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

1821 Billington Rd., East Aurora, 341-1268; theardenfarm.comfind on Facebook

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 ardenfarmer@gmail.com

Crop details: Sustainably grown, with a variety of vegetables and fruits; orchestration of weekly offerings focuses on helping create complete meals.

 

Becker Farms—Gasport

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.

 

Canticle Farm—Allegany

3835 South 9 Mile Rd., Allegany; 373-0200, ext. 3358, office@canticlefarm.orgcanticlefarm.org 

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.

 

Fenton’s Produce—Batavia

3323 Pratt Rd., Batavia; 585-343-9491; fentonfarm@aol.com; fentonsproduce.com 

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

 

Harvest Patch—Sheldon

611 Route 20 A, Strykersville; 585-322-3106, mrsashleyhowe@gmail.com, harvestpatch.com

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

8501 Maples Rd, Little Valley; 257-3006; csa@nativeofferings.comnativeofferings.com

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.

 

Porter Farms—Elba

5020 Edgerton Rd. Elba; 585-757-6823, porterfarmscsa@gmail.comporterfarms.org

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  

 

Promised Land—Corfu

2112 County Line Rd., Alden; 585-599-3462, promisedlandcsa@gmail.compromisedlandcsa.com

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 

5850 Shimerville Rd., Clarence Center; 949-1204, csa@therootdownfarm.comtherootdownfarm.com

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.

 

Sinemus Farms—Elba

6959 Norton Rd., Elba; 940-1386, support@sinemusfarms.comsinemusfarms.com

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

248 N. Adam St., Lockport; 730-0703, mccollumorchards@gmail.comoldfarmnewlife.com

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.

 

Starting a CSA or know of one in WNY we missed? We update this guide online, so please email details to elicata@buffalospree.com.

 

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