What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an innovative way for farmers to sell their products directly to consumers. The concept of a CSA is to create a strong relationship between the farmer and their customers in a mutually beneficial way. The customer buys a season-long share in the farm harvest. This provides the farmer with the pre-season funds to get the season started; seeds, supplies, etc.. This is extremely helpful, especially for a small family farmer since the expenses incurred in starting a season can be high and they come at a time when very little, if any, other income is coming into the farm. In addition, the farmer is sharing the risk of the season with their shareholders. In a good season, shareholders share in the bounty. In a bad season, the shareholders share in those bad times too.
Pre-purchased shares also helps the farmer in planning. At the beginning of the season the farmer knows how many families they will be feeding and can plant their crops accordingly. During harvest, the farmer knows how many boxes to pick for. That minimizes waste and allows excess product to be sold in other venues or donated to food pantries. The amount of produce landing on a compost pile is reduced with a CSA arrangement.
In exchange for their upfront dollars, shareholders are rewarded with a box of farm fresh vegetables each week, throughout the season. But it’s more than that, they are given the opportunity to build a relationship with their food. They come to know their farmer as well as their farm. Shareholders get to know how their food is grown and harvested. They can visit the farm, tour the fields and ask questions that help them to know the food they are feeding their families is wholesome, nutritious and environmentally responsibly grown.
Cobblestone Creek Farm CSA
At Cobblestone Creek Far, we take the pledge with our shareholders seriously. We pledge a weekly share of farm fresh vegetables that meets or exceeds expectations. Produce is grown here on the farm and is harvested each week for your boxes. Every thing is fresh, often only minutes or hours old. We grow a wide variety of vegetables to give a good mix of vegetables in each weekly share, usually from 5-6 different veggies each week. Our crop plan covers everything from Spring greens and early veggies like radishes and peas to late season crops such as Brussels Sprouts and winter squash.
Cobblestone Creek Farm offers CSA shares by a market style system. You will be given choices of all products available and be able to customize your weekly share to suit your own needs and tastes. Extras beyond your share can also be purchased.
Family share size feeds up to 4 adults: $640
Small family share size feeds up to 2 adults: $320
Individual share size feeds 1 adult: $195
Eggs, 1 dozen, weekly $75
Eggs, 1 dozen, bi-weekly: $38
Where To Find Us:
Cobblestone Creek Farm CSA
Pick up at the farm every Tuesday and Thursday, 4pm – 6pm
Mid-June through Early-November
7350 Collamer Rd. (Rt. 298)
Syracuse, NY 13057
CSA Share Information:
Farm shares offer a variety of fresh vegetables every week. We also have a tables full of additional veggies for purchase or for swapping.
Fresh eggs from our own chickens are available, as well. Pick them up each week or purchase them by the season with your vegetable share.
Thank you, we are now full for the 2019 season.
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Winter Egg CSA
From mid November through early June, we offer a Winter Egg CSA. It’s a great way to have fresh, free range eggs all winter long! We offer the eggs for pickup at the farmhouse Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings. You can purchase weekly, bi-weekly or monthly; whatever fits your needs.
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