Winter CSA Now open for Signup

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Winter CSA Now open for Signup

Many are probably not thinking winter anytime soon. We are! We have opened enrollment in out 2016 Winter CSA program. Please sign up right online. Spaces are limited. We are seeding/planting winter crops now. 

http://stores.woodburysugarshed.com/winter-csa/

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Woodbury’s The Farm is excited to help sponsor Woodbury’s 2016 Earth Day, on Saturday, April 23, at Hollow Park.

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Woodbury’s The Farm is excited to help sponsor Woodbury’s 2016 Earth Day, on Saturday, April 23, at Hollow Park.

Woodbury’s The Farm is excited to help sponsor Woodbury’s 2016 Earth Day, on Saturday, April 23, at Hollow Park.

 

“We are excited about this family-friendly experience,” says Michael Berecz, of The Farm. “Kids will get a chance to learn about the environment, and how farming is important to the community. It’s a great day to spend with family and friends outdoors.”  My brother’s and I have grown up in Woodbury and farm here.  We think it’s a great event to sponsor, highlighting the importance of our environment through products and education made fun.”

 

Among the activities planned, The Farm will host a coloring contest for children; provide an opportunity to have pictures taken with life-sized animals, or the vegetable cutout board; play farm trivia; inspect actual farm equipment; and dance with the vegetables.

 

“There’s lots of shopping of unique handmade local items, along with great foods for breakfast and lunch at earth day too.  There’s many activities and hands on displays about the environment for kids too,” says Michael.

 

Along with samples of Woodbury Sugar Shed’s Pure Woodbury maple syrup, and The Farm’s own Honestly Heirloom Marinara and salsas, Carole Peck, of Carole Peck’s Good News Café, will offer cooking demonstrations, and recipes. The Farm will also offer information on their Community Supported Agriculture program, and signups for the few remaining shares will be available on a “first come” basis only at the earth day event.

 

We are proud of our occupation; farmers, we feel a unique connection with the land and mother nature.” says Stephen Berecz a brother of Michael’s.  “It’s not often we get to locally highlight our products born here in Woodbury.”

 

Available for sale at their booth will be maple syrup and sauces, cool weather vegetable transplants, flowering perennials, and The Farm’s line of apparel. New this year is The Farm’s own Maple Cotton Candy. “For those like us with a sweet tooth from time to time.  Our Maple Cotton Candy debut.”

 

Woodbury’s Earth Day celebration, the largest in Connecticut, and now in its 21st year, celebrates wholesome and sustainable living. There will be demonstrations, local craftsmen, unique vendors, activities, live music, and more. Admission for the event is free.


“We look forward in meeting everyone at our booth,” says Berecz. “Come on out and help us support local in a great way!.”

 

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The Farm, Woodbury CT

The Farm, Woodbury CT

Great News! Another reason to choose maple syrup as your sweetener of choice!


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"Woodbury >> For the fourth year, Woodbury’s The Farm, will offer shares in their summer Community Supported Agriculture program.

The 18-week summer or 28-week summer/winter subscriptions are intended for people who are looking for fresh, locally produced alternatives to buying produce at the grocery store. Enrollment is open now through March 31, or when all spaces are filled."

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The Woodbury Sugar Shed is OPEN this weekend

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The Woodbury Sugar Shed is OPEN this weekend

The Woodbury Sugar Shed is making fresh CT maple syrup from 1:00-5:00 pm Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th at 41 Washington Rd., Woodbury! This is the only time of the year to make pure maple syrup, so be sure not to miss it! Samples of freshly drawn maple syrup are available, and larger sizes are available for purchase- please support your local farms and businesses!

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The Farm Woodbury CT

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The Farm Woodbury CT

 

THE FARM OFFERING SUMMER CSA SHARES


Woodbury, CT - For the fourth year, Woodbury’s The Farm, will offer shares in their summer
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. The 18-week summer or 28-week summer/winter
subscriptions are intended for people who are looking for fresh, locally produced alternatives to
buying produce at the grocery store. Enrollment is open now through March 31, or when all spaces
are filled.

