The CSA Fair allows consumers the opportunity to learn more about CSA farms and programs.
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The CSA Fair allows consumers the opportunity to learn more about CSA farms and programs.

Dancing Turtle offered a "salad csa" in 2014.
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Dancing Turtle offered a "salad csa" in 2014.

CSA farmers answer questions about their share programs.
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CSA farmers answer questions about their share programs.

CSA Farms sometimes offer free samples!
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CSA Farms sometimes offer free samples!

Chaw Chang of Stick & Stone Farm talks with a CSA Fair attendee.
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Chaw Chang of Stick & Stone Farm talks with a CSA Fair attendee.

2014 CSA Fair
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2014 CSA Fair

CSA Fair

See our EVENT LISTING for a map and details.

Each winter, CCE-Tompkins coordinates a regional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair that enables consumers to meet farmers from a number of different CSA farms in this region, and learn more about their CSA programs. In 2014, nearly 30 CSA farms serving Cayuga, Cortland, Tompkins, Seneca, Schuyler, and Tioga Counties participated in this event.

CSA provides members with a weekly selection of just-harvested food, and gives local farmers an established market prior to the growing season. There are differences between CSA programs such as share size, products offered, pick-up locations, u-pick options and on-farm work opportunities.

The annual CSA Fair is FREE and open to the public. The event includes quiet activities to occupy children while parents circulate, and there is table space to sit and review the materials you gather from the various farmers. CSA programs fill up quickly, so don't miss this opportunity to meet the CSA farmers, compare their offerings, and find a CSA that is just right for you! Watch our Events Calendar for upcoming dates!


2015 CSA Fair Participants

Buried Treasures Organic Farm
Doug Newman and Mary McGarry-Newman
808 Clark St Extension
Groton, NY 13073
crosswindsfarmcreamery@gmail.com
Share: credit membership
Pick-up: On farm, Ithaca Farmers' Market, downtown Ithaca alongside Plowbreak
Season: Year round
Products: Pork, beef, eggs, cheese, whole milk, yogurt
Special Features: Spring and Fall open houses at the farm. Prepayment monthly, quarterly, or annually.

Daring Drake Farm
Shannon O’Connor
7726 Rock River Rd
Interlaken, NY 14847
607-532-4956
daringdrake@zoom-dsl.com
www.daringdrake.com
Share: 20 week fruit share
Pick-up: Sat @ Ithaca Farmers' Market, Wed at Tburg Farmers' Market, Fri at Blackduck Cidery in Ovid
Season: Late Jun to early Nov
Products: strawberries, Hungarian tart cherries, plums, red & black raspberries, gooseberries, currants, grapes, melons, apples, pears, winter squash, and other fruit surprises
Special Features: NOFA-NY Farmer’s Pledge

Early Morning Farm
9658 Route 90
Genoa NY 13071
315-237-9170
support@earlymorningfarm.com
www.earlymorningfarm.com
Share: Basic Share (1/2 bushel box), Premium Share (3/4 bushel box).
Pick-up: Over 50 pickup locations in: Ithaca, Lansing, Dryden, Homer & Cortland, Binghamton, Skaneateles, Auburn, Marcellus, Baldwinsville, Syracuse, & surrounding communities.
Season: Jun-Nov (23 weeks)
Products: Bountiful selection of certified organic produce
Special Features: Weekly newsletter with share contents and a complete meal plan specifically tailored to the week's share. At least 5 vegetarian, omnivore, and gluten free versions of recipes are included in the meal plan. Our CSA members receive a 20% discount at all of our farmers' market locations. All of our certified organic, market quality vegetables are grown by us, on our farm - our CSA members are our first priority. Many of our pickup locations also host CSA+ from Good Life Farm, which provides our members with the opportunity to purchase organic Meat, Cheese, Egg, and Fruit shares as well as a variety of local organic A La Carte options. Healthy Food For All member.

