Our 2020 CSA will begin the week of May 25. This will be our seventh year. In 2019, we had 63 members; in 2018, we had 48 members. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-326-2060.
What is a CSA? A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a seasonal membership for a weekly supply of fresh produce. It offers a chance to support a local farm and, by extension, a local community, and at the same time get the farm’s freshest produce. As a CSA member, you are sharing in the risks, but also in the pleasures of being part of the farm.
Why Toboggan Hill Farm? We use organic seed when available and we use good agricultural practices such as crop rotation, companion planting, and cover crops. We use no artificial fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. We will make every effort to supply you with a bountiful variety of tasty vegetables every week.
Shares: The value of a share most weeks will exceed the price paid. The most abundant packages are usually in the middle to end of the growing season. We recommend full shares for three or more people, half shares for two, and quarter shares for one person or for two people who eat out often.
Crops we plan to have over the summer: apples, asparagus, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, sweet corn, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, garlic, gourds, grapes, greens, kale, wild leeks (ramps), lettuce, maple syrup, melons, nasturtiums, onions, parsley, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and turnips. A favorite item is our salad mix with several kinds of lettuce plus other greens.
Please be aware that growing crops is subject to conditions beyond our control and we don’t always have every crop we attempt to grow, but we guarantee that what what you receive will be the value you paid for if not more.
Substitutions can be arranged. If you don’t like eggplant, or if you’re allergic to tomatoes, just let us know what you’d like instead. We offer a choice of eggs, other vegetables, maple syrup, and all the pork, lamb, and goat meat products listed on our website. We will send an email two days before delivery and give substitution options. If we don’t hear from you, we will assume you want the standard share. Sometimes we make meat or eggs part of the standard share, but there will always be vegetables on the substitution list.
Work share option: We are offering a limited number of work share options. For every week you work 2 hours, you would receive a half share for that week. If interested, call or email us.
To sign up, send us your name, address, email address, phone number, pickup option (see below) and a check for the appropriate amount. Make checks payable to Toboggan Hill Farm. Send to Mike and Donna Eisenstat, 8380 Hardscrabble Road, Westfield, NY 14787. You may pay in full now or half now and half by July 1. Registering early helps us plan our garden. Therefore, we invite you to deduct 3% if your payment is postmarked or delivered by March 9.
Toboggan Hill Farm, Mondays, 5-6 p.m., May 25-Oct. 26, 23 weeks — full share, $500; half share, $275; quarter share, $150
Westfield Farmers’ and Artisans Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 30-Oct. 31, 23 weeks — full share, $500; half share, $275; quarter share, $150
Fredonia, home of Mark DuBois, 76 Center, Wednesdays, 5 – 6 p.m., May 27-Oct. 28, 23 weeks — full share, $500; half share, $275; quarter share, $150
Whole Foods Coop, Erie, PA, Fridays, 12-7 p.m., May 29-Oct.30, 23 weeks — full share, $500; half share, $275; quarter share, $150
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Jamestown, Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., May 29-Oct. 30, 23 weeks, full share, $500; half share, $275; quarter share, $150
Audubon Community Nature Center, Jamestown, Fridays, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., May 29-Oct. 30, 23 weeks, full share, $500; half share. $275; quarter share, $150
Chautauqua Institution, Turner parking lot, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., June 30-Aug. 25, 9 weeks — full share, $200; half share, $110; quarter share, $60
Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Fresh Market, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 30-Aug. 25, 9 weeks — full share, $200; half share, $110; quarter share, $60
For delivery to your door in the Institution grounds Tuesdays beginning around 5:30 p.m., add $60 for the season or $7 per week.
If you would like to join for part of the season, these are the weekly prices for a full share: 1-8 weeks, $24; 9 weeks, $23; 10-23 weeks, $22. Weekly prices for a half share are: 1-8 weeks, $13; 9 weeks, $12.50; 10-23 weeks, $12. Weekly prices for a quarter share are: 1-8 weeks, $7; 9 weeks, $6.75; 10-23 weeks, $6.50.
Here’s what we offered in 2019:
asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, carrots, cherry tomatoes, Concord grapes, corn, cucumbers, eggs, eggplant, garlic, garlic scapes, kale, lettuce, maple syrup, onions, peas, peppers, pie pumpkin, pork chops, pork cutlets, pork hocks, potatoes, raspberries, salad mix (includes lettuce, chard, arugula, kale, mustard, etc.), sausage, snow peas, strawberries, sugar snap peas, squash (acorn, butternut, Delicata), Swiss chard, tomatoes, zucchini
Here’s what we offered in 2018:
asparagus, basil, beans (green and wax), carrots, Concord grapes, cucumbers, eggs, garlic, garlic greens, garlic scapes, gourds, greens, ground pork, ham hocks, lamb rib chops, leeks, melons, onions, pie pumpkin, pork chops, pork cutlets, potatoes, radishes, salad mix (includes lettuce, chard, arugula, kale, mustard, etc.), sausage, shell peas, snow peas, squash (acorn, butternut, buttercup, carnival), strawberries, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes
Here’s what we offered in 2017:
asparagus, beans (green and wax), eggs, garlic, garlic greens, garlic scapes, grapes (Concord and Niagara), ground lamb, ground pork, herb package (basil, dill, and cress), pears, peppers, pork chops, pork cutlets, potatoes, radishes, salad mix (includes lettuce, chard, arugula, kale, mustard, etc.), shell peas, smoked hocks, snow peas, sugar snap peas, sweet potatoes, tomatoes