CSA Time is Here!
This is our sixth season offering weekly full- and half-sized shares. 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.
Available on The Farm
We will be picking canning tomatoes (small with maybe have a spot but otherwise in good shape) today through Labor Day weekend). Please email us if you would like to buy any cases at $10/20 pounds.
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 Boxes 8/24–8/28
Family-Sized / Full Share (top photo, clockwise from top left): Chives, Plum Tomatoes, Beefsteak Tomatoes, an Heirloom Tomato, Winterbor Kale, English Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Carrots, Baby Cantaloupe, a Sugar Baby Watermelon, Bell Peppers, Peaches, Broccoli, Early Macintosh Apples, Yellow Onions, and Japanese Eggplant
Couple-Sized / Half Share (bottom photo, clockwise from left): Parsley, Plum Tomatoes, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Yellow Onions, Bell Peppers, Early Macintosh Apples, a Sugar Baby Watermelon, Peaches, Cucumbers, Winterbor Kale
For information on the CSA, contact Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 860-266-6592.