Winter CSA Shares
Hawthorne Valley Farm offers a 6-week Winter CSA from early December through February. The Winter CSA is a collaborative effort with the Full Plate Farm Collective to bring fresh vegetables to our CSA members from farms we know and trust. Deliveries are every other week. Coffee and citrus shares are also available.
What’s in a Winter Share?
The share is packed in a 1/2 bushel box and filled to the brim with organic produce. This winter’s share may include: winter squash, beets, high-tunnel salad greens, garlic, leeks, kale, collards, carrots, daikon radish, parsnips, turnips, watermelon radishes, braising greens, spinach, cabbage, fennel, potatoes, kohlrabi, onions, napa cabbage, and lacto-fermented pickles.
Supporting the Regional Foodshed
The Full Plate Collective is a multi-farm CSA based in Ithaca, NY. The core farms are Stick & Stone Farm (certified organic) and Remembrance Farm (certified organic and biodynamic). A Regional Access distribution truck already travels straight from Remembrance Farm to Hawthorne Valley Farm, and our Hawthorne Valley Farm Green Market truck already travels to the Inwood Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. There is no extra fuel used in getting the vegetables from The Full Plate Farm Collective to you. We think that’s pretty local, and the vegetables are of excellent quality.
Coffee and Citrus Shares
Also available are one delivery of a Citrus Share and one delivery of a Coffee Share. While citrus and coffee beans cannot be grown locally, these fruits are from a specific and special farm in Puerto Rico, Finca de Veinte. Finca de Veinte is managed organically and ethically by the farmers from Thompson Finch Farm, Don and Marnie Maclean, with an aim toward educating local Puerto Rican farmers about organic farming practices. At their home farm here in Columbia County, NY, just half an hour from Hawthorne Valley, Don and Marnie already grow your CSA strawberries, apples, potatoes and some of your CSA carrots. They are good farmers. Here is an opportunity to enjoy fresh, organic, heirloom citrus and coffee grown by farmers with whom you already have a direct connection.