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2022 Farm CSA

We are excited to announce the details of our 2022 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     Sign Up Information

 

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 2022!

Farmer Jim & Sue Shortt
203-426-9283 

CSA - Shortt's Farm & Garden Center


Shortt's Farm — A Genuine Organic Family Farm dedicated to growing fresh, healthy, hormone and chemical-free produce for you and your family.

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

We have decided to keep the cost the same as last year.  With the price of so many products in our daily lives increasing this past year, we will strive to keep the prices of our products the same as the past few years. 

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:

PICK UP DATES START:  
Full Shares: Wednesday, June 22
Mix of Full & Half Shares: Friday, June 24th
Half Shares: Sunday, June 26     

2022 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.       

 

***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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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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2022 ADD-ON's to our CSA back by popular demand! :)

BUTCHER'S BEST MEAT SHARE ADD-ON

We are thrilled 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. 

Week  1: Whole Chicken 4lb average

Week  2: Chopped Meat 3lb average 

Week  3: Salmon Filet 3lb average 

Week  4: Boneless Chicken Breast 3lb average 

Week  5: Baby Back Ribs 

Week  6: Sirloin Tip Steak 3lb average 

Week  7: 16/20 Raw Shrimp 1.5lb average 

Week  8: Boneless Pork Chops 3lb average 

Week  9: Sirloin Patties 3 packs of 4 patties 

Week 10: Boneless Chicken Thighs 2lb average 

Week 11: Sausage Patties 3lb average 

Week 12: Beef Stir Fry 2lb average

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

Cost of the meat share is $360.00.  



 

BD PROVISIONS ADD-ON

We are excited to be able to provide you with a CSA add on from BD Provisions again this year! 

$20 per week for 18 Weeks - $360

We are also offering our coffee sampler ($5/week additonal) or a specific 1 lb of coffee each week ($15-17/week depending on coffee selection). We appreciate your support of a local business that accents an environmentally friendly option to meet your shopping needs. Each week, we make an effort to pair our items with the fresh farm-grown fruits, herbs and vegetables grown at Shortt’s Farm. Below is a sample of items you will get in your weekly kit.

Sample Week 1 

Spicy rub
Haitian rice with beans
Biscuit in a bag mix
Hot Cinnamon Spice tea
True Berry Mix 

Enjoy your rub on any protein you use for your meal, and add a delicious side dish of Haitian rice with beans. The next morning enjoy making fresh biscuits and relax while eating it sipping a complimentary Hot Cinnamon spice tea. You can decide what to do with our true berry mix, have it as a snack, add it to your biscuits, enjoy with yogurt.

Please call 203-491-2925 with any questions, curbside pick up or gifting questions. 

Coffee Add-On**  



Option 1:
Coffee sampler 1/3 lb. of a different variety each week. Cost- $90.00 for 18 weeks.

Option 2: 1 lb of Midnight Joe, their most popular roast Cost- $270.00 for 18 weeks

Option 3: 1 lb. of Toasted Coconut Cost - $306.00 for 18 weeks

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

Please make your check payable to: BD PROVISIONS

Mail to:
Shortts Farm
52 A Riverside Road
Sandy Hook CT  06482 

***Important*** Please include your email address when you send in your check.