CSA

welcome to Roots & Wings CSA

supporting a local farm . . . growing our community



Sign up for Roots & Wings CSA 2017 membershipOptions and prices are below. Click here to learn more about the farm we work with. To sign up, fill out and send in this page along with a check or money order. To use your credit card, click here. 

Nancy



FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:

Nancy Delmerico is the Roots & Wings CSA coordinator. 
She can be reached at rootswingscsa16@gmail.com




Top 3 Questions . . . and answers



1.  WHAT IS A CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s one of the best ways to eat fresh, healthy food and support local farms. When you become a member of a CSA, you're purchasing a “share” of the harvest from a regional farmer. You get the season's freshest produce, and since your share is pre-paid, you get first dibs on what is being picked.

Many members enjoy the community aspect of the weekly pick-up; sharing recipes and ideas, as well as vegetables, with like-minded people.  

You also have access to Roots & Wings Community Compost. More here. 

2.  WHAT FARM DO YOU WORK WITH? ROOTS & Wings CSA is a partnership with Rexcroft Farm, a seventh generation family farm in Athens, NY. Rexcroft Farm has been working with CSAs in the Westchester area for the past 10 years as well as various farmers markets. Roots & Wings CSA donates fresh produce to the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry.

3.  HOW DOES IT WORK? Our pick up is Sunday mornings from 8 - 9 AM. When you arrive, simply check in with whichever volunteer is holding the clipboard and then pick up your share. Please bring a bag, box, crate or basket. The produce will be in crates on the table and signs will tell you how much to take of each. Read one person's experience here.

The 2017 season will run for 20 weeks. It starts in the beginning of June runs through the end of October. You can also sign up for 15 weeks and choose which weeks you will pick up. 

The CSA Manager will email you in the beginning of each week reminding you to let her know by Wednesday if you will be opting out that week. Vegetable shares include 7 - 10 different items each week. Fruit share adds 1-2 types of fruit each week.  

Some of the produce you can expect as a member of Roots & Wings CSA:


Greens: Lettuce, kale, arugula, collards, tat tsoi, bok choi, swiss chard, leeks, mixed greens, broccoli raab, spinach.



Vegetables: Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash (both summer and winter), cucumber, melon, cauliflower, beans, broccoli, okra, Brussels sprouts, peas.

Roots: Beets, turnips, carrots, onions, garlic.



Herbs: Basil, oregano, mint, cilantro, loveage, dill.




Dan is at most
pick-ups and is happy to
answer questions
Says Farmer Dan King, "As a CSA member you have  input as to what is grown. When you sign up, if there is something that you would like to have, let me know. I'll do my best to make sure we grow it. You can contact me at info@rexcroftfarm.com. 

He continues, "We are unique from other CSAs in that we offer a choice style pickup. You are not forced to take what was pre-bagged for you. Instead, you get to pick which bunch of kale, or which size tomato, or which basket of fruit you want. Additionally, we have an exchange table. If there is an item you do not want, leave it for someone else. If someone left an item on the table that you would like, help yourself."


HALF-SHARE / FULL-SHARE / FRUIT ADD-ON OPTIONS 

SHARE OPTIONS AND PRICES--click here for more info and payment info

  • 20 Week Full Share Plus Fruit / $902
  • 15 Week Full Share Plus Fruit / $708
  • 20 Week Half Share Plus Fruit / $635
  • 20 Week Full Share Without Fruit / $592
  • 15 Week Half Share Plus Fruit / $500
  • 15 Week Full Share Without Fruit / $482
  • 20 Week Half Share Without Fruit / $335
  • 15 Week Half Share Without Fruit / $272 


EXTRAS TO SIGN UP FOR

REXCROFT FARM grows and raises things that are not part of a share but  are available to purchase. They regularly have eggs, honey, ground beef, pork and cut flowers. Periodically they will have steaks, roasts and maple syrup. 

Farmer Dan King puts out extras to the share list every few weeks. And, if there is something you would like, please let him know. Special orders go straight to Dan King at rexcroftfarm@gmail.com.


SUSTAINABLE ASPECTS AND GIVING BACK

Rexcroft Farm is donating one share and all produce left at the end of the day to the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry.

Rexcroft Farm is an Integrated Pest Management farm, and relies on beneficial insects to combat pests as well as organically approved Insecticidal soap and other natural oils. They do not use genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Rexcroft Farm has been a member of Greenmarket in the NYC area since 1998. They are members of Farm Bureau and are a Pride of NY Farm. This is their 9th year as a Westchester CSA. 


"I really enjoyed the CSA this year. Pick-up was very easy and well-organized, and everyone was very helpful. Your weekly emails alerting us to the contents of the weekly delivery were very useful as well, but my favorite thing about this CSA is the opportunity to purchase 1/2 shares for only 15 weeks, giving those of us whose schedules are somewhat unpredictable the opportunity to manage our pick-ups. I also think the prices are quite reasonable."
--CSA Member



NEW! WINTER CSA

Potato, onion, squash, and beets as well as hydroponic lettuces and micro greens like pea shoots. 
Sign up for one or as many dates as you’d like with Nancy at rootswingscsa16@gmail.com
  • Cost is $23 a share / $184 for all 8.
  • You can also sign up for double shares on a week by week basis.  
  • 8 pick-ups / every other week starting Nov 6.








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