The weather may have been a little rainy, but that didn’t stop people from attending a special Harvest Happy Hour at Barcelona Wine Bar in Fairfield in celebration of their a la carte CSA. The party was co-hosted by CTbites and The Fairfield Green Food Guide.
Yes, Barcelona Wine Bar has teamed up with Farmigo, an online platform connecting eaters and producers, to offer people a super-easy way to get locally grown and made eats.
All you have to do is sign up via the Farmigo website, select what you’d like to receive via the online store, then every Tuesday between 3pm and 8pm swing by Barelcona in Fairfield to pick it up. Not to mention that each week when you go to pick up your order, you can take a moment to enjoy a few Happy Hour specials and a taste of the Barcelona chef’s recipe-of-the-week made with CSA ingredients.
The beauty is that there’s no super huge commitment, hence the “a la carte”. When you sign up you’ll be able to pick and choose which subscriptions work for you and you’ll be able to mix-and-match to get just what you need. So, for instance, there’s no worry that for three weeks straight you’ll be struggling under a mountain of zucchini. You can change your subscription as you need or do nothing and keep it coming. You pay each week for what you want and can cancel at anytime.
Who are the vendors supplying the goods for this multi-farm CSA? Sport Hill Farm in Easton, Speckled Rooster Farm in Westport, Cherry Grove Farm in Newtown, Wave Hill Bread in Norwalk, and Cote’s Naturals in Bristol (hydroponics).
Barcelona has long been a supporter of local farms themselves and by teaming up with Farmigo they hope to become a local food hub.
Order online by Sunday for pick up at the restaurant the following Tuesday between 3pm – 8pm.