Stone Gardens Farm CSA Opens Waiting List

Two years ago Westport Green Village Initiative (GVI) began offering summer CSA shares supplied by Stone Gardens Farm in Shelton as part of their mission to “create a new food model – a relationship between local farmers and consumers- that offers local/healthy food to people at reasonable prices.” The program has been so successful that the farm expanded their CSA program last year, but there is a waiting list this year. Stone Gardens is not an organic farm but their growing practices are IPM, (integrated pest management) which means they only spray when necessary and try to use organic spray.

Locations

The Westport pickup location is at the Wakeman Town Farm on 134 Cross Highway, Westport. Westport GVI Town Farm, Inc. has leased the historic Wakeman Farm from the Town of Westport to create a sustainable community farm that includes a barn to house this CSA program.

The Greenfield Hill (Fairfield) pickup location is at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church at 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield.

From Stone Gardens’ web site:

  • We start the first week of June and run through the end of October.  The program runs around 22 weeks.
  • In June, crops are usually lettuce, scallions, dandelion greens, escarole, Broccoli Rabe (or Raab), some herbs, peas, beets with greens, collards, spinach, Swiss chard, radishes, and more!
  • As the season goes by, we pick more and more.  Greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pickles, beans, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower all start to being harvested by the end of June.
  • In July our field tomatoes, onions, peppers, eggplants, and of course our sweet corn are ready!
  • Fall brings Leeks, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnip Greens, Turnips, Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Radishes, Lettuce, Spinach, and Winter Squash.
  • Farm Fresh Eggs will be included occasionally (not all weeks) but since the demand for eggs has outgrown what our flock can produce, chicken eggs will be provided from another farm, not ours.
  • The program cost  is $600.00 per share or $300.00 per ½ share at the Farm.  Half shares delivered are $350.00 for all drop points.
  • Half payment due with completed application and the second half is due before first pick-up 2011.
  • The weekly share is a box full of fresh farm products worth a minimum of $27.50/week (which is $600/22 weeks).

Pick up Schedule

  • Tuesday Farm pickups will start May 31st and end October 25th.
    Pick-up times: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday Westport 1/2 share pickups will start May 31st and end October 25th.
    Pick-up times: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday Westport Full Shares & Fairfield pickups will Start June 2nd end October 27th.
    Pick-up times: After 12:00 pm till 7:00 pm
  • Friday Farm pickups will start June 3rd and end in October 28th.
    Pick-up times: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

If you are interested in learning more about or signing up for the Summer CSA shares offered by Stone Gardens Farm, please visit the farm’s web site to download the forms.

Please email stonegds@comcast.net if you would like to be put on a waiting list for 2011.

Stone Gardens Farm

83 Saw Mill City Road

Shelton, CT 06484

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