Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing trend in Columbia County.

Fog & Thistle Farm -- Germantown

A 60 acre parcel which includes our 3 acres of vegetable fields, an old apple orchard, an active sugar bush, and a medicinal herb business. The farm is run by Ashley Loehr, Eileen Wallding, and Nicholas Pandjiris, who bring with them over 15 years of farming experience, a wide range of skills and interests, and old fashioned hard working attitudes. In addition to stewarding the land and running the vegetable business, we also host a variety of free educational and community events at the farm.

Ashley Loehr, Eileen Wallding, and Nicholas Pandjiris
4872 State Route 9G, Germantown
Hudson Valley Bounty member

Distribution Sites:
At the farm

Months of Operation: June - October

Types of Share:
Farm Share and Autumn Harvest Share

Cost of Share:
Farm Share: $500

Autumn Harvest Share: $150

Low Income Shares by application: $250

Threshold Farm -- Claverack

A small diverse biodynamic farm, specializing in tree fruit: peaches, pears and apples, vegetables, grassfed beef and pork(fed with strictly organic and soy free grain and the farm’s fruit and vegetables). Farm records dating from the 1700’s to present show farm has never been treated with pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers.

Hugh Williams & Hanna Bail
16 Summit Street, Philmont (Farm House)
Mailing: PO Box 323, Philmont

Hudson Valley Bounty member

Distribution Sites:
Philmont (at the Farmhouse) Tuesday, Friday afternoon to Saturday morning

Months of Operation: early June to Thanksgiving
Fruit - as long as available

Types of Share: Fruit, Vegetable

Cost: please call for details

The Farm at Miller’s Crossing -- Claverack

A 200 acre family farm in which 30 acres are used in the production of over 50 different types of vegetables, many of which are heirloom and open pollinated varieties. A greenhouse produces vegetable and flowering bedding plants and a small beef herd and some pigs provide a source of local organic, grass-fed meat.

Contact: Chris Cashen or Katie Smith
81 Roxbury Road, Claverack
Mailing: 81 Roxbury Road, Hudson
Hudson Valley Bounty member

Distribution Sites:
Claverack (the Farm): Tuesday
Honest Weight Food Co-op, Central Ave, Albany: Wednesday
The Berry Farm, Rt 203, Chatham: Friday

Months of Operation: June - mid-November

Setting up or Closing Down distribution site two times per season or volunteering two hours for the CSA.

Types of Share: Vegetable/herb with various meats

Cost of Share: $425 Single: $220

Sol Flower Farm @ Herondale Farm -- Ancram

Each week, a mix of vegetables is brought fresh from the field, which contains about 5 to 18 pounds of food (14 lbs on average) utilizing sustainable agriculture.

Andy Szymanowicz or Jessaiah Zure
90 Wiltsie Bridge Road, Ancramdale
518 329-1004
Hudson Valley Bounty member

Distribution sites:
At the Farm Tuesday afternoon and Saturday mornings and designated drop off site (please check site for details)

Months of Operation: June - November

Types of Shares: Full, Summer and Flower

Full: $550 - Farm pickup $590 - Delivery Summer: $375 Flower: varies with other share purchases

Shady Acres Farm -- Canaan

A family-owned and operated farm for almost 100 years. Many varieties of NOFA certified organic produce and berries are grown in market garden without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, and use heirloom varieties when possible with no GMOs. Operated a roadside stand for years and now offering CSA shares. Grass-fed Angus cattle, Alpine dairy goats and lots of good horse hay for sale.
13217 Rt 22, Canaan


Roxbury Farm -- Kinderhook

Roxbury Farm is 1000-member CSA farm on 225 acres along the Kinderhook Creek. One hundred and fifty of these acres are preserved for agriculture in perpetuity; this land can never be developed or sold to a non-farmer. Roxbury Farm was one of the first CSA’s in New York and currently is one of the largest in the country.

Jean-Paul Courtens or Jody Bolluyt
2501 Rt. 9H, Kinderhook
Mailing: PO Box 338 Kinderhook

Distribution Sites:
Columbia County: Friday afternoons at the Farm
Southern Columbia County: Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings
Capital District: Tuesday afternoons
Manhattan (Upper West Side and Harlem): Thursday afternoons
Westchester: Wednesday afternoons

Months of Operation: June - December

Volunteer Requirement: Each member or family is asked to contribute three to four hours of time, helping to set up or clean up the site, delivering leftover food to a pantry, or telephoning other members with reminders. If none of that is possible for you, or if the schedule is full, you can contact the site coordinators for other options. If do not want to participate in the volunteer program, you can pay a $40 fee. In addition there is a member workday on the farm once a month during the season. These workdays allow members to participate in the work of the farm, meet the farmers & other members, walk the land, and visit the U-Pick Gardens for herbs & flowers.

