Please Note: In order to maintain the sustainability of selling shares online, we have added a 3% credit card/processing fee to the online share prices. As an alternative, you may purchase the shares by mailing us your application along with a check, or by purchasing your shares in our farm store to forego the 3% increase. Reduced pricing can be found on our application.
You do not need to fill out a paper application when purchasing a share online.
HOW IT WORKS
CSA members make an upfront payment and in return, reap a weekly supply of the best of what’s in season, sharing in the rewards as well as the risks of farming. Each week presents a different selection of fruits and vegetables, and each season certain crops thrive while others are limited. Share items will mostly be from our farm, but some will be sourced from Certified Organic local farms such as Obercreek Farm to help enrich the share. As a CSA member with Fishkill Farms, members have the unique opportunity to deepen their connection to the food they consume, learn firsthand the realities of organic agriculture in an ever-evolving climate, and perhaps best of all, engage directly with their food sources through Pick-Your-Own. Our highly interactive program will leave you feeling like an integral part of the Fishkill Farms community.
Pick-Your-Own: In addition to your pre-picked share, a portion of your CSA share will be pick-your-own, meaning you will harvest some crops from the fields and trees yourself. We will have designated pick-your-own hours for CSA members that line up alongside share pickup hours. We cannot guarantee the availability of the items in your share if arriving outside of designated share pickup hours.
Eat Seasonally: Generally, harvests in June will be lighter while those in August and September will be significantly larger. Through a Fishkill Farms CSA share you will get the opportunity to eat the freshest, highest-quality local food—grown and harvested with the utmost care. On average, the volume of produce members receive through our CSA is 30% greater than if shopping at our farm store.
A glimpse of what we grow: We plan to give you a variety of organically grown vegetables and berries, as well as a wide assortment of apples, pears, cherries and peaches from our orchard. From sugar-sweet organic strawberries and snap peas in the spring, plump and juicy tomatoes, peaches and nectarines in the summer and finally a myriad of crispy crunchy heirloom apples, and hardy winter squash in the fall–you'll be eating the very best our farm has to offer.