This is the third in a series of articles Farmshed CNY is publishing on 2011 CSA programs in Central New York and the Finger Lakes. With this latest article, I have worked through the entire list of 100+ CSA programs in Central New York and the Finger Lakes in the Farmshed directory (i.e., the iPhone app), and provided information for all the 2011 CSA programs for which updated information is currently available. In the coming weeks, I hope to publish listings for the remaining 50-odd farms in Central New York and the Finger Lakes, as information on their 2011 CSA programs is made available
Many of the CSAs listed in this article are in the western Finger Lakes region. And as with the CSAs listed in the previous two articles, the diversity of CSA programs available to folks living in-and-around Rochester and the western Finger Lakes is truly impressive, from seasonal fruit and vegetable CSAs and a year-round lamb CSA, to what is truly the wildest, most multifaceted CSA I have yet come across, which offers everything from fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy, to nuts, mushrooms, baked goods, sauerkraut and lacto-fermented foods
I hope you will take some time to review the CSA programs listed in this article, and, if you have not already selected a CSA program for 2011, that you will go back and review the CSA programs listed in the first two articles. And please, if you have additional questions, contact the farmer! They will be glad to hear from you and answer your questions.
32. Sommers’ Harvest Farm
7 University Ave., Hamilton, NY 13346
NOFA-NY Farmers Pledge Farm
Amy, Joel and Halima Sommers
Sommers’ Harvest Farm is offering a limited number of CSA shares in 2011. Their 23-week CSA season starts the first week in June and ends the second week in November. They intend to have 6-10 items in each share and are planting over 40 types of vegetables and over 200 varieties. They grow all of the vegetables in their shares and hope to have berries in their shares this year as well as offering Pick-Your-Own crops on the farm. If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, they are willing to work with you to make applicable substitutions.
Full Shares cost $300.00 and are designed for 1-2 people who eat vegetables frequently during the week. Half Shares cost $160.00 and are designed for individuals. Sommers’ Harvest Farm also offers a compost pail option for $5.00. There is no work required on the farm, but they love to have visitors. Share pick-up will be at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market on the Village Green, Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.
33. Andy’s Specialty Garlic and Produce
2012 Parker Rd, Newark, NY 14513
Non-certified Organic Vegetables
Andy’s Special Garlic and Produce CSA is accepting new members for the 2011 season. Their CSA Program will begin in mid June and run 18 weeks. Shares cost $500.00. Members will receive 7-12 items in their share box each week. Andy’s Specialty grows 35 different kinds of vegetables, and their focus is growing a variety of healthy, nutrient-dense food sustainably and without chemicals. Pick up locations are in Mendon and Henrietta. Please visit their website for more information or to print out a sign up form.
34. Geneva CSA/Fellenz Farm
520 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Organic Fruit and Vegetables
Geneva CSA is run by Fellenz Farm. Shares include certified organic fruit and vegetables. Members enjoy flexibility in determining the contents of their weekly shares, choosing several items to supplement what is already included in their share.
Geneva CSA offers several different CSA share season length options, with small and large shares available in each option:
Main Share: 24 weeks, May 18 through October 26; $480.00 (Small), $600.00 (Large)
Summer Semester: 15 weeks, May 18 through August 24; $300.00 (Small), $375.00 (Large)
Fall Semester: 15 weeks, August 31 through December 7; $300.00 (Small), $375.00 (Large)
Extended: 30 weeks, May 18 through December 7; $600.00 (Small), $750.00 (Large)
Fellenz Farms partners with other farms to offer at extra cost: poultry, beef and pork at least once a month, honey at least twice each season, eggs on a regular basis, and cheese once or twice a season. CSA members are also offered discounted U-Pick opportunities and discounts on fruits and vegetables for canning.
Share distribution is on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30p in the Trinity Church Dining Hall on South Main St. south of the Hobart William Smith Campus in the historic row-house section of Geneva. On-farm pick-up can also be arranged.
35. Maxwell Creek Farm Share
7004 North Rd, Sodus, NY 14551
Fruits, Vegetables, Culinary Herbs & Free-Range Eggs
Kim & Marty Molisani
Maxwell Creek Farm Share is offering 75 CSA shares for 2011. Their 2011 CSA program begins the first week in June and runs for 13 consecutive weeks. A Standard Share costs $350.00 for on-farm pickup and consists of approximately a ½ bushel of fresh produce containing 6-12 different items. A Double Share costs $650.00 and consists of approximately a full bushel of fresh produce. They also offer a Full Egg Share, priced at $65.00, which provides one dozen eggs/week, Half Egg Share for $35.00, which provides one dozens eggs ever other week, and Fall Harvest Boxes, which cost from $45.00 to $120.00 for 1, 2 or 3 boxes. They also offer a limited number of Work Shares, which involve working at the farm.
Pickups are Fridays at the farm. For an additional cost, Maxwell Creek Farm Share also offers weekly drop-off locations in Fairport, Rochester, Webster and Walworth, as well as home or office deliveries in Wayne and Monroe Counties. Please visit their website for additional information on Work Shares or the cost of drop-offs or home/office deliveries or to sign up for their 2011 CSA Program.
