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A Farm Of Your Own: Membership Has Its Privileges At A CSA

Eating locally grown food is valuable on so many levels—ecologically, economically, nutritionally, sociologically, spiritually—that it’s no wonder many CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms in our region report that new and returning members are signing up earlier every year and that waiting lists to join are inevitable. Now’s the time to lock in the one that suits your needs.

Convenience is key when picking a farm, because you want make sure you can make your weekly pick-up. Many of the farms offer more than one pick-up location, some deliver, and a handful even have pick-up locations in NYC and Brooklyn.

All CSAs offer vegetables, of course, and some offer fruits, flowers, local eggs, meats, cheeses and even herbal remedies. If you’re a serious cook or have a large family, you might consider joining two different CSAs to fully experience the bounty of summer in the Rural Intelligence region. For a list of even more CSAs, farms and restaurants in our area and southern Vermont, see the Berkshire Grown website.

Berkshire County

Farm Girl Farm
Pumpkin Hollow Road
North Egremont, MA
Full share (June—October): $630.00; summer share (June—September): $450.00

Indian Line Farm
7 Jug End Road
South Egremont, MA
Regular share (early June—early November): $625.00; summer share (early June—Labor Day): $475.00; working share: $400.00; supersize flower share: $75.00 (with vegetable share) & $125.00 (w/o vegetable share); fruit share: $200.00

Three Maples Market Garden
98 State Line Road
West Stockbridge, MA
Share (June—December, 18 weeks): $225; family share (same time frame): $375
(Three Maples produce shown)

Wolfe Spring Farm
946 Hewins Street
Sheffield, MA
Share (May 1 through November 1): $600

Woven Roots Farm
12 McCarty Road
Tyringham, MA
Share (June 7 through November 1): $600

Columbia County

The Farm at Miller’s Crossing
81 Roxbury Road
Hudson, NY
Regular share: $535; single share: $285; beef share: $240 (prices if paying by cash or check)

Good Fight Herb Co.
Germantown, NY
Herb share (four times a year, once each season): $330, plus a $100 deposit due by April 16. In total, the share includes 20 herbal products, four self-care surprises, four informational booklets, one consultation, one customized formula, and up to three plant walks.

Hawthorne Valley Farm
327 Route 21C
Ghent (Harlemville), NY
Full vegetable share: $525; half vegetable share: $280; fruit share: $205

Little Seed Gardens
P.O. Box 195
Chatham, NY
Share: $475; Early Bird Special for returning members with payments postmarked by March 15: $450
(Little Seeds beets shown above) 

Red Oak Farm
1921 Route 9
Stuyvesant, NY
518.799. 2052
25-week share (choose every week from a variety of vegetables, fruit, eggs, teas and herbs): $495

Roxbury Farm
2501 Route 9H
P.O. Box 338
Kinderhook, NY
23 weeks of vegetables: $558; 20 weeks of fruit: $80; winter share: $125; beef, lamb, pork, and chicken shares also available: $130—$145
(Roxbury Farm tomatoes shown)

Trusted Roots Farm
402 County Route 34
East Chatham, NY
Full vegetable share: $550; working vegetable share: $450; small vegetable share: $350; half- and full-dozen egg shares also available.

Dutchess County

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road
Hopewell Junction, NY
Standard share (25 weeks): $950; small share (25 weeks): $550; egg share (25 weeks): $138; milk shares and meat shares also available.

Hearty Roots Farm
1830 Route 9
Germantown, NY
Weekly share (22 weeks): $595 ($600 if you join after March 15)
Every-other-week share (11 weeks): $320 ($325 if you join after March 15)

Paisley Farm
P.O. Box 376
Red Hook (Tivoli), NY
Vegetable share (22 weeks beginning June 4): $550; fruit share (17 weeks beginning June 4): $290; egg shares and pork shares also available.

Sisters Hill Farm
127 Sisters Hill Road
PO Box 22
Standfordville, NY
Weekly share: $650 to $750 (depending on the amount of your initial deposit); every-other-week share: $350 to $400 (depending on deposit)

Sol Flower Farm & CSA
41 Kaye Road
Millerton, NY
Full share (June—November): $650; summer share (June—September): $500; working share (June—November): $425; flower share (late June—mid-September): $200; cheese shares also available.
(Sol Flower farmer and produce shown above)

Litchfield County

Anderson Acres Farm
1 Anderson Acres
Kent, CT
Produce-only share: $680; with eggs: $779
(Anderson Acres Farm shown)

Chubby Bunny Farm
Undermountain & Cobble Roads
Falls Village, CT
Local farm share: $575; box delivery: $675; White Plains box: $665; Whippoorwill Farm (Salisbury) box: $575

Ridgway Farm
142 Town Street
West Cornwall, CT 06796
Half share: $225; full share:$325; super full share (everything in the full share, plus farm specials like flowers and maple syrup): $400

Waldingfield Farm
4 East Street
Washington, CT
Full share: $650; half share: $450

Wright Farm
226 Sharon Turnpike
Goshen, CT
Full share (includes veggie, fruit & bakery from June—October): $610; half share: $375; half share bakery only: $380

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