Buffalo & Western New York CSA Guide
2017 List for Community Supported Agriculture: Buy a share and pick up your box of produce at a convenient location
There’s no better way to get your produce than straight from the source. Buy a share and pick up your box of produce at a convenient location. Be sure to confirm information with individual farms.
com·mu·ni·ty sup·port·ed ag·ri·cul·ture noun
a system in which a farm operation is supported by shareholders within the community who share both the benefits and risks of food production.
Arden Farm—East Aurora
Pickup: On-farm; city drop-off in Buffalo on Tuesdays, 5–7 p.m.
Share size/cost: Large share: $790; small share: $590
Sign-up: Via mail, telephone, email email@example.com
Crop details: Sustainably grown, with a variety of vegetables and fruits; orchestration of weekly offerings focuses on helping create complete meals.
3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport; 772-2211; beckerfarms.com
Pickup: On-farm Fridays and drop-offs in North Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, and Lewiston 4–6 p.m.; drop-offs in East Amherst and Lockport on Thursdays 4–6 p.m.; drop-offs in Buffalo, Amherst, and Tonawanda 4–6 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Share size/cost: Large share $800; small share $420; 10 deliveries of large share $420; 10 deliveries of small share $240
Sign-up: Visit beckerfarms.com
Crop details: CSA members receive a mix of produce and can upgrade shares by adding on baked goods, jams, beer, and wine from the Vizcarra Vineyards portion of the farm.
Pickup: South Farm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, 2–6 p.m.
Share size/cost: Small share $345; large share $645
Sign-up: Visit canticlefarm.org
Crop details: A wide selection of naturally and sustainably raised produce
Farm This Way—Brant
11086 Brant Reservation Rd., Brant; 549-1038, farmthisway.com
Pickup: On-farm pickup, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; drop-offs in Blasdell on Wednesdays.
Share size/cost: Price varies depending on the size and length of membership, $495–935
Sign-up: Visit farmthisway.com or call 549-1038
Crop details: As commercial growers, the farm offers a great deal of variety, including vegetables, some fruit, and flowers.
Pickup: On-farm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2–7 p.m.
Share size/cost: Full share $425; half share $250
Sign-up: Visit fentonsproduce.com
Crop details: A variety of vegetables and blueberries with options to select what you would like
Pickup: On-farm, Thursdays, 4 p.m.; drop-off in East Aurora on Thursdays, 5–7 p.m.
Share size/Cost: $375; see website for details and other options
Sign-up: Visit website
Crop Details: In addition to vegetable shares, members may add egg, flower, and chicken shares.
Native Offerings—Little Valley
Pickup: On-farm, Wednesdays, 3–7 p.m.; drop-offs in Buffalo on Thursdays, 4–7 p.m., in Orchard Park on Tuesdays, 3:30–6:30 p.m., and in Amherst on Wednesdays, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Share size/cost: Full summer share $660; small share $440; individual share $310; see website for details and other options
Sign-up: Visit nativeofferings.com
Crop details: A huge variety of fresh root vegetables, greens, herbs, squash, and more; fruit shares, beef, and pork are also available.
Plato Dale Farm—Arcade
5249 Curriers Rd., Arcade; 913-1351, platodalefarm.org
Pickup: Drop-offs take place at farmers markets located around Erie and Niagara Counties on Thursdays 3– 7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Share size/cost: Shares range from $100–$600; email or contact with questions
Sign-up: Visit website
Crop details: A wide variety of vegetables and fruits; beef and poultry are also available.
Pickup: On-farm from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays plus drop-off at various locations in and around Buffalo and Rochester.
Share size/cost: Pick-up: $400; delivery $425
Sign-up: No deadline, accepts check by mail; visit porterfarms.org for information
Crop details: A wide variety of organic seasonal vegetables, with a focus on keeping prices affordable
Pickup: On-farm, Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m., plus drop-off on Tuesdays in Snyder, 3–5:30 p.m; Depew and E. Amherst, 4–6 p.m.; and in Lancaster, 6–8 p.m.; also Thursdays in Buffalo, 4–6 p.m.
Share size/cost: $550 per season
Sign-up: Visit promisedlandcsa.com
Crop details: Promised Land offers a wide variety of sustainably raised produce, as well as add-ons for egg and tree fruit shares.
Root Down Farm—Clarence
Pickup: On-farm, Mondays or Thursdays, 2–6:30 p.m.
Share size/cost: Large share $575; small share $325
Sign-up: Visit therootdownfarm.com
Crop details: Sustainable practices are in place for over 200 varieties of produce; spring greens, fruit, and juicing shares also available.
Pickup: On-farm, Thursdays after 3 p.m., or drop-off locations, which include Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, and Wheatfield
Share size/cost: Pick-up: $395
Sign-up: Via mail, telephone, or sinemusfarms.com
Crop details: A wide variety of organic seasonal vegetables and organic heirloom sweet cherries
Thorpe’s Organic—East Aurora
12866 Strykersville Rd., East Aurora; 655-4486; thorpesorganicfamilyfarm.com
Pickup: On-farm pickup, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Share size/cost: Varies depending on when shareholders join (average for large $650; small $515)
Sign-up: Visit thorpesorganicfamilyfarm.com
Crop details: Growing organic certified vegetables; shares have the bonus of citrus from the family’s grove in Florida; fruit shares, grains, organic raw cane sugar, maple syrup, baked goods, chicken, pork, and more available.
Wildwood CSA at McCollum Orchard—Lockport
Pickup: On-farm, Thursdays, 2–7 p.m.
Share size/cost: Full share $535; half share $310; extra greens $75
Sign-up: Visit oldfarmnewlife.com, application by mail
Crop details: Seventy varieties of vegetables and fruit. Farming without use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Local fruit, bread, and meat for sale during pickup.
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