Daffodil Hill Growers represents the third generation of farming for the Blersch family. At a time when milk and eggs were delivered to homes each week my grandfather and great grandfather were chicken farmers. My grandfather moved the farm to our current location in Southbury in 1949 from Stratford. The farm in Southbury became known as Woodside Farm. The land was farmed until the early 90�s when my grandfather passed away. In 2004 we put up our first greenhouse, and slowly began restoring the property to be a working farm. Now with 5 greenhouses, for 12 years we grew outstanding high quality plant material for wholesale and retail. Beginning in 2016 we will no longer be growing plant material, choosing to focus exclusively om vegetable production. Daffodil Hill Growers branched out into field grown vegetables in 2007 when it was realized that we needed something to take up the season in between annuals and mums. Vegetable production now makes up over half of our business. We specialize in heirloom tomatoes, speciality eggplant, greens, broccoli, beets, okra and more. We are one of the only farms in the area growing vegetables year round using an unheated greenhouse known as a high tunnel. We pick salad mix and greens from November until May. Our produce can be found at two local winter farmers' markets and three summer farmers' markets. Visit our farmers' market page for more details ! We began offering a CSA in 2014, and have expanded the number of shares and add on's available in 2016. We are proud to only include in our shares items that are grown on our farm. Sara oversees crop planning, quality control in the wash/pack area, scheduling and overseeing the farm crew. Dan handles all aspects of field vegetable production from IPM, to tractor cultivation to deciding which crops to plant where. Dave, Sara's Dad is responsible for keeping their tractor fleet running smoothly. While Kathy, Sara's Mom is in charge of the greenhouse from watering, IPM, planting and seeding. Sara's sister Laura watches Maggie, Sara and Dan's daughter and also delivers CSA shares to her office pickup point in Stamford !
Accepting applications for 2016 CSA Shares !
Season: June through December
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 50
Full Share: $575/ main season full share $336 / fall early winter share
1/2 Share: $425 Main season smaller share
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
Bethel Farmers' Market Saturdays June- December
Southbury Farmers' Market Thursdays June- October
Farmers' Market at Fairfield Hills Tuesdays June- October
Benedicts Home and Garden Winter Market Monroe Fridays 2pm-5pm Jan- March
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