How does the CSA at Leaning Birch Farm work?
The 2018 Summer CSA is 20 weeks long. It begins the week of June 3 and runs through the week of October 14. Our weekly member shares generally contain 7-10 items, depending on seasonal availability. We base this on the amount of produce an average family uses in a week.
CSA shares can be picked up mid-week at our farm or at our Saturday market stand located at Roma Food Importing Co in Saratoga Springs. When picking up shares at the farm, members are invited to take a walk around our grounds to enjoy the beauty of the lush garden beds, and can take advantage of pick- your-own herbs and flowers, free of charge.
So, what will you get?
We grow a wide variety of vegetables, from the common to unusual. We will usually include salad greens, cooking greens, 1 or 2 “side dish” vegetables, herbs, alliums (onion family), and specialty items each week. By doing so, we hope to provide you with the staples you need while also introducing new and interesting vegetables for you to try.
Our CSA members are invited to join our private Facebook page where they will be able to access each week’s pick list, telling them what they will find in their bag. Also on that page is our weekly Fresh Sheet which describes everything that is currently in season and available for sale. Additionally, the Facebook group allows members to share recipes and tips for using all of the items in their bag and provides updates on what’s happening at the farm.
How do you become a member?
Leaning Birch Farm continues to limit the number of CSA memberships we offer in order to guarantee each member receives their share of fresh, high quality produce. You can reserve your share simply by paying a 20% deposit. The cost of a membership is $395 for the 2018 summer season. Payment in full is expected by May 19. Click HERE to hold your spot.