CSA shares still available at Cropsey Farm in New City


Master gardener Mary Lukens says that lots of CSA shares are still available. Sign up now and you’ll have fresh, locally grown produce on your table from June to November.

We’re also trying to get info on other local CSAs. Add a comment here or email me, Bill Cary, at wcary@lohud.com.

Here is a link to my original post explaining what a CSA is and how you can join the Cropsey one.

Lukens says that as of this morning, 109 of the 250 CSA shares are still available.

New this year, you can get shares of  you-cut flowers and herbs. You don’t have to be a CSA produce member to enjoy, these shares can be purchased separately – just $50 or $30, Lukens says.

Shane Hardy is the head farmer, second season and here is a note to Shane to CSA members, to get an idea of what he’s growing:

Each week’s pick-up will contain about 6-10 of the following items, and about 8-10 pounds per week on average:

Early (June-July): Arugula, Beets, Bok Choy, Carrots, Cilantro, Collards, Escarole, Fava Beans, Kale, Parsley, Butterhead and Curly leaf lettuce, Sugar Snap Peas, Radish, Scallions, Baby Turnips, and Broccoli

Mid (August-September): Basil, Cabbage, Carrots, Celeriac, Sungold and Black Cherry Tomatoes, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Lettuce, Green Beans, Kale, Onions, Potatoes, Peppers, Zucchini and other Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, and Heirloom Tomatoes

Late (October-November): Arugula, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chicory, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Butternut, Acorn and Delicata Winter Squash.


This year we are using even more open-pollinated and heirloom varieties in hopes of keeping the genetic diversity of delicious vegetables alive.  We want to bring you the best regionally adapted varieties that perform well in our area, and exquisite taste to your palate!  I can’t even name all of the varieties here but I’ll try to name a few.  Corno di Toro Italian Frying Pepper, Rosa Bianca Eggplant, Deer Tongue Lettuce, Cherokee Purple Tomatoes, Kennebec and German Butterball Potatoes, New England Pie and Long Island Cheese Pumpkins, and Turnips from the seeds grown year after year by our wonderful New City neighbor Eugene.  Altogether we are growing around fifty different crops, with over 150 varieties total!


Here’s their site:  www.cropseyfarm.org


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Bill Cary's idea of a good weekend is to dig in a few dozen bulbs, turn the compost pile, pull weeds for a couple of hours and fill the car twice with new annuals from the nursery. He grew up in Louisville, Ky. His gardening was limited to growing parsley and impatiens on the windowsill of Manhattan walkups until the mid-1990s when he bought a rundown old chicken farm on 8 acres in the Hudson Valley. Now he spends his weekends chasing deer, hacking away at invasive shrubs and vines and wondering why he doesn't have more meadow and less lawn.

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