Thursday, May 25, 2017

First CSA distribution next week

Hello neighbors!

We are looking forward to seeing you all for the first CSA distribution this week. We'll be on the farm between 4:00 and 7:00pm on Tuesday and Friday to greet you and give you your basket and fresh produce. 

For anyone who hasn't been in a Hudson Valley CSA before, please remember that the first few weeks of the spring season are "lean and green," meaning they'll feel lightweight because they'll be full of nutritious greens. As the season progresses, we'll get to the bulkier items like spring peas, green beans, summer squashes, tomatoes and more.

A note on storing greens: We harvest greens and herbs the morning of the CSA pick-up, wash them and store them in coolers for you. When you bring the produce home, we recommend 2 ways to best store greens so they last. (1) Be sure they are completely dry, put them in a plastic bag that is open at the top, and store in the refrigerator; or (2) Fill a cooler with an inch or so of cold water and store the greens/herbs standing upright in the water, being sure to change the water every few days. When properly stored, your greens and herbs can last for at least 2 weeks (but who wants to wait that long to eat them?). More on storing vegetables on our website, here.

Also, please consider joining our "Compost Collective." We'll provide you with a clean 5-gallon bucket to toss all of your food, coffee and yard waste into. When you pick-up your CSA baskets, you can exchange your full bucket for a clean bucket. For more information on composting, see our website here.

Finally, please note that Juune 2nd is also our all-member social gathering from 5-7pm. Children and family members are welcome. We'll have light refreshments and beverages, but please feel free to contribute a dish or drink.

Looking forward to the season.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 CSA season shares are available

Please join the Longhaul Farm community by becoming a part of our 2017 CSA.

We are in our 6th CSA season, happily growing organic, pesticide-free, herbicide-free, naturally-fertilized produce for our community. CSA members can purchase shares of our season's harvest and in return will receive weekly baskets of freshly harvested produce throughout the growing season. Not just a place to pick-up your vegetables, we also are a space for community members to meet, socialize and look out for each other. Together, we'll all hope for rain and fair weather, few pesky pests, and a bountiful harvest. Please join us this year! 

Photo: Caroline Kaye
What are your CSA membership options?
(1) Household share: Whatever is seasonal and harvestable, we share with you. The weekly box feeds 2-3 vegetarian adults or a family of 3-4 with mixed diets; includes a variety of 5-15 items. Household share price: $650.

(2) Split share: You may split your share with a friend or neighbor. Or, if you’d like to split but don’t have anyone in mind yet to share with, we can do the pairing up for you. People split in 2 ways: (1) every-other-week pick-ups; or (2) dividing weekly pick-ups with each other. Split share price: $325.

You can also purchase field-raised meat and eggs at Longhaul Farm:
  • Chicken: $6/lb – Reserve your chickens for $15/bird
  • Pork: $375 for a quarter hog (cut list available upon request) – Reserve with a $50 down payment
  • Eggs: $5/dozen – Available year-round

When and where and how often are pick-ups?
Pick-ups are on the farm on either Tuesday or Friday afternoons from 4-7pm, your choice. Our CSA season is typically from June to September.

How do I sign up?
Please be in touch via email, phone or post to reserve your share. You can send checks payable to "Longhaul Farm" to the address below. We also offer payment plan options.

Contact us to become a member or learn more:
e: longhaulny@gmail.com
p: (845) 424-6277
a: 69 S. Mtn. Pass, Garrison, NY 10524
w: longhauling.blogspot.com

       i: @longhaulfarm

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 9/12

Expect the following in this week's basket (the second-to-last one of our season). We'll email all members when we will have our final basket of the season in October.

Expect the following this week:
Potatoes, leeks, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, lettuce or frisee, fennel or cabbage, tatsoi or spring raab, parsley, arugula, kale

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 9/5

The seasons are changing and the mood on the farm is settling. We'll have two more baskets after this week (next week and again in October) and then we'll start putting the farm to bed.

Expect the following in this week's basket:
Potatoes, tatsoi cabbage or cabbage, frisee, arugula, kale or chard, parsley, basil, peppers, scallions, tomatoes, small onions

Monday, August 29, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 8/29

Expect the following in this last-week-of-summer basket:
Corn, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, scallions, arugula or lettuce, parsley, cilantro, chard or kale, melon.


Monday, August 22, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 8/22

Corn's here! Thanks to Davoren Farm for being the generous donor of our corn for the past 5 years!

Expect the following in this week's basket:
Corn, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, onions, cucumbers, melon, kale, parsley, basil, cilantro

Monday, August 15, 2016

CSA basket: Week of 8/15

More of the same summer bounty this week! We must admit, we haven't been out in the fields much during this uber-heat-wave. And we find ourselves longing for fall weather... and then catching ourselves, realizing we better not wish the rest of summer away... still a few more weeks!

Plus, Jason was busy laying down the porch in front of our stables. Eleven trips to the mason supply
store, 20 wheelbarrows full of dirt, 15 wheelbarrows full of rocks, 2 tons of gravel and 43 75-pound bluestones later, we have a stellar spot to cocktail on (bonus, it will help keep the stables clean!).

Expect the following in this week's basket:
Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cantaloupe, cucumbers, lettuce, parsley, basil, cilantro, lettuce, mustard greens, onions.