It’s wonderful when one farmer tells you about another that’s doing good work and is expanding to serve Fairfield County. Here’s the message I got from the farmer:
Chubby Bunny Farm, in Falls Village, CT, is run by farmer Dan Hayhurst and his wife Tracy. They have been farming in the northwestern part of the state for more than 10 years, and are looking to expand the membership of their 22-week CSA into Fairfield County. Chubby Bunny is not certified organic, but they use organic and sustainable growing practices. They have established drop sites for weekly boxes in Norwalk, Westport, Stamford, New Canaan and Fairfield.
Then I heard about Chubby Bunny Farm and their CSA from the Fairfielder (whom I happen to have known for years) who is hosting the drop site in town. Thank you all for sharing the news. Now to the CSA details….
Price:$675 for the season.
Duration: 22 weeks beginning in early June and running through the end of October.
Registration: Print the registration form from the website and mail in with your check to the farm; no credit cards are accepted.
Communication: Members receive weekly newsletters via e-mail with field notes, recipes, events, and the weekly harvest.
Drop Locations & Schedule: Shares are dropped each Tuesday for pick up between 4 and 7 pm at private residences in Fairfield, New Canaan, Westport, Darien, Norwalk and Stamford. The pick up address is given to CSA members upon registration.
What’s in each share?: Each share consists of 8-12 seasonal vegetables grown on the farm and fresh-picked for CSA members.
Growing Practices (from their website):
We are strongly committed to sustainable agriculture practices. We never apply chemical herbicides, pesticides or toxic fertilizers to the land. “Sustainability” encompasses a wider range of issues than those addressed by organic certification. These important issues include efficient use of water, energy, and farm resources, as well as biodiversity and the economic viability of our small family farm.
Visit Chubby Bunny Farm online to learn more http://www.chubbybunnyfarm.com/.