Share Pricing for 2017
Vegetables: 22 weeks, $575
Low Income Share, $495*
Eggs: 22 weeks, $130
Fruit: 12 weeks $165
* Subject to availability. Call Farm first.
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How Does It Work?
Shareholders receive a weekly delivery of freshly harvested, seasonal organic vegetables for approximately 22 weeks, starting early June and finishing early November. The weekly share will average 8-9 items with one share generally providing vegetables enough for two adults with two children. Farm newsletters will keep you in touch with farm activities and recipes. We do not offer half shares for those wanting less produce, but two households may buy a share together under one name and split it on their own.
2017 CSA Distribution Sites
- Albany – Friends Meeting House (727 Madison)
- Ballston Spa – McMaster Street
- Clifton Park – TBA
- Clifton Park – St. George’s Church
- Colonie – Parkwood Drive
- Delmar – Windsor Court
- Glenville – Eileen’s Basic Foods Store (4-6:00)
- Guilderland – Westmere
- Halfmoon – Stone Crest Drive
- Niskayuna – Avoncrest
- Round Lake – Lake Avenue
- Saratoga – Warren Street
- Schaghticoke – Denison Farm (2:00-8:00)
- Troy – Woodrow Court
- Saratoga Farmers’ Market
- Troy Farmers’ Market
How are shares delivered?
We will deliver the weekly vegetable share to a drop-off site in Albany, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park (2 pick-up sites), Colonie, Delmar, Eileen’s Basic Foods Store (4:00-6:00p.m.), Guilderland, Halfmoon, Niskayuna, Round Lake, Saratoga, Troy, and at Denison Farm on Wednesdays from 4:00-8:00 (except where otherwise noted) or at the Saratoga and Troy Farmers’ Markets on Saturdays from 9:00-1:00. Any produce not picked up by 8:00 or at the close of market will be donated to local food pantries. For those picking up at the farm, the share cost will be $25 less.
How are shares packed?
All Shares will be pre-packed into boxes (that can be returned the following week). Please remember that pick-up will be once a week at the site you have chosen.
What do I get?
View This Week’s Share to see this season’s shares. Members will receive a wide variety of vegetables including most or all of the following: Baby Lettuce Mix, Braising Greens, Arugula, Mesclun, Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard, Collards, Head Lettuce (Redleaf, Greenleaf, Boston, Romaine), Scallions, Red and Yellow Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Sweet Potato, Turnip, Radish, Beets, Carrots, Rutabaga, Celeriac, Potatoes (Red, Fingerling, Yellow, and White Flesh), Cabbage, Broccoli, Bok Choi, Chinese Cabbage, Green Beans, Sugarsnap and Snow Peas, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Winter Squash (Acorn, Buttercup, Butternut, Delicata, Sweet Dumpling), Tomato, Tomatillos, Eggplant, Sweet Peppers, Fennel, Sweet Corn, as well as Herbs, Watermelons, Cantaloupe, and Strawberries.
How do egg and fruit shares work?
We will be offering an egg share (1 dozen each week for the entire 22 week season). The eggs are from Hidden Camp Farm where the hens are USDA Certified Organic and are kept on pasture where they can eat grass and bugs, take dust baths, and strut!
The fruit share will come from a number of local farmers and where possible will be organic, but the majority of the fruit will be conventionally grown. The share will run for 12 weeks, beginning in July and ending in October. We hope to start with cherries, followed by blueberries. Stone fruit (plums, apricots, peaches, and nectarines) will follow and we will finish with apples and pears.
The egg and fruit shares will not be available at the Saratoga and Troy Farmers’ Market on Saturday, but will be available at all of the Wednesday distribution sites.
Are vegetables available during the winter months?
We intend to offer to both CSA and non-CSA members a winter and mid-winter vegetable box in 2017-18 for eight pick-up times; two in November, December, January and February. Each box will contain root crops (potatoes, celeriac, sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets), winter squash, along with leeks, kale, and onions. The winter box in November and December will weigh approximately 35 lbs. and the cost will be approximately $57 per box. The January Root Vegetable Box will be slightly smaller – a 25 lb box for $37.
Are working shares available?
Any CSA shareholder wishing to volunteer at the farm is very welcome. We also offer a limited number of working shares that give a $40 discount in exchange for a total of 8 hours of work both at the farm and in other capacities such as working at the distribution sites or at the Farmers’ Markets. Please call us in advance of completing your membership agreement form for availability.