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Terms & Glossary

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A CSA is a business model whereby members commit financially to a farm, typically at the beginning of a season, in exchange for an anticipated ‘member share’ of the farm’s product.

CSA Members - A member can be an individual, family, business, etc.
 
Cost of a Member Share (sometimes marketed as a ‘full’ or ‘half’ share) is intended to cover the costs of the farm operation.  The price can range from $15 to $50 per week depending on the size and contents.
 
Up Front Payment - Typically, a partial up front payment is needed for a CSA share at the start of a growing season, so the farmer has essentially sold the harvest before planting has even begun. Full payment if usually required a few months before the first pick up.
 
CSA Pick Up - Members usually pick up their weekly share at the farm or at a centralized location (such as a business office). Most CSAs rely on weekly distribution, but the frequency is entirely up to the farmer who established this in the CSA contract.
 
CSA Contract - Many CSA farms use a member contract, which is an informal agreement that farmers use to explain their CSA to potential members. The contract usually includes information about the farm’s growing methods, products, schedule, and costs.
 
Sharing Risk - Most farmers ask their CSA members to share in the risk of crop failure due to weather damage, pests, etc. In other words, if there is a particular crop failure, members may be expected to understand that this is a usual hazard of farming and the missing product will not be replaced.
 
Add-Ons - In addition to the standard box or bag of veggies in a CSA share, it is increasingly common that a farm will offer additional agricultural products of their own or from other farms to purchase such as fruit, flowers, eggs, meat, popcorn, syrup, bread, and cheese.

Want your CSA listed on our site?
Email Mackenzie.White@uconn.edu with the following; 
  • Farm/CSA Name
  • Farmer Name
  • Address
  • County
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Farm/CSA Website or Facebook Page
 

CSA by County


Fairfield County:
Belta's Farm First Acre Farm Laurel Glen Farm
Millstone Farm Sherwood Farm Shortt's Farm and Garden Center
Sport Hill Farm Stone Gardens Farm The Hickories
 
Hartford County:
Beckett Farms LLC Bristol's Farm Market Community Farm of Simsbury
Deercrest Farm Easy Pickin's Orchard Fair Weather Acres
Futtner's Family Farm Garlic Farm George Hall Farm
Hein Farm LLC Holcomb Farm CSA Karabin Farms
Killiam & Bassette Farmstead, LLC Late Bloomer Farm Lewis Educational Agricultural Farm
Newgate Farms Oxen Hill Farm CSA Rosedale Farm and Vineyards
Simpaug Farms Sub Edge Farm Thompson Street Farm, Bednarz Farm
Tulmeadow Farm Urth Farms Wind Hill Community Farm

Litchfield County:
A New Hope Farm Adamah Farm Back 40 Farm
Barden Farm Camps Road Farm Clatter Valley Farm
Fort Hill Farm Gresczyk Farms LLC Heritage Gardens
Maple View Farm Marble Valley Farm Ox Hollow Farm
Percy Thomson Meadows Pleasant Valley Botanicals Shiloh Run Farm
Sun One Organic Farm The Farm Waldingfield Farm
Wild Carrot Farm    

Middlesex County:
Bitta-Blue Farm Fire Ring Farm Forest City Farms
Phoenix Farm Smith Farm Staehly Farms
Wellstone Farm Yellow House Farm LLC  

New Haven County:
Aradia Farm Barberry Hill Farm Bishop's Orchards
Bodhitchitta Farms Boulder Knoll Community Farm Cecarelli Farms
Clover Nook Farm Daffodil Hill Growers DeFrancesco Farm
Farm River Farm Farmer Joe's Garden Field House Farm
Frankie's Fruit & Vegetables Gazy Brothers Farm Gentle Giant Farm
High Hill Orchard Hindinger Farm Koan Farms
Massaro Farm CSA New Haven Farms River Crest Farm, LLC
Robert Treat Farm The Crooked Carrot CSA  

New London County:
Ayer Farm Brown Paper Bag Harry's Farm C&C Farm
Cold Spring Farm/ Common Ground CSA Full Heart Farm Hunts Brook Farm
Provider Farm Scott's Yankee Farmer LLC Secchiaroli Piggery
Stone Acres Farms Stoneyledge Farm/ Studio Farm Products Sunstone Farm
Sweet Acre Farm/ Capitol CSA Upper Pond Farm West Green Farm

Tolland County:
Cloverleigh Farm Cobblestone Farm Down to Earth CSA
Fox Meadow Farm Garden of Eat'n Ghost Fawn Homestead
Hurst Family Farm Red Barn Creamery/Stearns Farmstand Willow Valley Farm

Windham County:
Blueberry Hill Organic Farm Brown Farm Devon Point Farm
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm KD Crops Farm Raspberry Knoll Farm
Russo's Roots WaterCure Farm Woodstock Sustainable Farms

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