Fox Creek Farm Vegetable CSA
Dickson's Farmstand is excited to bring you local, fresh produce from the Schoharie Valley through the Fox Creek Farm CSA.
Our first delivery for the 2017 Season is June 13. The season runs for 22 weeks until Nov 7th.HOW IT WORKS :
- SIGN UP! Call us at 212-242-2630*
- CHOOSE YOUR WEEKS! Minimum of 4 weekly boxes. You can add more weeks later. Week's do not need to be consecutive
- PAY! Cost of a farm box is $40/week
- PICK UP YOUR PRODUCE! Your box will arrive each Tuesday at 11am. You MUST pick it up by 8:30pm on Tuesday!
Sample SCHEDULE OF THE GOODS***
***"SCHEDULE OF THE GOODS" reflects boxes from the 2014 season and may not reflect your 2017 box due to weather & acts of god.
**Not ready to commit? Get a sample box! 1 per household.
*Sign up by Friday to be to receive the next box on Wednesday.
ABOUT FOX CREEK FARM
Farming practices: We (Sara and Raymond Luhrman) use organic farming practices, but are not organically certified. To date, our CSA customers have not asked or required USDA organic certification from us. As we are a CSA farm, and our farm is open to visits from our CSA membership at any time, they can see for themselves how we grow the crops. You can also view our DETAILED FARMING PRACTICES
Small Start: We started a 10 member CSA on rented land in 2003. We learned a lot that first year, but foremost, we had fun growing. We decided to double our membership the following year - as we did the year thereafter. In 2006, we were farming for a 40 member CSA with sites in Gallupville, Altamont, and Cobleskill.
Growing Pains: By 2006 we reached the limits of the rented farm and the part-time farming endeavor. Future growth of the farm would require more farmland and most importantly, more time. Fast forward: friends offer us a part of their 100 acre farm for sale. We do the math, and think that with a 120 member CSA we could be farming full-time.
Full Time Farming: In 2007 we started farming on our new land - we improved the roads, built a barn, dug a well, and installed our own off-grid solar electric system. Raymond also quit his job in Albany, and your family farmers were now truly depending on the land!
Sustainable Growth: The 120 member CSA was a great leap from the 40 shares. Steep learning curves, more mechanization, more labor, and more acreage under cultivation. Thereafter, we continued to grow sustainably, gradually adding more pick-up sites and CSA shares. By 2015 the membership grew to 390 families. We cultivated more land, added a second irrigation pond, and a second barn, expanding the infrastructure to keep up with the growth.
Fox Creek Farm Today: We've got a strong core of CSA members - some of whom have been with us from the small beginnings. By carefully listening to our members, we continuously adjust our farm plan to meet the tastes of most. And most importantly, with the slow growth in farm size, we managed to keep up the very high quality of produce we give to our CSA members.
This will be the second season our CSA will be available in New York City.
Fox Creek Farm is located in Schoharie County (Town of Wright), on Fox Creek Farm Road, off Larry Hill. We are about 25 miles (or 45 minutes by car) away from downtown Albany. Our farm is open to visits by our CSA members any time, and during the season we offer a free U-pick garden with cherry tomatoes, cut flowers, and culinary herbs as a part of the CSA share. You will be awed by the beauty of the farm. We hope to see you! For lots more info about our journey and farm, visit foxcreekfarmcsa.com