Fulton County CSA
Community supported agriculture (CSA) is reconnecting people with the food they eat, the farmers who grow it, the earth that nourishes it and the Creator who sustains us all. Though much of our grocery-store consumer mentality must be unlearned in order to embrace the shared risk inherent in a CSA model, we believe the benefits far outweigh the risks. If you’re unfamiliar with how CSAs work, take a moment to read this.
If you’re already in and wondering how our program works – you’re in the right place!
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What’s in the Box?
My wife and I have about a quarter of an acre under cultivation in our backyard in Gloversville, NY. Currently, we’re raising the following veggies to fill our CSA customers’ boxes:
- Yellow Squash
- Sugar Snap Peas
We also partner with the Amish in our community, who can provide butternut and acorn squash, along with a variety of other goodies upon request.
All natural, non-certified organic produce
All of our produce, including that which we supply through our partners, is non-certified organic. That means we use all natural products and never spray pesticides or herbicides. You can trust you’re receiving only the safest, most nutritious food for you and your family!
Harvest Season: 14 Weeks of Nature’s Bounty
Our CSA season will begin July 5 and continue through October 7.
During that time, members will have the opportunity to select which items they would like to see in their CSA box each week via an order form that will list the season’s freshest produce.
CSA members are also free to make special requests for their favorite items, and we will do our best to accommodate! Such requests or other changes to quantities or type of veggies may be made when customers pick up their share. Please allow a week for changes to take effect.
How much does it cost?
Shares start out as low as $5 a week. Essentially, you’re purchasing $5-$25 worth of fresh, local and seasonal produce, very often at restaurant wholesale prices. We will supply a price list for the available products so you can be sure to stay within your share’s price ceiling. If you want more than your share’s worth in a particular week, just pay the extra the week before.
You can join the CSA on July 5 for a full 14 weeks of fresh produce or any time throughout the season by either paying the total cost of the remaining weeks or electing to join as a week-to-week member.
Shares paid in full provide us (the farmers) with the greatest ability to plan production around the needs of our customers and still keep our prices low, but we want everyone to be able to at least try the CSA model, so we offer a pay-as-you-go program, as well.
To join the CSA as a week-to-week member, we ask that you pay a one-time registration fee equal to the cost of the share you’d like to try out ($5-$25) in addition to your first week. After that, just pay your share week-to-week. If you decide you’d like to continue as a member for the rest of the season, your registration fee will be absorbed into the cost of the remaining weeks’ shares.
When and where do I collect my share?
Member CSA boxes are available for pickup at our produce stand in Gloversville, NY, on Fridays from 4-6 PM. Tell us which day you prefer to pick up your box when you fill out your order form so we can ensure you have the freshest selection. Click here for a map and directions to the stand.
Get Started Today
Ready to get started? Sign up today!
No need to pay online – just fill out the form, print the completed version and bring it by the produce stand Friday between 4-6 PM with your payment.