Our sign up for our Hudson Valley CSA 2017 season is now live! (and sign up for some of our NYC sites is available now, and others are coming soon.)
Click here for details.
When you join our Hudson Valley CSA, you can choose to pick up your share weekly or bi-weekly, from any of our 4 locations: on the farm in Clermont, in Red Hook Village, in Woodstock or in Kingston.
We offer lots of flexibility, if you need to switch pick up locations from week to week or take a vacation in the middle of the season.
It’s going to be a great season, we hope you will join us!
–Ben + Lindsey and family and the Hearty Roots Crew
During this snowy weather at the farm, we are busy updating our sign-up information for the 2017 season. We will begin accepting sign ups in the next few days. We will be accepting new members at all locations.
Thanks and we are looking forward to a great season!
–Ben + Lindsey and family and the Hearty Roots crew
Today! Saturday October 8th!
Our annual Fall Harvest Party
2pm – 6pm
We are excited for a wonderful day! Great weather for carving pumpkins and enjoying the first fall colors.
Visit the chickens and pigs
Games for kids
Pick in the Pick-Your-Own garden
Pumpkin picking + carving / decorating
Garlic shucking (help get garlic ready to plant!)
Hayride + farm tour at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
In this morning’s New York Times (front page of the Food Section, with a teaser on the front page of the paper!) writer Julia Moskin wrote an article about the proliferation of services that may call themselves CSA’s, but do not share the principles around which the Community Supported Agriculture movement was founded.
I was pleased that she interviewed me for the article, and honored that a couple of quotes made it in there. Mostly she got me sounding disgruntled about these delivery services — fair enough — but for most of the half hour we spoke, I was talking positively about all the great things about CSA!
So I wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for participating in a true CSA and let you know why I think it’s so important. The principles that make CSA special are:
- Direct connection between farmers and members. This means you know how we grow the food and who we are, and we listen to you and your preferences as we plan the crops for the season. It also means there is no distributor taking a big cut and controlling the price in a way that makes the farm vulnerable.
- Shared risks and rewards, so that, on the risk side, if a freak hailstorm wipes out a planting of squash, we work together to deal with the problem rather than the farm diving into debt, or going under (we want our farm to be here to feed your grandkids!). On the shared rewards side, when there’s a windfall in the fields, it’s more heirloom tomatoes for everyone. (with these non-CSA delivery services, a windfall goes to the venture capitalists who back them).
- A responsibility by the farmers to transfer the CSA members’ support of the farm business into proper care for the environment and just working conditions for farmworkers. We aim to grow food by honoring the values that you, our members, will be proud of.
So take a moment to read the article and consider leaving a comment on the NY Times web site explaining why CSA is important to you.
We thank you for making a commitment to our farm through CSA, and we pledge to keep working hard to make it well worth it!
Ben and Lindsey + family, along with Wes, Kate, Christopher, Amanda, Colleen, Nico, Gilberto, Michael, Hannelore, and Cora
9am – 1pm on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
We will be pulling our garlic plants out of the field and moving them into the greenhouse to cure. Doing the work in the morning means the temperatures will still be in the 70’s, should be a nice day!
Hayrides around the farm at 11am and 1pm, and pick flowers and herbs in the garden while you’re here.
Come for as long or as short a time as you’d like!
We are getting ready to harvest the first vegetables of the season!
CSA members who are on a “weekly” or “Bi-weekly : Week A” schedule can pick up the first share the week of May 31 – June 4.
CSA members who are on a “Bi-weekly : Week B” schedule can pick up the first share week of June 7 – 11.
We do still have some shares available, click for details.
Sign up is open for our Hudson Valley CSA sites: Clermont (on the farm), Woodstock, Kingston and Red Hook Village.
Details are here
Some of our NYC sites have begun sign-up, others will be signing people up soon.
We hope you will join us this season!
We will open CSA sign ups for 2016 in early February. We look forward to a great season!
We are offering a one-time Winter Share of our certified organic vegetables!
Shares will be available as follows, click on your location for details and to sign up: