2017 Onsite Pick-Up - Obercreek Farm Stand
2017 Onsite Pick-Up - Obercreek Farm Stand
By Providing Payment, CSA Member agrees and accepts Obercreek Farm's CSA Agreement
Our CSA runs for 22-24 weeks. We aim for the first week of distribution to be early June. We will let you know the exact date via email, and post it on our website and facebook page, in mid May. We will determine the exact length come October when we understand how our remaining fall crops will perform.
Pick-up days: Members are responsible for picking up their share at their designated location and on their designated pick-up day.
On-farm CSA members pick-up on their designated day at the farm in Wappingers Falls, either on Wednesday between 4pm-7pm or Saturday between 9am-12pm. Both Full share members and half share members pick up weekly.
U-Pick crops: For CSA members picking up at the farm, throughout the season your share will include various "Pick-your-own" crops. (*Pick-your own crops are not included in the boxed delivery shares.) These are items that are easy to pick, but too time-consuming for the farmers to harvest cost-efficiently. In addition to vegetables and herbs, this also includes pick-your-own flowers in the summer and early fall. For insurance reasons, you will need to bring your own clippers for harvesting. You may do the pick-your-own crops on the other pickup day and time before your next pick-up or during the farm stand hours of operation. If the farm stand is closed or there is not pickup occurring the pick-your-own areas will be closed.
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 (weeks 1-7):, arugula, *beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli raab, cabbage, carrots, celery, collards, cucumbers, escarole, fennel, garlic scapes, green garlic, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, new potatoes, radicchio, spinach, spring radishes, scallions, spring onions, *strawberries, *sugar snap peas, summer squash, swiss chard, hakurei turnips
Mid-Summer (weeks 8-16): *beans, beets, celery, *cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, kirby cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, *hot peppers, lettuce, melons (cantaloupe and watermelon), onions, sweet peppers, potatoes, summer squash, spaghetti squash, sweet corn, swiss chard, *plum tomatoes, red slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, *tomatillos, herbs and *flowers
Late Summer/Fall (weeks 17-24): arugula, beets, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli raab, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, collards, celeriac, celery, eggplant, escarole, *flowers, fresh ginger, garlic, herbs, *hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, peppers, popcorn, potatoes, radicchio, shallots, spinach, summer squash, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, *plum tomatoes, tomatoes, *tomatillos, turnips, winter radishes, winter squash.
items marked with a * are pick-your-own crops.
On-farm Full shares will receive 10-15 items weekly. This share is consistent for a family of 4 or a couple that are vegetable enthusiasts
Half share members will receive 7-10 items weekly. This share is consistent for a couple or individual that is a vegetable enthusiast.
We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week. The quantity of produce, however, may vary from week-to-week due to extreme weather, insects, or other production factors despite our best efforts. By joining our CSA, you are agreeing to share the risk of crop failure with us and other members. In the unlikely event of a crop failure, our procedure is as follows: If only a small portion of crops fail, we compensate for the failed crops by filling your share with other crops grown on the farm that are ready for harvest at that time. We grow a large diversity of crops for this reason, so if one things suffers, there is something else that is thriving.
.Periodically throughout the season we will offer bulk vegetables for sale at wholesale prices for those in our community interested in canning and preserving. These case quantities will not be included as part of your regular CSA share. Crops like plum tomatoes are grown specifically for this reason. If you are interested in purchasing smaller quantities of "extra" vegetables on top of your CSA share, we recommend you visit us at one of the weekly farmer's markets we attend. As a valued CSA member you will receive 10% off your total at our farmstand.
All payments are non-refundable. You may find someone to take over your share if you are unable to continue yours. If one cannot continue their share, the share price will not be refunded and produce for that share will be donated.
On-farm pick-up there will often be pick-you-own crops, which may lengthen the time it takes me to pick up my share. However, I am free to come back within a week to do my pick-your-own’s on designated onsite pickup times as well as when the farm stand is open.
All parties who split a share should understand that they are entitled to just one share in common, to be collected on the indicated day by one share partner and divided off site.