REGISTRATION & LOCATIONS

NYC AREA

Turtle Bay CSA, Midtown
at the Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 E 47TH (btw 2ND and 3RD Aves.)
Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m.

BJ Hazorim CSA, Upper West Side
257 West 88tH (btw Broadway and West End Ave.)
Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ
411 East Clinton Ave.
Tuesdays, 3:30-7 p.m.

LOCALLY…

Free Bird Farm, Palatine Bridge, NY
497 McKinley Rd.
Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m.

Cooperstown, NY
308 County Highway 52 (just beyond Clark Sports Center)
Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m.

CSA FARM SHARES

A farm share with Free Bird Farm is an affordable way to get unbeatably fresh, organic produce and other farm products during the growing season. Your vegetable shares are comprised of vegetables grown exclusively on our certified organic fields. We also offer a pasture-raised egg share from hens that roam on the farm’s fields.

We do partner with other farms so that we can offer a diverse fruit share and, depending on your distribution location, a poultry share, maple & honey share, and ground beef share from a grassfed, organic dairy and beef farm.

Free Bird Farm’s CSA season lasts 22 weeks, starting in early June and ending around late October.

Before purchasing a share, please read our Farm Share Agreement.

MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGE

Unbeatable freshness—tender baby salad greens that hold up all week, bell peppers with unsurpassed sweetness, eggs laid within days of distribution…

Abundance—a generous variety of certified organic vegetables at a value less than if purchased at a store or farmers’ market

Knowledge—where and how your food is grown and who is growing it

Health—when vegetables taste this fresh and delicious, they become your focal ingredient—inspiring you to cook healthier and feel better

Kids convert—members frequently tell us how their kids start eating vegetables they used to refuse. It helps that they know where the food comes from (and that it tastes better).

The “aha!” factor—we anchor each week’s share with generally popular vegetables but like to throw in a surprise (always with tips on how to prepare). It might be something you’ve never tried or is just enough different, like a purple carrot. CSA members say this gets them out of a rut—away from eating the same thing every week.

WHAT’S IN A SHARE?

A full-sized organic vegetable share includes, on average, 7 to 11 items. The share is intended to feed a family of about four or a veggie-loving couple.

Extra, extra… Before every CSA distribution, we send out a weekly newsletter via e-mail with a list of share contents, tips on storage or preparation, suggested recipes and farm news. These are compiled by Maryellen—farm owner and long-time professional food writer.

  •  A sample week’s full share in October:

Golden beets, Swiss chard, Tuscan kale, carrots, Napa cabbage, radishes, salad tomatoes, snow peas, mixed baby salad greens, garlic

  • A sample week’s full share in August:

Sweet corn, red potatoes, mixed baby salad greens, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, garlic, eggplant, Walla Walla sweet onions, zucchini, fresh cilantro, jalapenos

  • A sample week’s full share in late June:

Broccoli, red leaf lettuce, Easter egg radish, bunched spring onions, garlic scapes, flat-leaf parsley, baby bok choy