CT NOFA: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut
Farm Stand CSA
Shiloh Run Farm is a proud member of ctNOFA. Though we are not certified organic in the eyes of the government (fees don't justify the certification), as a member of ctNOFA, we guarantee that our vegetables and herbs are organically grown.
After talking to a number of my current CSA members, I decided to have a slightly different model from the past.
Because of people’s schedules and time constraints, we’ve decided to change the model of our CSA program. Click the link below for details.
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
CSA is a mutual relationship between a local farm and the community that consumes its produce. The members pay a fee to cover the cost of producing the food and in turn receive a weekly share of the harvest during the growing season.
This arrangement guarantees the farmer financial support and allows many small to medium scale organic farms to remain in business. It benefits the members by knowing the person who is growing their food and by receiving their food straight from the farm.
Another characteristic of CSA is the agreement to pay in advance for a predetermined amount of produce. In most cases, this commitment implies a willingness to share with the farmer both the harvest from the land and at least some of the inherent risks of production.
Participation in a CSA leads to a deeper understanding of the effort it takes to produce quality food and our dependence upon God to sustain us.