Joining a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project is all about connection. Your membership fee guarantees your farmer financial support from seeding to harvest, lets you get to know your growers, and ensures you and your family fresh, sustainably grown food each week. You’ll also enjoy kinship and get-togethers with your fellow CSA members and a deepening sense of place as you head to the farm each week to pick up your produce outdoors, whether in the spring rain or the autumn wind, or beneath the summer sun.
BROOK FARM PROJECT
60 Gatehouse Road, New Paltz
Contact: Jonathan DeLura and Susan Mitchell; 845-255-1052, firstname.lastname@example.org, brookfarmproject.org
A 70-acre farm with a majestic view of the Shawangunk Mountains; five acres of sustainably grown vegetables, berries, herbs, and flowers. Also serves as research center for ecological, economic, social, and agronomic impacts. Hiking and potlucks; cooking and canning classes. Pastured chicken, eggs; grass-fed beef; Acorn Hill Farmstead cheese products available. Regular nonworking share $550; regular working share (3 harvest mornings) $525; large nonworking share $950; large working share (6 harvest mornings) $900. Open May through November. Pickup at farm Tuesdays 4-7pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm.
COMMON GROUND FARM
Stonykill Environmental Center, Beacon
Contact: Tim Heuer; 845-231-4424, commongroundfarm.org
Fair Food Program provides education and produce to families in need. Full working share $500 (10 hours); full nonworking share $600. Basic membership $25 (no produce: newsletter, event admission, and discounts only). $100 deposit will hold slot. Pickup at the farm Tuesdays or Fridays. Vegetables, flowers, herbs. Open June through October.
384 Springtown Road, New Paltz
Contact: Kira Kinney; 845-256-1355
Family farm featuring Certified Naturally Grown organic heirloom and uncommon vegetables; lots of greens. Basic share $390; “super veg head” share $575. Pickup Thursdays. Open June through November. Extended winter CSA.
FOUR WINDS FARM
158 Marabac Road, Gardiner
Contact: Jay and Polly Armourl; 845-255-3088, bestweb.net/~fourwind
This 24-acre, diversified family farm under Certified Organic management since 1988 offers 4 acres of over 50 types of heirloom vegetables. 50-member CSA. Call for prices. Specializing in organic heirloom vegetable seedlings, and over 40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Annual seedling sale on third Saturday in May. Open June through December. Vegetables, fruit, berries, poultry, pork, grass-fed beef and lamb, eggs.
FRUITFUL HARVEST FARM
Sawkill Road, Kingston
Contact: Dee Paschall; 845-339-0833, fruitfulharvestfarm.com
An historic 1880s farm with 62 members specializing in organic, heirloom vegetables and fruit, and flowers. Quarter share $274; half share $430; full share $715. Open May through November. Pickup: Tuesday 2-7pm; Wednesday 2-7 pm. Weekly public produce sales as well.
GREAT SONG FARM
475 Milan Hill Rd, Red Hook
Contact: 845-758-1572, greatsongfarm.com
Shares AvailableDescription Members receive a generous variety of organically/biodynamically grown fresh, seasonal produce, just steps from where it was grown, harvested the morning of your pick up. We grow household staples like lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, melons, and green beans, as well as newer favorites like asian greens, kale, arugula and more! We carefully select each variety we grow for flavor and quality. Shares run for 22 weeks, from June to the beginning of November. We offer a ‘free-choice’ market-style CSA, wherein our memebers are able to pick and choose which vegetables they wish to take home each week, filling their baskets to the brim with their favorites. We offer 2 different share sizes, payment plans, and accept SNAP benefits. Organic, local products also available: apples, berries, breads, dairy, sauerkrauts, eggs, honey, teas, and herbs. We are also a Wholeshare delivery site.
HEARTY ROOTS COMMUNITY FARM
223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
Contact: Benjamin Shute; 845-943-8699, email@example.com, heartyroots.com
Diversified sustainable farm. Shares $500 to $600. Open June through October. Pickup at the farm, Woodstock, Kingston, or Brooklyn. Vegetables, fruit.
HUGUENOT STREET FARMS
205 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
Contact: Ron and Kathryn Khosla; 845-256-0686, firstname.lastname@example.org, flyingbeet.com
Over 125 varieties of “veganic” vegetables, cut flowers, and fruits grown on 77 acres of forever protected and fertile crop land, forest, and wetlands. Agricultural projects include: seed saving, radiant-heated greenhouse, four prototypes of commercial solar electric tractors, and a CoolBot cold storage unit. Nano share $395; basic share $725; big share $1,065; fruit only $195. Extended season shares also available. Pickup at farm Thursdays 4:30-9pm or anytime afterward until Saturdays at noon.
325 Gardner Hollow Road, Poughquag
Contact: Tierney Dearing Medick; 845-478-2168, 845-724-3898, nfdfarm.com
Biodynamic organic 86-acre farm nestled against the Appalachian Trail. Organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, honey, free-range eggs. Farming support services. Full produce share $600; half share $350; full working share $500 plus 10 hours of work per season. $100 deposit will reserve share. Full- and half-flower shares available as well as eggs and honey. Open June through November. Pickup at farm Saturday or Sunday 9am-12pm, or Wednesday from 5-8pm.
OLD FORD FARM
Old Ford Road, New Paltz
Contact: Joe and Becky Fullam; 845-220-7819, email@example.com
Full share $700; small share $350, includes 24 weeks of fresh vegetables picked up at the farm. There is also a pick-your-own herb garden and farm store where other farm products are sold, including pastured eggs, chicken, and pork.
