Kristy's Barn Community Supported Agriculture, (CSA) 2012
The Farm at Kristy’s Barn will be offering limited membership in TWO, Community Supported Agriculture, (CSA) enterprises for the 2012 production year.
Summer Vegetable CSA:
This 30 member CSA will be a simple CSA with product available from mid-June through mid-September 2012. Below is our tentative crop plan. Weekly weights will range depending on what is in season. It can be expected that mid-season, more product will be distributed. A full share should be enough for a family of four or five, especially during the mid-season. Also for the Summer Vegetable CSA members who like to freeze or can vegetables we will periodically be offering additional product in quantities at a discounted price.
The cost of a share will be $500.00 for a full share and $300.00 for a half share. Sign-up will be on a first come, first serve basis with a non-refundable deposit of $250.00 ($125.00 for half share) by March 31, 2012, and the remainder paid in full by May 15, 2012. Members signing up after March 31, 2012 will be charged an additional 10% non-refundable fee. All deposit checks can be made out to 'Kristy's Barn' and mailed to Ken Johnson at - 2385 Brookview Road Castleton, NY 12033.
Fall Fruit CSA:
Since we grow many varieties of apples and pears we have decided to offer a Fall Fruit CSA. This 30 Member CSA will be a simple CSA with product available from September through November 2012. Members will receive about one peck of apples/pears weekly. A half-gallon of cider* will be included every other week. The varieties of apples and pears we grow are listed below. For the Fall Fruit CSA members who like to freeze/can we may periodically offer additional quantities at a discounted price.
Paula Red, Mac Gala, Empire, Cortland yellow and Red Delicious, Honey Crisp, Braeburn, Jon-A-Gold, Fortune, Cameo, Matsu and Granny Smith
Bartlett, Bosc and Anjou
*Our cider is old-fashioned cider, no preservatives and UV treated which meets all state requirements for safety.
Fall Fruit CSA Cost:
The cost of a share will be $100.00 for a full share and $75.00 for a half share. Sign-up will be on a first come, first serve basis with a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 ($35.00 for half share) by July 15, 2012, and the remainder paid in full by September 1, 2012. Any members signing up after July 15, 2012 will charged an additional 10% non-refundable charge fee.
Our Farming Practices:
The above preliminary crop plans reflect the current production on our farm. Our CSA plan will vary depending on the 2012 growing conditions. As with any agricultural enterprise, weather conditions dictate the success or failure of production. As a CSA member you are accepting some of the risk associated with agricultural production. We cannot guarantee that all crops will successfully reach maturity. We are a low input producer and use limited spray in our production. We will do our best and use accepted agricultural practices to make this CSA a success.
Pick-up location and Time:
The Farm at Kristy’s Barn – (2385 Brookview Road Castleton, NY 12033) on Wednesdays between 2 pm and 7/6pm (depending on store hours).
If you are interested or have further questions, email us your name and telephone number at KristysBarnCSA@gmail.com. Kristy’s Barn will open this year on Wednesday May 2, 2012.