Shortt's Farm & Garden Center 52-A  Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
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2019 CSA

We are excited to announce the details of our 2019 CSA. If you have been considering joining a CSA program, it is a wonderful way to connect you and your family directly to your food source. A weekly trip to our farm to pick up your freshly picked veggies is what you will experience when joining our CSA. The vegetables grown on our farm are USDA certified organic.

Below you will find all the details for our upcoming 18 week CSA season. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at

Farm Share CSA Information
Butcher's Best Meats Add On
BD Provisons Bulk Food Add On
Sign Up Information

CSA - Shortt's Farm & Garden Center

What To Expect
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!

Access to our popular "Pick Your Own Herb Garden"
As a CSA member you will also have access to our popular pick your own herb garden. The garden contains a number of different types of herbs and other specialty items such as hot peppers and okra. You may pick as much as you want from these beds anytime throughout the season. On your first day of pick up someone will be available to show you around the garden and give instructions on how to pick them.

Share Size and Cost

Full - $585.00
Half - $445.00

Full shares are based on $32.50 per week and half shares are based on $24.75 each week. We recommend a full share for a family of 4 and a half share for a family of 2 or if you have small children. The value of your share may fluctuate throughout the season but you will always get more than you pay for by the end of the season.

Pick Up Information
Full shares are picked up each Wednesday, starting June 26
Half shares are picked up each Sunday, starting June 23.

We ask that you come after 2pm so we have enough time to prepare the shares.

New Canaan: Start TBD

Our CSA will run 18 weeks this year. If the pick up day poses a problem for you we may be able to switch your day however Sunday and Wednesday will be the only options. 

Lettuce Carrots
Cherry Tomatoes Sweet Potatoes
Slicing Tomatoes Swiss Chard
Summer Squash Kale
Winter Squash Scallions
Sweet Peppers Onions
Eggplant Bush Beans
Cabbage Arugula
Celery Cucumbers
Radish Broccoli
Beets Bok Choy
Potatoes Brussel Sprouts
Garlic Garlic Scapes
***We do add non organic native sweet corn and non organic local apples when in season. If you would like an organic only share please indicate that when you send in your check and we will add something else to your basket.

Farmshares are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Full CSA Share: $585.00
Pick up every Wednesday after 2 pm, June 26. Come after 2pm so we have enough time to prepare the shares.

Half CSA Share: $445.00
Pick up every Sunday after 2 pm, June 23 to Oct 21

New Canaan Full CSA 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. Dates to be announced.

***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. 

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Butchers BestWe 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.  

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

2019 MEAT MENU - $350.00
Week Product Size
1 Whole Chicken 4lb. average
2 Chopped Meat 3lb. average
3 Baby Back Ribs 3lb. average
4 Boneless Chicken Breast 3lb. average
5 Sirloin Tip Steak 3lb. average
6 Italian Sausage 2lb. average
7 Chicken Legs 3lb. average
8 Sirloin Patties 3 packs of 4 patties
9 Boneless Pork Chops 3lb. average
10 Chicken Stir Fry 3lb. average
11 Beef Stir Fry 3lb. average
12 Sausage Patties 3lb. average


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BD Provisions is a specialty bulk store right here in Newtown. They are located behind Butchers Best Market on South Main Street. They offer over 270 bulk food items all sold by weight. Teas, spices, grains, snacks, baking ingredients, nuts, candies and chocolates are just some of the items they offer.

Our CSA add on will include a variety of items from BD Provisions that will be great for pairing with the Butchers Best meat share or to incorporate in your weekly menu. It is enough to feed a family of four however all the items keep well so if you don't have that many mouths to feed it is still a great option.

2019 PROVISIONS DETAILS - $180 for 12 weeks
Week Provisions
Lemon pepper chicken rub
Spice organic quinoa pilaf
Italian Herb olive oil
Oatmeal cookie mix
Burger seasoning - Best burger seasoning pack
Veggie chips
Tri colored pasta
Pasta salad spice packet
Blueberry muffin mix
Rib Rub
Orzo salad
Bread mix
Olive oil vinegar dressing mix
Key Lime dip for pie
Spicy chicken rub
Cilantro rice
Sugar cookie mix w/ sprinkles
Steak rub
Ruby rice pilaf
Garlic dip
Horseradish bacon dip
Pretzel sticks
Oatmeal cookie mix
Pesto seasoning mix with garlic olive oil
Brownie mix
Chicken leg rub
Beet chips
Cucumber dip
Chocolate chip cookies
Garlic dip
Veggie chips
Bread mix
Salted caramel crunch snack
Pork rub
Herb de Provence oil
Caramel apple dip
Black Thai rice
Garlic olive oil
Apple chips
Chocolate chip sugar cookies
Brown basmati rice
Basil olive oil
Roasted and salted chickpeas
Candy coated sunflower seed
Buttermilk pancake mix
Bourbon maple syrup
Oatmeal mix
BD Provisions has a state of the art coffee roaster in store. They sell bulk coffee beans of all kinds either ground or whole.
Option #1
Coffee sampler add on for just $5.00 per week for 12 weeks. ($60.00 total)

Option #2
1lb. bag of their famous "Midnight Joe" coffee for $14.99 per week ($179.88 total)


To sign up for either BD Provision Add-On, mail check made payable to BD Provisions to:

Shortts Farm
52a Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482

You can also sign up directly at BD Provisions, 125 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470

Please indicate which Add-On you would like, and if you like your ground or unground.

Email if you have any questions.

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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!

Shortt's Farm and Garden Center — A Genuine Organic Family Farm

Shortt's Farm & Garden is dedicated to growing fresh, healthy, hormone and chemical-free produce for you and your family.

Sign up for our CSA

To sign up for our CSA just send your check made out to:
Shortt's Farm
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!

Farmer Jim & Sue Shortt

***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!!!