What The Heck Is A CSA? Ambler Farms Event Tells All

Stephanie Webster

Community Supported Agriculture, also known as CSA, has been around for nearly a quarter century (even longer in Europe). However, thanks to growing demand for healthy local food and support for sustainable farming practices, it has never enjoyed as much popularity as it does today. 

For those unfamiliar with CSA, here are the basics: "a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season." - Localharvest.org

On January 11th, from 7-9 Ambler Farm in Wilton, CT, is presenting a CSA information program, featuring three CSA farmers talking about their challenges, their successes and their visions for the future. More information about the event -- and access to the required registration tool -- is available on the Ambler Farm website.

The three speakers are Paul Bucciaglia of Fort Hill Farm in New Milford; Dina Brewster of The Hickories in Ridgefield; and Patricia Popp of Sport Hill Farm in Easton. The event is free of charge for Ambler Farm members, $5 for all others. Contact Neil Gluckin with inquiries at ngluckin@gmail.com.

Ambler Farm 257 Hurlbutt Street Wilton