The Full Plate Farm Collective
Sara Worden
PO Box 6898
Ithaca NY 14851
607-379-2866
info@fullplatefarms.org
www.fullplatefarms.org
Share: Full, Summer or Winter
Pick-up: At Stick & Stone & Three Swallows Farms, Downtown, Com Corners, Fall Creek, South Hill, East Hill, home/office delivery
Season: Jun-Nov and Dec-Feb
Products: Wide range of vegetables, strawberries, fruits, u-pick flowers & herbs.
Special Features: Coordinate w/many other CSA’s/producers; weekly newsletter, payment plans, all farms are NOFA-NY certified organic, Remembrance Farm is biodynamic. Healthy Food For All member

Glenwood Farms
Evan and Alex Reynolds
1084 Glenwood Heights Road
Ithaca, NY 1485
607-272-7809
info@glenwoodfarms.com
glenwoodfarms.com
Share Type: Buyers club, family share, single share
Pick-up: Sat Winter Market at Greenstar’s Space through 3/30, IFM Steamboat Landing Sat and Sun in season, Dewitt Park FM Tues and Thurs, East Hill Plaza FM Wed
Season: Year round
Products: Bison meat, eggs, other seasonal products

Good Life Farm CSA+
4017 Hickock Road
Interlaken, NY 14847
607-351-3313
melissa@thegoodlifefarm.org
www.thegoodlifefarm.org
Good Life CSA+ Subscriptions: Every other week, year-round pre-ordered deliveries of organic, local food such as veggies, meats, eggs, fruit, cider, honey, and more from our kindred community of farms. Of particular note, our Spring Vegetable Share features fresh, organic greens mix, chard, escarole, spinach, bok choy, cabbage, and asparagus to fill the lean months.
Subscription CSA+ features: Neighborhood deliveries, customers customize each share, online payment, web store with weekly offers from Good Life and other GLF kindred Farms. Healthy Food For All member.

Hellers Farm
Seth Heller
1157 County Road 39
Bainbridge, NY 13733
607-316-2251-cell
hellerfarm@hotmail.com
Share: Full
Pick-up: Th 3-6pm at Ithaca Bakery
Season: June - Nov
Products: Diverse variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, shares include two or more quarts of pickles, jam, salsa, sauerkraut, or other products.

Ithaca Organics
Trever & Monica Sherman
85 Simms Hill Road
Dryden, NY 13053
607-844-3435 (farm) 607-227-6684 (cell)
ithacaorganics@gmail.com
www.ithacaorganics.com
Share: Small & Large free choice, single, or boxed shares
Pick-up: Thursday in Freeville, Sat & Sun at Ithaca Farmers Market
Season: Jun-Nov (23 weeks), Winter season is November - March
Products: Wide range of vegetables and fruit, u-pick and pre-picked strawberries and blueberries
Special Features: NOFA-NY certified organic, recipes and info updated on website, access to Local Thyme Recipe Service, berries included with CSA share. Healthy Food For All member

Just a Few Acres Farm
Peter and Hilarie Larson
604 Van Ostrand Road
Groton, NY 13073
607-279-6772
peterelarson3@gmail.com
justafewacres.com
Share: Multiple options
Pick-up: Sunday Ithaca Market, Saturday Homer Market, or on farm
Season: 6 months or year-round
Products: Chicken, eggs, turkey, and pork
Special Features: Pasture raised, no hormones or antibiotics

Kestrel Perch Berries
Katie Kreeger
A U-Pick Fruit CSA
220 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca NY 14850
ithacaberries@gmail.com
www.ithacaberries.com
607-275-0272
Season: June - August
Products: Strawberries, red & purple raspberries, gooseberries, red & black currants, tart cherries, blueberries, elderberries.
Special Features: Your choice of picking window: mid-week (Tu/Wed) or weekend (Sa/Su); flexible make-up options. Pay as you go u-pick also available, Healthy Food For All member

Littletree Orchards
Dennis Hartley and Anna Steinkraus
345 Shaffer Road
Newfield, NY 14867
607-564-9246
littletreeorchards@gmail.com
http://littletree-orchards.com
Share: Small and large, u-pick or pre-picked
Pick-up: Ithaca Farmers' Market
Season: August - November
Products: Apples and cider
Special Features: Addition of apple cider donuts in shares on occasion

Muddy Fingers Farm
Matthew Glenn & Elizabeth Martin
3859 Dugue Road
Hector, NY 14841
maglenn_1999@yahoo.com
muddyfingersfarm.blogspot.com
Share: Basic share & large share, Farm Card in any amount
Jun - Oct CSA Pick-up: Elmira, Corning, Watkins Glen, or on-farm.
Nov - Feb CSA Pick-up: Watkins Glen or on-farm
Products: Vegetables, raspberries

