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Share Pricing for 2019

Vegetable Share: 22 weeks, $595

Vegetable Farm pickup share: 22 weeks, $570

Vegetable Working Share, 22 weeks, $555*

Low Income Vegetable Share, 22 weeks, $495*

Egg Share: 22 weeks, $130

Fruit Share: 12 weeks, $165

Flower Share: 10 weeks, $145

* Subject to availability. Call Farm first. 8 hours of Farm Work required for Working Share

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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.

 

For those who want a bit less produce, we suggest that you find a friend, neighbor, family member, or co-worker to be your share partner. The easiest way to split the share is to take turns with your partner, each picking up your shared CSA box every other week. Call it your every-other-week CSA! And if you cannot find a share partner, contact Justine who will do her best to pair you with another CSA-loving family. (She’s quite the matchmaker!)

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2019 CSA Distribution Sites

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Albany – Friends Meeting House (727 Madison)
  • Ballston Spa – McMaster Street
  • Clifton Park – Garden Drive (2:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
  • Clifton Park – Kitware, Route 146 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Colonie – Parkwood Drive
  • Delmar – Windsor Court
  • Farm – 333 Buttermilk Falls Road, Schaghticoke (2:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
  • Glenville – Eileen’s Basic Foods Store (4-6:00pm)
  • Guilderland – Pinkster Lane
  • Halfmoon – Stone Crest Drive
  • Niskayuna – Sandra Lane
  • Round Lake – Lake Avenue
  • Saratoga – Warren Street
  • Schaghticoke – Denison Farm (2:00-8:00)
  • Troy – Marshland Court
  • Vischer Ferry – Ferry Drive

Saturdays:  9:00 am -2:00 pm

  • Troy Farmers’ Market (Vegetable Share only)
How are shares delivered?

We will deliver the weekly vegetable share to a drop-off site in Albany, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Colonie, Delmar, Glenville, Guilderland, Halfmoon, Niskayuna, Round Lake, Saratoga, Troy, Vischer Ferry, and at Denison Farm on Wednesdays from 4:00-8:00 (except where otherwise noted) or at the Troy Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00am-2:00pm (vegetable share only). Any produce not picked up by 8:00 or at the close of market will be donated to local food pantries. 

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, fruit and flower 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 flower share is from Windflower Farm and lasts for 10 weeks. Jan Blomgren began growing cut flowers 27 years ago. Her great grandmother’s cottage garden in Vermont inspired her love of flowers. Annual flowers are her favorites, including snap dragon, stock, sunflower, lisianthus, campanula and zinnia. She grows 30 varieties of annuals, along with Asiatic lilies and dahlias. Jan arranges them in bunches and bouquets, using foliage gathered from her farm’s fields and hedgerows.  

The egg, fruit and flower shares will not be available at the 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 Vegetable Box in 2019 for 3-4 pick-up times; two in November and 2 in December. 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., price TBD. 

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.

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