Calling all localvores! If you are interested in buying fresh, organic produce grown right here in Ridgefield, you can now purchase a CSA share at The Hickories and receive a selection of over 100 varieties of organically grown fruits and vegetables each week, June thru the end of September. Your share of the bounty is harvested each morning by farmers excited to meet and talk with you. Designated pickup days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) are right on the farm, giving you the opportunity to visit our fields, farmers and animal friends.
A share is designed to provide a family of 3 or 4 with all of their weekly vegetable and fruit needs. Items vary seasonally, beginning with cool weather crops in the spring and changing over to warm weather crops in the summer. Our CSA members reap the benefits of larger shares with bumper crops. Shareholders are our top priority.
The Hickories is an organic farm in Ridgefield, CT that has been in the Brewster Family for 76 years. The farm provides vegetables, fruits, flowers, wool, meat, and other farm products for the community and surrounding area through their CSA and Farmstand as well as local markets and restaurants. The farm's fruits and vegetables are certified organic under the Bay State Organic/ USDA National Organic Program, meaning they are free of synthetic pesticides and synthetic fertilizer. Our chickens, pigs, and sheep are free-range and are raised on the farm's organic pastures.
CSA members will have access to additional “Add-on” shares, which will include dairy products, baked goods, and cheeses from local farms.
Our 8th CSA season will begin in early June and, weather permitting, extending through the end of September The cost of a share for the full 2013 season is $625. Fall extension shares are also available to feed you and your family well into November.
Members will receive weekly CSA newsletters with recipes, farm updates and invitations to farm events. CSA members are also invited to take part in a “Pick Your Own” component, allowing you to go to into the fields to harvest your own blueberries, cherry tomatoes, flower bouquets, etc.
To purchase a share, simply register on our website at www.thehickories.org and visit our online store. Then, click on “CSA Shares and Add Ons”. You must order your share through the store for us to count you into the program (and include you in the CSA newsletter updates) so be sure to complete the check out process. For payment, please send a check payable to The Hickories to 136 Lounsbury Road Ridgefield CT 06877. If you have any questions or concerns you can also contact us at 203-894-1851 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our road side stand is open during the winter from Friday to Sunday 10am to 5pm and will be open for business 7 days a week from 11 – 6 come spring as well. Farm-raised meat is available year round at our farm stand. If you simply can’t wait for the season to begin, be sure to stop by our Farm Store where you can get a taste of last year’s harvest bottled in our pasta sauces, salsa and preserves!