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Catskill/Saugerties members pick up at Pathfinder Farms, a wonderful grass-fed beef operation on Old Kings Road in Catskill, and a kindred spirit of Solid Ground Farm. The CSA season runs from the beginning of June through the end of October. We’re now accepting registrations for the 2017 season. You also have the option to purchase several add-ons, including fruit, mushrooms, eggs, and maple syrup (details on add-ons are here, and you can select them on the registration form).
Free Choice CSA
Starting in 2017, we offer a free choice model, where you get to pick what’s in your share from the harvest week to week, selecting from a variety of veggies. You will be able to choose 7 or 9 units of those items each week. A unit may be two pounds of tomatoes, a big bunch of kale, a bag of salad mix, a pumpkin, etc.
We like the free choice model because the biggest concern we’ve heard over the years from CSA members is that there’s always certain items that go uneaten – after all, everyone’s taste is different. When you get to make your own decision about what you take home, you’re going to select what you know you’ll eat, and you get to enjoy healthy, delicious food that’s fresher than anything you can find in the grocery store. (We’ll still provide recipes and descriptions for unusual items to encourage you to try new things!)
Seem too complicated? Don’t worry – we’ll continue to offer the regular “farmer’s choice” box of veggies, as we have in past years (similar to other CSA farms) and accompanied by recipe suggestions. We’re just giving you the option to select, if you want.
So, what does this look like?
One week, you might choose to take home a hefty load of tomatoes along with some onions and cilantro to make a giant batch of your signature salsa. Another week, it could be three types of cooking greens, carrots, beets, kabocha squash, garlic and hakurei turnips. Sometimes, you may feel adventurous and want to try out those watermelon radishes and romanesco cauliflower; other weeks, you’re looking for the more familiar staples for your salads and stir fries. We look forward to giving you a chance to be yourself while eating with the seasons!
For Catskill/Saugerties members, we will email you a very simple form each week two days before pick up, where you will select your items from what’s in season that week for the upcoming pickup. We will have your pick sheet on pickup day, to remind you what you ordered. If you forget to fill out your form, you’ll get the “farmer’s choice” share that week. (Or if you prefer the simplicity of the regular assorted box (the “farmer’s choice”), just ignore the form and we’ll take care of it!
Details and Pricing
Pickup day: Wednesday, 4-6pm
Location: Pathfinder Farms, 2433 Old Kings Road, Catskill (the barn is located right on Old Kings Rd, not down a side road as Google Maps depicts). You’ll see our tent and tables out front.
7-point share: $450 – Great for a veggie loving individual or a small family
9-point share: $550 – Suitable for a pair of veggie lovers, or a larger family
We require a $100 deposit to reserve your share, and the remainder is due by the first pickup in June. We can work out a payment plan if you need a little more time.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 528-9382.