Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has been around for many years. CSA programs are a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer more recently. With the CSA consumers are learning how to change their diets to eat what is in season and preserve for the winter months. By eating the bounty of the season we are eating the most nourishing food and reconnecting with the environment.
How it Works
Farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically, the share consists of a box of meat or vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Participants purchase a share and in return receive a quantity of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer.
Advantages for the farmer
Allows time to spend marketing the food earlier in the year, before the long days in the field beginReceive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm’s cash flowHave an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow
Advantages for consumer
Provides local and ultra-fresh food with all the flavor and nutritional benefitsTry new products and new ways of cookingVisit and familiarize themselves with the farm on monthly pick-upsFind that kids typically favor food from “their” farm even products they’ve never been known to eatDevelop a relationship with the farmers who grow the food and learn more about how food is grown
Your share includes a variety of farm fresh pasture raised meats. We will offer shares for 3 month period. Pick up once a month. We will let you know what your pickup dates are. **Please bring a bag to receive your share.**
Small 8-10 lbs each pickup: Ground Meat, Sausage, Whole Chicken and/or Roast
Medium 15-18 lbs each pick up: Ground Meat, Sausage, Whole Chicken, Roast, Steaks, Lamb cuts and/or Pork cuts
Large 28-30 lbs each pick up: Ground Meat, Sausage, Whole Chicken, Roast, Steaks, Lamb cuts and/or Pork cuts
In Partnership with Roxbury Farm (pick up at Hemlock Hill Farm)
Your share includes a variety of farm fresh picked vegetables. Shares are distributed weekly for 24 weeks. We will let you know what your pick up dates are.
Large Share 4 People: Vegetables
Small Share 2 People: Vegetables
Pick up is every week
1 dozen eggs, weekly pickup
Your share includes 1 Dozen farm fresh hemlock hill farm eggs. Grown in our pastures, raised with care our Rhode Island Red Hens.
They lay brown eggs
Weekly distribution 20 weeks
In partnership with Greig Farm (pickup at Hemlock Hill Farm)
Greig Farm takes great pride in growing all natural fruit right here in the Hudson Valley.
18 weeks, weekly pickup
Each week you will have a fresh bag of fruit consisting of:
June = Strawberries & Cherries
July = Blueberries & Plums
August = Blackberries & Peaches or Nectarines
September & October = Apple
Other Ways to Join
If you don't want to purchase your share online you can stop in to the store, call or email us!
If you wish to stop by the farm or mail your payment please email us for the form to fill out.
Make checks payable to: DeMaria’s Hemlock Hill Farm LLC
All members must pay for their share in full before receiving your product