Join Our 12-Week CSA Program
Our CSA program (Community Supported Agriculture) is a partnership between you and Stone Acres Farm. We take pride in offering the delicious, fresh produce we grow to our community. All of our crops are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. We take great care to keep the ecosystem which supports the farm healthy and balanced, promoting biodiversity and focusing on soil health as the bedrock of our farming success. Our 200+ varieties of produce include many heirlooms, and no GMOs. We grow things that taste great, because healthy soil provides delicious crops, and because we grow varieties that have been saved and bred for flavor rather than shelf life.
Why is a CSA Important to a small farm?
CSA members help us grow the way that we believe in. When you pre-purchase your 'share of the harvest' and become a CSA member, you provide us with a stable financial foundation in our efforts to grow food with a philosophy that promotes biodiversity, health and community. Early season income from CSA memberships is critically important to help pay for the supplies and work it takes to grow our crops during the winter months.
Purchasing your share as a gift? Great idea! Please include the recipients name and email address in the notes section at check out and they will cherish the gift that keeps on giving all summer long.
There is more than one benefit to being a CSA member!
Members will benefit from member-only sales and events. This will include weekly farm tours, cooking classes and demonstrations in collaboration with the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center. In addition, pick-your-own crops will be available through much of the season for members only. Peas, green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and more! Get out in the fields, connect with the farm, and pay less for your produce.
What is a share and how does it work?
CSA members will have the power to choose what goes into their weekly share. You'll have access to the full produce offerings of our farmstand, including flowers, throughout the season. We'll have it stocked with plenty for everybody!
Pickup times will be more flexible. Any member may come on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday during our normal farmstand hours. This means you have several days a week in which you can pick up your farm share and are not tied to one specific day each week.
Share sizes will be more flexible, allowing more access to farm fresh produce. You can sign up for weekly farmstand allowances (while available) of $10, $20, $30, $40, $60 or $100 over the course of the 12 week season (June through August). For example, if you purchase the $30/ week share you will have a $30 allowance that you can use to shop in the stand. Purchase a bouquet of flowers, a lb of tomatoes, two zucchinis, 1/2 dozen eggs and a bag of greens, all totaling $30 for the week.
Members will benefit from member-only sales and events. This will include weekly farm tours, cooking classes, demonstrations and flower design workshops in collaboration with the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center.
In addition, pick-your-own crops will be available through much of the season for members only. Peas, green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and more! Get out in the fields, connect with the farm, and pay less for your produce.
And don't despair, if you love the way our CSA has worked in the past, a "Farmer's Choice" pre-filled bag will be available for purchase with your CSA credit. Produce in the bag will change on a weekly basis and this format will be similar to the standard CSA we have offered for the last two years.
(June - August 2020)
Registration now open!
Starts on June 10th, 2020. A membership share includes 12 weeks of a large variety of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. Members will have full access to choose from all the produce offerings in the farmstand. Some third party food artisans, such as bread and cheese will be included in your share. Each week, with your freshly picked harvest, you will receive recipes and recommendations featuring items from that week's share, a harvest list and subscription to Farmer Andy's Newsletter. Enjoy!
(September - October 2020)
Registration Opens Summer 2020
A membership share includes 6 weeks of delicious vegetables, fruits and herbs.This will include root vegetables, such as carrots, beets, turnips, brussels sprouts, cabbage, squash and lots of fresh greens! Your share will also include a weekly newsletter from Farmer Andy, in which he will share stories and photos from the fields and discuss the philosophy and work that goes into growing great food.
(November 2019 - January 2020)
First sessions starts on November 13th, 2019
Second session starts on January 22nd, 2020
Our beautiful feathered ladies are not done laying eggs just because the days are getting shorter. Join in supporting our farm all year long with a winter farm egg share. A share includes 10 weeks of delicious, farm fresh eggs, priced at $5/dozen. You can sign up for one dozen or more! Pickup will be at your convenience on a weekly basis at the Stone Acres Farmhouse Pantry.
