Harlem Valley Homestead sits on 250 acres surrounded by the Ten Mile River to the west, the Appalachian trail to the east and Schaghticoke Mountain to the north.
We have chickens, cattle and pigs and grow vegetables on one acre of land with another five acres in cover crop. Each year we grow a variety of vegetables for use on the farm and for sale at the farmers market. All of our crops are grown without the use of chemicals and in accordance with the seasons, the climate and the land.
Our goal is to produce beautiful, delicious crops which are healthy for our customers, employees, soil and surrounding habitat. We rotate our growing areas and use cover crops to build soil fertility. This helps manage weed, pest, and disease pressure naturally. We fertilize with organically approved soil amendments and fertility from our own animals.
The cows feast on fresh pasture during the summer and fermented hay in the winter. We practice rotational grazing, which improves pasture health through distribution of nutrients and prevents overgrazing. Grazing this way sequesters carbon, which improves soil health and the quality of our pastures. The cows live happy lives and it makes a difference— our pasture-raised beef is full of complex flavors and healthy fats.
Our pigs are raised in the woods, where they forage on roots, berries, nuts, greens and grubs. They help to remove invasive plants and thin the understory, laying the groundwork for converting some of our woodlot into silvopasture (a mix of trees and pasture). Our pigs eat local, certified organic grain and a healthy helping of farm vegetable scraps and LOTS of acorns.
The chickens are raised on pasture, where they eat bugs, grasses and other foliage. We have a large variety of heritage layer breeds, known for their forage capacity, cold-hardiness, and multi-colored eggs. Our chickens eat certified organic grain and farm vegetable scraps.
We cultivate a diverse variety of seasonal gourmet mushrooms May - November. Our mushrooms are grown on sawdust supplemented with organic grain, and harvested daily for peak freshness. Our main varieties are oysters and shiitake, with more exotic varieties like lion’s mane making an appearance when the time is right.
An offering of our harvest is included in your CSA box. If you would like to purchase additional items, you can also purchase from our farm store!
Our season runs for 20 Weeks from June - October 2020
Here is the variety of vegetables you might find in your box:
Spring- greens (lettuce, arugula, spinach, salad mix), radishes, beets, turnips, carrots, broccoli, kale, cabbage, green garlic, herbs, scallions, etc.
Sample $15/box- salad mix, bunch of carrots, bunch of green garlic, cabbage, bunch of herbs
Sample $25/box- salad mix, 2 bunch of carrots, bunch of green garlic, cabbage, bunch of herbs, radishes, broccoli
Summer- greens, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini/summer squash, herbs, garlic, scallions, onions, cauliflower, cabbage, eggplant (late summer), peppers (late summer), potatoes
Sample $15/box- Head of lettuce, cucumbers, 1 lb tomatoes, bunch of dill, zucchini
Sample $25/box- Two heads of lettuce, cucumbers, 2 lb tomatoes, bunch of dill, zucchini, spring onions
Fall - greens, roots, peppers, eggplant, fennel, winter squash, onions, garlic, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage
Sample $15/box- Arugula, peppers, delicata squash, turnips, bunch of mint
Sample $25/box- Arugula, peppers, delicata squash, turnips, bunch of mint, spinach, cauliflower, fennel
We offer three share sizes:
We have a few updates to our CSA Program:
There is a 5% discount if you pre-purchase a seasonal share, before April 15th.
While so many of us are doing even more home-cooking, we are now offering a $45 "Family Share", double the size of our Large Share
Every week, additional items can be pre-purchased and added to your box, ready for pickup — items such as meat, eggs, flowers, jams.
We are adding pickup locations: Hastings Farmers Market & Pawling Farmers Market (Saturdays).
Harlem Valley Homestead Farm Store Pick up from our stand at the market
147 Old Forge Rd
Wingdale, NY 12594
Hastings Farmers Market
7 Maple Ave
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Pawling Farmers Market
5-7 Charles Coleman Blvd
Pawling, NY 12564
Pick up from our stand at the market