2018 Summer CSA signup is now closed!
Come see us at the Willimantic and Scotland Farmers Markets for the best fresh produce.
What is a CSA?
The term “CSA” stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it represents a system where consumers can have a close relationship with the farmers that produce their food. By pre-purchasing “shares” of the upcoming season’s crop, you’re investing directly in your food and cutting out the middleman, and in return you receive fresh local produce throughout the season. CSAs are growing in popularity around the world because they create direct, personal connections between farmers and consumers. You’re not buying from some megacorporation that’s hiding behind a marketing team, and you know exactly where your food is coming from and how it’s grown.
What does it mean to join a CSA?
When you join a farm’s CSA program, you purchase a seasonal “Membership” or “Share” that entitles you to a box of fresh produce every week for the duration of the program. We pack the boxes with a wide variety of produce, you’re not just getting a pile of kale 😉 , and substitutions are welcome if you’re picking up at one of the farmers markets. We always ensure that the market value of the produce is greater than what you’re paying for the share (in other words, you get more food for your money!).
CSAs are best for people who love to:
– Eat seasonal produce
– Eat local food
– Know Your Farmer
– Eat food that is grown in the soil and under the sun
For more information about Community Supported Agriculture, take a look at the resources available on LocalHarvest: https://www.localharvest.org/csa/
Brown Farm’s CSA
Our summer CSA runs for 20 weeks, from June to October, providing you with a variety of the highest quality vegetables and orchard fruit every week. We grow everything on the farm, in the soil, using organic practices. We are members of CT NOFA, which is a wonderful organization that promotes organic agriculture. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with all of our members, to grow our “farm family”. We encourage all CSA members to find time to visit the farm and see where your food comes from!
Full Share – $560 ($28 per week) – packed for a family of 4, or a couple who is addicted to vegetables.
Half Share – $280 ($14 per week) – good for a couple, or as a supplement to your garden.
Deposit of $200 (full share), $100 (half share) due by May 1, 2018. Balance due by June 1, 2018. We accept cash, check, or credit card.
CSA shares can be picked up at:
Willimantic Farmers Market, Saturdays 8AM-12PM
Jillson Square, Willimantic, CT 06226
Scotland Farmers Market, Wednesdays 3-6PM
St Margaret’s Church parking lot, Rt 14, Scotland, CT 06264
Brown Farm, pickup day TBD
537 Devotion Road, Scotland, CT 06264
Church Street, Putnam, CT on Mondays
Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, husk cherries, carrots, beets, beans, peas, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, winter squash, melons, pumpkins, root parsley, radishes, turnips & rutabagas, shallots, onions, spinach, lettuce/greens, chard, collard, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, celery, celeriac, eggplant, sweet pepper, hot peppers, orchard fruits and berries, wide variety of herbs