Share Pricing for 2016
Vegetables: 22 weeks, $560
Low Income Share, $495
Eggs: 22 weeks, $125
Fruit: 15 weeks $185
*** 2016 CSA sign-up now available:
2016 CSA Distribution Sites:
Albany – Friends Meeting House (727 Madison)
Ballston Spa – McMaster Street
Clifton Park – Barney Road
Clifton Park – St. George’s Church
Colonie – Parkwood Drive
Delmar – Windsor Court
Glens Falls – YMCA (4:00 – 7:00)
Glenville – Basic Foods Health Food Store (4-6:00)
Guilderland – Westmere
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 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.
How are shares delivered?
We will deliver the weekly vegetable share to a drop-off site in Glens Falls, Ballston Spa, Saratoga, Albany, Clifton Park (2 pick-up sites), Colonie, Delmar, Guilderland, Niskayuna, Round Lake, Troy, Basic Foods Health Food Store, and at Denison Farm on Wednesdays from 4:00-8:00 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 you 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 15 weeks, beginning the first week of July and ending the second week of 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 will offer to both CSA and non-CSA members a winter and mid-winter vegetable box this year 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 $55 per box. The January Root Vegetable Box will be slightly smaller – a 25 lb box for $35.
Can I participate in the CSA?
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.