2016 CSA: Greenwich CT

Russo Family Farm is excited to offer a CSA vegetable subscription to Greenwich CT in summer 2016! You will receive the freshest produce from our farm, cultivated and cared for by Dan & Monique.

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a locally based model of agriculture production and distribution. A group pledges to support a local farm, with producers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Joining a CSA is one of the most direct ways to sustain small local farms and invest in your food system. A member receives a “share” of produce as it is harvested. Members learn about vegetables, the environment, sustainability, and try out new receipes, and reconnect with natural food cycles.

What do I receive?

Every week during the growing season, you will receive a share of vegetables grown on the farm. The share consists of a variety of vegetables that are at their peak in season for the local climate. For example, lettuce and radishes thrive in cooler temperatures and are one of the first vegetables available starting in May. Tomatoes require warmth and time to ripen on the vine, thus they will be available starting in mid-July. Below is a sampling of what you might receive:

Month Vegetable
June Lettuce, Peppercress, Spinach, Pea shoots
Radish, Beets, Carrot
Kale, Arugula, Bok Choy, Broccoli Rabe
Garlic scapes
Sugar Snap Peas
July Sugar Snap Peas, String beans, Cucumber
Corn, Tomato
Zucchini, Pattypan squash
August String beans, Cucumber
Corn, Tomato
Zucchini, Pattypan squash
Watermelon, Cantaloupe
Potato
September String beans, Cucumber
Corn, Tomato
Zucchini, Pattypan squash
Hot peppers, Sweet peppers, Eggplant
Soybean (Edamame), Potato, Garlic
October Pumpkins, Delicata Squash
Lettuce, Peppercress
Radish, Beets, Carrot
Kale, Arugula, Bok Choy, Broccoli Rabe
Brussels Sprouts
November Pumpkins
Winter squashes: Delicata, Acorn, Golden Nugget, Kuri, Buttercup, Butternut
Popcorn, Sunflower Seeds

How much do I receive?

Regular share 1 grocery bag for 2 adults
Family share 1.5 grocery bag: 2 adults, 2-3 kids
Veggie lover share 2 grocery bag: 4 adults

How do I get vegetables?
As a community-oriented model, we rely on members to help with some logistics to distribute the vegetables. On the day the vegetables arrive, members help to organize, track, and distribute the shares. Members pick up shares at a central location (in downtown Greenwich).

Sign me up!

Great, we are working on planning the 2016 vegetable mix, quantity, delivery mechanisms, payment processing and volunteer coordination. Signing up early helps us to plan the proper number of plants, invest in any additional equipment, and plan for storage needs. Personal checks can be made payable to Russo Family Farms. (Paypal payment to be available shortly.) Send an e-mail to russofamilyfarm (at) outlook.com to introduce yourself and we promise to reply.

Regular share 5/29- 10/30 23 weeks $600
Family share 5/29- 10/30 23 weeks $700
Veggie lover share 5/29- 10/30 23 weeks $800
Tomato Canning share 200 lb tomatoes (includes up to 100lb pick your own on-farm)
2-3 deliveries in Sep
$200
Cucumber Pickling share 50 lb cucumbers(includes pick your own on-farm), herbs
delivery in Aug
$60
Winter share Winter squashes ranging from single portion size delicata squash to 20+lb heirloom varieties, herbs, garlic, popcorn
delivery before Oct, Nov and Dec holidays
$100