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CSA Program Information

CSA Program Information

Our CSA program runs for twenty weeks from June through October, with exact dates to be determined by the weather. We will notify CSA members of the start date two weeks before the first pick-up. Full shares average from 7-12 items per week, providing enough produce for a family of four for the week. Half shares average from 4-7 items, providing enough produce for two people for the week. The estimates as to how the produce will serve each family vary drastically with each individual’s cooking and eating culture. We have families of two in our CSA program that cook most of their meals at home and use a full share for two people, reporting this to be a generous amount. We also have groups of more than five people split a full share and that works for them. Each week, expect to get salad greens and braising greens as well as other veggies. We will equip you with recipes to inspire your week’s cooking, keeping you and your family healthy and happy.

How To Sign Up

Thank you for your interest in the New Haven Farms CSA. We are currently full for the 2018 season. Please email  info@newhavenfarms.org if you would like to have your name added to our wait-list and be notified when our 2019 shares are available.

Options for other local organic CSA and Market shares can be found at Gentle Giant Farm and Four Root Farm.

Cost

20 Week Share
Full Share – $800
Half Share – $425

Mushroom Share
$75 for 6 weeks of Mushrooms (🍄 see below)

Fall Share
$100 for 4 weeks

By buying into our CSA program, you are investing in the work we do. Your fee allows us to buy seeds, hire farm staff, and pay for farm equipment in the early part of the season. Additionally, a portion of your fee goes toward subsidizing CSA shares for low-income families that suffer from diet-related chronic disease risks. Full shares include a $125 donation and half shares include a $75 donation to the community work New Haven Farms delivers. CSA payments are non-refundable.

A $200 deposit is due for the 20 week CSA share by February 15th, the final payments due May 15th. Payment plans can be made available upon request.

Pick-Up Times & Locations

Tuesday pick-up (on farm), 5:30 – 7:30pm

CSA members pick up their weekly shares at Phoenix Press Farm, 15 James Street, New Haven.

Wednesday pick-up, 3-9pm

CSA members pick up their weekly shares at mActivity Fitness Center, 285 Nicoll Street, New Haven. The shares will be dropped at mActivity by 3pm and will be available until the gym closes at 9pm.

Upon registration, CSA members choose which day works best for them and maintain this pick-up day throughout the season, you may not change your pick-up day. If you miss your share on a given day your share will be donated to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.

🍄 Mushroom Share 🍄

This year we are excited to offer a mushroom share as an add-on to the vegetable share. These mushrooms are grown by several local mushroom producers. Shiitake and oyster mushrooms are grown  outdoors, organically on logs in a woodland setting with a commitment to the highest level of quality. These mushrooms are incredible and have made appearances in the 2016 & 2017 NHF CSA shares. This share will last a total of 6 weeks, picked up at the time of the vegetable CSA, to be purchased only as an addition to the full season CSA share. Mushroom shares are available in one size, with each member receiving ¾ pound of mushrooms each time during the 6 week season.

Mushrooms “bloom” in response to proper weather conditions, with harvests coming in the Spring and Fall. The six weeks will likely appear 3 weeks in June and 3 weeks towards the end of September into October, with the season’s weather being the deciding factor. The share will be a mixture of shiitake and oyster mushrooms. The cost is $75 for 6 weeks of mushrooms.

As this is our first year offering the share we will ask you to pay for the mushroom share only once we meet a minimum number of sign ups for the season. Please direct any questions to info@newhavenfarms.org.

Fall Share

The Fall share is new as of 2018 and lasts for the four weeks after the 20-week CSA ends. It will run from mid-October through mid-November, depending on when the twenty week CSA begins. This share will include five items weekly, an assortment of the following items: beets, carrots, turnips, winter squash, scallions, kale, collards, tatsoi, mesclun mix, and lettuce heads.

This share costs $100 for 4 weeks. Limited to 25 shares.   

List of Crops

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Herbs
  • Hot Peppers
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • String Beans
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Turnips

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