Winter CSA Shares
Hawthorne Valley Farm offers a Winter CSA from early December through mid-February with pick-up locations at the farm and at the Inwood, NYC farmer's market. The Winter CSA is a collaborative effort to bring fresh vegetables to our CSA members from farms we trust.
Please check back later this summer for details about our 2013-2014 Winter CSA.
About the Farms
Bidoynamic Vegetables grown by Rememberance Farm
The vegetables are grown by our friend and colleague Nathaniel Thompson of Rememberance Farm. Rememberance Farm is a Biodynamic vegetable farm near Ithaca, NY and specializes in winter storage vegetables. A Regional Access distribution truck already travels straight from Rememberance 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 Rememberance Farm to you. We think that’s pretty local, and the vegetables are of excellent quality.
The variety of beautiful, Biodynamic vegetables in the winter share will include: winter squash, beets, garlic, leeks, kale, collards, carrots, winter radish, daikon, parsnips, white salsify, turnips, rutabaga, greens, parsley root, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celeriac, fennel, potatoes, black salsify, kohlrabi, onions, and napa cabbage. Each share is individually packed into a ½ bushel size wax cardboard produce box.
Citrus and Coffee 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 e to enjoy fresh, organic, heirloom citrus and coffee grown by farmers you already have a direct connection with.