How to Participate in our 2018 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Thank you for your interest in East Brook Community Farm’s 2018 CSA! Our CSA members are the foundation of our farm. Members’ support ensures our viability from season to season, and creates lasting relationships that strengthen our community. In return, we provide our members with either a Full Share (24 weeks) or Summer Share (9 weeks) of abundant vegetables, herbs, and flowers which we grow with practices that go beyond organic standards. We will also host regular potlucks, workshops, and other farm gatherings for our CSA members this season.
We often have an extra abundance of many items, so if you wish to experiment with food preservation, our CSA is a great opportunity to can, dry, ferment, freeze or otherwise preserve this surplus (through on-farm workshops and on your own). Additional farm products including eggs, beef, seasonal fermented foods, and herbal products are also available during the CSA pickup for an additional cost. We recommended pre-ordering these items to ensure we will have them ready for you.
Full Share (24 weeks, June-November 2018)
The suggested season price of a share is $725 per household. We feel a $725 share price offers an excellent value. Over the 24 week season (June to mid-November 2018), the cost averages $30 for each weekly pick-up.
Summer Share (9 weeks, July-August 2018)
For folks who spend just the summer in Delaware County, and for folks who mainly want to partake in the high-season bounty of the summer, we offer a summer-only share: 9 weeks for July and August 2018. The cost of the summer share is $315.
Flexible Payment Options *Now accepting SNAP*
As growers, we value supplying an abundance of fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers for all of our members, regardless of the price they are able to pay. We understand that how families spend their food dollars is very important – everybody must make choices! For those families and individuals for whom the suggested amount of $725/Full Share or $315/Summer Share doesn’t work for their food budget, we offer a sliding scale. This means our members can support us with the amount that their own particular food budget allows. We also accept payment plans, work-trade, and *new to 2018* SNAP payments. We are committed to growing for all in the community who want to become members, and feel that a CSA share cost shouldn’t be prohibitive to anyone who wants healthy, sustainable, local foods.
Our Invitation for your Non-financial Contribution
We invite you be an involved member by contributing work. This is not a requirement. In our history of running a CSA, we have learned that members feel the benefits and connection when they participate beyond financial contribution. Your help and involvement is the Community part of CSA! The farm’s energy and success increases because of you!
There are many ways you can participate: at the farm on harvest days and at regular work-parties, or helping organize member’s events like potlucks and workshops, or work from home helping the administration, website, marketing, and other needed projects. If you have other ideas and skills, please let us know what you’d like to offer.
We usually have produce before and after the CSA season (in May and late November) and are happy to offer this food to full-season CSA members at a discount.
Where & when to pickup your farmshare:
Our main pick up location is on the farm:
East Brook Community Farm
2253 County Highway 22 (East Brook Rd), about 2 1/2 miles from the village of Walton
(Members choose items from our abundant display)
Alternatively, you can pick up your share at:
Wild Common Wine
49 Main Street, Andes NY
(Pre-packed shares only)
River Meadow Farm
Thursdays, time TBD
(Pre-packed shares only)
Franklin Farmers Market
15 Institute St, Franklin NY
Sundays 10am-2pm, Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekends
(Members choose items from our market display. For the remaining 4 weeks of the full share, members may pick up at any of our other locations.)
Ready to sign up? Fill out this form!
If you have any questions at all about membership, please call
607 865 5529 or email us with this form.