Aug 12,1999 USDA Secretary Dan Glickman visited our farm. Declaring the region a natural disaster allowing for the USDA FSA to make funds available to area farmers. Watching this video will bring back some memories and look at how young everybody looks and how old some of the news recording stuff is.
We know that many of you have already signed up for our 2017 CSA and we would like to Thank You for supporting our farm. For those who are interested
in signing up, there is still time, the deadline is May 31 2017. Just go to our website at cecarellifarms.com for further information. This year
promises to offer some new items, grown only for our CSA. The fruit selection should be better from talking to the orchard farmers, who state that the
crops look good and that the peaches should be more abundant than last summer. At lot is happening at the farm, after being started in the
greenhouses, the seedlings are now being transplanted in the fields. We will be relocating our Farm Stand from the center of Northford back to the
farmstead on Old Post Rd, also in the works is a new greenhouse. We hope to hear from you and are looking forward to a GREAT SUMMER!
We are very excited about our new CSA we are offering this year. Our CSA is new to us as well as this web site and blog using this blog to keep everyone informed about what is going on around the farm.
Some things going on around the farm in the past month or so we we have placed orders for seeds and met with some of our other farm supply vendors. We have acquired some new equipment one is a planter that should allow us to plant a wider variety of crops. Other things going on are we are doing some maintenance around the farm cutting back brush in various areas in the next month we will be performing routine maintenance on our equipment to ready it for spring
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds a variety of programs designed to educate and encourage farmers and food-growers across America in how to maximize both the nutritional value of their food and the output of their land. For fresh fruits and vegetables like the ones Cecarelli Farms has been producing for over 100 years, their top-level program is called GAP/GHP. (Often just pronounced ‘gap.’)
About thirty years ago, Cecarelli Farms started working closely with the folks at the University of Connecticut to develop and implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM)