Harvest season is here and farmers’ market stalls overflow with produce. But we all know that cold and snow and empty fields lurk just around the corner.
Snow-covered fields do not signal the end of local farm products, however. Several farms in central New York offer winter CSAs, which provide weekly boxes of produce throughout the winter months. Plus, the Ithaca Farmers Market runs until December and starts up again in early spring. And, Garden Gate Delivery sources local foods all year long as well.
Here are some local farms offering winter CSAs. Contact them directly for information. If you know of a winter CSA that is not listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Plate Farm Collective: weekly vegetable share*
Fingerlakes Fruit Bowl: fruit share*
Crooked Carrot: community supported kitchen that makes sauces, dressings, dips, broths, lacto-fermented veggies from local produce*
High Point Farms: monthly meat/egg/cheese share*
Wide Awake Bakery: weekly bread share with rolling start dates*
Stone Soup Supper Club: community supported kitchen that makes weekly, on-demand home-made soups from local produce*
BWW Farm: monthly goat share, e-mail John Wertis*
Good Life Farm: spring weekly veg share (coming again in 2013)*
*these CSAs can be delivered locally by Garden Gate DeliveryBlue Heron: vegetables