General Information:

Location and Contact Info

How you can buy from us

2013 Harvest Chart

Farm Rules

 

About our CSA:

2015 Contact List

2014 information:

What is a CSA?

Our Distribution Methods

Cost and Duration

CSA Rules

 

CSA surveys from past years:

2013 CSA Survey Results

2012 CSA Survey Results

2011 CSA Survey Results

2010 CSA Survey Results

 

Farmers’ & Gardeners’ Corner:

“Grow Your Own Food” Course

2012-2013 Yield Info Example

2012 Crop Yields

Planting Information

Vegetable Storage Info

Temperature Info Windham CT

 

Further Information:

Recipes

Why Buy (or Not) from Us

What to ask a farmer

Don't stop at "Is it Organic?"

Our Reading Materials

Raluca's Blog ( on life, family, farming)

Sena's Whale Activism

 

Newsletters

 Sena’s 2014 Thanksgiving

Aiyana’s 2014 Thanksgiving

Shundahai Farm

 

Raluca Mocanu and Ed Wazer

mail@shundahaifarm.com

253 Maple Road

Storrs, CT 06268

(860) 429-0695

Who We Are and Our Philosophy

Greetings from the farmers, Raluca and Ed.  Shundahai is our small family farm of 5 acres, located 1 mile from University of Connecticut and started in 2009. We grow over 30 different vegetable crops for our CSA, which is now in its fifth year. Our farm name means: “Peace and Harmony with all Creation” in Shoshone, and it captures the spirit in which we farm and live.

Our goal, in farming, is soil health and fertility, and overall environmental health. We do not spray herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, artificial fertilizers or anything else of the kind, whether approved by Organic Certification or not.  Every year, we sign the Connecticut NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association) Pledge, which you can read at our farm, or at the CT NOFA website, http://ctnofa.org.

 

What is the purpose of our farm?

Our 8-year-old daughter, Sena, said it well: “The purpose of our farm is to teach people about the Earth, so they can help the Earth.” How do we do that?

·         By growing healthy, tasty food, and drawing the connection between healthy soils, healthy plants, and healthy people;

·         By having CSA members come to our farm on a weekly basis, thus understanding where their food comes from, how it changes with the season, and how it is grown.

·         By teaching groups of children and adults about different food growing practices and how they impact our health and the earth.

Our hope is that through our CSA we can help people feel more connected to the land, and encourage them to make positive choices in their daily lives, positive for their health, for the earth, and for all of us.

 

Why We Farm

"Some of the reasons I decided to farm: to provide the healthiest food possible for my children, to learn to grow food in a sustainable way, to work for something that I believe is positive for the environment, to be with my children more, to be outside more".  - Ed

"For me, farming arose as a natural extension of our lifestyle. I farm because I like to grow and cook healthy, fresh food for my family and community. I farm because I love to be outside, close to the land, and need to feel connected to the rhythms of nature.  I farm because I like to live a simple, self-sufficient life, and need to do work which I find meaningful. Finally, I farm because I am in awe of the mystery of life and working with the land gives me a practical and tangible way of practicing my spirituality." – Raluca

Peace !