize all-natural and herbal supplements to keep their herd healthy and an integrated pest management (IPM) system which includes free-ranging ducks and chickens, fly eliminators (parasitic wasps), and barn cats. They sell their delicious chèvre at the local food co-ops and local area restaurants and now, to Root 5 Farm CSA members!
Robie Farm, LLC is a family owned and operated farm on the banks of the Connecticut River. Their deep roots in dairy and agriculture go back to the 1870's and they've continued for six generations. Their mission is to provide you with delicious all natural milk, meats and cheeses. From their table to yours. With Gratitude.
What started as a hobby with no aspirations or desire to be anything more than that has turned into a full-time occupation and passion for Troy Hall. Major nectar sources of the honey crop are basswood (linden), white clover, dutch clover, honey suckle, locust, sumac, golden rod, Japanese knotweed and asters. All honey is unheated (raw) and filtered by letting gravity settle out any large wax particles and particulates. Hall Apiaries has hives all over the Upper Valley, including the fields of Root 5 Farm!
Side Hill Cider Mill is an artisanal cider vinegar producer. Their cider is made from organic apples grown in a small, 200 tree orchard by owner, Neil Hochstedler with help from Sebastian and Sabra Ewing of neighboring Flag Hill Farm. While the vast majority of his trees are selected wild, a few have been grafted over to heirloom varieties; Golden Russet, Fameuse, Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening and Roxbury Russet. All are selected for their hardiness and suitability for strict no-spray culture. The label on their Apple Balsamic Vinegar of Vermont reads, “Organic * Gourmet * Handmade * Subtle * Complex”.
Moon and Stars is an organization based in Vermont's Upper Valley. Their mission is to connect community, traditional food, and regenerative farming through heirloom corn and the arepa-making process. An arepa is a round patty made of ground corn and a staple dish in Colombia and Venezuela. The organization strives to provide nutrient-dense and culturally vital food, while both engaging community in ancestral knowledge and creating new ideas about cultural and environmental sustainability.