First Run for our First CSAers

Dear CSAers,

Welcome aboard the Spring CSA!  We wanted you to be the first to know about (and have access) to our newest offering from the farm.  

In early spring, water rises from roots to treetops in a waking forest.  The sap is steeped with natural sugars and nutrients that have been stored in the tree’s roots all winter.  We tapped our trees here at The Hickories and collected the "first run" to produce "Seltzer from Trees": a unique pre-springtime treat.  Making this refreshing drink has been a dream of mine for a long time, and with the nice folks from Nod Hill opening up down the road, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to bring it into production.  They have carbonated and canned a small run of springtime sap from the trees in our forest.  It is worthy of note that not just the maples, but all trees run with fresh, slightly sweet, water this time of year.  This is a forest in a can.

It is likely to sell out quickly both at the brewery and here at our Farm Store.  I am writing tonight with a quick offer: if you, as our Spring CSAers, would like us to set aside a 4-pack for you ($16) we can do that and be sure you get to try it before it sells out.  We will keep your cans here for you.  In the Farm Store, we also invite you to take an additional discount off the cans because you are in our CSA.  You will see the new CSA discount button on our checkout iPad when you purchase the "First Run: Seltzer from Trees."

Nod Hill will release their cans tomorrow, and we will open up for sale in The Farm Store (10am-5pm).  A special thanks to them for their collaboration: they are a very special group of people - and their enthusiastic support for local production makes our businesses a great fit.  

If you would like us to reserve you a 4-pack, just send us an email back and we will set it aside for you.  

All the best,


The Hickories 136 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (203)-894-1851