Why Upper Pond Farm CSA?
We believe you should have access to healthy food grown without harmful chemicals.
The best way for us to do this is by growing delicious vegetables and fruits, and providing them to our community. Our Community Supported Agriculture project is the embodiment of these values.
Believe in feeding yourself and family healthy, local produce? We do. Our CSA is simply this: a subscription to the weekly bounty from our farms. Our CSA features the most loved vegetables, fruits and greens. We introduce you to great new veggies, and provide you with support to eat and cook all of your share.
2019 CSA Share Program
* Sign up by December 15, 2018 and receive an Upper Pond Farm reusable bag and TWO weeks of Spring Preview Shares*
**Sign up by January 15, 2019 and receive TWO weeks of Spring Preview Shares**
***Sign up by April 15, 2019 and receive ONE week of Spring Preview Shares***
Spring Preview Shares are our way of saying thank you for an early commitment to our CSA. We start buying organic potting soil, seeds, fertilizers and soil amendments 6-9 months before the fruits of our labor are ready, and your early purchase helps us greatly! Spring Preview Shares contain the earliest of crops, including asparagus and strawberries.
Each week you will pick up 7 to 9 different vegetable, fruit or dried bean items fresh from our farm, such as cherry tomatoes, lettuces, strawberries. Your share will have some elements of choice, and you will access whole table of extra produce.
Medium Share: Sized for two people who try to consume vegetables daily. A vegetable and fruit lover will thrive on these different items. This share will cost $500 for 20 weeks worth of veggies over 18 weeks. The last two weeks of the your share will be a double shares, containing fresh greens and roots to carry you into fall.
Large Share: Sized for a group of 4 people who eat vegetables daily. Also great for two people who love lots of fruits and vegetables and want enough to preserve for winter. This share will cost $800 for 20 weeks worth of vegetables, over the course of 18 weeks. The last two weeks of the your share will be a double shares, containing fresh greens and roots to carry you into fall.
Summer Shares will start June 14th and continue through October 11th. Double shares will be on the week of October 4th and October 11th.
Friday Pick up at St. Ann's from 4:30 to 5:45PM. St. Ann’s is conveniently located near I 95 in Old Lyme.
Saturdays at New Mercies Farm from 10AM to 12PM. Enjoy complimentary PYO fruits, herbs and flowers at our farm! We also have rabbits and tortoises grazing our fields.
We can bring your share to the Chester Sunday Market or any other market we in which we participate. You can pick up your share from our walk-in cooler Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon, if you miss your scheduled pick up. No need to let us know, just help yourself to a wooden crate of veggies.
We grow over 40 different crops each year. Your share will strongly feature fresh salad greens, tomatoes, strawberries and much more. A list of our crops is below.
Asparagus, strawberries, sugar snap peas, shelling peas, fresh filet beans, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, shisito peppers, eggplants, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, scallions, onions, leeks, garlic, dry beans, salad mix, head lettuce, arugula, microgreens, spinach, mustard greens, cooking greens (kale, broccoli, swiss chard), kohlrabi, fresh roots like carrots, beets, hakurei turnips and radishes. Winter squash, pumpkins (decorative and baking), sweet potatoes and potatoes. We will grow ginger, turmeric, melons, celery and Brussels sprouts as well.
Your share will have 7-9 different vegetables and fruits each week, with cooking ideas and nutrition information. As part of your share you will have access to our farm extras and seconds, from which you can take as much as you can use. Your share is transferable, so if you cannot pick up, you can gift your share to someone else. Monday afternoon unclaimed perishables in your share will be donated to Free Store Connecticut, Farmer’s Kitchens or the Shoreline Soup Kitchen.
Medium Share: A 5" tall by 12" wide by 18" long box heaping with 7-9 different vegetables each week. A vegetable and fruit lover will thrive on these different items. $500 for 20 weeks of worth of veggies over 18 weeks.
Large Share: A 8" tall by 12" wide by 18" long box heaping each week with 7 to 9 different vegetables. Intended for a family or two people who love lots of fruits and vegetables and want enough to preserve the harvest for winter. $800 for 20 weeks worth of veggies over 18 weeks.
Purchasing a 2019 Summer CSA share
Go to the Purchase a share page and select your share size and type.
Or you can reserve a share by filling out a CSA Agreement and mail it with a check to Upper Pond Farm 102 Sill Lane, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Download the CSA Agreement here.
Make checks payable to Upper Pond Farm.
Thank you for considering a share with us. We look forward to being your farmers.