Common Hands Farm 2022 CSA
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture.
A share of our fresh produce, weekly, straight from our farm to you during our harvest season!
When does it begin?
Our full season goes from May 15 through November 5.
We recommend the full season to enjoy ALL of our diverse crops.
You are also able to join for just the summer!
Why Common Hands?
- Our CSA is customizable; choose what you want each week!
- We have a wide variety of high quality organically grown produce. Click here to see our list of crops.
- We have several different pickup locations. You can choose which one you want, and switch if needed. This is great for people who have a flexible schedule!
- We love our CSA community.
Pick up locations:
Each week you pick up your share at the site that’s most convenient for you.
Here are the locations you can get your share:
- Philmont Cooperative Market on Fridays from 4-6
- Ottos Market in Germantown on Saturdays from 10-2 (on the sidewalk outside the store)
- Copake-Hillsdale Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9-1
- Larchmont Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8:30-2
- Hudson Wednesday Market in the 7th Street Park from 4-7 on Wednesdays
- Schenectady Greenmarket on Sundays from 10-2
Share Sizes and Prices:
The Spring Share
$160 only for 5 items weekly for 7 weeks, from May 15- July 1.
An item is a bunch, bag, quart or pint depending on what it is.
Salads, herbs, microgreens and shoots, small root veggies, broccolini, kohl rabi, cooking greens, cress, spinach, wild edibles, edible flowers, etc!
The Full Season Share
May 15th through Nov 5th (27 weeks)
The Full Season Share goes from the spring through the fall!
For the first 7 weeks, all members get 5 fresh spring veggie and herb items weekly.
After July 1, members can have 3 different share sizes, depending on their needs.
We have a Pay What You Can policy, on a sliding scale. Those that pay more afford us to offer shares to those who pay less. The amounts below are the sliding scale sizes and prices.
Small- 5 items weekly for 27 weeks- $560-$660 sliding scale
Medium- 5 items weekly for the spring, 8 items weekly starting July 1- $760- $860 sliding scale
Large- 5 items weekly for the spring, 10 items weekly starting July 1- $960-$1060 sliding scale
July 1st through November 5th (20 weeks)
The Summer Share goes into the fall and has 3 different size options. This share has the majority of our crops for the year- lots of diverse, beautiful delicious options!
We have a Pay What You Can policy on a sliding scale. Those that pay more afford us to offer shares to those who pay less.
Small- 5 items weekly for 20 weeks- $420-$520 sliding scale
Medium- 8 items weekly for 20 weeks- $620-$720 sliding scale
Large- 10 items weekly for 20 weeks- $820-$970 sliding scale
What is an Item? What is an example of a share?
An item is a bunch, quart, pint, or bag depending on what the specific variety is.
Example of a small share: a bunch of cilantro, a pint of garlic, a quart of potatoes, a 1/2 lb bag of salad, and a quart of peppers.
Example of a medium share: a quart of onions, a bunch of turnips, a pint of cherry tomatoes, a large napa cabbage, a bunch of carrots, a pint of jalapenos, 2 heads of lettuce, and a bunch of parsley.
Example of a large share: a bunch of celery, a bag of raddichio, a bag of spinach, a bag of arugula, a bunch of kale, a bunch of chard, a quart of heirloom tomatoes, a clamshell of shoot salad, a bunch of radishes, and two eggplants.
Our Value Added CSA
We make an array of value-added products with our crops and produced by chef Ben of The Farmers’ Feast that we have been working on for the past 2 years. Many of our CSA members have tried and loved these products, so this year we are offering a value added CSA. This CSA gives you 2 of our products per week for the 27 weeks of the CSA season ( May 15- Nov 5 ). The price is $325, which equals $12 per week for a regular retail value of $18-$25 for these products.
The products include: salad dressing, hot sauces, ferments, pickles, chili crisp, and herbal salt blends. Let us know if you have any questions! You can sign up and pay right in our online store.
Why a CSA?
A CSA is the best way to support a local farm, by investing in their crops for the whole season and sharing the risks and benefits of farming. CSA sign-ups usually happen at the beginning of the season, when farmers need capital to pay for operating expenses like seeds, potting soil, new tools and equipment, and labor. CSA members are the backbone of our farm, and we could not do what we do without them. In exchange for your membership, you get the best of our diverse high quality crops to enjoy a balanced and nutritious diet, that is also tasty. We farm for you, and the membership is much cheaper than shopping from us at the farmers market weekly.
TO SIGN UP
Please fill out the form embedded at the bottom of this page and pay via our online store. (link is below to the online store).
You can also venmo us payment @commonhandsfarm.
Please email Keri questions regarding the CSA to
Commonhandsfarm@gmail.com or text/call her at 518-303-6082
We do offer installment payments, please reach out via email if that’s something you’ll need!