What’s a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a movement that developed about 20 years ago. It has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. The farmers offers a certain number of ‘shares’ to the public, who invest early in the year, helping the farmer with the early expenses of farming. The produce is distributed during the growing season, with successes and losses spread amongst the farmer and the community, who become in effect, co-producers. Often CSA subscribers help with farm work or distribution.
This is the fifth year for the Sylvester Manor CSA. We have expanded the CSA to include as many as 125 families, and hope to expand it further in future years. Fruits, vegetables, eggs and flowers are available to all at our farmstand at 21 Manwaring Road.
- On-farm pickup - interact with other subscribers and the farmers.
- “Market-style” distribution - bring your CSA bag and fill up with the noted amounts from around the tables.
- Pick-your-own crops – when available, enjoy picking and eating right off the vine (i.e. cherry tomatoes, beans).
- Farm Shop - during pickups, subscribers can purchase local natural meats, honey, soaps and more. We partner with other farmers and small businesses to offer a range of products.
- Season - 20 weeks, from Memorial Day to Columbus Day
- Pickup - Weekly, Saturday mornings 9am to 11am. If you are unable to pick up your share for the week, you can send someone to do so. Sorry, no refunds if you miss a pickup. Also, we cannot hold shares for another day/time. In 2013, subscribers may choose instead to pick-up produce on Tuesday evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- Location - Sylvester Manor Farmstand, 21 Manwaring Rd, Shelter Island, NY, 11964. Please follow signs for CSA parking.
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Or, to join our wait-list for 2014, please fill out this form here.