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Paisley Farm & CSA Spring/Summer 2014 E-mail
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Paisley Farm is our 25-acre farm in Tivoli, NY owned and operated by Michael Kokas and Jan Greer. We have been growing organic specialty vegetables for 18 years, and we farm with the help of our two children, Julian and Augusta. We plant with the chef in mind. We love to cook ourselves, and we love to share what we grow. We’ve been keeping the best chefs in Manhattan happy for two decades, and now we can do the same for you, with our CSA! 

What’s a CSA?
CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” CSA members pay in advance for a share in the farm’s production, so that funds are available to the farmer to get the growing season started. In return, members receive shares of the farm's bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from connecting to a local farm. When community members provide the farmer with working capital to start the season (literally, “seed money”), growers receive better prices for their crops, gain some financial security, and are relieved of much of the burden of marketing. CSA members help local farmers stay afloat, and get the benefits of fresh, healthy, local produce. Becoming a member of our CSA means you are supporting family farmers, preserving the health of the land around your city, and eating the healthiest local food available.

“Community” is the first word in CSA! We ask that someone from each household signs up to help out at the produce pick-up site during the season. Members are not required to do any work on the farm, but you are certainly welcome to visit and to help out! Many members enjoy volunteering at the farm and learning more about where their food comes from; and we enjoy working with members and getting to know them better. We also plan to offer various events throughout the season. We look forward to collaborating with our members on these additional activities!

The realities of farming:
There are always risks in farming, but our experience has taught us to minimize these risks by planting a diversity of crops, and following regular planting successions. Nature tends to balance the offerings, too. For example – a dry season for arugula will mean a great crop of tomatoes.

Why you should join: 
CSA members get a great deal – fresh, organic, healthy vegetables at a reasonable price and the security of knowing where your food comes from. The food you will receive will be at its peak of ripeness and nutritional value. You can be proud that you are helping a small family farm and supporting a sustainable local food source. So, join us for a season and share the harvest!

Summer CSA Shares 2014 -- 22 weeks beginning
June 4th

**Sign Up 2014 -- Spring / Summer -- Click on location link below**

We have 3 pick-up sites in NEW YORK CITY:



d.b.a. Williamsburg
Sign up for d.b.a. Williamsburg (click here)
113 N. 7th Street, between Berry and Wythe (view map)
pick-up hours: Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30pm

Metropolitan Exchange Building
Sign up for MEX (click here)

33 Flatbush Avenue (view map)
pick-up hours: Wednesday 5:00 - 7:00pm

Tutu's Restaurant East Williamsburg Bushwick
Sign up for East Williamsburg (click here)

  25 Bogart Street (view map)
pick-up hours: Wednesday 5:00 - 7:00pm


Crescent Grill, Long Island City, NY
Sign up for Crescent City (click here)

  38-40 Crescent Street (view map)
July 2nd - November 12th*

pick-up hours: Wednesday 5:00 - 7:00pm

as well as....

Local pick-up site in Red Hook, NY:
Sign up for Upstate NY pick up (click here)

Just off Route 9 in Red Hook on the Dutchess/Columbia County line (view map)

Let us know if you would like to start a pick-up site in your neighborhood.

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Summer CSA Shares 2014 -- 22 weeks beginning June 4th.

***Share Choice Information***   


Forager Share (April into May)

4 Deliveries, $120

A Paisley Farm Special! Foraging is a special treat we are offering again this year. This four week share will start April 17; the pick up days will be April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14. The share will contain 3 lbs. of foraged items. Starting with ramps on the first delivery, and will include fiddlehead ferns and nettles as they become available. The share will contain ramps every time and fiddle heads as the spring progresses, finishing up with the nettles. Hopefully there will be other surprises as well, such as greenhouse micro greens and pea  shoots. These are not exactly foraged but a nice addition spring salads and plates.

Vegetable Share

22 weeks, $550.00

From June 4th – October 29th

What to expect:

A variety of 8 – 9 and organic vegetables and herbs each week. The amount of vegetables is designed to provide a family of three people with vegetables for 3 ­ 4 dinners. Of course this will vary from family to family and how many vegetables you eat. The weight of the share will vary per season, ranging from approx. 8 – 12 lbs.

Spring: broccoli raab, kale, lettuce (many varieties), radishes, turnips, tatsoi, mustard greens, lettuce mix, arugula, spinach, basil, braising greens, swiss chard, collard greens, garlic, spring onions, fennel and more.

Summer: cucumbers, zucchini, cooking peppers, salad peppers, red tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, lettuces, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, greens, leeks, and herbs.

Fruit Share

17 Weeks, $290

From June 4th – September 24th

For anyone that has visited our farm, they know they cannot get here without traveling through the thousands of acres of Hudson Valley Orchards. Our farm is located in this premiere fruit growing region.

The Fruit Share begins the first week in June with the Vegetable Share and runs for 17 weeks. The Fruit Share often starts out in the first few weeks with fresh local strawberries, blueberries and rhubarb. The mid­season 2013 stone fruit crop consists of items such as peaches, nectarines, grapes and plums. Hopefully we will have gooseberries and currants as well. In the fall you can expect many different varieties of local apples and pears.

Egg Share

22 Weeks

$110 for Full Share / $60 for Half Share

For 22 weeks along with Vegetable Share delivery.  Full share is 1 dozen omega eggs per week.  Half share is half­dozen omega eggs per week.  Please write number of shares as "0", "0.5" or "1"

Pork Share

Our local pork share is from our neighbors at Spring Hill Farm in Red Hook N.Y. The animals are pastured raised and supplemented with all natural grains and local apples. The pork is tender, delicious and moist. The downside is that you will never be able to enjoy conventionally raised pork again. You can visit the farm and see the pigs play soccer.  The butts and shoulder cuts are huge. All the cuts are very generous.

Pork Option 1: Piggy Wiggy

(small pieces)

3 Breakfast Sausages
3 Sweet Sausages
3 Bacon
3 Chops *
3 Ham Steaks
1 Small Hock

Weight approx 26.71LB

Price: $200.00

Pork Option 2: Duke Boys

3 Breakfast Sausages
3 Sweet Sausages
3 Bacon
3 Chops *
3 Ham Steaks
1 Butt
1 Shoulder
1 Small Hock

Weight approx: 36.00LB

Price: $360.00

Pork Option 3: The General

3 Breakfast Sausages
3 Sweet Sausages
3 Bacon
4 Chops *
4 Ham Steaks
2 Butts
2 Shoulder
1 Large Hock

Weight approx: 51.50LB

Price: $515.00

Pork Option 4: Boss Hog

4 Breakfast Sausages
4 Sweet Sausages
4 Bacon
4 Chops *
4 Ham Steaks
1 Ham Roast
2 Butts
2 Shoulders
1 Large Hock

Weight approx: 62.28LB

Price: $623.00

* chops packed two thick cut per package 

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