How It Works

Our CSA is a unique way to buy local, seasonal produce directly from Fishkill Farms. As a member, you will invest in a “share” of the farm’s production, and reap a weekly supply of the best seasonal produce throughout the year.

SUMMER CSA

Signups for 2021 are closed. Stay tuned for 2022 information in February 2022.

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Overview

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 MX MorningStar farms to help enrich the share. As a CSA member, the unique variety in your weekly share will allow you to cook creatively with new ingredients, get the first pick of most crops and become an integral part of Fishkill Farms’ community.

Eat Seasonally: Generally, harvests in June will be lighter while those in August and September will be significantly larger. On average, the volume of produce members receive through our CSA is 30% greater than if shopping at our farmer’s markets or store. 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.

Pick-Your-Own: If you are picking up your share  on the farm, you’ll have the opportunity to harvest a portion of your share from our orchard and production fields. Please keep in mind, for some smaller crops such as blueberries, raspberries and currants, pick-your-own will likely be the only way to receive these items in your share as they are not harvested for you.

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, hardy winter squash in the fall–you’ll be eating the very best our farm has to offer.

2021 Program Dates:

23 weeks: June 4th & 5th through November 5th & 6th

Pick-up Times & Locations:

On-Farm: Fridays 2 p.m.-7  p.m. & Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon at our brown barn.

Park Slope: Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Old Stone House.

Share Sizes:

Full Share: a selection of about 10 items per week that should satisfy most produce needs for a family of four.

Small Share: 5-6 items per week, perfect for couples or individuals with a passion for cooking.

View example Fruit & Vegetable shares by clicking on “Shop Share” for the shares you are interested in under the location you would be picking up at.

Added Membership Benefits:

  • Each member is provided with a CSA membership card that allows free pick-your-own admission to our farm, a 10% discount on all farm store products, grill items, and pick-your-own produce.
  • CSA members receive a weekly newsletter with updates from the farm and recipes to try with your weekly share.
  • Connect with fellow CSA Members on our 2021 Summer CSA Facebook page to share ideas, tips and recipes in a friendly environment.

WINTER CSA

The following information is from our 2020 winter CSA. We have chosen to leave this information here to give you an example of how our CSA has run in the past. Our 2021 winter CSA will begin in early December of 2021 and signups will open around late October of 2021. We will release details specific to the 2021 program closer to when signups open.

Fruit & Vegetable Winter CSA shares for 2021/2022 are coming soon.

The following information is from last year’s winter share to give you an idea of what to expect. Details will be confirmed when we open up shares for 2021.

Download 2020/2021 Winter CSA Brochure | Download 2020/2021 Winter CSA Application

Our Winter CSA runs for 12 weeks, starting early December (2021 date TBA).

Our members receive a diverse array of produce grown here at the farm, filling your table with delicious local fruits and vegetables into the impending colder months. Expect to see delicious potatoes, sweet winter carrots, tender greenhouse greens, crisp apples, hardy kale, fresh-pressed cider, frozen summer fruits and many more wholesome winter items.  Share items will mostly be from our farm, but some will be sourced from Certified Organic local farms such as MX MorningStar farms to help enrich the share.

In addition to our Fruit & Veggie Share, we also offer many add-on shares including our Fishkill Farms Organic Egg share, bread, milk, yogurt, coffee, beef, pork, chicken, venison, and trout.

Pick-up Times & Locations:

Your share will be available for pickup at our Farm Store in Hopewell Junction on Saturdays from 9 am – 3 pm, skipping week of  Saturday of December 25th.

If you cannot make a pickup, you can always have a friend or neighbor come to pick up your share for you. All we ask is that you email us at csa@fishkillfarms.com so we know to expect them. If the weather is dangerous we will move the CSA distribution times and alert members via email.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the freshness of your share if picked up late.

Example Winter CSA Share:

  • 1 Half-Peck of Apples
  • 1 Bunch of Kale
  • 1 Winter Squash
  • 1 Bunch of Carrots
  • 1 Diakon Radish
  • 2 Pounds of Potatoes
  • 1 half-gallon of fresh cider

Added Membership Benefits:

  • Each member is provided with a CSA membership card that allows free pick-your-own admission to our farm, a 10% discount on all farm store products and special pricing on Holiday orders from our farm store.
  • CSA members receive a weekly newsletter with updates from the farm and recipes to try with your weekly share.
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