36. Monarch Farm
7272 Vincent Hill Rd., Homer, NY 13077
“Uncertified Organic” Heirloom Vegetables
Monarch Farm is offering 30 CSA shares in 2011. Their CSA program runs approximately 20 weeks, from June through October. They offer Full Shares only, which cost $450.00, and which provide enough produce to feed 3-5 people. Members pick up their weekly shares during market hours on Thursdays at the Skaneateles Farmers Market or on Saturdays at the Syracuse Regional Market.
37. Chicken Thistle Farm
2039 Barnes Road, Walworth, NY 14568
Andy and Kelli Prior
Chicken Thistle Farm’s 2011 CSA Program runs approximately from late June to late September, depending on the growing season. Their vegetable CSA costs $275.00 per share for off-farm pickups, and $250.00 for on-farm pickups. A CSA share consists on average of a ½ bushel of fresh produce per week. On-farm pickups are Thursday evenings. Off-farm pickup locations are Tuesdays at the Penfield Community Center and Thursdays at Finger Lakes Community College. No work is required at the farm.
38. Good Food Collective
Somewhere in Rochester
Certified and Non-Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables
The Good Food Collective is a multi-farm CSA in the Rochester area that runs a Summer CSA Program offering fresh organic fruits and vegetables from June to October, and a Winter CSA Program offering frozen, stored and fresh organic fruits and vegetables from December to March.
Their Spring CSA program runs 18 weeks, from mid-June to mid October, A Full Share costs $510.00 consists of 7-14 different fruits and vegetables per week, amounting to approximately 2-3 overfilled grocery bags. A Half Share costs $285.00 with 4-10 different fruits and vegetables per week. Fruits Shares, running from early July to late September are available for $125, A Bread Share, providing one loaf of freshly baked bread per week from Flour City Bread Company, is available for $95.00, and a Coffee Share providing 1 pound of Fair Trade/Organic Coffee Beans per week from Bona Fide Coffee is available for $216.00
Partner Farms include Clearview Farm, East Hill Organic Farm, Fraser’s Garlic Farm, Honeyhill Farm, Lighthouse Gardens, Organic Matters Farm, Mud Creek Farm, and Raindance Farm.
The Good Food Collective offers workplace pickup locations at the University of Rochester Medical Center, the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Woodcliff Office Partk. Community pickup locations are Thursdays at the South Wedge Farmers Market and Fridays at Breathe Yoga in Pittsford. For additional information please visit their website.
39. Mud Creek Farm
1154 McMahon Rd, Victor, NY 14564
Mud Creek Farm’s 2011 CSA Program runs for 22 weeks from June through October. A Full Share consists of 7-10 different items per week, enough to feed 2-4 people, with a sliding scale cost ranging from $575.00-$700.00. An “Every-Other-Week Share” consists of a Full Share picked up every other week, with the sliding scale cost ranging from $325.00-$400.00.
Pickups are Monday or Thursday evenings, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the farm in Victor. Share members also have access to seasonal Pick-Your-Own crops.
40. G and S Orchards
825 Atlantic Ave. (Route 286) , Walworth, NY 14568
Fruits and Vegetables
Gary and Stephanie Craft
G and S Farms is offering 4 Fruit Share options and 1 Vegetable Share in their 2011 CSA Program. A 22-week Full Fruit Share running from June through November costs $450.00, and a Half Fruit Share costs $250.00. A 15-Week Full Fruit Share costs $325.00 and a Half Share costs $200.00. A 15-week Vegetable Share costs $210.00.
Members pick up their shares at the farm office on Monday or Tuesday afternoons or Wednesday mornings. No work is required at the farm.
41. GoldMar Farm
3414 Plank Rd, Livonia, NY 14487
GoldMar Farm is offering 40 CSA shares in 2011. Their CSA Program runs from June through October. They offer a variety of working and non-working membership options. A Full Working Share costs $350.00, and requires a commitment to work 20 hours on the farm. A Half Working Share costs $175.00 and also requires farm work. A Full Non-Working Share costs $450.00 and a Half Non-Working Share costs $225.00. GoldMar Farm also offers a 3-year Benefactor Share for $1,200.00 and a 2-year Premiere Share for $800.00.
There is a one-time, non-refundable $15.00 administrative fee for new members, and a range of available payment options. Weekly pickups are either at the Farm, or at a drop-off location at Monroe Community College. For more information, please visit their website.
42. Greens & Beans CSA
2539 Shanty Plains Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527
Heirloom and Open-Pollinated Vegetables
Greens & Beans 2011 CSA Program runs from June through early November. This year they are accepting 30 Full Shares. A Full Share with on farm pick-up costs $450.00, and Full Shares for drop-off locations in Canandaigua and Naples cost $475.00.
43. Keuka Lake CSA
3006 Bath Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527
Fruits and Vegetables
Keuka Lake CSA is a collective CSA composed of four family farms in Yates County. Their 2011 CSA Program runs for 20 weeks, from June 1st to October 12th. A Full Share costs $500.00, there are no half shares. Pickups are Wednesday evenings at The Shirks Farm in Penn Yann.
