2017 CSA FAQS:
WHAT IS CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members receive a weekly or bi-weekly assortment of fresh, seasonal vegetables, herbs, melons, berries, eggs (optional), and occasional preserved items from the farm. Members sign up and pay in advance for the entire season.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Click here to go to the registration page. You will be asked to select your vegetable share and optional egg share, select your pickup location, and enter your contact information. You will have the option to pay online with a credit card through PayPal, or you can select and invoice and mail a check. It just takes minute to sign up. If you have any questions, call Megan at mobile (203) 984-7289 or email email@example.com.
WHAT VEGETABLES ARE INCLUDED IN THE CSA SHARE?
Arugula, Basil, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussels Sprouts, Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fennel, Greens Mix, Herbs, Hot Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Melon, Onions, Parsley, Peas, Pumpkins, Radishes, Spinach, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Sweet Peppers, Swiss, Chard, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon, Winter Squash, and more!
DO I CHOOSE WHAT COMES IN MY SHARE?
Nope! This is the adventurous part of CSA. Each week our expert farmers thoughtfully select an assortment of seasonal items for our members, including vegetables, herbs, melons, and berries. We are careful to ensure quality, variety, and value in each share.
HOW MUCH IS IN A WEEKLY SHARE?
Share size can vary from week to week. Every family is different, but a full share typically suits a family of four. Below you can see pictures of 2016 summer shares. This will give you a good idea of how much produce to expect in your weekly share.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FULL (WEEKLY) AND HALF (BI-WEEKLY) SHARE?
Full shares pick up every week. Half shares pick up every other week. The contents of the share are the same for all members.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
Harvest Season (weeks 1-24) June 5 through November 20
Summer (weeks 1-16) begins June 5, 2017
Fall (weeks 17-24) begins September 25, 2017
WHAT IS THE PRICE?
$35 per week (Summer Weekly $560; Summer Bi-Weekly $280; Fall Weekly $280; Fall Bi-Weekly $140)
$5 per dozen eggs (optional)
WHEN DO I PAY?
Balance may be paid in full at signup, or before the beginning of the season. Payments can be made at any time by logging into your account or mailing a check. If you need to make arrangements for an extended payment plan, please contact Megan at mobile (203) 984-7289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
No refunds will be given.
Late fees may be assessed on overdue balance.
WHAT IF I MISS MY PICK UP?
Uncollected shares will be donated, unless other arrangements are made in advance. If you know you will be unable to pick up, please ask a friend or neighbor to pick up for you. Anyone can pick up your share, you do not need to notify us. We may also be able to arrange to hold your share or reschedule your pick up with advance notice. No refunds will be given.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY SHARE?
Choose one of our locations at sign up:
Ridgefield - Grove Street Plaza, Tuesdays 3:00-6:00
Norwalk - Market Bistro + Bar, Wednesdays 3:00-6:30
FactSet (Private - Employees Only), Wednesday 3:00-6:00
Stamford - Temple Beth El, Wednesdays 3:30-8:30
Pepperidge Farm (Private - Employees Only), Thursday 2:30-5:30
New Canaan - Elm Restaurant, Thursdays 3:00-6:00
Wilton - Cactus Rose, Thursday 3:30-6:30
Norwalk - Harbor Harvest, Fridays 3:00-7:30
Fairfield - Custom Meats, Fridays 2:30-6:30
Ellington Farmers Market, Saturdays 9:00-12:00
Black Rock Farmers Market, Saturday 9:00-1:00
Fairfield Farmers Market, Sundays 10:00-2:00
West Suffield - Simpaug Farms, Tuesday-Saturday 1:00-5:00