Cropsey Community Farm offers residents the opportunity to become part of the largest CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in the metro area. Preserved and restored by the Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA), Cropsey farm consists of 25 acres of biodynamically cultivated farmland located in New City. CSA members will receive a family-sized basket of over 40 varieties of vegetables for 25 weeks, beginning in June and ending in November. In addition, throughout the year families will receive free admission to workshops offered on the farm.
Members will have the chance to play a key role in the full ‘story’ of what they eat and where it comes from, as they get to know the land and the farmers and follow their food from seed to plate, week by week. Farm Manager Pearl Wetherall has been busy in her first 3 months on the farm. She has set up a new crop plan for increased harvests, increased the diversity of the vegetables being planted and added egg laying chickens into the mix.
Offering many different pickup locations and days, members can choose the one that suits them best – Tuesday and Saturdays at the farm, Tuesdays at the Valley Cottage Library, Thursdays at the Nyack Farmers Market and Saturdays at Hungry Hollow Co-Op. At the Co-op, CSA members will receive a 5% discount for any shopping they do on pick-up day and a 10% discount if they are also Co-op members.
CSA Cost: Shares start at $750 ($790 for prepackaged). For registration details and more information visit RocklandFarm.org.