Golden Well offers Certified Organic Vegetable CSA SHARES!
(Please inquire with interest and join our newsletter for info about mid-season shares, farm stand, market, and U-Pick days)
Community Supported Agriculture can be a far more rewarding experience than just going to the local store and buying your vegetables. It is a direct connection to the land where your food grows and partnership between you, the consumer, and our farm. When CSA members pay in advance for a share of the upcoming harvest, not only are you ensured high-quality local produce at a discounted price, but we the farmers are ensured a consistent market and the support we need to get our season going; starting our seeds, bringing nutrient to our soil, and preparing for the bounty ahead. Produce is harvested directly from our fertile fields located along the New Haven River just north of Middlebury, VT. CSA shares are distributed within hours of harvest, making it the freshest produce available.
CSA shares are limited to 60 families on a first come, first serve basis. Summer shares are 20 weeks and run from mid/late June through October.
Pick up locations:
Choose one of 3 sizes, delivery or pick up, at one of our 5 pick up locations:
NEW HAVEN: onsite Farm Stand : Thursdays 3:30~8pm or Friday with milk pick up (opportunities for U~pick , classes, + farmstand items)
MIDDLEBURY: Stoneleaf Teahouse, 111 Maple St (Marbleworks): Thursdays 3:30~6pm
VERGENNES: Daily Chocolate, 7 Green St : Tuesdays 3:30~5:30pm
SHELBURNE: Fisher Bros Farm, 4947 Spear St: Tuesdays 4~7pm (shop their stand for berries and ice cream or join a soccer game)
BURLINGTON: Railyard Apothecary, 270 Battery St: Tuesdays 4:30~7pm
*CSA Season will start in mid to late June. We will email members the week prior to first pick up with details!*
CSA SHARES for the upcoming season WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON, PLEASE join our email list to stay updated about when shares will be available for purchase!
SMALL SHARE: $380
SMALL SHARES include 6 items/week for 20 weeks (June-Oct), and are great for 1-2 people or to supplement your home garden.
MEDIUM SHARE: $480
MEDIUM SHARES include 8 items/week for 20 weeks (June-Oct), and are great for a small family/multi person household.
LARGE SHARE: $580
LARGE SHARES include 10 items/week for 20 weeks (June-Oct), and aregreat for a large family or a small family of veggies enthusiasts.
You can also choose from CSA Add-Ons available for on farm pick up and at our drop locations!
Receive 20 weeks of APIS honey kombucha starting in mid June (during the vegetable CSA season).
- Half shares: 1 growler/week
- Full shares: 2 growlers/week
- Fan shares: 4 growlers/week
Add this on to your Golden Well Vegetable Share or choose it as a stand alone. Choose your pick up location.
2017 PESTO SHARE: $23
(includes 2 lbs basil & 4 large heads of garlic as CSA add-on)
Preserve the flavor of summer by putting some fresh pesto away in the freezer. Invite friends over and have a pesto party!
Here's an easy pesto recipe (we like to substitute unsalted sunflower or pumpkin seeds for pine nuts!)
2017 FLOWER SHARE: $100
(10 weeks of flower arrangements CSA add-on or stand alone)
Add beauty to your summer with 10 weeks of farm-grown flower arrangements!
2017 CULTURE CLUB: $150
(weekly fermented food CSA add-on or stand alone)
Preserve the harvest and add the health benefits of fermented foods to your diet! Join us for monthly pickling parties. Then, receive 2 jars of cultured food per month, plus get weekly ingredients and recipes to DIY!
If you pick up at the farm, stop in for a movement class, U-Pick opportunities and to shop our farm stand for eggs and other goodies!
Here are some examples of Medium Veggie CSA Shares through the months:
A June share: Strawberries, Spinach, Radishes, Head Lettuce, Bok Choy, Braising Greens, Scallions, Cilantro
A July share: Carrots, Swiss Chard, Cucumbers, Beets, Zucchini, Fresh Garlic, Parsley, Snow Peas
An August share: Fingerling potatoes, Carrots, Peppers, Fresh Onions, Basil, Tomatoes, Musk Melon, Kale
A September share: Collard Greens, Turnips, Winter Squash, Onions, Mixed Greens, Eggplant, Jalepeños, Tomatillos, Cilantro
An October share: Potatoes, leeks, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, Carrots, Winter Squash, Onions, Broccoli
Plus, expect to see anything from this list of what we're growing...
