We are excited to offer several optional additions to your vegetable CSA share this season.  These options are all sourced from other farms in the local community, because while we’d love to do it all, we’d rather focus on the craft of growing great veggies and let our neighbors take care of the rest.  You can select the egg, mushroom, and maple syrup options on your CSA registration form directly, and the fruit share requires a separate registration form.

Eggs:

22 weeks, for $88

Those who opt for the egg share will have a fresh dozen eggs waiting for them at every pick-up.  Our eggs are coming from Foxmor Farm, in Lake Katrine (directly on our route between our home farm and Pathfinder, our partner farm in Catskill!).  Foxmor’s chickens are out on pasture, where they join the farm’s alpacas and guinea hens in searching the ground for tasty morsels to supplement their feed.

Fruit:

22 weeks, for $308 (full) or $170 (half)

Our fruit shares come from Stone Ridge Orchard, right here in town.  We’re working with farmer Elizabeth Ryan to offer full shares and half shares.  Stone Ridge has been doing fruit share add-ons for many years with farms in the region, and we’re thrilled to be working with them.  Over the course of the season, fruit will likely include strawberries, blueberries, sour cherries, peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines, pears. In the fall, the apple varieties include Gala, Macintosh, Empire, Golden Delicious, Winesap and others.  Stone Ridge also offers a fresh pasta share and a hard cider share – see registration form for details.

Stone Ridge requests that members sign up directly with them, instead of adding the option (and cost) to the Solid Ground Farm registration.  The fruit registration form is downloadable here, with instructions.  If you prefer, you can mail the forms together to us and we will pass it on Stone Ridge.  Despite the separate registration, you will pick up your fruit share along with your veggie share (and you must be a veggie share member to purchase a fruit share!)

Mushrooms:

10 weeks, for $70

For all you “fun guys” out there, we’ll be offering a mushroom share option from Wiltbank Mushroom Farm in Catskill.  Farmer Gary Wiltbank grows Shitake and Oyster mushrooms, and the 1-quart shares will generally alternate between the two.  The ten mushroom distributions will be spread out over the CSA season, allowing for some flexibility in production, particularly during the hottest part of the season.  We will give mushroom share participants advanced notice of when to expect their mushroom share.

Maple Syrup:

1 delivery (at first CSA pickup), for $30 (half gallon) or $50 (gallon)

We’re excited to be connected with Tree Juice Maple Syrup, of Lazy Crazy Acres Farm in Arkville, nestled in the Catskill Moutains.  They offer a one-time distribution of maple syrup in the late Spring that we’ll be passing on to any interested CSA members – prices are $30 for a half gallon or $50 for a full gallon.  That’s a lot of fresh, local syrup that should last a very long time!  You can choose between Dark and Very Dark options.

Coffee:

Bi-weekly delivery (11 weeks in total) for $150 (one bag per week) or $275 (two bags per week)

We’re partnering this year with local coffee roaster The Ship and The Whale in Rosendale to offer freshly-roasted coffee on a bi-weekly basis.  You can learn more about them at www.theshipandthewhale.com.  Solid Ground CSA members can get a discount on their delicious coffee through this CSA option, which will be at pick-up every other week (11 weeks total).  A half-share of one bag every other week (11 bags total) is $150, or a full-share of two bags every other week (22 bags total) is $275.  Specific offerings will rotate throughout the season.  Email theshipandthewhale@gmail.com for more information or to register for this share directly.

Other:

Chicken: We also have fresh chicken raised on-farm available for sale four times over the course of the season.  We pasture-raise our Freedom Ranger birds, and feed them non-GMO feed.  We will give advance notice of upcoming chicken availability before our processing days – chickens are available to all, although priority is given to our veggie CSA members.

Beef: We will have grass-fed, grass-finished beef for sale from Pathfinder Farms, our partner farm in Catskill (where our Saugerties/Catskill distribution is located).  Details on purchasing beef coming soon!