44. Kindred Ground Farm
2393 Pole Bridge Rd, Avon, NY 14414
Vegetables and Flowers
Kindred Ground Farm is offering 50 CSA shares in 2011. Their 2011 CSA Program will run approximately 20 weeks, from late June into late October. A Full Share costs $450.0, will include 7-11 different items per week and should provide enough produce to feed four people. A Half Share costs $300.00, will include 4-7 items and should feed two adults. Weekly shares will include core items selected by the farmer, but members will be able to choose among remaining produce options to round out their weekly share. Full Share members may choose up to 7 different items, and Half Share members may choose up to 3 different items from whatever is available that week.
Pickups are at the farm on Monday and Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, or Wednesdays at the Avon Farm Market. No work is required at the farm.
45. Kyle Farms
3872 Hogmire Rd., Avon, NY 14414
Naturally Raised Lamb
Kyle Farms offers 100 shares in a year-round CSA Program. A Full Share provides a whole lamb and costs $300.00, and a Half Share provides a half lamb and costs $175.00. Shares are process to members’ specifications and are freezer ready and label on pick-up.
Lambs are available in mid-April and mid-November.
Members pick up their share on prearranged dates at Chase’s Greenhouse or the processing facility, or at prearranged locations in the Rochester area.
46. PeaceWeaver Organic Farm
8125 Crouse Rd., Bath, NY 14810
NOFA-NY Certified Organic
Coby & Beth Miller
PeaceWeaver Organic Farm is offering 60 CSA shares in 2011. Their 2011 CSA Program runs 18 weeks, from the week of June 14th to the week of October 15th. A Working Share costs $280.00 and requires work on the farm for 2 hours per week during the growing season. A Non-Working Share costs $430.00. A weekly CSA share should provide enough fresh vegetables for two adults or a family of four.
Working Share members pickup their share at the Farm after work, either Monday evenings or Thursday mornings. Non-Working Share members pickup their share at the farm on Mondays or Thursdays, or in Corning on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.
47. Sinemus Farms
959 Norton Rd, Elba, NY 14058
NOFA-NY Farmers Pledge Farm
Sinemus Farms is offering 30 CSA Shares in 2011. Their 2011 CSA Program begins in mid-to-late June and runs 20 weeks, or until the first killing frost. A CSA share costs $350.00 and typically provides enough fresh produce for two adults and 2 children.
Pick-ups are at the farm, or at pick-up locations in Tonawanda and Wheatfield.
48. Smoke Ridge Organics
3804 County Road 40, Bloomfield, NY 14469
Organic Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, Dairy, Eggs and More
Smoke Ridge Organics is a full-serve, year-round CSA that offers an astonishing range of share options and product categories. Most of their CSAs offer Working and Non-Working share options. Their 52-week Farm CSA is available in Full, Half, Third and Quarter Farm Shares, which cost respectively $5,000.00, $2,500.00, $1,750.00 and $1,400.00, and includes everything they produce on the farm including fruits, vegetables, beef, pork, lamb and Thanksgiving turkeys.
Their 52-week Sweetheart Share costs $2,000.00 for a Working Share and $2,400.00 for a Non-Working share, and includes raw milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables, butter, cheese, yogurt, chicken, beef, pork, mushrooms, honey, potatoes or yams, and baked goods.
They also offer 26-Week Warm (Summer) and Cool (Winter) Vegetable CSA Shares, that provide ½ bushel per week with at least 8 different items. A Working Vegetable Share costs $300.00 and a Non-Working Vegetable Share costs $450.00.
Their year-round fruit CSA costs $300.00 for a Working Share and $450.00 for a Non Working Share.
As far as I can tell, Smoke Ridge Organics grows everything they sell on the farm, and everything is farmed organically. They offer too many other share options to list in detail, but here in brief are their other CSA categories:
Citrus (grown in greenhouses and orangeries)
Cow’s Milk (Raw)
Goat’s Milk (Raw)
Sheep’s Milk (Raw)
Potatoes and Yams
Beans and Peas
Jams, Jellies and Preserves
Pickles, Sauerkraut and Lacto-Fermented Foods
Fiber, Wool, Silk, Flax, Cotton & Angora
Raw Dog Food
Raw Cat Food
Mix & Match
One Month Trial
One Week Basket
Share members can pick-up their shares at the farm, or at drop-off locations in Rochester, Rush or Victor. Please visit their website and/or contact Lindsay Kuhn directly for additional information about the farm and their CSA programs.
49. Windy Meadow Farms
900 Kuttruff Rd, Walworth, NY 14568
Tom and Brenda Welker
Windy Meadow Farms is offering a 22-week CSA Program in 2011 that runs from the first week of June through the last week of October. A CSA share costs $250.00 for pick-up at the farm,; $300.00 for pick-up off the farm at drop-off locations in Wayne and Monroe Counties; and $350.00 for home delivery.
Windy Meadow Farms also offers a Winter CSA program that runs from November to February. A Winter CSA share costs $200.00 and pickups are monthly at the farm.
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