If you live in Greenwich or Stamford, you can now participate in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) with delivery from the farm right to your doorstep. For the past five years, Farm Share Ltd. (www.myfarmshare.com) has been delivering CSA shares of freshly harvested organic crops from a small family farm to hundreds of area homes, helping people eat better and allowing the farmers to do what they do best: farm!
CSA is a unique approach to bringing farms and families together for great food and to support sustainable agriculture. With CSA you get a share in everything a farm produces for the year and the farmer gets a commitment from the buyer for the whole season. For you, that means months of great food and the opportunity for your whole family to get to know the taste of seasonal, farm fresh food. For the farmer, it means having the resources to buy seed and equipment and the time to do what they love to do. These funds are crucial to their survival now.
100% organic veggie shares cost about $28 a week including all delivery charges. Sign up takes place in the spring (now!) and then starting in mid-June, deliveries are made to homes once a week and continue through mid-November. Extra shares and vacation week shares are donated to the hungry. Farm Share makes all the arrangements for the donation at the request of its members.
Some of the veggies we’ve enjoyed in past years include: tender lettuces, fava beans, and sugar peas in spring; crisp cucumbers, colorful beets and hearty rainbow chard as the summer begins; and deeply flavored heirloom tomatoes, plump eggplants, squash, potatoes, onions and fresh garlic as the season unfolds. Hand-collected organic eggs from pasture-raised chickens and naturally grown fruit are available as add-on options and all members receive a weekly email with a list of box contents, information about the veggies, news from the farm and delicious recipes. To learn more, please visit the web site.
To enroll (payment can be made with check or credit card), please visit the website at www.myfarmshare.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Shares are still available in all areas now, but do sell out in certain areas each season, so if you are interested please don’t wait too long.