After I posted last week about how to find a CSA, many local readers were curious about how to find a CSA program in Rochester, NY and the surrounding areas. Over the next few weeks I’m going to spotlight different local CSA programs that readers of Mindfully Frugal Mom have used.
I hope that this series shines a spotlight on local farms and CSA programs that are worth checking out! You can read about my personal CSA experience as well.
First, we’ll take a look at Windy Meadow Farm in Walworth, NY. Huge thanks to a friend of mine, Julie, for answering my questions about Windy Meadow Farm.
How did you hear about Windy Meadow?
I heard about Windy Meadow from a friend of mine. She said it was a great CSA at a low cost with veggies her whole family ate.
How many weeks does it last? What is the approximate cost?
Distribution is from mid-June through the end of October. It caries from year to year depending on the weather, but it’s somewhere around 22 weeks. It costs $250. (Ed. Note: this is the absolute lowest price I’ve heard of for a local CSA!)
Is it delivery or pick-up?
It is pick up only, but some friends of mine combine to share the driving.
How do you find the selection? Too much of one thing? Not enough of another?
The selection is very diverse, but the produce is common enough that my whole family eats the items and I know how to prepare them. Occasionally, there is fruit too! The selection really depends on the weather, but it’s rare that I get too much of any item, and even then it’s usually items I can freeze for winter. They also let me customize my order and will give me less or more of any item if they can. Going to the farm helps because I can pick out the produce at their mini-market myself.
Would you recommend it?
I would highly recommend this CSA.
Any other fun facts you’d like to share. . .
They are a no spray farm. They have 2 events: a summer picnic and a fall harvest dinner that are fun to attend with family. There is no work component. Overall, it’s an excellent value with great people who care about growing quality produce.
If you are interested in a particular local farm, or if you have experience with a local CSA, I’d love to hear from you! Contact me at Sarah at MindfullyFrugalMom dot com.
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