We pride ourselves on following regenerative-agriculture-based farming techniques, including both permaculture and Biodynamics, to bring about long-term resilience through our farming of the land, building of healthy soils, and feeding ourselves and our greater community. And this year, we are offering a new CSA concept! Read on to learn the Who, What, When, Where & Whys of what we're doing here at Common Hands Farm to better serve our community here in the Hudson Valley.
Who: From Common Hands Farm to the vegetable lover, the locavore & the gastronomist
What: CSA Share
When: June through third week of November
Where: Your choice of Philmont Coop ( )*, Chatham Farmers Market ( )*, Hudson Uptown Market ( )*, Hillsdale Farmers Market ( )*
Why: Why Common Hands CSA instead of that other guy down the road? Quite simply, because we're changing the concept of CSA. You will no longer have kale out your ears, radishes popping from your nose & leftover over-sized zucchini rotting on your counter-top. YOU pick your own veggies right from the stand. You will no longer have to race after work to be in time for pick-up or forfeit a weeks worth of veggies because your kid's soccer game went over-time. We have flexible pick up locations with varying days & times.
*Times of markets may change. This is due to market manager and to no fault of our own. In that event, we will be in touch!
Still have questions? Continue reading....
How much variety will there be?
At peak season there will be as many as 40 different vegetables (150 varieties!) to choose from so plan on having many options to fulfill your culinary needs and wants.
What are some examples of the different shares?
Pea-Pod: quart of cukes, 2lb tomatoes, 1/2lb salad greens, bunch beets, 5 bell peppers
Tomato: quart of cukes, 2lb tomatoes, 1/2lb salad greens, bunch beets, 5 bell peppers, head lettuce, pint cherry tomatoes, microgreens
Melon: quart of cukes, 2lb tomatoes, 1/2lb salad greens, bunch beets, 5 bell peppers, head lettuce, pint cherry tomatoes, microgreens, large butternut squash, 5 bulbs of garlic
What happens if I miss a pick-up?
It happens. If it's a planned miss, have a family member or friend enjoy in that weeks healthfare. If it's a last-minute scheduling conflict, see if you can swing by one of the other 4 locations and times for pick-up. If not, let us know and we'll see what we can work out.
We believe that food is medicine, and one's primary form of healthcare. We believe that fresh, nutrient-rich food should be available to all, as well as the ability to create and share beautiful meals, and to create nourishing spaces together.
Vegetable Share: June through November (23 weeks)
We have three options to choose from:
1) Pea-Pod (small): Sliding Scale $375-$425 for 5 items weekly
2) Tomato (medium): Sliding Scale $550-$650 for 8 items weekly
3) Melon (large): $700 fixed for 10 items weekly
116 Main St.
Philmont, ny 12565
Chatham Farmers Market
15 Church St
Chatham, ny 12037
Hudson Uptown Market
Hillsdale Farmers Market
9140 State Route 22
Hillsdale, ny 12529