Four Fields Farm is a great farm in West Granby, CT. Run by Shannon Raider and Hannah Gant, this 1-acre farm produces items such as onions, shallots, leeks, turnips, peppers, kale, chard cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and various herbs. From this harvest, the Four Fields Farm feeds many in the Hartford area, including the West End and Coventry Farmers Markets, along with 7 local restaurants. Here are some great pictures from their website.
Many locals participate in CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) where farmers offer shares of their harvest to the public. By joining, consumers offer a steady income to the farm and receive weekly, fresh (and hopefully organic!) local produce. It’s a win-win situation!
Well Four Fields Farm is taking it another step by asking the public to invest in a CSM (Community Shared Market). How does it work? Well you sign up, pay your fee before the growing season, and then you can use that throughout the normal crop season. Instead of picking up a weekly basket, you can shop at a farmers’ market stand. It's like having a tab open so you can save up one week and use more the next.
Right now, Four Fields Farm is offering a Thanksgiving Share. For $40, you will receive brussel sprouts, cabbage, escarole, braising green mix (kales and collards) hearty salad greens, baby carrots, carnival winter squash, and herbs! Hurry though, space is limited. You can e-mail the ladies directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out their website as well - http://fourfieldsfarm.weebly.com/community-supported-market.html