Nook and Cranny Farm
Bob Tuori
424 Harford Road
Brooktondale, NY 14817
607-539-6580
btuori@gmail.com
Share: Summer/Fall (June - December) or Fall/Winter
Pick-up: At farm on Sunday afternoon or evening
Products: Vegetables, cantaloupes, raspberries, eggs

Plowbreak Farm
Aaron Munzer and Kara Cusolito
6200 Deer Run Lane
Trumansburg, NY 14886
845-594-7126
plowbreakfarm@gmail.com
www.plowbreakfarm.com
Share: $520 for 2 adults plus kids, 23 weeks, free choice. $420 single share, $90 Winter share (Nov - Dec, 2 pickups)
Pick-up: Mondays 2pm - 7pm on farm in Mecklenburg, Thursdays from 5pm - 8pm at the Westy on State Street in Ithaca. Workplace box share delivery also available, ask for details.
Season: June - November, 23 weeks
Products: Wide range of fresh certified naturally grown produce, herbs, and storage items.

Polestar Farm
Eric Benner & Marie Rhoades
Trumansburg, NY
315-427-5086
polestarveggies@gmail.com
website: like us on Facebook!
Share: Family and partial shares
Pick-up: Wednesday at East Hill Farmers' Market, Thursday on farm in Mecklenburg, Saturday at Berta's Cafe in Burdett
Season: Summer and Fall
Products: Mixed produce
Special Features: Pick your own patches of flowers and various veggies, occasional member potlucks, bulk veggies for sale in season.

Rootwork Herbals
Amanda David
PO Box 413
Ithaca, NY 14851
607-592-0196
info@rootworkherbals.com
www.rootworkherbals.com
Share: Quarterly shares of seasonal herbal products personalized to each member
Pick-up: 4 times/year on the solstices and equinoxes. Pick up at Bramble or the Ithaca Market, local bike delivery, and shipping throughout the USA
Season: Year-round
Products: Handcrafted herbal products made with love and organic or consciously wildcrafted herbs, salves, spray, elixirs, powders, and more!
Special Features: Our Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter shares are specific to each season and personalized to each member. Shares include a plethora of written info on the season, herbs, and health. Members also receive 15% off all other Rootwork Herbals products and classes throughout the season.

Sapsquatch Maple Syrup
Josh Dolan
2247 Mecklenburg Road/Rt 79 West
Enfield, NY 14850
607-280-8498
sapsquatch7@gmail.com
Share: Reserved maple gallons
Pick-up: On farm during last two weekends of March, or downtown Ithaca
Season: March - December
Products: Maple syrup
Special Features: Gift share option, free farm tours, and pancakes.

Thomson Farm
Keith Thomson
823 Van Ostrand Road
Groton NY 13073
607-533-7360 or 607-342-3185-cell
thomsonfarm.com
kthomson1@twcny.rr.com
Share: 2 -3 people
Pick-up: Tu & Th 4:30-6 @ The Grey Barn, VanOstrand & Peruville Rds
Season: May through October
Products: Wide variety of produce
Special Features: Organic small fruits

Wellspring Forest Farm
Steve & Elizabeth Gabriel
6164 Deer Run Lane
Trumansburg NY 14886
607-342-2825
farmers@wellspringforestfarm.com
wellspringforestfarm.com
Share: 1/2 pound of fresh shiitakes each week for 14 weeks. $8/week, $112 total
Pick-up: At the Westy Thursdays from 3-8 alongside Plowbreak Farm CSA, on-farm in Mecklenburg on Fridays, free delivery to any location that secures 5+ shares
Season: second week in June - second week in September
Products: Shiitake mushrooms (also sell dried shiitake, inoculated logs, oyster & stropharia mushrooms, and duck eggs separately)
Special Features: Weekly recipe and update from the farm, discounts on workshops & other products we sell, and instructions on dehydrating weekly leftovers

Contact

Avi Miner
Local Food Educator
agm32@cornell.edu
607-272-2292 ext. 247

Last updated June 24, 2015