To reserve your share in our 2018 CSA, you can send us a deposit check for $100 to River Crest Farm, 534 Oronoque Road, Milford CT 06461. The balance of $400 can be paid any time before March 31.
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What is a CSA, anyway?
In a CSA, members buy a share in the farm's harvest, and then pick up their vegetables once a week throughout the growing season. This is good for the members, as they get fresh, healthy food and pay less for it than they would at a farm stand or farmers' market. It's good for us as small farmers because we can spend more time in the field taking care of vegetables and less time in the farm stand, and we can grow a wider variety of crops. All our food is grown using organic methods. While we are not certified organic (we don't want to spend the money or do the paperwork) we are members of the Northeast Organic Farming Association and have signed the Farmer's Pledge, committing ourselves to using safe and ecological growing methods. We do not use chemical fertilizers or synthetic pesticides ever. Find out more about the Farmer's Pledge here: http://www.ctnofa.org/OrganicCertification.htm
Our ideal members will be people who:
1. Like to cook. We can share recipes, too.
2. Want healthy, fresh, local food.
3. Want to visit the farm weekly to pick up their share of the harvest and say hello to the animals and the farmers.
Our plan for 2018 is to provide our members with fresh vegetables once a week for 18 weeks: from the first or second week of June till the beginning of October. Pick-up days are Monday through Friday. If you can't make it on your day, you can come the next day for a late pick-up.
We'll begin in mid-June with lettuces, radishes, greens and pea pods. By mid-July, we should have garlic, beets, onions, greens, and beans. In August and September there will be potatoes, onions, carrots, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, etc. By October we'll be winding down with winter squashes, popcorn, kale, and pumpkins.
Besides the vegetables that we harvest and put in the walk-in cooler for you, there is a pick-your-own herb garden, a raspberry patch, and a flower field where you can gather a bouquet each week (flowers are usually ready by late July). Last year, our members also enjoyed rows of pick-your-own kale, Swiss chard, and collards, and we hope to do that again too.
Suppose the weather is terrible and some crops fail? Then you won't get quite as much, but we grow a lot of different vegetables, and you will get a decent share.
Full share price: $500
Subscription length: 18 weeks, beginning in June and ending in October
Pick-up location: River Crest Farm, 534 Oronoque Road, Milford, CT 06461
Pick-up days: Monday thru Friday (assigned in early June)
Pick-up times: 1PM until 8PM
We do not offer half shares but you are free to split your share with another family. Who picks up the share and how you split it will be up to you.
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