The Jewish Local Greens CSA of West Hartford was created in 2011 to bring fresh vegetables and other farm products to West Hartford on a weekly basis. The produce our members receive comes from a Certified Organic farm in Falls Village, CT.
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial partnership where urban consumers receive fresh, nutritious vegetables while helping to sustain the livelihoods and stewardship of regional farmers. In a CSA arrangement the farmer pre-sells “shares” of his or her farm’s upcoming harvest to individuals, families, and institutions. Jewish Local Greens is supporting the upcoming season at Adamah Farm, based at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village CT.
We are not affiliated with any particular congregation; our CSA Coordinators (who are all volunteers) includes members of several congregations. Our members include both Jewish and non-Jewish persons. Pickups are once per week from June 13 through November 14, 2013, usually on Thursdays (days shift to earlier in the week if Thursday conflicts with a Jewish holiday). Our delivery point is in West Hartford, as are the periodic farmers’ markets where members and non-members can buy certified organic veggies, melons, herbs, and other produce, as well as organic and kosher (through Hartford Kashrus) dairy items, pickles, jams, sauerkrauts, kimchi, and other items.
We are hosting information tables and farmstands from December 2012 through May 2013 to inform the community about the availability of shares and where the farmers may be selling some of their products. Like us on Facebook to be informed of these events, or sign up for our mailing list.
If you have any questions, email JLG at email@example.com