CSA Time is Here!
Pick ups are Mondays at Whole Foods, Blue Back Square in West Hartford; Tuesdays and Fridays in Glastonbury, CT; and Tuesdays at Highland Art Farm in Bloomfield, CT.
The Farm’s History
The Beckett family started farming in Glastonbury, Connecticut, in 1973, when Chip’s father bought the Old Cider Mill to keep it from being developed into condominiums after the original condo sale fell thru. Chip worked during off times in college and vet school until 1982, and returned to Glastonbury in 1983 to start his own practice and help out with the farm. In 1985, he bought the farm next door to build the veterinary clinic, Beckett and Associates, and add the acreage to the Cider Mill property. Originally, we sold most things to the Cider Mill, along with wholesalers in Hartford. We have gradually sold to more stands and added farmers’ markets a few years ago, when his daughter, Leah, was old enough to drive to the markets. The CSA is the next evolution for our farm, to let people see and share what we do with our productive land and good weather.
The 2014 CSA season is our fifth season offering the CSA. We have worked to expand the variety for everyone in the program. At the most basic level we offer full and half shares, with both weekly and biweekly options. Again this year, we are partnering with Kelly from Highland Art Farm to participate in a Full Diet CSA. If you are interested in that, please visit Kelly’s site here.
What’s In Your Box Week of 10/20:
Weekly Half Share (clockwise from left)—Arugula, Curly Leaf Kale, Italian Eggplant, Japanese Egglant, Empire Apples, Kabocha Squash, and Sweet Potatoes.
Thank you to Greg Gagnon for the photos!