Punxsutawney Phil popped his head out Sunday morning to predict that spring will be arriving early this year. We’re delighted spring is coming early, especially since we’re already dreaming of our 2020 CSA with Norwich Meadows Farm, a longtime supplier of incredible produce to chefs from Michelin restaurants, New Yorkers at the Union Square Green Market and a friend of Great Performances.
Feedback from last year’s CSA was incredible, with people raving about the quantity, quality and variety of produce! We had everything from succulent tomatoes, versatile squash, crisp lettuces and sweetly tart ground cherries. Our recipe ideas are constantly growing, and we’ve loved the dishes our members have shared. We’re always looking for more pictures and recipes, so tag us @katchkiefarm to share your dishes.
We’ll be kicking off the season with a CSA party on Monday, February 24th at one of our partner venues – sign up for the Katchkie Farm newsletter to be the first to get the details. It’ll be a fun event to meet your fellow CSA members, learn more about our CSA and taste some delicious foods at a potluck featuring dishes by our GP family and by our CSA members.
Our CSA will begin on Wednesday, June 17 and run through November. Make sure to mark your calendars and if you haven’t received our 2020 calendar featuring the marvelous insects of Katchkie Farm, complete the form and we’ll be happy to send you on. As always, there are two delivery options available: a weekly share or a biweekly share; and we’ll continue to offer honey and eggs.
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a direct link between the farmer and the consumer in order to “invest” in small, local farms. Members sign up for a “share” before the start of the season and pay up front so the farmer has an advance in capital before the very busy growing season. During the harvest season, the farm delivers bundles of produce to give their “investors” a great value on high quality produce. CSA produce is harvested within 24 hours of delivery, so members receive extremely fresh produce. However, because members pay in full before they receive their first share, this is a shared risk endeavor.
Why join a CSA?
To have access to the freshest, most beautiful produce in town! In addition, participating in a CSA is a unique opportunity to close the gap between farmers and consumers. By paying in advance you ensure that farmers have the financial security to purchase seeds and prepare for the upcoming growing season. Becoming a CSA member is the tastiest, most exciting way to bolster the local food system.