Shortt's Farm & Garden Center 52-A  Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
203.426.9283
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2021 CSA is FULL

We are excited to announce the details of our 2021 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.

We are busy planning for our 2021 growing season. Below you will find all the details for our upcoming CSA season. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at farmerjim@shorttsfarmandgarden.com

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 In Your Weekly Basket
Every week you will come to the farm to pick up an array of freshly picked veggies. The vegetables will be picked by us the day of your pick up and will vary each week depending on what is ready to harvest. You can expect as many as 6-10 varieties of vegetables each week. Along with your basket we also offer a "choice" table most weeks. You will be able to choose a designated number of items off this table allowing you to customize your basket to suit your specific needs.

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.

When to Pick Up Your Share
Full shares are picked up each Wednesday or Friday and half shares are picked up each Sunday or Friday. Please indicate which day of the week you prefer to pick up on when you send in your check. Once we confirm your pick up day, that will be your designated day for the season. Pick up times are between 3 and 6pm.

 

Our CSA will run 18 weeks this year. 
Tentative dates for this season are as follow:

Half Share -Sunday June 20th or Friday June 25th
Full Share - Wednesday June 23rd or Friday June 25th

New Canaan
- Saturday June 26th between 10 and 12 at the New Canaan train station. Full shares only.
2021 CSA CROPS WE PLAN ON GROWING
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 Garlic Brussel Sprouts
Garlic Garlic Scapes
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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. 

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.


Farmshares are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. CSA is full for 2021.

 

***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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BUTCHER'S BEST MEATS
$360.00 ADD ON OFFERED
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. Meat shares run a total of 12 weeks and will start the first day of pick up. 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 Salmon Filet 3 lb average
4 Boneless Chicken Breast 3 lb average
5 Baby Back Ribs  
6 Sirloin Tip Steak 3 lb average
7 16/20 Raw Shrimp 1.5 lb average
8 Boneless Pork Chops 3 lb average
9 Sirloin Patties 3 packs of 4 patties
10 Boneless Chicken Thighs 2 lb average
11 Sausage Patties 3 lb average
12 Beef Stir Fry 2 lb average

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

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BD PROVISIONS CSA "ADD-ON" BD Provisions
ADD ON OFFERED
We are also thrilled to be partnering with BD Provisions. BD Provisions is a bulk grocery store located right here in Newtown on South Main Street behind Butchers Best. If you haven't been yet, its a great innovative store with lots to offer. Details of this "add on" will be updated shortly


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How to Sign Up:

Please mail a check along with your email address to:
Shortts Farm
52A Riverside Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

 ***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 1,000 contacts. Thanks!!!
 

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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 2021!


Farmer Jim & Sue Shortt
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 850 contacts.  Thanks!!!