Still wondering if a CSA (community supported agriculture) may be right for you? 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.
This week we’re heading over to East Hill Farm CSA in Middlesex, NY. Thank you to CSA member Hadley for providing us some details.
What CSA do you use and how did you hear of it?
We are members of East Hill Farm CSA. We heard about our CSA through our health club.
How many weeks does it last?
It runs from approximately May-October and costs $500/share.
Is it delivery or pick-up?
It is pick up which we love because we get to chat with the farmers and other members. (Ed. Note: You can also choose a pick up option at the Brighton JCC).
Is there a work requirement?
No, but you can volunteer on the farm, which we’re hoping to do this year.
How do you find the selection? Too much of one thing? Not enough of another?
Great. We would have liked a few more beets or tomatoes or kale in exchange for some of the Swiss chard, but overall we were very happy with our share. We got to try all kinds of veggies we may not otherwise have bought. We fell in love with tomatillos and now have two tomatillo recipes that are among our staple recipes.
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