Join The Hickories CSA!!
*Enjoy fresh, certified organic fruits and vegetables weekly throughout the growing season!
*Be part of the local food community!
*Support your local farm: keep farmers farming!
What is CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which is a model of local agriculture. Shareholders pledge to support our local farm, whereby both the farmers and the consumer share in the benefits, as well the risks of farm food production. Farming is a tricky and unpredictable business, so our members ensure the success and continued operation of the farm through thick and thin. Our CSA members are our top priority; we work for you.
You and your farmers will make sure that The Hickories, our local farm, will continue to exist and supply you and the community with fresh, organic, local grown produce.
How does it work at The Hickories?
Once a week, you and your family come to the farm to pick up your “share” of the harvest. You will get a variety of whatever is being picked, the food changing as the season changes. You and your family will also be offered free or reduced pricing on programming at The Hickories, farm tours, animal chore days, etc. There are three options available to you. Please note that pick up times are from 2pm to 7pm on your designated pickup days.
Spring CSA ($160) will run for 5 weeks of May. (Friday pickup)
Summer CSA ($625) starts in the beginning of June and will run through the end of September. (Monday, Wednesday OR Friday pickup)
Fall CSA ($300) will begin in early October and continue through to Thanksgiving. (Wednesday OR Friday pick up)
Super Share ($1025) is a discounted price for purchasing all 3 CSA's at once
What will be in my CSA share?
Because some families eat a lot of vegetables and some families don't and because the share sizes fluctuate within a season, it is hard to predict how many people a "typical" share will feed in a week. It is our goal to offset your fruit/vegetable budget by, at minimum, the cost of the CSA share. We grow more than 150 different varieties of fruits and vegetables at The Hickories, ranging from leafy head lettuce to crisp slicing cucumbers, from plump blueberries to aromatic basil, from juicy tomatoes to tasty garlic and much more: there is something for everyone each week! For a more complete listing, click here.
However, not all fruits and vegetables are available all season, as each variety has its own specific growing requirements, often dependent on the temperature. Spring and Fall shares will have more “cool season” crops (e.g. kale, salad mix, scallions, leeks, tat soi, radishes, turnips, tat soi, parsley, chives etc.), while the Summer share will bring you more “warm season” crops (e.g. squash, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, basil, cilantro, beets, blueberries, strawberries, etc.)
In your typical Spring Share, you may expect to get:
- -Tat soi
- -Pea Shoots
- -Dry Beans
- -Preserve (e.g. jam, marinara sauce, pickles, etc.)
Your Summer Share may look like this. (As the season gets warmer, more variety and quantity will be included)
- -Cherry Tomatoes
- -Blueberries or Strwaberries
- -Squash or Melon
- -Herb: Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, etc.
- -Snap beans
- -Turnips or Carrots
- *Flowers will be included in a few weeks of the summer season
Your typical Fall Share may include:
- - Root Crop: Potatoes,Winter Squash
- - Leafy Green: Lettuce, Salad Mix
- - Other Greens: Kale, Tatsoi, Swiss Chard
- - Alliums: Garlic, Scallions, Leeks, or Onions
- - Brassicas: Cabbage, Broccoli or Kohlrabi
- - Herb: Parsley, Chives, or Cilantro
- - Preserve (e.g. jam, marinara sauce, pickles, etc.)