CSA


We are accepting renewal applications for our 2017 CSA program. We will begin accepting new registrations for any spaces available in February 2017!  Thanks for supporting local farms- it means a lot to all of us!!!!!

 

Community Supported Agriculture, commonly known as CSA, is a popular term since the “Eat Local” movement. CSA programs directly link the consumer to the farmer. The middleman is eliminated. The consumer becomes a shareholder or subscriber and commits at the beginning of the growing season to purchase part of the farmer’s crops. The share fee is paid up front to help cover production costs.

Why should you join Dondero’s CSA?

You will receive at least $600 in products for a $500 fee per share distributed over 20 weeks. Every week we will feature one of our delicious farm made products (ie: a pickle, a jam, a pie, a pesto, etc..) plus a mix of fruits and vegetables.

You may partner up with another family and “share your share.” You would make the arrangements yourselves as to which family would pick up for that week and we will cross off both parties when one family makes the pick up.

You will be first in line for the season’s most highly coveted items: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Methley Plums, Donut Peaches, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Beans, HoneyCrisp Apples, Pink Lady Apples, just to name a few.

Your share will be available for pick up on Fridays anytime between 10 am to 5 pm at our 529 Woodland Street location. All items will be in a pre-packaged bag. You may make arrangements for others to pick up your share if you are unable to. (ie: vacation)

Shares are offered to our current participants during the month of January and then the available shares are open to new members in February! Payment is needed at time of registration. Print and complete an application then you can either mail it in with payment or click on the 2017 Application below and submit it online and phone in your credit card information. Contact us at (860) 659-4894 home and (860) 659-0294 stand for any questions.

 Click Here for the 2017 Application

2017 CSA Information

The CSA season runs from June 16 -October 27, 2017 which is 20 weeks long.  Shares can be picked up each Friday from 10 am to 5 pm at our 529 Woodland Street location.  We will email you on Thursdays to remind you of the pick up and let you know which goodies will be in the bag for your weekly share.


 

Example of CSA Schedule, Contents and Value

Our weekly pick up for the 2014 CSA Program is featured at our facebook page with a photo each week of the shares received.

Total Member Cost for 2013: $500

Total Value: $656 (Savings of $156)

Week Date Contents Value
1 Jun 21, 2013 Lettuce, Rhubarb Pie, Strawberries, Beets, English Peas, Sugar Snap Peas $32
2 Jun 28, 2013 Dilly Beans, Lettuce, Strawberries, Beets, Mustard, Cherries $35
3 Jul 5, 2013 Basil Pesto, Green Beans, Raspberries, Blueberries, Potatoes, Brown Eggs $34
4 Jul 12, 2013 Hot Damn Peach Jam, Peaches, Blueberries, Eggs, Potatoes, Cucumbers $30
5 Jul 19, 2013 Blueberry Pie, Peaches, Blueberries, Eggs, Squash, Green beans $34
6 Jul 26, 2013 Dill Pickles, Basil, Beets, Eggs, Peppers, Summer Squash $34
7 Aug 2, 2013 Fruit of the Farm Jam, Beets, Tomatoes, Eggs, Peppers, Squash, Donut Peaches, Broccoli, Shiro Plums, Cucumbers, Egg Plant $37
8 Aug 9, 2013 Corn Relish, Peaches, Tomatoes, Eggs, Blueberries, Peppers, Broccoli $30
9 Aug 16, 2013 Bread and Butter Pickles, Tomatoes, Eggs, Pears, Peppers, Green beans, Plums $30
10 Aug 23, 2013 Farm Made Salsa, Tomatoes, Eggs, Peaches, Peppers, Green beans, Hot Peppers $30
11 Aug 30, 2013 Peach Pie, Tomatoes, Eggs, Peaches, Honey Crisp Apples, Green beans $37
12 Sep 6, 2013 Blackberry Peach Jam. Tomatoes, Eggs, Peaches, Mac Intosh Apples, Bartlett Pears $30
13 Sep 13, 2013 Cilantro Pesto,. Tomatoes, Eggs, Peaches, Gala Apples, Plums, Green beans $31
14 Sep 20, 2013 Pickled Beets, Tomatoes, Eggs, Peaches, Cortland Apples, Egg Plant, Peppers, Seckel Pears $33
15 Sep 27, 2013 Apple Pie, Tomatoes, Eggs, Peaches, Macoun Apples, Bartlett Pears $34
16 Oct 4, 2013 Green Tomato Relish, Tomatoes, Eggs, Peaches, Fuji Apples, Bosc Pears, Butter and Sugar Corn $30
17 Oct 11, 2013 Arugula Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes, Eggs, Acorn Squash, Red Delicious Apples, Seckel Pears, Silver Queen Corm, Egg Plant $30
18 Oct 18, 2013 Fruit of the Farm Pie, Tomatoes, Eggs, Cameo Apples, Bartlett Pears, Turnip $34
19 Oct 25, 2013 Spiced Pear Jam, Tomatoes, Eggs, Ida Red Apples, Bosc Pears, Turnip, Butternut Squash $34
20 Nov 1, 2013 A box of apples and pears packaged for winter storage valued at $25. (20 + pounds) Pumpkin Pie $37
Total $656
Cost $500
Savings $156