By Analiese Paik
Simpaug Farms is offering an organic CSA for weekly pickup in Ridgefield from mid-June through mid-October. CSA sign ups are now open and the farm has expanded the number of shares being offered. The share price remains the same as last year- $495 for June thru mid October, approximately 16 weeks. Pickup days are Tuesday and Friday afternoons at the farm stand at Practically Green, 23 Catoonah Street in Ridgefield (across from the firehouse) from 11 am-6 pm. 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.
An update from farmer Jennifer Trillo:
“We are excited to share lots of good farm news. With the construction of two new greenhouses we will be offering early greens and tomatoes. Very exciting for us after last years wet, wet spring that kept us out of our fields. We have acquired an adjacent piece of farm land with 4 barns that will allow us to achieve many of our wish list items. We will be planting fruit, herbs and flowers this spring and adding a commercial kitchen for value added products, preserving and farm dinners. This we hope will be completed by fall. Our cattle stock will also be growing this summer with new calves on the way. They will enjoy one of the barns as their new home. Our pasture raised beef has no antibiotics,steroids or hormones. The beef will be a CSA add on later in the summer.”
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 list of 2012 summer CSA crops, photos from last year. Click here to download a brochure and registration form. http://www.simpaugfarms.com/