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

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Details below for 2020 participants
already signed up.

Our CSA is a wonderful way to connect you and your family directly to your food source. A weekly trip to our farm to get your freshly picked veggies is what you will experience when joining our CSA. The vegetables grown on our farm are USDA certified organic.

After a very successful 2019 season most things will remain the same this year. Many of you enjoyed our pick your own herbs and hot pepper and we will continue to offer this to all of our CSA customers. We plan to add a few different items to the pick your own garden this year including tomatillos!

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 24, 2020
Half shares are picked up each Sunday, starting June 21, 2020

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 Green Beans
Cabbage Arugula
Celery Cucumbers
Radish Broccoli
Beets Bok Choy
Potatoes Brussel Sprouts
Garlic Garlic Scapes
***We will continue to offer non organic native sweet corn and local apples when in season. As always, if you do not want these items in your basket, just send me a note when you send in your payment.

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

Full CSA Share: FULL
Pick up every Wednesday after 2 pm, June 24. Come after 2pm so we have enough time to prepare the shares.

Half CSA Share: FULL
Pick up every Sunday after 2 pm, June 21

New Canaan Full CSA Share: FULL
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.  

We will say - that after some feed back from us - Steve is planning to package the meat into smaller packages! 
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 40% 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:

2020 MEAT MENU $360.00 for 12 weeks
Week Product Size
1 Whole Chicken 4 lb average
2 Chopped Meat 3 lb average
3 Baby Back Ribs 3 lb average
4 Boneless Chicken Breast 3 lb average
5 Sirloin Tip Steak 3 lb average
6 Italian Sausage 2 lb average
7 Chicken Legs 3 lb average
8 Srloin Patties 3 packs of 4 patties
9 Bonelss Pork Chops 3 lb average
10 Chicken Stir Fry 3 lb average
11 Beef Stir Fry 3 lb average
12 Sausage Patties 3 lb average

With the exception of the ribs, all meat will be split into two convenient packages. All meat comes frozen.

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BD Provisions has a wide variety of products including, grains, rice, flours, dried beans, nuts, and all the staples your pantry requires. I am personally hooked on their balsamic vinegars and olive oils! Each week they will be giving you a carefully curated selection from their unique store. Go there and experience it for yourself, its amazing!

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.

2020 PROVISIONS DETAILS - $180 for 12 weeks
Week & Provisions
This years "add on" will consist of the following and will allow enough for a family of 4
Week 1: Olive Oil and Vinegar
Week 2: Spices
Week 3: Maple Syrups
Week 4: Grains
Week 5: Coffee/Tea
Week 6: Baking Mix
Week 7: Nut Butter
Week 8: Maple Water
Week 9: Household
Week 10: Self Care
Week 11: Granola/Cereal
Week 12: Snacks/Candy
This years add on is designed to give you a sampling of everything that BD Provisions carries. 

Cost of this add on is $180.00. Checks can be made out directly to BD Provisions and mailed to the farm at the mailing address below



BD Provisions has a state of the art coffee roaster in store. They sell bulk coffee beans of all kinds either ground or whole.

BD Provisions prides itself on great coffee beans ground right at their store. 

Options 1: Coffee Sampler 
1/3 lb. of a different variety each week.
Cost- $60.00 for 12 weeks.

Option 2: 1lb of Midnight Joe 
Their most popular roast
Cost- $180.00 for 12 weeks.

**Please indicate if you would like it ground or unground



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.

If you have signed up for our CSA

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.

We look forward to seeing you all this spring. Thanks again for your continued support and best wishes to you all for a happy healthy 2020!

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 850 contacts.  Thanks!!!