MOFGA: CSF’s join CSAs

Jennifer NAMA in the Press, Publications

Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener
Community Supported Fisheries Join CSAs
The First Universalist Church in Rockland, Maine, started the first church-supported agriculture program in Maine in 2006, when it created a CSA (Community Supported
Agriculture) project with Hatchet Cove Farm in Cushing. In 2007, it added the Port Clyde Draggermen’s Co-op to the arrangement, adding a Community Supported Fishery
(CSF) to the CSA recipe. The Port Clyde Draggermen’s Co-op and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance hope to establish more CSF arrangements with local groups. The
Port Clyde Co-op sold CSF members shares or half shares of its winter shrimp catch, with one share bringing 10 pounds a week from Dec. 16 to March 16, for $1.35 a
pound. Members pick up the shrimp at the church. (“Port Clyde fishermen find creative ways to sell catch,” by Emily Sapienza, VillageSoup, Dec. 4, 2007; http://knox.