CSAs are partnerships between an individual farm and a community of supporters, providing a direct link between the production and consumption of food. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the season, and assume the costs, risks and bounty of growing food along with the farmer or grower.
How Does It Work?
For this CSA with Hidden Brook Gardens, the 2010 season will run for 15 weeks beginning on Friday, June 18th and ending Friday, September 24th. CTFFE will deliver your share directly to your door each week! The weekly pick-up fee will be $5.00 and the delivery fee will be based on the proximity of your home to our distribution center in East Haddam. To determine your specific delivery fee, please contact CTFFE at 860-873-8760. The pick up and delivery fees will be paid directly to CTFFE each week when we deliver your share.
Why the CSA Model?
CSA members help to cover a farm’s yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the season’s harvest. Members help pay for seeds, water, equipment maintenance, labor, etc. In return, the farm provides a healthy supply of seasonal fresh produce throughout the growing season.
What Will I Get?
So far Hidden Brook Gardens is planning crops ranging from beans, beets, and broccoli to carrots, collards, and cucumbers and on to squash, scallions and strawberries! For a full list of planned produce, click here and follow to request the farm’s CSA brochure. Full Shares (15 weeks) are priced at $450, and Half Shares (15 weeks) are $225. A great deal, a great way to support a local farm, and great farm-fresh produce for your table. How cool is that?!
The pick-up and delivery fees will be paid directly to CTFFE each week when they deliver your share. You can order any other products from their website to compliment that week’s CSA offering, which helps to offset the price of delivery.
Please visit the farm’s site to request a CSA brochure.