Nancy Earle is on a mission to bring fresh, local, affordable food to lower Fairfield County communities. Farm to Community is not a new concept, but bundling multiple CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) programs to offer consumers a very wide choice of affordable locally grown foods is a novel concept whose time has come. Nancy has just launched BR Farm Stand to do just that and the options are pretty fantastic.
This season there are two pick up locations for bi-monthly and monthly shares beginning the week of December 13: The Center for Green Building, 3309 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport or 365 Lalley Blvd (corner Edward), Fairfield. The day of week is yet to be determined but hours are 4:00pm-7:00 pm.
New! Open House Saturday, December 11, 2010 from NOON – 3PM at the Black Rock Library to learn more about the CSA options and taste some of the offerings.
BR Farm Stand charges a $45 annual membership fee. If you already purchased a Winter Sun Farms’ CSA and were expecting to pick up at Trinity Southport Church, your new pick up address is BR Farm Stand’s 365 Lalley Blvd. location in Fairfield (no membership fee applies). If you decide to purchase any additional CSA offerings from BR Farm Stand, you will have to become a paid member.
CSA shares available for Winter 2010. Mix and match as you please. Place all orders through Nancy Earle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-502-5544.
- Winter Sun Farms: Fruit and produce fresh frozen and sourced from small sustainable Hudson Valley Farms. 4 months: $124 w/o eggs, $145 w/eggs, 5 months: (to include April) $155 (add egg share – $26.25)
- Gazy Brothers Farm: Oxford, CT-based farm using IPM (Integrated Pest Management) growing practices. 5 deliveries of mixed fresh vegetables for $100
- High Hill Orchard: Meriden, CT-based grower of IPM fruit (Integrated Pest Management) and organic vegetables: $170 for three large monthly shares (Dec/Jan/Feb) including potatoes, apples, carrots, cooking greens, onions, garlic, cider, cabbage, beets, turnips, winter squash.
- Honey & Jam
- Soap & Candles
- Meat & Seafood
- Sweet biscuits – cookies and biscotti
- Artisanal Bread