CSA: Oxen Hill Farm
The Ox Share (previously called the full share) is sized for a family of four, or two adult vegetarians, and also will often offer the first harvest of most items as well as some select premium items. The Calf Share (previously called the half share) is more suited to a smaller family or those that don't cook at home most nights. While it varies throughout the season, the Ox share provides approximately 2 standard plastic grocery bags full of produce each week, while the Calf share provides one. How does it work at Oxen Hill Farm? During the growing season, shareholders come to the farm to pick up their vegetables once a week on a selected day. You will get a mix of whatever is being harvested that particular week. The produce will change as the harvest season changes. Early summer pickups begin with lots of greens, radishes, kale, lettuce, collards and if the weather cooperates, strawberries. The share builds as the season progresses. Towards later in June, summer squashes, salad turnips, beans, broccoli, and cucumbers will populate your share and later in the season tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and more. This natural progression of share contents allows you to enjoy the best of the season that is available here in North Central Connecticut.
Each week there will be several items "automatically" included in your share, which you will select from a Farmers' Market style display. For the peak of the season this is usually 8 different products for either size share. Additionally, you will have a choice of several additional items (often 4 for Ox size, 2 for Calf size) so that you may customize your share to your tastes.
All customers are welcome to pick their own herbs, cherry & grape tomatoes and a few other items at the farm during any pick-up time.
Members of Oxen Hill Farm Family are always available to answer questions about how to store and cook each kind of vegetable and we provide weekly recipe sheets with farm news about upcoming events, including kids activities and cooking demonstrations, as well as future harvests.
Season: June through October
Type: single farm
Full Share: $595/season (June - early October)
1/2 Share: $355/season (June - early October)
Work Req? No
Our Drop Offs and Delivery Areas
Drop Off Point / Center of Delivery Area
Pick Up / Drop Off Points
East Granby Farmers' market
Members select their share of freshly harvested vegetables at the East Granby Farmers' market at Center Shops of East Granby between 3:00-6:00pm Early season pick-ups at the Suffield Farm
3 Turkey Hill Road
East Granby, CT 06026
(Tue Thu Sat)
Members come to the home farm to pick out their share of freshly harvested vegetables on a designated day and time each week. Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-6:30, Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm
1434 Hill Street
Suffield , CT 06078
Longmeadow Montessori Institute
Members may sign up to pick up their shares at the LMI between 4:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays.
777 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
West Hartford 1st Church of Christ
Members pick up their shares between 4-6:00pm Thursdays from our market-style set-up in the parking lot of the 1st Church of Christ on the edge of Blueback Square
12 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107