Thanksgiving share: on the Farm

Thanksgiving share

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays on the farm. It provides a chance to relax and enjoy the great bounty of fall produce.
Every season, we plant extra fall crops in hopes of being able to offer an optional Thanksgiving Share to our members. This year, we have a great bounty to keep your household eating local for your Thanksgiving feast and beyond.

Order your Share here

What’s a Thanksgiving Share?

The Thanksgiving Share is a one-time bonus delivery of our favorite certified organic autumn vegetables, perfect for a Thanksgiving feast, and also great for storing well into the winter.  You can also add our pasture- raised eggs. Plus, this year we are offering pasture-raised chicken from our friends at Old Ford Farm, and maple syrup from our friends a Hubbell Homestead.

When & Where do I pick up?

Pick up on the Farm on Saturday, November 18th, 9am – 12 noon.   If you can’t make it until later in the day or week, let us know and we can hold your share for you to pick up later.

How do I sign up and how much does it cost?

You can purchase your Thanksgiving Share directly through the Hearty Roots Farm web site. The cost for the vegetable share, which contains more produce than a typical CSA delivery (since it will store so well), is $45. We estimate that if you were to buy the same produce at the farmers’ market or grocery store, you would spend over $65.  ou may buy more than one share if you wish.

What’s in a share?

The Thanksgiving share will likely include:

  • Cooking Greens (will keep for a week in the fridge)
  • Spinach (will keep for a week in the fridge)
  • Sweet Potatoes (will store for weeks at room temperature)
  • Root vegetables- mix of carrots, beets, parsnips, and turnips (will store for weeks in the fridge)
  • Butternut Squash (will store for months at room temperature)
  • Garlic (will store for months at room temperature)
  • Leeks (will store for weeks in the fridge)
  • Cabbage (will keep for weeks in the fridge)

Pasture-raised Eggs option

Our hens are loving the mild fall weather out on the pasture, still producing delicious eggs with nice orange yolks.  

Pork Share option

Although we are sold out of our large 1/4 pig pork shares, we do have some smaller assortments of pork available.
You can order a small box (~10 lb.) or large box (~20 lb) of our pasture raised pork. All boxes include bacon, three types of linked sausage (sweet Italian, hot Italian, and breakfast), pork chops, ground pork, and a few other cuts of meat. More information on our pork is here.

Pasture Raised Chicken from Old Ford Farm

These delicious broiler chickens were raised by our friends Becky and Joe Fullam at Old Ford Farm in New Paltz.

The chickens are raised in movable pasture pens. These are bottomless pens that give the birds protection from direct sun, rain, and predators, while allowing them to eat bugs and grasses. We move the pens to fresh pasture on a daily basis to give the birds continuous foraging, which revitalizes the grass for our cows. In addition to what they forage, the chickens are fed certified non-GMO grain that is grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.

Chickens are $25 each.  Chickens average 4-5 lb. and they are frozen.

Maple Syrup from Hubbell Homestead

Pete Hubbell and family produce maple syrup from their sugarbush in Chazy, NY, in the North Country by Lake Champlain. They tap 4,500 sugar maple trees and use a reverse-osmosis system to concentrate and then boil down the sap into syrup. Pete is a Red Hook resident who has been involved with the CSA for years, and has now teamed up with his brother up north to offer this syrup here in the Hudson Valley.

It is Grade A Amber maple syrup, packed in traditional tin containers, either pints or quarts are available.

Order your Share here