Our CSA Member Program
Participating in our 2019 CSA
(Community Supported Agriculture)
Thank you for your interest in East Brook Community Farm’s 2019 CSA! Our CSA members are the foundation of our farm. Member 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), Summer Share (9 weeks), or Bounty Share (9 weeks) of abundant vegetables, herbs, and flowers which we grow with practices that go beyond organic standards. We also host potlucks, workshops, and other farm gatherings for our CSA members during the season.
We often have an over-abundance of many veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, squash), 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. We have previously hosted fermenting workshops on the farm and are happy to host workshops on other preservation techniques if there’s interest among our CSA members.
Additional farm products including eggs, beef, lacto-fermented vegetables (Kim Chi! Sauerkraut!), and herbal products are also available during the CSA pickup for an additional cost. We recommended arranging ahead of time by email for these items.
Each weekly share (no matter the length you choose below) consists of 8-12 items, depending on seasonal availability. We strive to give you more than your $$ value in produce over the season as a big thank you for your advanced support.
Full Season Share
(24 weeks, June-November 2019)
The suggested full 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 2019), the cost averages $30 for each weekly pick-up.
(9 weeks, July-August 2019)
For folks who spend just the summer in Delaware County, we offer a summer-only share: 9 weeks over July and August 2019. The cost of the summer share is $315.
(9 weeks August-Sept. 2019)
For folks who are excited about the late summer vegetables we have available in excess during the 9 weeks of August and September. The cost of the Bounty share is also $315 but you’ll be picking up shares during our heaviest producing months and we’ll likely have many take-what-you-wish options when you pick up at the farm. These are the months for tomatoes and squash and cucumbers out of our eyeballs.
Flexible Payment Options
*Now Accepting SNAP/EBT*
We understand that how families spend their food dollars is very important – everybody must make choices! Because of this, we offer a sliding scale. This option is for those families and individuals for whom the suggested amount of $725 for a Full Season Share or $315 for a Summer Share/Bounty Share doesn’t sit well their food budget. This means our members can still support us, but with an amount that their particular food budget allows. We also accept payment plans, work-trade, and *new to 2019* SNAP payments. We are committed to growing for everyone in the local community who wants to become a member, and feel that a CSA share cost shouldn’t be prohibitive to anyone who desires healthy, sustainable, local foods.
Our Invitation for your Non-Financial Contribution
We invite all our members to be involved with East Brook beyond just picking up vegetables. In our shared history of running CSAs, we have learned that members benefit from the extended connection when participating at the farm in other ways beyond their financial support. Your help and involvement is the Community part of CSA!
There are many ways we encourage you to participate: at our regular work-parties, by helping organize members’ events like potlucks and workshops, or by working from home on our website, marketing, and other projects. If you have other ideas and skills, please let us know what you’d be interested in offering.
Where & When to
Pick up your Farm Share:
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
Fridays 12:00 pm - Dark
(Members choose items from our abundant display)
Alternatively, you can choose to pick up your share at:
Wild Common Wine
49 Main Street, Andes NY
Thursdays 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(Pre-packed shares only)
For pick-up at the below markets, members choose items from our market display. You should plan to come early in the market day for the best selection. The markets do not run for the whole of the Full Season share, so for the remaining weeks you can arrange to pick-up at the farm.
Franklin Farmers Market
15 Institute St
Sundays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekends
Walton Farmers Market
Liberty St and Delaware
Fridays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
July 5th-September 20th