Onions (fresh & storage)
Plus herbs (basil, dill, cilantro, mint, sage, oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram), some fruit (strawberries, plums and apples) And lots of beautiful FLOWERS!!
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFO BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR A SHARE:
A Note on Shared Reward/Risk:
CSA* is a shared reward-shared risk arrangement between farmers and members. It is our duty to minimize risk, it is our members duty to understand what this unique relationship means and support us in our mission. Many conditions - frost, hail, pests, disease - can have an effect on yield. We can't guarantee a perfect crop each year, but we can guarantee working our hardest to provide a quality product. Members always get the best product - before farmers' market. Risk is addressed on the farm through conscious crop rotation, plantings to attract beneficial insects and by growing diversity - crops suited to our site; a diversity of fruits and vegetables; a diversity of varieties.
CSA is more than just getting produce each week, it is a connection to where your food comes from and what it takes to get it to your plate. *When I say CSA I refer to all farm members, including Market Bucks.
A Note on Community:
CSA is important for our farm, because it goes beyond just growing food to also grow community. We invite you through your farm membership to participate in the farm in some manner – visiting the farm during the season, attending farm events, interacting on the farm Facebook page, getting to know my farmers at the market or on the farm, sharing recipes and cooking tips with other members, volunteering at the farm, etc.
We ask all farm members to commit to read the weekly newsletter. This will make the most of your experience, as well as keep you up-to-date on farm happenings, farm challenges, changes, and special announcements.
Missed Shares Policy (for CSA & Market Bucks):
Shares must be picked up at the prearranged time and location. If you can't receive your share at the prearranged time alternate plans must be made 24 hours ahead of time or you will lose your share for the week; you can always have a friend pick it up for you, or opt to donate it. If you forget to pick up your share you must call us that evening to make arrangements to get it. We cannot guarantee this year that we will call/text to remind folks who forget pick up. If you do not inform us accordingly of a missed pick up, your share will be donated or sold at our stand.
1089 River Road, New Haven Rd, New Haven, VT (open Fridays seasonally 4:30pm-7pm)
Our 5 favorite REASONS TO JOIN A CSA!
REASON #1: HEALTH
We all know it's all about eating your vegetables! But, not all vegetables are created equal. Produce grown in nutrient rich soil without chemical inputs are not only healthier for you, but way better for the environment. A double win. Sign up for your CSA share for your health and the health of the planet!
REASON # 2 : VALUE
By paying your farmer directly to grow food for you, you're cutting out the cost of middlemen like distributors and retailers. This means more of your purchase dollars go directly to supporting your local farmer. Plus, when you buy local you're also avoiding the extra monetary and environmental cost of transportation. Better for the earth, better for your farmer.
REASON #3: QUALITY
That fresh picked strawberry, that tomato off the vine, the head of lettuce that was in the field earlier thatday and is still crisp and full of life! Fresh food tastes better! Besides being fresh, what makes our veggies even more flavorful is that they're grown without chemical fertilizers in nutrient dense soils! You can taste and feel the difference when you eat local, organic food. When you join a CSA, your taste buds and body will thank you for it!
REASON #4: CONNECTIONS
CSAs help you connect more deeply with the earth and the seasons. Through building a relationship with your farmer, you learn more about the process of growing food. Through eating what's ready to harvest, you connect to the seasons and natural rhythms of the earth. Your food being grown closer home inevitably and inextricably ties you the nature that surrounds you.
REASON #5: COMMUNITY!
Our final and favorite reason of why you should join a CSA! Becoming a member of a CSA makes you a part of supporting the local food system and is a great way to put your dollars to action in creating positive environmental and social change. When you know where your food comes from and directly support your grower, you become woven into the fabric of your local community. Your CSA dollars keep your farmer growing and therefore able to offer healthy food to others in your area. Whether at pick up or at farm events, CSA is also just a really fun way to meet other people who are interested in local, healthy food and care about the planet just as much as you do! At our farm, we love to share our love of the earth and its bounties and the sense of place that makes everyone feel a deep sense of nourishment and belonging.