2013 A.T. Buzby Farm
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Join the CSA and enjoy a weekly supply of locally-grown produce.
Fruits and vegetables fresh from our farm!
With only 2% of Americans producing food for the other 98%, people are increasingly separated from the source of their food. Community Supported Agriculture is a way for people to reconnect to the farm. CSA emphasizes locally grown, which promotes a local economy, and a safe food system. The farm supplies not only nutritious food, but also an opportunity for a community to come together, reconnect with the seasons of local food, and help preserve open space as working farms.
By joining this CSA, you become a share-holder in the operation. If the season is good we all share the bounty. If the season is poor we all suffer the loss. At times there will be an abundance of some crops and you will get more than you expect. Other times, there may be crop failures and we will have less to share. While we will act in good faith to provide produce for the 20-week season, there is no guarantee of quantities or contents of weekly shares.
What does a share include?
You will get an assortment of fresh produce each week for twenty weeks. When you arrive at the farm, you will find the produce in bulk containers with a tag on each item indicating how much you get that week. Fill your reusable bag (provided the first week) with your share. There is no option to take more of one item as there will be only so much to go around. Part of the experience of a CSA is trying new things. Recipes will be provided to help you find new ways to enjoy your produce.
Choose a size and pickup day
A full share is ideal to feed 4-6 people.
A half share is ideal to feed 2-3 people.
The size share you choose also depends on your commitment to eat fresh produce.
Pickup times will be Tuesdays and Fridays 3-6 pm. First pickup will be the week of May 7th, and last pickup will be the week of September 17th. Please mark your pickup times on your calendar. If you miss a pickup, we cannot guarantee you will be able to get it later. You may send someone else to get your share if you are unable.
A full share will typically include:
2 qts. Strawberries
2 lb. Asparagus
8 turnips with greens
2 heads Romaine
1 bunch carrots
1 bunch Swiss Chard
1 pt. Snap Peas
1 doz. Sweetcorn
2 Bell peppers or Eggplant
1 qt. String beans
4 Zucchini or yellow squash
Cut-your-own flowers and Basil
1 doz. Sweetcorn
2 red/yellow bell peppers
2 Winter Squash
2013 Crop List
Beans: green and lima
Carrots: sweet and rainbow
Flowers (cut your own)
Greens: pac choi
Herbs: basil, cilantro, dill, parsley, rosemary
Peppers: sweet bell and variety of hot peppers
Potatoes: sweet and white
Pumpkins: decorative and cooking
Radishes: easter egg
Squash: yellow, zucchini
Tomatoes: variety of heirlooms and grape
Turnips: purple top and hakurei
Winter Squash: butternut
Events just for our CSA members
Spring Open House
Spring is ripe with anticipation. Come get a tour of the farm and see the crops as they are just getting started. Enjoy u-pick strawberries and strawberry desserts!
Wagon ride to pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin, games and activities for the kids. It will be an event you won't want to miss.
Is the produce Organic?
Some of our crops are grown organically and some are not.
Organic crops include: green beans, beets, carrots, herbs, kohlrabi, lettuces, onions, peas, peppers, spinach, squash, swiss chard, heirloom tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and winter squash.
Non-organic crops are grown with integrated pest management (IPM) practices to reduce reliance on synthetic pesticides and include: sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, strawberries, Ramapo tomatoes and watermelons.
Some products are sourced from neighboring farms including: asparagus, lima beans, blueberries and peaches. These crops are grown conventionally.
Only a few years ago, our family farm was focused on commercial-scale production or fresh produce and had no market for organically grown crops. When we started the CSA, we also began transitioning some land into organic production because we knew our CSA members would appreciate it. The CSA is currently our only market that we supply with organic products. As the CSA grows, so will the portion of products that are grown organically. We are still working to develop ways to grow some crops organically while producing an acceptable yield and quality of product.
Our farm is also GAP (good agricultural practices) certified which ensures the safety of the produce.
It can be very confusing to be a consumer these days with many powerful and often conflicting messages out there. What we can promise is that we will do our best to grow safe, nutritious food not only for our customers, but also for ourselves as we enjoy eating all of the crops we grow and feed them to our young children with confidence that they will be nourished.
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