Community Supported Agriculture, affectionately called CSA, is along-standing tool for farmers to secure cash flow early in the season before the first cash crop, connect with community throughout the growing season and provide food in a fast, affordable and convenient way to their customers. Below are a handful of Pure Catskills members who embrace the CSA model as part of their farm profitability approach. Find one near you (or one that has a drop-off point by you), and invest early in your neigh farmer. Take a step further, and organize a CSA drop-off at your workplace and get your co-workers and friends to buy-in too.
Root N’ Roost Farm, White Sulphur Springs
Pick up: On Farm, Friday through Sunday, 4 p.m to 7p.m.
Local delivery for nominal fee ($0.55 per mile to/from you)
Summer shares available: 16 weeks (June 14 to September 29), $600 full / $350 half-share, 50% deposit due May 15; full payment due June 15
Fall shares available: 10 weeks (October 14 to December 20), $400 full / $250 half share, 50% deposit due August 25, full payment due September 14
CSA members receive:
Free farm tours
25% discounts on available duck and chicken eggs
10% discount on available poultry (chicken, duck, turkey)
Free access to online bulk buyers club
Call (845) 292-9126 or (802) 318-1438 (cell)
Berry Brook Farm, DeLancey
20-week certified organic vegetable share (June through October)
$500, $25 off when you refer a friend
Drop off locations at farm, in Hamden, Downsville, Oneonta, and Cooperstown
Contact Eleanor (607) 267-0184
Rondout Valley Organics, Ellenville
Multiple locations in Ulster County and Eastern Sullivan County
Online marketplace with customer choice of products
$250 plus $50 non-refundable annual member fee
Also offering seedlings, crafts, meats, cheeses & more
Contact Oleh (845) 647-6911
Stoneledge Farm LLC, 359 Ross Ruland Road, South Cairo 12482
CSA description: Certified organic vegetable Share with optional local fruit, mushroom and locally roasted coffee shares
24-week CSA starts June 4 Wednesday delivery sites, June 9 Monday delivery sites, June 10 Tuesday delivery sites
End date: Wednesday delivery sites, November 12, Monday delivery sites November 17, Tuesday delivery sites November 18
Pick-up and delivery locations vary; see CSA details online.
CSA Cost: Please see CSA Site Information link, Details box under CSA listing for specific information for that CSA site on the farm website www.stoneledge.farm.
Special financing if available: Payment options include payment in full or three payment option with credit card or check.
Add-ons available: fruit share, mushroom share, coffee share; please see CSA Site Information link.
LIKE us at https://www.facebook.com/StoneledgeFarm
Stony Creek Farmstead, Walton, Delaware County
18-week CSA (16 plus two weeks in October) with 7-10 fresh veggies, fruits and herbs
Starts May 30, ends October 17
CSA Cost: $450
Special financing if available: yes
Pick-up day & time: Friday 3-6pm
Pick-up location: at farm, in farm store
CSA seasonal content, per availability, will include: Chinese cabbage, lettuce, garlic scapes, kale, Swiss chard, bok choy, kohlrabi, broccoli, beets, herbs, peas, radishes, scallions, beans, carrots, zucchini, summer squash, onion, cucumbers, and tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, corn, leeks, arugula, cabbage, garlic, winter squash, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts
Add-ons available: all available a la carte in the farm store like eggs, meat,
607 865 7965
Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
20 weeks vegetable share
June to mid-October
Pick up at farmstand on Fridays from 2-6pm, and Saturday from 10am-4pm
U-pick on Saturdays starting July, 10am-4 pm
$650, limited shares available
Eggs for sale on Fridays and Saturdays
Pick up at farmstand on Thursday 2 to 7 p.m.
Neversink Farm, Claryville, Sullivan County
1.5 Acres of Premium No Till/No Tractor Handcrafted Produce, Organic Human Scale Agriculture
The Neversink Farm CSA gives you the freedom to purchase what you want, when you want. Your "Locavore Neversink Farm CSA Card" gives you 15% off all Neversink Farm Produce for an entire year. That is a Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter CSA with one purchase.
CSA Cost: CSA card is $30 and can be purchased at The Neversink Farm Store and at any of Farmers Markets we attend.; CSA card easy to replenish
The CSA Card can be used for all Neversink Farm produce including eggs, flowers, berries, herbs, and of course vegetables.
Add-ons: purchase discounted produce at small businesses, farmers markets and the Neversink Farm Store.
Products available at: The Neversink Farm Store, All of the Farmers Markets we attend
Main Street Farm (Livingston Manor), Catskill Harvest Market (Liberty)
*Extra bonus* - you also get 10% off anything you purchase at Main Street Farm.