We are excited to offer several optional additions to your 2021 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. The easiest thing to do is select the options on your CSA registration form when you sign up. You can also always add something later if you change your mind.
22 weeks, for $132 ($6 per week)
Those who opt for the egg share will have a fresh dozen eggs waiting for them at every pick-up. This year our partner farm is Old Ford Farm in Gardiner. Old Ford’s chickens are out on pasture, where they join the farm’s dairy cows and pigs in searching the ground for tasty morsels to supplement their feed. (FYI, at the Old Ford farm-store, eggs are $6.50, we we’re getting a discount by buying as a group.)
14 weeks, for $140
In 2021 we will once again partner with Glorie Farm in Marlboro for the optional fruit share. Glorie specializes in exclusively tree fruit (think crisp heirloom apples, bosc and bartlett pears, sweet white and yellow peaches and nectarines, etc). As such, the fruit share is only for 14 weeks, starting in late July and running through the end of the CSA. Late July is the start of the tree fruit harvest season, so starting then means we’ll be getting the freshest just-picked fruit out there. Glorie uses IPM practices to manage their sustainably-grown orchard.
Bi-weekly (11 weeks), for $77
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 Oyster mushrooms and will attempt to also offer Shiitake and Lion’s Mane, and the 1-quart shares will hopefully alternate. 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.
1 delivery, at first CSA pickup, for $30 (half gallon) or $50 (gallon)
We’re excited to be connected with Tree Juice Maple Syrup 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! Pre-ordered syrups will be available for pickup at the first CSA distribution.
1 delivery, at first CSA pickup, for $18 (2 lb honey)
Similar to the maple syrup, we’ll be offering a one-time distribution of local wildflower honey from Damn Good Honey Farm in Kerhonkson. Local honey has a number of excellent health benefits (including helping with seasonal allergies), on top of being delicious, so we’re excited to be partnering with Keith and Jennifer Duarte of Damn Good Honey to offer this one-time distribution, which will be available for pickup at the first CSA distribution (you must pre-order).
This year we’re going to partner with Chaseholm Farm to host their monthly buying club in the Kingston area. Chaseholm is a third-generation organic, grass-fed dairy operation in Pine Plains. Once a month, you can pre-order from their array of cheese, yogurt, pork, and beef and pick it up at CSA pick-up. Since you’ll be ordering each week, there’s no need to sign up ahead of time for this add-on – we’ll merely email the entire CSA membership when it’s time to order.
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.