CSA members may use their weekly allowance to purchase their choice of produce and flowers from the farmstand, including, but not limited to:
Mesclun mixes of baby greens
Bunched kale, asian greens and chard
Beets, carrots, radishes & other young root crops
Garlic scapes, scallions and chives
Fresh herbs, including cilantro, parsley, and basil
Cucumbers of many unique varieties
Heirloom summer squashes
Ground cherries, tomatillos and other summer treats
Mesclun mixes of baby greens
Onions for fresh eating and storage
Heirloom and cherry tomatoes
Sweet peppers and chile peppers
Bunched kale, asian greens or chard
Basil, lemon balm, cumin and many other fresh herbs
Carrots and beets
Carrots, beets, and other root crops
Leeks and scallions
Mesclun mixes of baby greens
Brussels sprouts, cabbages, broccoli and cauliflower
Bunched kale, asian greens or chard
Pumpkins for baking
Favorite varieties of winter squash
Seafood CSF Share
$40/ week for 6 weeks
Starts on june 10th, 2020 - first session
Community Supported Commercial fishing has long been a part of Stonington’s heritage and we want to be sure our community does what it can to sustain its integral role in our town. We are delighted to once again be partnering with Gambardella Wholesale to offer Stonington’s premiere Community Supported Fisheries program (CSF). The CSF will be an option for Stone Acres CSA subscribers to get fresh seafood on a weekly basis and also show support for the local fishing community. The 6-week CSF will be $40 per week ($240 for the membership).
What might you get in your seafood share? Similar to the farm CSA, each week will be different and completely dependent on what the Stonington fishing fleet brings in to the docks. Your weekly seafood share will include various arrangements of wild caught, fresh filleted fish including, but not limited to: shrimp, cod, flounder, haddock, swordfish and scallops. Each weekly share will be approximately two pounds of seafood, which is portions for approximately four to six adults depending on appetites. In addition, there will be recipes and recommendations on how to prepare your fresh seafood share.
Flower CSA Share
$75/ for 4 weeks (spring, starts on May 20th, 2020)
$150/ for 10 weeks (summer, Starts on July 8th, 2020)
There is nothing like fresh cut flowers to compliment your home. Join one or BOTH of our flower CSAs and use your weekly allowance on prearranged bouquets, loose flowers or create a bouquet of your very own in the stand. These flowers are grown among herbs and vegetables to promote biodiversity and provide a habitat for beneficial species.
SPRING CSA : Starts on May 20th, 2020
Our flower selection for the spring season will includes lots of varieties of tulips, daffodils and many other early bulb flowers. A perfect way to welcome in spring!
SUMMER CSA : Starts on July 8th, 2020
Our flower selection for the summer season may includes varieties such as sunflowers, snap dragons, zinneas, dahlias, lisianthus, black-eyed susans, plenty of green foliage and many more!
CSA Share Levels - spring 2020
$75 for 4 weeks of flowers
Starting on May 20th, you will receive 4 weeks of beautiful arrangements of varied spring blooms from the Stone Acres fields.
CSA Share Levels - summer 2020
$10 Weekly FARM SHARE
$120 for 12 weeks
$20 Weekly FARM SHARE
$240 for 12 weeks
$30 Weekly FARM SHARE (similar to our small share last year)
$360 for 12 weeks
$40 Weekly FARM SHARE (similar to our large share last year)
$480 for 12 weeks
$60 Weekly FARM SHARE
$720 for 12 weeks
$100 Weekly FARM SHARE
$1200 for 12 weeks
$150 for 10 weeks of flowers
Starting on July 8th, you will receive 10 weeks of beautiful 'wildflower' inspired arrangements of varied blooms from the Stone Acres fields.
Your weekly seafood share will include various arrangements of local, wild caught, fresh (never frozen) fish including, but not limited to: Shrimp, Cod, Flounder, Haddock, Swordfish and Scallops. This share is not included in the monthly reduced membership pricing.
CSA Share Levels - Fall 2020
A membership share includes 8 weeks of delicious vegetables, fruits and herbs. This will include root vegetables, such as carrots, beets, turnips, brussels sprouts, cabbage, squash and lots of fresh greens! Your share will also include a weekly newsletter from Farmer Andy, in which he will share stories and photos from the fields and discuss the philosophy and work that goes into growing great food.
Pick up for the fall share will be on the following days:
Wednesdays from 10am - 6pm
Saturdays from 10am - 6pm
How do I purchase my CSA share?
You can purchase your CSA share by clicking the button below which takes you to the Stone Acres Farm online shop.
Workshare program: Another way to pay for your CSA membership is through work on the farm. We are looking for up to eight individuals or families who would like to help with the harvest process to earn their share. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the mission at Stone Acres Farm, learn more about where your food comes from, and enjoy the bounty from the gardens. Participants will need to be available on Tuesday or Saturday mornings. For more information please contact our lead farmer, Andy Meek at FarmerAndySAF@gmail.com.
How do I pick up my CSA share?
WHERE / when
Stone Acres Farmstand
393 North Main Street
Stonington, CT 06378
Open daily, 9am - 6pm