We’re excited to offer a diverse veggie CSA share for the 2018 season – bring home a bountiful variety of in-season vegetables every week with Solid Ground Farm’s CSA.  We will have pick ups on-farm at Hidden Valley Road in Kingston.

In an effort to meet the needs of different family sizes, we offer two share sizes, which are determined using a customizable point system.  This means that each week, you can choose what you want.

Click  below for site-specific information and to register:

 

Kingston/Lomontville    —     Uptown Kingston
Saugerties     —     Catskill     —      Stone Ridge


And to learn more about the optional add-ons (including fruit, eggs, and more), click here!

Why CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture is a way for farmers and customers to benefit together.  Members get a better price on vegetables by committing to a season-long membership in the farm, and get access to just-out-of-the-field freshness with every weekly pick-up.  Farmers can plan easier knowing they have members they can count on, and the up-front capital allows for investing in equipment, supplies, and seed at the start of the season.  And unlike purchasing your food at a store, farmers and members alike benefit from the close relationship – tell us what your favorite veggies are and we’ll be sure to grow more!

What do the Shares Look Like?

With a free-choice CSA, the food you eat will reflect what is in season at that moment.  Every week 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 four 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!)

Although every season is slightly different, here are a few examples of what shares might look like, based on past years:

Early Season

  • Head lettuce
  • Bunch beets
  • Spinach
  • Tuscan kale
  • Napa (Chinese) cabbage
  • Bagged salad mix
  • Hakurei (sweet salad) turnips
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Summer Squash
  • Broccoli

Mid Season

  • Sweet peppers
  • Tomatoes (expect the best flavor you’ve ever tasted!)
  • Watermelon
  • Bunch carrots
  • Curly kale
  • Sweet corn
  • Eggplants
  • Cucumbers
  • Head Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Bunched herbs

Late Season

  • Bagged salad greens
  • Arugula
  • Bunch carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Swiss chard
  • Winter squash (such as butternut, buttercup, acorn, delicata, etc)
  • Sweet peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Bunched herbs

How do I choose?

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!

 

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