Good food. Grown with love.
We are full-time farmers deeply committed to the ecological health of our soil, our livestock and our community. May the loyalty and affection we have for our work inspire within you a deeper appreciation of farm life and land.
April is the vibrant founder and heart of April Joy Farm. An entrepreneur in spirit with a degree in engineering, she built April Joy Farm from scratch, and is still committed to her original mission: Good Food, Grown with Love. Particularly passionate about livestock welfare and healthy soils, April is an energetic strategist and determined, hands-on agrarian.
Brad is a steady, patient, ever-resilient force at April Joy Farm. With a background in operations and logistics, Brad continuously improves our practices and subsequently the quality of our lives and of our community. He most enjoys the bounty of the harvest, working tirelessly until the last bunch, last head, and last pound has been brought in from the field.
Are you looking to keep your kitchen stocked with delicious, local food from May to November? Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program offers individuals a chance to purchase exceptionally fresh, certified organic fruits, vegetables and herbs directly from our Ridgefield farm. You commit to the health and well being of the farm by advance purchasing a “share” of the harvest. April Joy Farm commits to providing you with a weekly box of fresh, diverse, certified organic produce from late spring to early winter.
Ready to Eat Good Food Grown With Love? Sign-up for our CSA!
In addition to our CSA program, local individuals are welcome to purchase April Joy Farm produce through our bulk sales offerings. Each year, we make available for sale larger quantities of certain farm grown items including: vegetable and herb plant starts, rhubarb, grape leaves, summer produce like tomatoes, beans, basil, cucumbers, sweet peppers, and mixed greens, wine, juice and table grapes, as well as storage crops like winter squash, dry onions, potatoes and garlic. Please note, available items change seasonally and need to be picked up at our farm by appointment only. Refer to our Bulk Sales page to get a sense of our offerings.
If you can’t wait to can those tomatoes, juice fresh grapes or pickle some beans, join our Bulk Sales List.
April Joy Farm has been selling high quality, certified organic produce consistently and professionally to area restaurants since 2008. We are committed to growing lasting Farmer-Chef relationships that support our regional community. Our chefs receive deliveries within 48 hours of harvest, up to twice weekly. We encourage and appreciate regular visits to our farm. A farm walk through our fields is a great time to complete our weekly order together, discuss upcoming crops, sample flavor profiles of ripening produce, as well as learn from and inspire each other.
If you appreciate the challenge and opportunities of creating seasonally devoted menus, please contact us.
In subtle and blatant ways, new agrarians are professionally discounted and personally discouraged. We at April Joy Farm adamantly believe sustainable farming can be a rewarding, healthy, and abundant full time career. Furthermore, we believe sustainable farmers are uniquely equipped to transform our experiences in ways that enrich, not degrade our lives. The Joyful Farmer: aligns life, land and community, believes in power and possibility, restores health and home, nurtures relationships, honors abundance and vocation, celebrates creativity and change.
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“I really like the flexibility of the “pick six” each week. It seems like there are more choices than ever, which makes it hard to choose, but the quality and taste of everything you grow is so wonderful that we can’t go wrong.”Julie Huffman
“I wanted to send you a note to say “thank you” for the wonderful food you and Brad provided through the CSA. I just love everything about it…how you tend your land, working with Nature in order to not only grow delicious and nutrient dense food, but also how you care for the land. Also, I admire how humble you both are regarding what you do. You grow absolutely beautiful food in such a loving fashion and are so willing to share what you know.
It was a privilege to be a part of it and to support you both and the good work that you are doing. A sincere Thank you!!”CSA Member Stephanie
Just a quick note to express our gratitude for all of your hard work! Thank you for loving your land, your animals, and your families. We are overjoyed to consider you part of our family. Thanks Again!Jayme & Cynthia
“Since we’ve started receiving food from your farm I’ve noticed a reduction in the amount of garbage my family makes in a week. That was a benefit I never expected to get, and we are thrilled about it in every way!”Kira Potter