Shortt's Farm & Garden Center 52-A  Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
203.426.9283
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2018 CSA

Greetings from Shortt's Farm!   We are pleased to announce our 2018 CSA information! For those of you who are new to our farm we are a certified organic vegetable farm on Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.  We grow a variety of summer and fall vegetables. 

**Shares will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  Though there are no "due dates" we expect to fill the remainder of our spots quickly so if you would like to become a member we suggest signing up as soon as possible. 

CSA - Shortt's Farm & Garden Center


What to expect:
As share members you will come to our farm and pick up your pre packed freshly picked seasonal vegetables.  Your share will include an array of produce that is ready for harvest that week.  

Shares must be picked up on your assigned day however you can pick up your share on the following day during our store hours as well. Below are the days and times of pick up.  We are not able to offer make up shares if you miss your pick up day.  If you are going away we recommend having a friend pick up your share that week.  If you enjoy cooking and are not away much in the summer you will enjoy being a CSA member!

Share size is based on a breakdown of $24.70 per week for half shares and $32.50 per week for full shares however this number is just a benchmark and during the season you can expect to see more quantity during the end of July, August and September which are considered our "peak" time.  Our goal is to give you above and beyond what you  pay for! 

Below is a list of crops that we plan to grow this year and you can expect to see them at some point in your share:

Lettuce Sweet Potatos
Swiss Chard Sweet Peppers (all colors)
Kale Tomatoes (Beefsteak, heirloom, cherry)
Cabbage Eggplant
Bok Choi Beets
Beans Carrots
Onions Scallions
Potatoes Cucumbers
Celery Radish
Summer squash Winter Squash

We also have non organic, locally grown sweet corn and apples that we add to shares.  If you would like to have only organic produce in your share please let us know when you sign up.

In addition to your weekly pick up, as members you will also receive a $25.00 voucher that can be used throughout the season in our farm store.  This voucher can  be used on fruits, vegetables and eggs.  The voucher may not be used on other items in the store such as honey, syrup, meat, milk, cheese, jams and preserves.  The voucher may be used anytime in July, August and September.  The vouchers expire September 31st. 

As CSA members you will also have full use of our  pick your own herb garden.  The garden includes an array of fresh herbs and hot peppers that you can pick when you pick up your share or any day that the farm is open.  Our members have really enjoyed this and we plan to add more new herbs this year.

 


 

The dates and cost for shares are as follows:

Full SHARE: $585.00
Pick up every Wednesday after 2 pm, June 20 to Oct 17


Half SHARE: $445.00
Pick up every Sunday after 2 pm, June 24 to Oct 21


New Canaan SHARE: $585.00
  (please note that we only sell full shares to our New Canaan members)
Pick up any time between 10 and 2 at the New Canaan Farmers Market June 29th to October 28th

 

NOTE: Corn and non-organic fruits.

We do not grow corn as it is nearly impossible to do organically without it being "wormy" so we do add non organic Connecticut Grown non GMO corn to the shares.  We also add non organic Connecticut Grown fruit to the shares when in season.  Fruit to be included: peaches, nectarines, apples and pears.  If you do not wish to have non-organic items in your basket, let us know when you send in your check and we will make up the difference each week with our own organic produce.

All other produce is ceritified organic and raised on our farm. 

 



BUTCHER'S BEST MEATS OFFERED AGAIN
We are thriled to be partnering with Butcher's Best once again this year to offer what we think is a great addition to our traditional CSA.  The meat share was a great success last season and so many of you asked that it be extended.  Unfortunately we were unable to do that last season but we are happy to say that the meat share will run for 12 weeks this year instead the 8 weeks it ran last year.

Butcher's Best offers an incredible product that is far superior to the grocery stores.  The cost of buying your meat through the CSA is about a 7% savings than what you would pay if you went directly to their store.  We think the  real savings comes from the convenience of having everything ready to pick up  all in one place each week.  Below is a list of the meat you will get in your share if you choose the meat add on

Meat Menu for 2017:

Week 1:        Whole Chicken                       4lb. average
Week 2:        Chopped Meat                        3lb. average
Week 3:        Baby Back Ribs                       3lb. average
Week 4:        Boneless Chicken Breast        3lb average
Week 5:        Sirloin Tip Steak                      3lb average
Week 6:        Italian Sausage                      2lb.average
Week 7:        Chicken Legs                          3lb. average
Week 8:        Sirloin Patties                         3 packs of 4 patties
Week 9:        Boneless Pork Chops             3lb. average
Week 10:      Chicken Stir Fry                      3lb average
Week 11:      Beef Stir Fry                            3lb. average
Week 12:      Sausage Patties                     3lb. average

The cost of the meat share is $350.00.  Please note that in order to keep the price down for the additional 4 weeks we have made the lb. per week slightly smaller than last years.  


Farmshares are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 
To sign up for our CSA,
please mail a check to
:

To sign up for our CSA just send your check made out to Shortt's Farm to:
52A Riverside Road
Sandy Hook Ct 06482
  
****Please include the following information:****
• Name
• Email Address
• Full Share or Half Share

We will send out an email in June with exact instructions and more details on your share.  Your cancelled check will be your receipt but if you need further  confirmation you can always email us.

Thank you all so much for your support of our farm over the years!  Your continued support whether it is through our CSA program or our farm store or the farm markets is so very appreciated!

Sincerely,

The Shortts
203-426-9283

 

***Important***  Please include your email address when you send in your check.  Even though I already have all your emails, it can be hard to find you among our 750 contacts.  Thanks!!!


 

More info on Community Supported Agriculture

Local Harvest
   Shortt's Farm listing on Local Harvest


Thank you for your interest in CSA and thanks to our
past members for supporting our efforts!

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