PHILLIES BRIDGE FARM PROJECT
45 Phillies Bridge Road, New Paltz
Contact: Anne Eschenroeder; 845-256-9108, firstname.lastname@example.org, philliesbridge.org
With Shawangunk Ridge views, this educational farm offers vegetables, herbs, flowers; U-pick crops include raspberries, cherry tomatoes, peas, green beans, and flowers; eggs and yarn for sale. Optional shares of sweet corn, orchard fruit, and berries from other local farms available. Shares $265-$500. Although not certified organic, the farm adheres to organic standards and offers school and family trips and activities; annual spring and fall festivals as well as annual art gala. Open June through October. Pickup at the farm Tuesdays and Saturdays, or at drop-off site in Rosendale.
POUGHKEEPSIE FARM PROJECT
Vassar College Farm, Poughkeepsie
Contact: Wendy Burkhart-Spiegall; 845-240-3734, email@example.com, farmproject.org.
This nonprofit organization works toward a just and sustainable food system in the Mid-Hudson Valley by operating a member-supported farm, providing education about food and farming, and improving access to healthy, locally grown food. Contact farm for prices.
81 Clove Valley Road, High Falls
Contact: Sarah Williford and Kevin Skvorak; 845-687-0535, firstname.lastname@example.org, regenerationcsa.org
This farm uses permaculture and organic techniques to grow a full range of organic vegetables. Low-cost and free permaculture workshops offered. Pickup at the farm all day Saturday, or Wednesday nights at Woodstock Farm Festival. Shares available for individuals, families, as well as custom shares for local restaurants and businesses. Sliding scale working shares, requiring 20 hours work; suggested price $735.
RUSTY PLOUGH FARM
(AKA Rondout Valley Organics) 331 Dowe Road, Ellenville
Contact: Oleh and Nadia Maczaj; 845-647-6911, email@example.com, farmtocity.org
This historic, stone-walled 36-acre NOFA-NY certified organic farm features two acres of vegetables and herbs; four acres of wild berries; cutting and edible flowers; free-range eggs and poultry. Personalized web-based CSA buying program, together with Farm & Granary, a neighboring organic farm. Join Rondout Valley Organics with initial investment of $250 plus $50 nonrefundable membership fee. Place orders online, choosing from a weekly list of available produce, select pickup location that works for you. Weekly order total is deducted from account; members can reinvest as balance nears depletion. Catering for events available. Open June through October.
SECOND WIND CSA at Four Winds Farm
158 Marabac Road, Gardiner
Contact: Sam Zurofsky and Erin Enouen; 845-417-5624, firstname.lastname@example.org, secondwindcsa.wordpress.com
These farmers came to Four Winds Farm from New Mexico in 2008 and practice no-till certified organic farming, which allows food to stay fresh longer. Open June through November. Basic share $500. Free-range eggs from 100-hen flock of Barred Rock hens. A wide variety of vegetables through the season, share size consists of 8-10 different vegetables per week.
SISTERS HILL FARM
127 Sisters Hill Road, Stanfordville
Contact: David Hambleton; 845-868-7048, sistershillfarm.org
Sisters Hill Farm, organized in 1996, is on rejuvenated land that flourished as Hill Crest Farm in the early 20th century, which was willed to the Sisters of Charity in 1917. The sisters continued to oversee the active farm until the 1940s, when the land was left fallow. Once again thriving, Sisters Hill Farm seeks to create a just relationship between people and the earth through healthy food, outreach to the poor, and community-building activities. An active CSA since 1999, the farm has grown from one acre feeding 40 members to five acres feeding over 200 families. Biweekly shares $325-$375; weekly shares $600-$700. Pickup at Stanfordville and Riverdale (Bronx).
STONE RIDGE ORCHARD CSA
Route 213, Stone Ridge
Contact: Anne Diaz-Matos; 845.266.3979 or 845.687.2587 StoneRidgeCSA@gmail.com
Stone Ridge CSA offers fruit, vegetable, egg and pasta shares. The season begins June 11th and runs through November 12th. Share pick up will take place on Saturday between 10-4. Farmed in accordance with sustainable practices. Veggie: full share is $415, half is $200. Fruit: full share is $220, half is $110. Egg share: $88 this year, pastures eggs are $121. Pasta share: $94.
187 Plains Road, New Paltz
Contact: Pete and Robin Taliaferro; 845-256-1592, email@example.com, taliaferrofarms.com
The land of this family-of-five-owned and run, organic and biodiverse farm was purchased in 1995 after Pete Taliaferro spent 35 years working in the local agricultural industry. Certified organic fruits, 90 varieties of vegetables, fruit, flowers, berries; free-range chicken and eggs; certified organic milk, cheese, yogurt, peanut butter, honey, meats, grains, baked goods, pickles, and fudge from local organic farms. Half share $475; full share $900 (includes Thanksgiving share); members pick one extra item per week. Open May through November. Pickup at the farm Thursdays 8am-7pm; Fridays 9am-6pm; Saturdays 9am-3pm. Open Thursday-Saturday to the public.
32 Rousner Lane, New Paltz
Contact: Paul Alward and Stephanie Turco; 845-384-6888, veritasfarms.com
Heritage breed pastured pork, beef, turkey, duck, and chicken; free-range eggs; vegetables and root crop varieties, all grown without pesticides. Pickup Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
by Susan Piperato