The first step to ensuring a healthier 2022 is finding a farm near you. Bookmark CTGrown.org in your browser for easy access to the freshest, healthiest meat, dairy, and produce. Farm shopping offers several services that make a convenient and delicious way to fill your fridge and freezer, including:
Community-supported agriculture (CSA)
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a program through which customers buy shares to a farm’s product in advance, and receive a weekly, biweekly, monthly, or even quarterly supply of Connecticut Grown farm products While CSAs are traditionally run spring through fall with a focus on fruits and vegetables available, you can also find flower shares, winter CSAs or year-round options for meat and dairy products. Many CSAs are available in different sizes for different households, so whether you live on your own or have a large family, there’s an option for you. In addition to grocery staples like lettuce, tomatoes, etc., some CSAs sweeten the deal to include fresh-cut flowers and other items like farm-made honey or salad dressing.
Subscriptions are similar, but they tend to hone in on specific items (think wine clubs, cheese of the month etc) – while CSAs often feature seasonal produce or flowers. Your share can include an element of surprise featuring some of the more bountiful crops that season!
Other farms offer home delivery – some at no additional charge. And despite the cold, farming is always in season in Connecticut! CSA pickup is available at winter farmers’ markets and some farms even bring microgreens right to your door.
With CSA/subscriptions, a little effort goes a long way. Find a local farm, pick the subscription size for your household and get ready to enjoy the bounty of the season – month after month.
Find some near you!
Please note that some CSA’s open for enrollment in January – don’t miss out!
Syme Family Farm for fresh cut flowers
New Boston Beef (beef bundles)
Consider supporting a local farm and buy your seasonal share from flowers, dairy, proteins, and delicious vegetables.
Farm to Table – coming soon!
Curbside pick up