The slow breaths of wintertime; it is a time for returning to our values and renewing our intentions for the coming year. We farmers are back to days spent sorting, cleaning, planning, and, inevitably, dreaming big.
We invite you to join us as we farm this year. Many of you have been true believers in the farm for years now, supporting us for 14 seasons of a shared harvest, and for some of you this may be your first time reading our newsletter.
If there is one thing that connects us all, it is food. We all want healthy food, and we want a better way to live, respectful of the Earth, and closer to each other. Joining the movement supporting local food and ecosystems is a great place to start.
Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is the engine that runs this farm. It gets us out of the gate each year and secures the bond between you and your dinner-plate and your farmer for three seasons. CSA members pledge to support our farm, whereby both the farmers and the consumer share in the benefits of farm food production. Farming can be an unpredictable business reliant on the climate and changing seasons. Our members help ensure the success and continued operation of our farm.
Each of our CSA shares offer something different and reflects what is in season. Members get an exclusive opportunity to fall in love with working land, indeed some of the last farmland in our county.
We have Four CSA options for you and your family.
Super Share Member: Join us for spring, summer and autumn! This will provide your family with nearly 30 weeks of farm fresh produce and flowers all from our fields. Choosing to become a super shareholder is a way to commit to The Hickories as being ‘your farm’ for the year. For your generous support, we provide a discounted share price - and we salute you! April- Thanksgiving with weekly Fruit, vegetable shares and flower pick-up (Bi weekly, June- September), $1,180.
Spring Shares: Currently due to overwhelming support for our Super Share option, we will not be releasing individual spring shares. The only access to a spring share currently is to become a super share member—or wait and see if we have extra room closer to spring. Spring Shares, April- May
Summer Share: Celebrate the bounty of summer's fruits (strawberries, blueberries, and more) and vegetables (arugula to zucchini). A vibrant time at the farm, the summer share includes a pick-your-own crop most weeks, which is perfect for interacting with the land and waking up your inner farmer while bringing home the best tasting food in town. June-September, $650
Autumn Share: The autumn share was born out of not wanting it to end. Our autumn share starts at the tail end of summer, enjoying our last summer crops and ends just before Thanksgiving. We have hoop houses in production to protect tender greens through the first snowfalls. The share will include vegetables and preserves. October- Thanksgiving, $280
Flower Share: The latest and greatest endeavor by our farmers – organic flowers are in full-scale production. You will be supporting clean air, water, and saving bees and other pollinators while taking home fragrant, certified organic flower arrangements. Offer to be purchased by the month. June- September, $ 100/Month
As we keep planning our 2019 season, from budgeting to crop planning, we would love to hear feedback from you. Please don't hesitate to write us with your ideas about what you would like to see us growing and how we can grow with you this year.
Please note when completing your order online, we request you pay by check when possible. Simply choose the “pay by check” option and mail your payment to The Hickories 136 Lounsbury Road Ridgefield CT 06877