Who We Are & How We Grow

Farmer Elizabeth Wood started New Leaf CSA in 2002 and is now growing over 6 acres of vegetables, herbs, and flowers for 100 member families. The farm relies on organic practices such as incorporating compost and biological pest controls. We never use synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers or plant genetically modified crops.

Our farm’s location on a country road just outside Brattleboro with views of the Connecticut river valley and beautiful agricultural landscape makes picking up the veggies a highlight of many members’ weeks.

On a visit to the farm you might stop to feed the Nigerian Dwarf goats, swap recipes with other members, cut your own herbs and flowers, or just grab your veggies and run.

New Leaf leases most of its growing area from the historic, scenic Scott Farm, home of 120 varieties of apples and filming site of the movie The Cider House Rules. Find out more about the Scott Farm’s fruit offerings including its Farm Market, Pick-Your-Own orchard, events, classes and fruit csa shares at http://scottfarmvermont.com/

Seasonal Highlights

The New Leaf CSA grows over 100 different varieties of vegetables as well as flowers, herbs strawberries and melons. Each week you’ll receive a diverse mix of those crops that are in season. While this list does not include everything, these are some of the expected highlights:

  • Late MAY to JUNE: Mesclun mix, asparagus, succulent greens for salad and stir fry, radishes, pick-your-own strawberries and peas.
  • JULY: Baby beets, crisp carrots, cucumbers, summer squash, green beans, and herbs. By late July, if we’re lucky, we’ll have tomatoes.
  • AUGUST: The July crops continue and peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and sweet corn* all arrive.
  • SEPTEMBER: Cool nights invite the return of early greens, while warm days keep the August crops coming.
  • OCTOBER to early NOVEMBER: Potatoes, leeks, winter squash, pumpkins, carrots, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Frost ends the summer vegetables, while improving the flavor of those remaining.

*Sweet corn is from other local organic farms, all other vegetables are our own.

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New Leaf CSA . 111 Dutton Farm Rd., Dummerston, VT 05301 . 802-254-2531 .

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