By Analiese Paik
If you live in Greenwich or Stamford, you can participate in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) with delivery from the farm right to your doorstep. For the past six 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!
100% organic veggie shares cost $649 for 22 weeks, about $30 a week including all delivery charges. A 20 week fruit share is available for an additional $396. A 22 week organic egg share adds just under $6 a week to the cost. 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 shareholders have 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. 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.
Please visit the website at www.myfarmshare.com to download an enrollment form and read more about each CSA option.