Why Join the LINEAGE CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA members typically join in the winter/early spring before the growing season gets underway, which helps farms with upfront expenses such as labor and buying seed and potting soil. In exchange, CSA members receive a bounty of vibrant, flavorful, Certified Organic produce for 20 glorious weeks. At Liberty Farms, our CSA members also have the option of adding organically grown and pastured eggs, meats, and flowers from our diversified farm to their shares.
Joining a CSA makes food personal. Becoming a CSA member is a rewarding – and delicious – opportunity to truly eat farm-to-table, supporting local agriculture in your region and knowing exactly where the food on your plate is coming from. Our CSA members become personally acquainted with their farmers by following along with our biweekly newsletters and our Instagram account, in addition to meeting with farmers at some of our CSA pick-up locations. And, unlike other CSAs, Liberty Farms offers our members choices, with a market-style CSA pick-up model. Rather than receiving a box of vegetables where “you get what you get,” our members “shop” for the produce they want to bring home, selecting their shares from a bounty of produce each week.
The vegetables in our Certified Organic garden are lovingly grown and harvested by only a few pairs of hands each week, among the gently rolling hills of the picturesque Hudson Valley. Our entire farm uses ZERO pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and we purchase open-pollinated seed whenever possible. The fertilizer we use comes straight from our horse boarding operation. The team at our Equestrian Center beds our horses with straw (mostly local and organic), which, together with horse manure, creates the perfect nitrogen/carbon ratio for use in our gardens, giving our beautiful horses an agricultural purpose beyond the pleasure of riding them.
The results of our efforts - the vegetables we grow and deliver to our CSA members each week - reflect the health of our whole farm's soil, as well as the weather and the beautiful seasons in our part of the Hudson Valley in Ghent, New York.
How Does the LINEAGE CSA Work?
Lasting for about 20 weeks from June to November, members visit our weekly market-style CSA pick-up locations to choose produce they wish to take home each week. Our harvests change along with the seasons, and the number of vegetables/share items members receive each week depends on the share size they initially purchase.
The price per share differs depending on size and pick-up location. Full Shares include 10 different share items per week; Medium Shares include 7 different share items per week; Small Shares include 5 different share items per week.
LINEAGE CSA Pick-Up Locations:
Early Crops: Arugula, Spinach, Breakfast Radishes, Japanese Turnips, Kale, Sweet Peas, Mixed Lettuces, Cabbages, Beets, Scallions, Boc Choi, and Garlic Scapes
Mid-Summer: Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Hot Peppers, Onions, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Sweet Corn, Kale, Mixed Herbs, Eggplant, Green Beans, Lettuces, Carrots, Beets, Melons, and Okra
Fall: Winter Squashes, Garlic, Celeriac, Carrots, Onions, Arugula, Spinach, Braising Greens, Breakfast Radishes, Japanese Turnips, Cabbages, Lettuces, Kale, Beets, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes…and more!
An example Small Share might include: 1 bag of mixed greens, 1 bunch of kale, 1 bunch of carrots, 1.5 lbs of potatoes, and two heads of cabbage.
For more information on what we are growing and when it will be available, please click here.