Cropsey Community Farm, the first farm project of Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA) begins its fourth growing season with the announcement of 250 shares of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for 2014. The 2014 season will run longer than past seasons, now 25 weeks from June 3 through November 22.
Cropsey Community Farm grows vegetables using organic and biodynamic methods. The cost for a share is $750. Members have the choice to pay in full or in installments.
“Cropsey Community Farm saw some major accomplishments last season,” says Farm Manager Shane Hardy. “We drilled a well and put up a pump house. We built a thirty by ninety-six foot high tunnel to extend our growing season and grow specialty crops. A contiguous six acres were planted with cover crops to increase soil fertility, and fence posts are installed to prepare for fencing early spring to make way for planting.”
“This year, our terrific farm team will return to focus on growing tastier, more nutrient dense food, while really giving back to the land,” adds Hardy.
Hardy is excited to be continuing their partnership with Hudson River Health Care (HRHC), which includes giving HRHC CSA shares that are subsidized through donations, to be distributed to families served by their clinics in Haverstraw and Spring Valley. “People can make a donation towards a subsidized share without joining the CSA,” he says.