CSA = Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is when a small farm is supported by a community in which they purchase a share of the crops from the farm prior to the growing season in order to provided the much needed financial support farmers need in the beginning of the growing season in exchange for a porition of the overall crop harvested throughout the growing season. The member will receive a share every week of the growing season. The shares consist of vegetables and herbs grown on our farm! In addition to a CSA share, members are invited to our Pick-Your-Own (PYO) fields once a week to partake in the harvest of flowers, and herbs!
Joining our CSA means you become a part of our farmily. We share in the risks and rewards each season has to offer, support each other, our local food system, and the integrity of the land.
Our growing practices
We are a USDA Certified Organic Farm and follow only organic growing practices. We strive to provide high quality, freshly harvested, seasonal on our property through maximizing our growing space through efficient and thoughtful growing techniques that require less land to achieve higher farm productivity and financial sustainability without compromising the health of our agricultural ecosystems and our farmers.
By using practices such as composting, cover cropping and companion planting, we are able to encourage our crops and soils to produce and maintain high fertility. Our crops are grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or GMO (genetically modified organisms) and are grown outside as well as in our four passive solar greenhouses year round.
We are certified through the Northeast Organic Farming Association: New York Division or NOFA-NY
What is Organic?
When a farm or processor is “Certified Organic” it means that a USDA-accredited certification has verified that the production practices used meet the requirements outlined in the National Organic Program (NOP) Standards. The NOP Standards are based on the principles of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 that puts forth the basic concept that healthy soil is the foundation for healthy plants and animals. NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC is New York State’s largest organic certification agency, accredited since 2002 by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).
Certified organic operations must apply for certification each year. This involves undergoing an annual on-farm inspection, submitting their organic system plan, maintaining detailed records, and paying an annual certification fee. Once certified, operations must notify the certifier of any changes to their operation to ensure continued compliance.
Example of a Typical share throughout the season...
Harvest expectations: The list below outlines some of the vegetables we hope to have and when you may see them in your share. This list is based on our best estimate and experience, but of course weather, pests, and other events will affect actual production and timing.
Late Spring/ Early Summer: Lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, Dandelion Greens, Fennel, Garlic Scapes, Green Garlic, Red Radishes, Turnips, Bok Choy, Mizuna, Daikon Radishes,
Kohlrabi, Scallions, Summer Squash, Beets, Carrots, Spinach, Red/Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Frisee, Radicchio. Escarole, herbs* and flowers*
Mid-Summer: Lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, Red Radishes, Turnips, Scallions, Sweet Peppers, Hot Peppers, Scallions, Red/Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Frisee, Escarole, Radicchio, Green Beans, Bok Choy, Mizuna, Summer Squash, Spinach, herbs* and flowers*
Late Summer/Fall: Lettuce, Chard, Kale Dandelion, Onions, Beets, Potatoes, Green Tomatoes, Fennel, Red Radishes, Turnips, Winter Radishes, Carrots, Sweet Potato, Winter Squash, Kohlrabi, Garlic, Collards, and herbs*
Pick Your Own
All members are entitled to our PYO (Pick Your Own) fields which will be open during Farm Stand pick up hours. Each week there will be a board explaining how much members are allowed to harvest as quantities are subject to change daily. We encourage you to take advantage of PYO flower and herbs!
Farm Stand Pickup
Onsite Farm Stand pickup- A weekly share from June thru November of 8 different vegetables. Members will come to the farm stand to pick out their share once a week throughout the growing season. Members are asked to bring their own bags for pick up and clippers for U-Pick Items
2019 OBERCREEK FARM
1 SHARE | 1 PRICE | 1 LOCATION
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - NOON
81 NEW HAMBURG RD
WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY 12590
LENGTH: 22 WEEKS
(JUNE 5,2019 - November 2nd, 2019)
SIZE: 8 Different VEGetable WEEKLY, WITH SEASONAL UPICK FLOWERS & HERBS. PRODUCE VARIETY AND QUANTITIES WILL BE PREDETERMINED AND EQUALLY DISTRIBUTED TO ALL MEMBERS.
Don't forget to add to your farm share!
More Information regarding pricing and availibtiy to sign up are coming soon!