CSA News!

Welcome to Lakestone Family Farm!

We are pleased to announce that we are starting a limited number

of CSA shares for our growing season in 2014!

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What is a CSA?

CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture” – simply put, a farm grows a set number of shares of produce, etc that are pre-purchased for the following growing season. You get a week’s worth of fresh, local produce from us to enjoy every week. members will receive 7-10 items from the garden based on what is ready for harvest. Here is a list of all of the items we grew last year and when they were harvested, to give you a sense of what you should expect.

 

Our farm is certified organic through NOFA-NY certified organic llc – we don’t use any pesticides or treatments that aren’t OMRI approved- and as a result, sometimes you may see a nibble here or there from a bug or a critter. We do our very best to use natural and sustainable methods to reduce insect and animal pressure on the garden throughout the year. we are committed to reducing the amount of chemicals that go into our earth and to increase sustainable growing practices at Lakestone Family Farm.

 

produce shares will begin the week of May 25th 2014 and will run 24 weeks until November. Pickup will be either at the farm or at a location in Rochester near Winton and Browncroft on Wednesdays from 4-7pm. We will offer a limited number of weekly egg shares at $5.25 a dozen for 16 weeks starting in July as well as a share of 12 whole frozen chickens for $5.25 a lb every other week starting in June. For those of you who make juices and smoothies, we are also offering a juicing add-on to your vegetable share for 24 weeks for $275. please check our contract for further information.

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A seasonal membership will cost $625 for 24 weeks of produce, and we will accept a (non-refundable) 50% deposit at any time with payment in full by April 1st. If shares are still available after April 1st we will require a full payment with your signed contract.

If you would prefer to pay the full amount by credit card, just call us and we will set that up with you.

If you would like to join the Lakestone Family Farm CSA, please give us a call at 516-314-8209 or drop us an email at lakestonefamilyfarm@gmail.com to reserve your space!

 

You may download the PDF of our Member Agreement for 2014 and return it to us with your deposit check for $325 at your earliest convenience. payment in full is due by April 1st, and memberships will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. we strongly recommend that you call or email us to guarantee your spot!

 

There is no work requirement, however you are welcome to visit and volunteer at the farm at your convenience- just give us a call and we can set up a mutually beneficial time.

 

Want to learn more about CSA’s? localharvest.org is a great resource, with tips and questions answered: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

 

Of course we are always available for your questions as well!

please call Denis at 516-314-8209 or email us at lakestonefamilyfarm@gmail.com for more information!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


3 Responses to “CSA News!”

  • Danielle Lepel Says:

    Congratulations on your mention in the Feb 1, 2013 issue of the D&C relating to Organic Farming! May your success continue (and if you still need help with QB I am available anytime!)

  • Ed Fraser Says:

    Hey Denis,
    Check it out. There is a guy looking for eggs on a weekly basis under farm and garden section of Craigslist. Maybe yo can tell him what markets you are in.
    Best, Ed

  • karen doyle Says:

    Hi!!!!! just heard about your CSA on Facebook. would love to join but i can’t see traveling to rochester every week for fresh veggies. i’m assuming you moved up there???? how are you? hope everything is going great for you guys!

    -karen

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