The 607 CSA

The 607 CSA is a multi-farm CSA that delivers to New York City and the Delaware County Region. It is managed by Star Route Farm with support and additional vegetables from Berry Brook Farm , Lucky Dog Farm, Chicory Creek Farm and the rest of our farming community. We also work with a few special packers and administrators (who are paid by your tips!). We are vegetable farmers, so we feature our vegetable shares, but we also partner with our neighboring farmer friends to offer you season-long additions of pastured meat, eggs, cheese and more. In effect, we are a whole diet CSA. We're organizing neighboring family farms in order to offer our members the abundance and variety of our unspoiled region. Importantly, we're not middlemen, we're farmers, so the money you spend on your CSA share will go directly to helping us run our farms.



Farming is a risky business (imagine a Toyota factory having to operate without a roof) and so it can be difficult to find traditional financing especially for new farm businesses like ours. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  Each share purchased is an investment in our farm season and our farming community. The income from your purchased shares functions as a bridge loan helping with start-up expenses like seeds, potting soil, and labor. The money we raised together in 2018 contributed over $160,000 to our region's burgeoning agricultural economy. This money is used by family-owned businesses and is often spent in other small local business --- The farmer buys a drink at the local pub; the pub owner gets a car tune-up at the local mechanic; the mechanic buys a drink at the local pub; the pub owner buys veggies from the farmer  ---  bouncing back and forth around the Catskills.  In stark contrast to money spent at chain grocery stores, your share purchases do double duty by kickstarting our farming season and, at the same time, contributing to our region's deep economy.

Also: yep, good guess;  607 is our area code.   It's been a dream of ours for some time to get a co-op, or farm club, or new grange scene happening.  This project is a start in our region at formalizing the organically collaborative nature of farming.

The BIG IDEA is simple: Working together and with your help, we small farms can scale up in order to provide enough food to meet the demand and standards of our communities without having to resort to chemicals or crazy debt, or, likely, both. We like to think we’re modeling a new economy of collaboration, rather than an economy of scale.

If you'd like to chat more about how this all works, or how we spend your money, please don't hesitate to get in touch.  We are dedicated to transparency.

Season

https://www.the607csa.com/whats-in-a-share

NYC & CATSKILLS: PICK-UP ON WEDNESDAYS

BROOKLYN
Bed-Stuy
|  Hart's  |  506 Franklin Ave (near Fulton ) | 5 - 8 pm | SOLD OUT

Bed-Stuy
| Chicky's General Store | 406 Tompkins Ave (Hancock and Jefferson) | 12 - 9 pm

Bed-Stuy |
YMCA | 1121 Bedford Avenue | 4 - 7 pm

Bushwick
| Caffeine Underground | 447 Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Central and Putnam) | 12 - 9 pm

Fort Greene | 
Peck's | 455A Myrtle Ave (Washington and Waverly) | 4 - 7 pm

Gowanus
Four & Twenty Blackbirds | 439 3rd Ave (9th St) | 4 - 8 pm

Greenpoint
Dandelion Wine | 153 Franklin St (India and Java) | 12 - 9 pm

Greenpoint
| Sunview Luncheonette | 221 Nassau Avenue (Russell and Henry) | 6 - 8:30 pm

Prospect Heights |
Four & Twenty Blackbirds | 634 Dean St | 4 - 9 pm

Prospect Lefferts Gardens
|  MCG Grand Cafe | 1199 Nostrand Ave | 11 am - 11 pm

Red Hook
| Record Shop | 360 Van Brunt Street (Sullivan and Wolcott) | 5 - 8 pm

Williamsburg |
Dandy Wine & Spirits | 37 South 4th Street | 12 - 9 pm

Williamsburg
| Puerh Brooklyn | 174 Grand St (Bedford Ave) | 4 - 8 pm




QUEENS


Long Island City
| SquareWine & Spirits | 24-20 Jackson Ave | 4 - 9:30 pm



MANHATTAN


Harlem |
Co-op | 409 Edgecombe Ave | 8-9:30am and 5:30-8:30 pm

Washington Heights
| The Small Idea Daycare | 52 St. Nicholas Place #6 (153rd St) | DAYTIME HOURS

West Village
| Market Table | 54 Carmine Street (corner of Bedford) | 5 - 8 pm


 

CATSKILLS
Andes |
Wayside Cider | 6 - 10 pm
Bloomville
Table on Ten  | 6 - 10 pm
BovinaBrushland Eating  | 6 - 10 pm
Charlotteville | Star Route Farm | 1 - 5 pm
Cooperstown | Origins Cafe | 6 - 9 pm
Delhi | BUSHEL | 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Hobart | Bull and Garland |  6 - 10 pm
Oneonta | Autumn Cafe | 5 - 8 pm





Pricing

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Sign Up

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Additional Farm Offerings

Payment Plans / Specialty Shares

This web directory is a community resource to help you research your local CSA options. If you discover a CSA program that meets your needs, you must contact the farm directly to invest in a share. The Hudson Valley CSA Coalition does not facilitate any financial transactions.