Boulder Knoll Community Farm CSA
Boulder Knoll Community Farm CSA has a 16 week season which runs from the week of June 19th until October 5th. The farm will offer a wide variety of useful, flavorful vegetables and herbs lovingly grown with attention to soil health and biodiversity. Fruit grown by a local farm will be included as part of this year's share. Pick your own flowers, strawberries, and autumn olive berries will also be available this year. Members are offered the opportunity to glean from the garden at the end of the season. Sharers pick up produce at the farm on Sunday between 3 and 5 pm or Wednesday afternoons between 4 and 6:00 pm.
Sharers are asked to put in 12 hours of work per share for the season. One might work on administrative tasks, harvest, distribution or garden tending depending on one's ability and inclination. Children accompanying adults are welcome, as we believe they should engage in meaningful work and have a first hand understanding of where food comes from. A small number of work intensive shares are offered (60 or 30 hours/ per season) for people who have an interest in being more deeply involved in growing practices. Work intensive members must apply and be interviewed by the farmer.
We try to run the farm in a sustainable manner. We do not draw electricity from the grid and do most of the bed preparation, planting, cultivating and some mowing with hand tools. We consider and incorporate permaculture practices.
We are committed to making healthy, real food available to underserved communities. As such, we donate a significant amount of first quality produce to soup kitchens and food pantries in Cheshire, Meriden and/or Waterbury.
Now in our third year of production, we continue to expand our growing beds and improve the soil on three acres of Cheshire town-owned land. We adhere to the high production and environmental standards in the Farmers Pledge.
We are offering 50 CSA shares in a 16 week distribution season for 2011. We provide a wide variety of our own vegetables as well as fruit grown by High Hill Orchard in Meriden. All CSA shares are expected to contribute at least 12 hours for the season, and a small number of work intensive shares will be available.
Boulder Knoll Community Farm is an educational farm and this year will have an environmental educator on staff who works with children, youth and adults to facilitate learning about flora and fauna on the farm, growing practices and harvesting and preparing nutritious food.
- Season: June through October
- Type: multiple farm
- Since: 2009
- # of Shares: 50
- Full Share: $475/year
- Work Req? Yes: 12
Pick Up/Drop Off Points:
- Boulder Knoll Community Farm CSA (Sun Wed)
Members pick up their shares at the farm.
Contact: Brenda Caldwell
Address: 800 Boulder Road , Cheshire , CT 06410
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