CSA Resource Guide

What is a CSA?

According to USDA.GOV

“Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a new idea in farming, one that has been gaining momentum since its introduction to the United States from Europe in the mid-1980s. The CSA concept originated in the 1960s in Switzerland and Japan, where consumers interested in safe food and farmers seeking stable markets for their crops joined together in economic partnerships.

CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members or “share-holders” of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer’s salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production. Members also share in the risks of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests. By direct sales to community members, who have provided the farmer with working capital in advance, growers receive better prices for their crops, gain some financial security, and are relieved of much of the burden of marketing.

Although CSAs take many forms, all have at their center a shared commitment to building a more local and equitable agricultural system, one that allows growers to focus on land stewardship and still maintain productive and profitable small farms.”

Connecticut CSAs Listed By County

Hartford County

Bristol’s Farm
541 Albany Turnpike (Route 44), Canton, CT

Holcomb Farm
111 Simsbury Road, Granby, CT

Grow Hartford C.S.A.
86 Park Street, Second Floor, Hartford, CT

Urban Oaks Organic Farm
225 Oak Street, New Britain, CT

George Hall Farm
180 Old Farms Road, Simsbury, CT

Oxen Hill Farm
1434 Hill Street, Suffield, CT

Fairfield County

Sport Hill Farm
596 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT

The Hickories
126 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield, CT

Litchfield County

Adamah Farm at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
116 Johnson Road, Falls Village, CT

Maple View Farm
276 Locust Road, Harwinton, CT

Marble Valley Farm
170 Kent Road, Kent, CT

Beaver Meadow
73 Clark Road, Litchfield, CT

Fort Hill Farm
18 Fort HIll Road, New Milford, CT

Sloane Farm
195 Old Litchfield Road, Washington, CT

Waldingfield Farm
24 East Street, Washington, CT

Middlesex County

Wellstone Farm
356 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum, CT

The Hay House Farm
155 Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook, CT

Fire Ring Farm, LLC
247 Middle Haddam Road, Portland, CT

New Haven County

Ro-Jo Farms
327 Litchfield Turnpike, Bethany, CT

Boulder Knoll Community Farm
850 Boulder Road, Cheshire, CT

High Hill Orchard
170 Fleming Road, Meriden, CT

Massaro Farm CSA
41 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT

New London County

Hidden Brook Garden
551 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT

Brown Paper Bag Harry’s Farm
102 Kahn Road, North Franklin, CT

Valchris Farm
400 Ridge Hill Road, Oakdale, CT

Hunts Brook Farm
108 Hunts Brook Road, Quaker Hill, CT

Provider Farm
30 Woodbridge Road, Salem, CT

Studio Farm Products
5 Sand Hill Road, Voluntown, CT

Tolland County

Down to Earth CSA @ Bob White Farm
5 Michelec Road, Stafford, CT

Shundahai Farm
253 Maple Road, Storrs, CT

Windham County

Devon Point Farm
93 Pulpit Rock Road, Woodstock, CT

Wayne’s Organic Garden
1080 Plainfield Pike, Oneco, CT


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