Looking for a “beyond organic” CSA? Garden of Ideas in Ridgefield is sold out of spring shares, but there are still some summer shares available. Garden of Ideas’ Summer CSA runs for 18 weeks, from June 9 through October 6 and costs $450; add an additional $35 per shares for optional pick up at BR Farmstand in Fairfield and Black Rock.
The CSA consists of vegetables and some fruit grown on the farm, plus occasional dairy products from Arethusa Farm, an award-winning dairy. If you live or work near the farm, purchase 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. The farm is applying for organic certification this year, but uses beyond organic practices. This means they exceed the USDA standards for organic certification.