CSAs have become an immensely popular way for consumers to purchase fresh from the farmer each season. Each CSA farm offers shares to the public for a fixed fee before the season begins. CSA members register and pay, then pick up their weekly, biweekly or monthly shares at a pre-determined location on a set date and time, or in some instances home delivery is provided. Some off-farm CSAs have a volunteer obligation where each registered family is required to either set up or break down one week’s pick up. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your CSA community members and swap recipes and other cooking ideas.
Simpaug Farms is offering an organic CSA for weekly pickup in Ridgefield from mid-June through mid-October. Pickup days are Tuesday and Friday afternoons at the farm stand at Practically Green, 23 Catoonah Street in Ridgefield (across from the firehouse). Shares include over 25 different types of seasonal vegetables and herbs and members are emailed a list of what they will receive each week. Click here to download a CSA brochure and registration form.
Simpaug Farms is a member of the Farm to School and Farm to Chef Programs run by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and is a member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). The farm uses organic and sustainable farming practices and is in the process or receiving organic certification under the National Organic Program.
Please visit Simpaug’s CSA Page for a complete list of 2011 spring and summer CSAs.