Community Supported Agriculture

To sign up for the 2017 CSA shares, please visit our farm shop or download our application form and mail along with your check.

What is a CSA?

A CSA is a weekly share of produce. Any subscribers to the program receive a sampling of what Beckett Farms has to offer. For a list of prices, pick-up locations, and produce, scroll down.

Our program…

We offer weekly pick-ups for clients to swing by the farm and pick up their pre-filled box of fresh produce that is available to pick that week.  If what you’ve read from above sounds interesting to you, feel free to try it out.  We have:

  • Full Shares (formerly called family-sized shares—7+ items weekly)
  • Half Shares (formerly called couple-sized shares—5 items weekly)

 

If you are interested, please send us an email or submit an application.

We are currently accepting CSA applications.

CSA options for pick up at the farm, in West Hartford, and in Bloomfield:

  1. Full Share—This is the traditional CSA box that we offered last year, this could be good for a family of 4 or 5.  There are a few families who opt to get a share and a half because they wanted more! There are normally between 8 and 11 items in this weekly share size.
  2. Half Share—This is a box with 5 items offered weekly.  This would be ideal for someone who wants a sampling of products but isn’t sure if he or she would make it through a full box in two weeks time. This share size features between 5 and 7 items weekly.

Office CSA drop off:

In recent years, employers have been contacting us to offer the CSA as an employee benefit. The full and half shares fit in perfectly with many corporate wellness programs, and employee access to the Glastonbury-grown produce is easier than ever, since we bring the fruits and veggies right to your office. Whether we drop off the boxes off in a conference room or load them onto one of your company’s flatbeds to leave in the lobby (we’ve done both), we are flexible in our approach for what will work for you. While our program is customizeable with shares reflecting different growing seasons, we can also offer a fixed 17-week program from July-October if that is easier for your office.

CSA pricing:
Prices shown below are for the 2017 season, beginning on June 6.
 

4 wks

Spring 
Half—$100 Full—$150
  • June
  • Asparagus, Arugula, Basil, Bok Choi, Broccoli Rabe, Cherries, Lettuce, Raspberries, Sage, Sorrel, and Sugar Snap Peas.

9 wks

Summer 
Half Share—$250 Full Share—$350
  • July & August
  • Apples, Arugula, Basil, Bell Peppers, Bok Choi, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli, Carrots, Cucumbers, Dill, Frying Peppers, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Patty Pan Squash, Parsley, Peaches, Potatoes, Purple Beans, Raspberries, Sage

8 wks

Fall 
Half Share—$250 Full Share—$350
  • September & October
  • Acorn Squash, Apples, Arugula, Basil, Bell Peppers, Bok Choi, Blackberries, Blueberries, Blue Hubbard Squash, Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Chives, Cucumbers, Dill, Eggplant, Frying Peppers, Gr

6 weeks

Tomato 
One size—$300
  • Try a sampling of our favorite tomatoes! Each week you will pick up a 10-pound flat of different traditional and heirloom tomatoes that the farm grows.

4 wks

Winter 
One size—$200
  • November
  • Apples, Black Walnuts, Blue Hubbard Squash, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Chives, Kale, Mustard, Potatoes, Radishes, Romanesco, and .Sweet Potatoes

25 wks

Bundle 
Half Share—$650 Full Share—$900
  • June–November
  • Everything we grow!

When do I need to pay by?:

The sooner you pay, the more help the farm receives because we can order new equipment and more seeds.  Realizing winter does not quite scream, “fresh food,” we ask that we receive applications and payment in full by May 15 for the start of the Spring CSA. If you find out about the CSA after that, feel free to sign up for any of the other seasons with one week lead time.

Pick-up schedule for 2017:

CSA pick-up locations will be:

  • Tuesdays 
    • Beckett Farms, Glastonbury, 3–6 pm
    • Auer Farm, Bloomfield, 3–7 pm
  • Wednesdays
    • Avalon Road, West Hartford, 3-6 pm
  • Thursdays
    • Harvest Country Store, West Hartford, 4–7 pm

All boxes are pre-filled and labelled.

Recipes:

Every week CSA members will receive a couple recipes recommended to us from previous years experiments.  If you’d like to contribute, please email them to us or drop them off when you pick-up your box and I will post them on the website.  We also have a Facebook page where you can post recipes.  We would love for the program to be more interactive, so feel free to submit however many you like!

A list of our crops that will be included in the CSA boxes:

Fruit: blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples and peaches
Vegetables: tomatoes (heirloom, beefsteak, cherry, sungold), carrots, cucumbers, lettuces, swiss chard, okra, broccoli, collard greens, red onions, beets, sugar snap peas, green beans, wax beans, spinach, squash (summer and zucchini), and eggplant. Rhubarb and asparagus for the late spring share
Herbs: basil, lemon basil, arugula, dill, cilantro

What if I don’t like the program? Is the CSA refundable?

No. The CSA is a partnership between Beckett Farms and your family. We promise to give you the value of your contribution to the farm at a minimum. In return for investing in our farm early on, and in return you share the risks of the season with us–everything from crop loss to your family not enjoying the program. But after six years of running the program, we think you’ll really enjoy it!