By Analiese Paik
Looking for a “beyond organic” CSA? Garden of Ideas offers three seasons of CSAs – spring, summer and autumn. They are currently inviting anyone interested to join their 2012 wait list. Click here to join the wait list. In mid March, the farm will notify you of your status. The CSA shares consists of vegetables and some fruit grown on the farm, plus occasional dairy products from Arethusa Farm, an award-winning dairy farm in Litchfield.
Spring harvest share: April 26 – May 31 (6 weeks) $175
Summer harvest share: June 7 -October 4 (18 weeks) $525
Fall harvest share: October 11 – November 15 (6 weeks) $175
Open daily from March through Thanksgiving, this one-acre, Certified Organic family farm in Ridgefield goes “beyond organic” standards, and even employs some principles of biodynamic farming, to provide their customers with the most environmentally friendly and nutrient dense produce possible. Garden of Ideas promotes plant biodiversity by growing a large variety of crops, including immensely popular heirlooms, alongside beautiful non-edibles that bloom sequentially to supply their bees with nectar throughout the season. I like to call this sanctuary the Garden of Eden because it’s so beautiful and tranquil. Visit our Garden of Ideas photo album on Facebook to see gorgeous photos from our Summer 2011 visit.
In springtime, the farm sells seeds and starter plants to help you get your own backyard garden started. The farm stand at Garden of Ideas carries an attractive assortment of fruit, honey and maple syrup from area farms, including Ambler Farm’s maple syrup. The farm stand is located behind the barn and easily accessible from the parking area and is open from 8am to 7pm daily from March through Thanksgiving.
Garden of Ideas, Ridgefield (Certified Organic)
647 North Salem Road Ridgefield Connecticut 06877