Hawthorne Valley Farm has a 300–member CSA and supplies organic and Biodynamic® produce to Columbia County residents and to three New York City communities (Garden City, Inwood, and Riverdale). Over 40 varieties of vegetables are grown on 12 acres, and fruit shares from local farmers are also available. The CSA includes weekly delivery of produce for approximately 22 weeks.
The rewards of CSA membership are great: learning to eat seasonally, cooking and preserving new and interesting vegetables, celebrating the growing season at special events on the farm, and coming to feel a sense of connection to Hawthorne Valley and other farms in the region!
Supporting the Regional Foodshed
Hawthorne Valley Farm actively works with a number of other growers to insure that you receive the highest quality and widest variety of vegetables in your weekly share. We partner with other local farms for crops such as beans, sweet corn and potatoes – all sourced from either organic, non-GMO or family farms.
These farmers are friends and, in most cases, neighbors of ours. In this way, as CSA shareholders, you are helping to support farmers within a whole growing region — farmers using sustainable growing methods. Community Supported Agriculture is not like shopping at the supermarket – it’s about growing our foodshed, building relationships, and enjoying a diverse array of farm-fresh produce.
Why Join Hawthorne Valley’s CSA?
As a CSA member at our farm, you’re supporting a Demeter-certified Biodynamic farm. This means you are supporting a farm that is helping to heal our planet, and its people, through agriculture!
Biodynamic farming is ecological farming – organic and regenerative. While a Biodynamic farm meets all of the requirements of an organic farm, it is also managed as a closed system. That means that it not only aims to be free of outside inputs like fertilizer and pesticides, it actually contributes to increased soil quality, water quality, and carbon sequestration through the vitality of the farm system itself.
Biodynamic food is wholesome food. No added hormones, synthetic pesticides or GMOs allowed, and the integrity of the agricultural ingredients define the finished product. After all, the products are only as good as the farming that creates them!