Nancy Earle of Fairfield, CT is on a mission to make fresh, local, affordable food more accessible to lower Fairfield County communities. Farm to Community is not a new concept, but bundling multiple buying programs, including CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), offers consumers both choice and flexibility. Nancy launched BR Farm Stand in late 2010 to do just that. The options change each season and new for Summer 2011 is a “beyond organic” CSA from Garden of Ideas in Ridgefield. According to Nancy the farm is working on their organic certification.
Garden of Ideas’ CSA runs for 18 weeks, from June 9 through October 6 and costs $450 plus $35 per shares for delivery to BR Farmstand. The CSA consists of vegetables and some fruit grown on the farm, plus occasional dairy products from Arethusa Farm. If you live or work near the farm, you may also consider purchasing a share directly through Garden of Ideas for pick up at the farm. To download a CSA application and learn more about the program, please visit Garden of Ideas’ web site.
This summer 2011 season BR Farmstand is offering three pick up locations for weekly shares beginning June 9 and running through October 6:
- The Center for Green Building, 3309 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport
- 365 Lalley Blvd (corner Edward), Fairfield
- The Fairfield Woods Branch Library,1147 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield
The pick up day is yet to be determined, but hours are 4:00pm-6:00 pm.
Place orders through Nancy Earle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-502-5544.
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