“People want to have their foods produced closer to home,” explains Michael Berecz, one of the
three brothers from The Farm. “It’s hip, it’s trendy, and everyone wants to claim they’re a
‘locavore.’ But many don’t understand what ‘locavore’ really means, and some, in a rush to jump on
the bandwagon, get duped.

Shares in a CSA are purchased before the planting season starts. This provides the capital for the
farmer to purchase seeds, growing supplies, equipment, and cover other overhead costs when their
cash flow is the lowest. As crops are picked, all shareholders receive a portion of the harvest. 
The Farm selects the variety of produce offered based on local growing conditions and the length of
the program. “You’re not going to have everything every week. Some crops grow quickly; others need
the whole summer to ripen. Subscribers share in the success, or failure, of the season. “It’s as
close as you can get to being a farmer without getting your hands dirty.”

However, the benefits to the community and environment are what make a CSA important.

One definition of ‘locally produced’ is food grown within one-hundred miles of its point of sale. 
“For us, in the Woodbury area, this means that anything grown in Connecticut, and parts of
Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and even Rhode Island would be considered local. Not only does
this leave behind a larger carbon footprint, but your produce could be over a week old by the time
it gets on the store’s shelves.” explained Berecz. “‘Miles closer and days fresher’ is not some
cliché; it’s something you can actually taste.”

Berecz explained that some of these ‘local’ farms are huge enterprises. “They lack the ‘hands on’ 
feel that small growers have. Like other local farmers, my family and I live in the town where we
farm. We spend our money in these towns. You know and trust us.”

Trust is a key issue to Berecz. “There are now small farm stands selling what they call ‘CSAs’. In
reality, it’s commercially grown product bought through a wholesaler.” He says the main tip-off is
finding out-of-season produce in your baskets. “You won’t find eggplant until July. You won’t find
winter squash until September. If you find them in your June baskets, they’re probably not grown
around here.”

Carole Peck, owner of Carole Peck’s Good News Café, sources a lot of her produce
from The Farm. “Having been at the forefront of preaching farm to table, I can

attest that I know their fields and what crops they produce. It’s all done with
respect for the land and their customers.”

To help those new to eating locally, The Farm produces a series of videos showcasing each week’s
bounty, and maintains a library of “In the Farmer’s Kitchen” programs that demonstrate recipes
using its own vegetables. “We’ve received great feedback on these videos. It helps our shareholders
plan how to use their basket.”

In addition to either the “Family Basket” or the “Basket for Two” (a smaller version of the Family
Basket), there are also add-ons for fruit, eggs, and fresh flowers available. Signups for The
Farm’s CSA can be made at Woodbury Floral
Design, or through their secure website, thefarmwoodbury.com.

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Reviews - LocalHarvest

To Our CSA Members

Thanks for being members and standing behind us as young farmers in the community.  We kindly ask that you rate our csa on local harvest.  This is a website many people in our area turn to in order to choose which CSA is best for them.  With a boom in CSA's in our area, we are happy to say we grow all our own vegetables, and make no qualms about our farmer to farmer fruit add on csa shares either.  We want to be your honest, trustworthy farmers closest to you and your family's dinner table.

With this said, please leave us a raving review :-)

http://www.localharvest.org/reviews.jsp?mid=39796

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Local Farmer Goes “Living Wage” - Ithaca Times : Trumansburg

“I never even thought I'd be into this; I'm not zealous about it,” said Evangeline Sarat. Sarat, the owner of Sweet Land Community Supported Agriculture farm on Rt. 96, just outside of Trumansburg, just went “Living Wage.” That is, she decided to pay all of her employees the Living Wage, which is what it takes for one adult to survive in Tompkins county without government assistance.

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