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March 16, 2013 in CSAs, Latest News, Slow Shopping

CSA’s on the East End

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for a community of consumers to directly support small local farms.  Members (“subscribers,” or “shareholders”) pay a fee to join, which is repaid in fresh produce throughout the growing season (mid-May to November in our area). Each week, members collect boxes of fresh, local, seasonal produce on-site at the farm, or at other designated locations.  Some CSA’s feature ‘pick-your-own’ options, some offer or require work contributions, and all offer the opportunity to participate in the life of the farm and its cycles of planting, weeding, and harvesting. New in recent years are chicken and egg CSA’s, (Browder’s Birds and Deep Roots Farm) and a seafood “FSA” (Dock to Dish).

Buying a share allows the farmer to grow for a guaranteed, direct consumer.  The farmer has funds for the yearly operation of the farm, the members enjoy a bounty of locally grown, fresh vegetables and fruits, and the arrangement promotes the survival of sustainable, local, small-scale agriculture. One of the greatest benefits, CSA members find, is the “sense of community” instilled by knowing and supporting a local farm.

Some CSA’s do not require an up front payment (you pay weekly) and farms vary in the contents of their boxes, including optional additions (eggs, cheese, poultry, etc). Many CSA farms also sell at local farmers’ markets.

The following is a list of CSA farms on the East End. Please inquire directly for hours, policies, offerings and practices.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THIS SEASON’S CSA’s

NORTH FORK

Biophilia Organic Farm
Phil Barbato
211 Manor Lane, Jamesport
(631) 722-2299

Browder’s Birds
Chicken CSA
Chris and Holly Browder
3005 Young’s Avenue (Charnews Farm), Southold
www.browdersbirds.com
(631) 477-6523

Deep Roots Farm
Fresh chickens and eggs
Tom Hart
57685 Main Rd, Southold
thomashart3@gmail.com
631-745-7928

Dock to Dish
Fresh Fish weekly
www.docktodish.com
pickup in Sag Harbor

The Farm
Ira and KK Haspel, Owners
59945 Main Road, Southold
www.kkthefarm.com
(631) 765-2075

Garden of Eve Organic Farm
Eve & Chris Kaplan Walbrecht
4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
www.gardenofevefarm.com
(631) 523-6608

The Golden Earthworm Organic Farm
Matt & Maggie Kurek & James Russo
652 Peconic Bay Boulevard, Jamesport
www.goldenearthworm.com
(631) 722-3302

Goodale Farms 
250 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY
Hal@Goodalefarms.com
www.goodalefarms.com

(631) 901-5975

Invincible Summer Farms
www.invinciblesummerfarms.com
Southold, NY

MarGene Farms
Organic Produce Certified by NOFA
Maryann and Gene Krupski
Three pickup sites: Southold, Cutchogue 10am, & Farm in Mattituck
margene.farms5@gmail.com or on Facebook
(631) 298-7688

Natural Earth Farms
2806 River Road
Calverton, NY
www.naturalearthfarmsny.com

Sang Lee Farm
Fred and Karen Lee
25180 Country Road 48, Peconic
www.sangleefarm.com
(631) 734-7001

SHELTER ISLAND

Sylvester Manor Farm
Julia Trunzo
116 North Ferry Road (Rt 114), Shelter Island
www.sylvestermanor.wordpress.com
(631) 749-0626

SOUTH FORK

Amber Waves Farm
Catherine Baldwin & Amanda Merrow
375 Main Street, Amagansett
www.amberwavesfarm.org
(631) 213 200 8500

Balsam Farms
P.O. Box 2172
Amagansett
(631) 316-8784

Bhumi Farms
Frank Trentacoste
Amangansett
www.bhumifarm.com

The Bees Needs
Mary Woltz
Honey CSA
Sag Harbor
mgwoltz@optonline.net

The Green Thumb Organic Farm
Raymond Halsey Family
829 Montauk Highway, Watermill
www.greenthumborganicfarm.com
(631) 726 1900

Quail Hill Farm
Scott Chaskey
Deep Lane/Side Hill
Amagansett
(631) 267.8492