Types of Share:
Vegetable & Fruit (fruit provided by Love Apple Farm in Ghent, NY)

Cost of Share:
Check website for current rates

Red Oak Farm -- Kinderhook

A small, diverse organic farm providing produce and eggs to our CSA and local markets. CSA produce share includes vegetables, berries and herbs. Members receive a weekly email listing all that is available from the farm, and which items of their choice are selected for pick-up the ensuing week. Egg shares from pasture-raised chickens are available as full (1 dozen a week) or half shares (1/2 dozen per week).

Taylor Tribble & Amy Brown
1921 Rt 9, Stuyvesant, NY
Distribution Sites: The Farm: Tuesday or Friday
Hudson Farmers’ Market on Saturday
St. James Albany market: Tuesday afternoon/evening

Months of Operation: Third week of May – First week in November
Winter: Second week of November – First week of January

Types of Share: Produce, Egg, Winter

Cost: Produce: $380, Egg: Full - $90 Half - $50, Winter: $130

Little Seed Gardens -- Chatham

A fifty-acre family run farm that is committed to ecological agriculture practices that protect land and human resources, build biological diversity and produce quality food for regional markets.
Willy Denner & Claudia Kenny
Hudson Valley Bounty member
Months of Operation: June - October
Types of Share: Vegetables/herbs
Cost of Share: $425 Vegetables?


Hawthorne Valley Farm -- Ghent

300-member CSA with organic and biodynamic produce from Hawthorne Valley Farm featuring more than 40 varieties of vegetables grown on 10-acres of market gardens. Fruit shares from local farmers are also available.

Lucy Marston

327 Route 21C, Ghent
518-672-4465 ext 257
Hudson Valley Bounty member

Distribution Sites:
At the Farm (Ghent)
New York City area (Garden City, Inwood, and Riverdale).

Month of Operation: June – November

Work Shares: volunteers needed at distribution sites

Type of Share: Vegetable and Fruit (from local organic & IPM farmers)

Costs: Varies by pick-up locations – see website for contract information

Herondale Farm -- Ancram

Organic grass-fed beef, pork and chicken.

Jerry Peele
90 Wiltsie Bridge Rd

Hudson Valley Bounty member

Distribution site: at the Farm

Type of Share: meat

Cost of share: Please contact farm

Lineage Farm -- Claverack

Our growing techniques regenerate the soils we work and the region and community that our farming impacts. The farm is experienced as an individual organism whose goal is to be self sustaining. Our task as farmers is to ensure the health of the farm both within and in relationship to the greater community. Our management practices build vigorous, complex, healthy communities of plants, animals, microorganisms, insects, and people – without chemicals, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or heavy reliance on fossil fuels. We offer members a wide variety of vegetables from which to choose their share each week.

Jonathan Ronsani
Route 217 Claverack, across from Meltz’s Lumber
Mailing: 520 Clinton Street, Hudson

Distribution Sites:
Tuesday: Jewish Community Center, Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY
Warren St., Hudson NY

Saturdays: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
The farm, Claverack NY
Months of operation: June until November
Volunteer requirement: Help with pick-up site
Type of share: vegetable
Cost: contact farm for details

Common Hands Farm -- Ghent

Common Hands Farm offers a very flexible choose- your-own share, offering high quality and nutrient dense biodynamically grown produce. We cultivate about 12 acres of annual and perennial vegetables, fruits and herbs, stewarding an 140 acre piece of land just outside Philmont. We are busily preparing for this coming season and will be integrating bees, chickens, goats and a maple sugaring operation into our farm enterprise this year and will be glad to offer more products to our CSA members. We host a variety of community-centered events and each year host a group of apprentices on our farm that participate in a full season on an organic farm as an educational work experience. CSA pick-ups are ‘market-style’ and members are able to choose from a wide-variety of seasonal produce to fill their weekly share.
Tess Parker or Dan McManus
Farm Address 225 Carpenter Road Ghent
Mailing Address: PO Box 35 Philmont NY 12565
distribution sites: Hudson, Philmont, Chatham, Hillsdale
months of operation: May-November
Share types and costs:
Pea Pod (Small) : choose 5 items weekly- $400
Tomato (Medium) choose 8 items weekly- $600
Melon (Large) choose 10 items weekly- $700