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Little Seed Garden
P.O. Box 195, Chatham
(518) 392-0063, www.littleseedgardens.com
This 97-acre, family farm offers a CSA share for $475. Vegetables are grown without the use of synthetic insecticides, fungicides, herbicides or fertilizers and Little Seed Garden is certified organic by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York. Bring a box or bag to pick up your share Tuesdays from 4pm to 7pm at the farm or Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm in Rhinebeck.
156 East Ridge Road, Warwick,
(845) 986-9699; www.midsummerfarm.com
Midsummer Farm is a small (24 shares) certified organic, certified animal welfare-approved, biodynamic CSA. Vegetables, herbs, greens, cut flowers, and eggs are available. Shares are determined by product type. A vegetable share costs $625, an egg share is $125 for spring and summer (16 weeks) and $85 for winter, an herb share is $55, a cut flower share is $60, a nut and seed share is $368, and a fruit share is $560. There is also a vegetable and herb share for $1,195. All shares are full for 2010.
185 West Kerley Corners Road, Tivoli
Northwind Farms is family run and provides all natural poultry, turkey, duck, rabbit, goat, and pasture-raised pork and beef. Their season runs from June to September. A full share is $600 (20 to 22 pounds per month,) a half share is $280 (10 to 12 pounds per month,) and a family share is available for $700 (35 to 37 pounds per month) for four months. Both include chicken plus pork and beef in various cuts depending on availability. Pick-ups will be once a month at the farm, Woodstock Farm Festival Market, and Kingston Farmers Market. The deadline for sign up is May 15.
Old Ford Farm
1104 Old Ford Road, New Paltz
A CSA share at Old Ford Farm is 24 weeks of produce, access to a pick-your own herb garden, and a weekly newsletter with recipes for $700. They also sell a variety of farm products to CSA members. Pickup is on Wednesdays from 4pm to 7pm or Saturdays from noon to 3pm.
Phillies Bridge Farm Project
45 Phillies Bridge Road, New Paltz
(845) 256-9108; www.philliesbridge.org
Eggs, an extensive variety of vegetables in season, and options shares for sweet corn, berries, and orchard fruits are all available. A CSA farm share costs $500 and includes farm membership. A split share, which also includes farm membership, is $265. Optional shares, which are distributed in season, are: $70 for a full dozen corn share, $35 for a half dozen corn share, $90 for a berry share, and $90 for an orchard fruit share. The season runs from late May until mid-November. Pickup at the farm every Saturday.
Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Corner of Raymond and Hooker Avenues, Poughkeepsie,
(845) 473-1415; www.farmproject.org
Standard shares run full season from June-November and small shares run for the summer or fall only. There are also non-working shares available. Standard shares are about 10 lbs per week and small shares run about 5lbs per week. Each share will feature seasonal vegetables and fruits, plus pick-your-own options. Contact the Poughkeepsie Farm Project for prices. All shares are full for 2010.
Red Oak Farm
1921 Route 9, Stuyvesant
(518) 799-2052; www.redoakfarmny.com
Enjoy 40 varieties of produce over Red Oak Farm's season from mid-May to mid-November for $410. In addition to fruits and veggies, the farm grows culinary and medicinal herbs and specializes in roots and cold-hardy crops throughout the winter. CSA members receive an email a week prior to pickup allowing them to pick the six or seven items they'd like in their next share. There is also an egg share available. One dozen eggs per week for the season goes for $95 and a half dozen per week is $50. Eggs are also available for special order. Pickup is available at the farm or at the Hudson or Albany Farmers Markets.
81 Clove Valley Road, High Falls
(845) 687-0535; www.regenerationCSA.org
This CSA takes its name from regenerative agriculture, referring to farming practices that preserve soil fertility and respect the planet by avoiding or eliminating fossil fuel use. The cost of a share is on a sliding scale with a suggested price of $725. The 24 week share offers a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Members are often welcome to take extra produce to can and preserve. Pickup at the farm.