Special Notice: Thank you for your interest in Fort Hill Farm CSA! At this time our 2017 CSA is full. We will open our wait list January 1, 2018. Wait time 1-2 years.
How our CSA works
Our CSA has a unique system. Shareholders can purchase two levels of debit cards, a $300 card that we preload with $335 credit at the farm (10% discount), or a $600 card that we preload with $685 of produce credit (12% discount). You can choose from one of three distributions on the farm per week, and our distribution season runs 21 weeks, from early June through October. Most of our crops are harvested and displayed farmstand style in our barn, and CSA shareholders select their share from seasonally available crops, up to certain limits. Some crops, such as beans, strawberries, herbs, and flowers, are available as Pick Your Own crops in our fields. You choose the produce that you want, subject to availability and occasional limits as crops go in or out of season. Produce is priced at our farmers market prices. After you have selected your share, our staff checks you out, and you use our CSA card to debit the share from your account. You must use your credit by March of the next year. We also accept CSA cards at our stands at the New Milford and Westport farmers markets.
Our CSA has lots of benefits for you: a discount over our market prices, no penalty for missing weeks, lots of choices on what crops and amounts make sense for your family, and you get out into the fields for our PYO crops.
We also attend the New Milford and Westport Farmers’ Markets, click here for details!
Please note that not all Connecticut CSA’s use organic growing practices, and you should ask the farmer of any CSA you are considering to describe their growing system.
The main limiting factor to getting more CSA farms and more local, organic produce is that new farmers have a hard time renting or owning high quality land (flat, fertile, stone free, well drained, and loamy) due to extremely high land costs and rapid development of Connecticut farm fields. There are organizations that are working to preserve Connecticut farmland, please go to www.workinglandsalliance.org to find out more.
Thank you for your support of local agriculture!