2019 Summer CSA signup is now open!
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 mega-corporation 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!
To sign up for our CSA, please choose an option (above) and add it to your cart, then proceed to your cart and checkout. You will have the option to pay immediately by credit card, or to mail a check.
CSA shares can be picked up at:
Willimantic Farmers Market, Saturdays 8AM-12PM
Jillson Square, Willimantic, CT 06226
Brown Farm, pickup day TBD
537 Devotion Road, Scotland, CT 06264
Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, husk cherries, carrots, beets, beans, peas, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, winter squash, melons, pumpkins, root parsley, kohlrabi, radishes, turnips & rutabagas, shallots, onions, spinach, lettuce/greens, chard, collard, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, celery, celeriac, eggplant, sweet pepper, hot peppers, blueberries, wide variety of herbs
|June||Greens, peas, beets, radishes, bunching onions, asparagus, spring broccoli, rhubarb, fresh kohlrabi, turnips|
|July||Greens, peas, beets, radishes, carrots, summer squash, blueberries|
|August||Greens, beets, radishes, carrots, tomatoes, tomatillos, sweet and hot peppers, squash, leeks, cucumbers, melons, eggplant, variety of beans, herbs|
|September||Greens, beets, radishes, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, tomatillos, sweet and hot peppers, squash, cucumbers, melons, eggplant, rutabaga, winter gourds, onions, variety of beans, fall broccoli, Brussels sprouts, turnips|
|October||Greens, beets, radishes, carrots, rutabaga, winter gourds/cooking pumpkins, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, storage kohlrabi, turnips|