Sign Up Through Our Harvie Profile
- Decide which size of vegetable share works best for you.
- Choose any local Add-On Shares that you are interested in.
- Select a weekly or bi-weekly pickup frequency.
Choose Your Delivery Location
- Choose the pickup location that is most convenient for you!
- We offer pick up locations in Wallingford and within 15-mile radius with more locations being added.
Choose Your Payment Plan
- Choose to pay in full when you sign up or select the convenient payment plan.
- If you need alternative payment plans, please let us know and we will try our best to make accommodations.
Set Your Preferences
- Select your personal preferences for each veggie we grow and when the season starts,
- you'll be able to customize your share each delivery based on our harvest.
- Each delivery, you will also have the option of adding
- Extra Items to your box for an additional charge.
Pick Up Your Share
- Pick up your share in your community or at your front door!
- Enjoy healthy, locally-grown, super fresh produce and other local foods!
Where We Deliver
We establish our Farmer Harvest delivery routes early in the season - contact us to get on the waiting list if you are not seeing your community in our current delivery routes.
CSA Basket Guidance & Grow Schedule
Knowing your farmer is the best assurance that the food you buy is responsibly grown with methods that honor the web of life. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut, Inc. (CT NOFA, Inc.) believes that farmers should work in harmony with nature and leave the little piece of the world over which they have stewardship in better condition than when they found it. Farmer Joe’s Gardens is a member of CT NOFA and has signed The Farmer’s Pledge.
This Pledge seeks to describe sustainable practices in a document that both certified organic growers and growers that use agro-ecological systems can attest is an accurate description of how they farm. It serves as a bridge for consumers and farmers alike to better know the agriculturists that struggle to create healthy communities, local food security, and food sovereignty.
- Build and maintain healthy soils by applying farming practices that include rotating crops annually, using compost, cover crops, green manures, and reducing tillage
- Serve the health of soil, people and nature by rejecting the use of synthetic insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers
- Reject the use of GMOs, chemically treated seeds, synthetic toxic materials, irradiation, and sewage sludge in our farming, and all synthetic substances in all post-harvest handling
- Treat livestock humanely by providing pasture for ruminants, access to outdoors and fresh air for all livestock, banning cruel alterations, and using no hormones, GMOs or antibiotics in feed
- Handle raw manure and soil amendments with care
- Support agricultural markets and infrastructure that enable small farms to thrive
- Conserve natural resources including the atmosphere and climate by reducing erosion and pollution of air, soil, and water through responsible farming practices
- Maximize the nutritional value of food and feed by practicing careful post-harvest handling
- Practice minimal processing for all food products to preserve the natural nutritional value of food: NO use of irradiation, ultra-pasteurization, excessive heat, synthetic preservatives, or GMO processing agents or additives, and include all ingredients on labels
- Ensure food safety by using potable water for washing crops
- Reduce the ecological footprint of farms and homes by limiting energy use and converting to renewable sources of energy
- Reduce food miles by selling produce locally and regionally
- Create beneficial habitat for wildlife and encourage biodiversity
- Help preserve farmland
- Share and develop farming skills and know-how
- Use ethical business practices
- Pay a living wage to all farm workers and acknowledge their freedom of association and their right to collective bargaining
- Treat family members and farm workers with respect, and ensure their safety on the farm
- Work in cooperation with other farmers and with the neighboring community to create a more sustainable way of life
- Encourage the distribution of unsold but edible food to people who need it
- Sustain the land in healthy condition for future generations
More information can be found at http://ctnofa.org/farmerspledge.html