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Paisley Farm & CSA Fall/Winter 2015 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 20 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.

Volunteering:
“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!


AUTUMN AND WINTER CSA FOR 2015-2016
STARTING SEPTEMBER 16TH 2015

STARTING DATE IS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16 FOR TEN WEEKS UNTIL NOVEMBER 18, 2015

We have 1 pick-up sites in NEW YORK CITY:

 

BROOKLYN

ANGE NOIR CAFE
IN BUSHWICK, 247 VARET STREET
BROOKLYN NY 11206
Directions to Pick up Site: (view map)
pick-up hours: Wednesday's 6:00pm - 6:00pm

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

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AUTUMN VEGETABLE AND EGG SHARES

COST IS $300 FOR 10 WEEKS OF VEGETABLES
PICKING UP EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING - SEPTEMBER 16th AND ENDING - NOVEMBER 25TH
COST IS $60 FOR 10 WEEKS OF CAGE FREE EGGS WHERE THE FARM MILLS THEIR
OWN WHOLE GRAIN FEED
AND DO NOT USE ANTIBIOTICS OR HORMONES

PICKING UP EVERY WEDNESDAY WITH THE VEGETABLE SHARE


WINTER CSA

COST IS $300 FOR 12 WEEKS FOR WINTER SHARE THE WINTER SHARE WILL BE PICKED UP EVERY OTHER WEEK
WHICH WILL INCLUDE STORAGE
WINTER START DATE IS JANUARY 13 AND ENDS MARCH 23 2016

THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 6 PICK UPS EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY
WHICH WILL INCLUDE ROOT CROPS,SUCH AS BEETS, ONIONS, GARLIC, HERBS, CARROTS,  SUNCHOKES,
POTATOES, PUMKINS, SQUASH, APPLES, CIDER, HONEY, MAPLE SYRUP, GREENHOUSE GREENS, EGGS AND MORE

NOTE: THERE WILL BE A $25 FEE FOR SIGNING UP LATE


Pork Shares Available please inquire - Click Here.

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.

 

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