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CSA Time is Coming Soon!

Pick ups will be Mondays during the farmers’ market at Whole Foods, West Hartford Center; a part of the Whole Diet CSA on Tuesdays at Highland Art Farm out of the 4H Auer Farm, in Bloomfield; and Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at Beckett Farms, in Glastonbury.

Yes, we are accepting 2015 applications.

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.

CSA Program

The 2015 CSA season is our sixth season offering the program.  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 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.

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CSA Corner:

CSA Boxes 6/29–7/3

6.29 Half

6.29 Full

Couple-Sized / Half Share (top photo) clockwise from left: Basil, Raspberries, Broccoli, Lacinato Kale, Zucchini, Sugar Snap Peas, Blueberries

Family-Sized / Full Share (bottom photo) clockwise from top left: Romaine Lettuce, Sugar Snap Peas, Sorrel, Raspberries, Basil, Lacinato Kale, Zucchini, Dill, Sage, Blueberries

For information on the CSA, contact Leah at or at 860-682-0391.