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Area community farm programs

hudson valley csa programs listed by county
The Hudson Valley has a bevy of local farms right at our fingertips. Many families support their neighborhood farms by buying fruits and veggies from local farmers instead of picking up produce that may come from other areas at the grocery store. As a result, farmers markets continue to grow in popularity, as do community supported agriculture – or CSA – programs.


Interested in buying farm fresh seasonal products in bulk for the duration of the growing season? These programs allow members to do just that – and build unique relationships with farmers. The specific offerings vary a bit, but locally grown fresh food is one thing they all have in common.

If you’re looking to get involved with a CSA this year, here’s some of what our area has to offer:

Dutchess County

Fishkill Farms

9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction; 845-897-4377
Fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, and cheese. Open June through mid-November and December through late March. Membership required. $450 for Winter CSA (16 weeks), $950 for a large share and $600 for a small share for Summer CSA (25 weeks).
 
Great Song Farm
475 Milan Hill Rd., Red Hook; 845-758-1572
Vegetables and pick-your-own peas, cherry tomatoes, beans, flowers, and herbs. Open June through November. Membership required. $550 for a regular share, $875 for a family size share, $300 for every other week shares.
 
Hearty Roots Farm
223 Pitcher Ln., Clermont; 845-943-8699
Vegetables, eggs, and pork. Open June to November. Also farms in Woodstock and Kingston. Membership required. $600 for 22 weeks, $325 for 11 weeks.

Poughkeepsie Farm Project
51 Vassar Farm Ln., Poughkeepsie; 845-516-1100
Fruit and vegetables. Open the last two weeks in May (May share), June through November. Membership required. Fees vary based on season, work share or non-work share, and membership level.

Shoving Leopard Farm
845 River Rd., Barrytown; 845-758-9961
Vegetables, flowers, garlic, and maple syrup. Open mid-June through October. Membership required. $180-$200.

Sisters Hill Farm
127 Sisters Hill Rd., Stanfordville; 845-868-7048
Vegetables. Open from the end of May to first week in Nov. Membership required. Weekly share $675-$775, every other week $360-$410.

Starling Yards
81 Echo Valley Rd., Red Hook; 646-831-8311
Vegetables and eggs. Open June through October. Membership required. Vegetables: $475 for a regular share, $585 for a large share. Eggs: $99 for a full share, $60 for a half share.

Orange County

Blooming Hill Farm
Blooming Grove; 845-782-7310
Fruits and vegetables. Open all year. Membership required. $250 for a half share, $500 for a full share.

J. Glebocki Farms
19 Maloney Ln., Goshen; 845-651-8088
Vegetables, fruit, milk, cheese, and meat. Open June through November. Membership required. $525 per share for 22 weeks.

Midsummer Farm
156 East Ridge Rd., Warwick; 845-986-9699
Fruits, vegetables, flowers, eggs, herbs, mushrooms, and baked goods. Open June through September. Membership required. Fees start at $765 and vary depending on share.

Peace & Carrots Farm
Johnson Rd., Chester; 845-913-6187
Vegetables. Open June through October. Membership required. $390 or $650 depending on the share.

Sullivan County

Channery Hill Farm
77 Keller Rd., Callicoon Center; 845-482-4369
Vegetables, fruit, and mint. Open June through October. Membership required. $300-$1300 depending on size of share.

Ulster County

Clove Valley CSA
81 Clove Valley Rd., High Falls; 845-687-0535
Vegetables. Open June through mid-November. Membership required. $700 plus 10 hours of work per season, free and discounted shares in exchange for weekly volunteer hours.

Huguenot Street Farm
205 Huguenot St., New Paltz; 845-419-2164
Fruit and vegetables. Open June through October. Membership required. $165-$649 depending on share.

Kelder’s Farm
5755 Rte. 209, Kerhonkson; 845-626-7137
Fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Open May through October. Membership required. $450 for a half share, $700 for a full share, $1300 for a double share.

Phillies Bridge Farm Project
45 Phillies Bridge Rd., New Paltz; 845-256-9108
Vegetables and melons. Open the beginning of June to late October. Membership required. Prices vary from $400-$700 depending on share and time of registration.

Second Wind CSA at the Four Winds Farm
158 Marabac Rd., Gardiner; 845-417-5624
Vegetables, eggs, and fruit. Open first full week in June to the last week in October. Membership required. $550 for the season.

Taliaferro Farms
187 Plains Rd., New Paltz; 845-256-1592
Vegetables. Open late May through early November. Membership required. $1000 for a full share, $500 for a half share, $100 membership fee plus $100 payment increments for a Farm Card Membership.

 
Hudson Valley Parent intern Colleen Thornton is a junior at Mount Saint Mary College.