March 2018

Dear All,

The blistering cold came back to paw and snarl at the windows. March is misery season, according to many farmers, and it is easy to fall into the snares of gloom that such a protracted winter can lay around one’s daily outlook.  But the aconites on my father’s lawn tell a different story.  These glorious yellow flowers are back in bloom, often nestled beside the remains of a snow-bank.  Come to think of it, the witch hazel is flowering beside my front door.  So snarl on, Mr. Misery – your days are numbered.

CSA 2018 is even better: We want being a part of The Hickories CSA to fill your heart as well as your belly.  We are working to develop more ways for our members to enjoy freer access.  Imagine picnics with your family by the trout pond – sharing a bottle of wine with a pal on a Friday night as the sunset light dances on the Redding hills – watching children play in gardens.  I believe that small, organic farms are the antidote for a world gone mad.  Often it’s the peace of mind (in addition to the cherry tomato views from our adirondack chairs) that makes membership to The Hickories most valuable.  Click here to purchase your Summer CSA Share.

Welcome Jaclyn ‘Jaci’ Slattery to The Hickories team:  Many of you may know her from Millstone Farm, our friends down the road in Wilton.  She has 7 years of experience as a shepherd, a vegetable farmer, and a volunteer here at The Hickories (after working as Millstone’s farmer 6 days a week, she volunteered here on the 7th,

 if that give you an indication of her zeal for the work.)  She will begin here next week, just in time for lambing season, and will be working toward her career goal of managing a diversified fruit, vegetable, and livestock operation. You can wish her well during our baby animal tours in April (to be announced).###>

###>All the best,


PS One quick reminder: if you choose the “pay by check” option when you purchase your CSA share you can pay in installments as it suits your budgeting. 

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