Friday, February 12, 2016

CSA Signup Time

Cityseed Farmers' Markets go Indoors.
If you've ever shopped at the grocery store, then you know about buying vegetables. But what if you saved a step and bought directly from the farm? The result? It's called a CSA, and many people are aware of their existence. Community Supported Agriculture has been around since the mid-1980's and it's a way for farmers to get their locally grown produce into the hands of hungry buyers.

Some CSA's will deliver; others require pickup directly at the farm. There are 13 listed farms on CT NOFA's website. Often the produce is picked only a matter of hours before it's distributed. Another way of obtaining fresh veggies is to meet at your local farmers' market and pick up from the farmer there.
Unlike a supermarket, the farm picks out the produce that is distributed, based on what's available. This makes cooking even more interesting and fun, because it requires one to take a look at the available ingredients and come up with recipes from there.

Read the full article for a complete list of CSA's in New Haven County presently listed by CTNOFA.

The following information from CT NOFA. It's a list of all CSA's in New Haven County:

New Haven County

Bishop's Orchards Farm Market and Winery
1355 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
CSA: see website for details
Bodhichitta Farms leaf
Whitney Miller
Prospect, CT
203-800-5246 or 860-285-0167
CSA: see website for details
Boulder Knoll Community Farm CSA leaf
Brenda Caldwell
Cheshire, CT
info@boulderknollfarm.comCSA: See website for details
Eve's Corner Garden CSA leaf
Liz Cecarelli
Bethany, CT
CSA: see website for details
Farm River Farm leaf
200 Meadow Street
East Haven, CT 06512
CSA: See website for details
Field House Farm LLC leaf
Stephanie Lesnik
623 Green Hill Road
Madison CT 06443
CSA: see website for details
Frankie's Fruit & Vegetables leaf
1940 Hartford Turnpike
North Haven, CT
CSA: please call for information
Gentle Giant FarmleafUSDA
Toby Fischer and Josiah Venter
Bethany, CT 06524
CSA: see website for details
High Hill Orchard leaf
Wayne Young
170 Fleming Road
Meriden, CT
Winter - November to February. Apples, cider, winter vegetables and cooking greens.
Winter CSA: see website for details
Hindinger Farm
Liz Hindinger
835 Dunbar Hill Road
Hamden, CT
CSA: see website for details
Little Portion Acres leaf
963 Wallingford Road
Cheshire, CT 06410
CSA: Please call or email for details
Massaro Farm CSA, Inc. leafUSDA
41 Ford Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
CSA: see website for details
Northfordy Farm leaf
53 Lanes Pond Rd
Northford, CT 06472
CSA: Please call or email for details
River Crest Farm, LLC leaf
Maria & Andy Macri
534 Oronoque Road
Milford CT 06461
CSA: see website for details