2018 CSA Program Information & Signup
Connect to your food and all those who grow it. We are the face of the food that nourishes your body and your family.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
is a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer who grew it. Members receive produce on a prearranged schedule for their prepaid membership fee. Our farm offers a certain number of 'shares' available for purchase now until end of April and in return we will provide the farm's fresh seasonal bounty each week for the entire season.
IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A BOX OF VEGETABLES
It is a relationship between you, your farmer and your food. It is the foundation of your health
HOW THE CSA BENEFITS THE FARM
The CSA Program directly supports small sustainable farms like ours
Allows the farmer to plan his crops more efficiently knowing how many families he is growing for.
Provides the farm early revenue to help purchase supplies, fertilizer, equipment and staff without the need to take out loans. The seeds members help us purchase will grow into the food for families' tables every week for half the year.
Creates a direct connection between the farmer and the consumer (no middle man) allowing the farmer to cater his crops to them.
HOW THE CSA PROGRAM BENEFITS YOU
Experience the exquisite flavor of fresh food harvested 24 hours before receiving it less than 100 miles from your home.
Spend less, get more quality and flavor. Save 30-40% off retail value on the best quality produce available locally
Try new types of vegetables you never knew you loved & sample heirloom varieties of veggies you already know and love
Become a part of the farm community and develop a relationship with the men and women who grow your food
OTHER MEMBERSHIP PERKS
Enjoy a weekly newsletter with storage tips, recipe suggestions, a farmers note and photos from the farm. Learn about how your food grows and be guided through using 'new' veggies!
10% OFF ALL PRODUCTS
Get 10% off in our farmstand & markets by mentioning your member status. Use coupon code at checkout when purchasing online (sent to you first week of CSA)
OPEN HOUSE & EVENTS
Join us in the spring and fall for a tour of the farm, tastings from the kitchen, free herb workshops, music and other activities for families. During the season participate in strawberry and tomato picking and more
Pre-order and receive items from our certified organic kitchen directly to your pick up site without delivery charges.
LEARN to eat seasonally. Take the CSA 'crash course' in learning how to cook, process and store fresh produce, including many new varieties or entirely new vegetables.
MAKE A COMMITTMENT to your health by cooking more at home with the best tasting organic produce available.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARM by choosing to purchase a CSA. We work hard to make every dollar translate into nourishing food for our members.
THE FINE PRINT | IMPORTANT DETAILS
How to make the most of the CSA Program & Best Practices for pickup & storage
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR SHARE
See what the share included last season (full share) and checkout what we WOULD have given last season in the partial share
See locations of Long Island dropsites available with maps, pickup time window, and links to our brooklyn site signups
SIGN UP AND PAY FOR YOUR 2018 CSA
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
Sign up before March 15th and pay in full
WE WILL THANK YOU WITH
A FREE INSULATED BAG
*we will send it with your first CSA Pickup*
DIFFERENT SIZE SHARES TO ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT HOUSEHOLD SIZE & VEGGIE CONSUMPTION
This season we are offering 2 sized shares. The FULL share is equivalent to last year's share in terms of quantity and variety. The PARTIAL share will include items that are in the full share, just fewer of them. This means that the portion size will be the same as the full share for each individual veggie, but the variety will be slightly less.
Which Size Share is right for you?
8-12 different Items Each Week | 30-35% Savings
$660 (Farm Pickup) $27.50/week
$680 (Pickup at all other sites) $28.33/week
Feeds an average family of 4, or a veggie loving couple or single person. Usually includes veggies to make salad, cook with, and flavor your food (garlic, onions, herbs, etc)
Contains the full diversity & variety of what is possible to grow on Long Island.
5-8 different Items Each Week | 25-30% savings
$465 (Farm Pickup) $19.30/week
$480 (Pickup at all other sites) $20/week
Feeds an average family of 2 or a single person. Portions of veggies will be the same as the full share, but just include fewer items. Opportunities to upgrade to full share during the season may be available pending availablity.
Contains some of the diversity & variety of what is possible to grow on Long Island.
OTHER OPTIONS FROM OUR FARM & KITCHEN
SHOP A LA CARTE
Prepared items, ready-to-eat meals, Washed baby greens, additional veggies & items from partner farms (eggs, kombucha) delivered to your dropsite free of charge
ADD ON SHARES FROM OUR KITCHEN & OTHER LOCAL PARTNER FARMERS
Must sign up for vegetable share in order to participate in add on shares. Please note some drop sites do not allow certain add on shares
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST MEMBERS
JOIN THE COMMUNITY AND LET'S GROW.
Some Additional Thoughts
Your participation in the program helps to ensure that our farm remains a viable and vital part of our food source for our community here on the north fork of LI and beyond. You are contributing to a lower fossil fuel imprint by eating locally. You are supporting responsible care of our water supply as well as responsible stewardship of our soil and land.
We ask you therefore, to please pay close attention to the scheduled times. It is the CSA member's responsibility to pick up his/her share on the designated day. We will donate all shares that are not picked up to a local food pantry. If you are away you can request that your share be donated, or you can ask a friend or family member to pick up your share instead. In this way, we share the good food with others who may need it, enjoy it and who can also learn about this wonderful way of eating.