CSA


welcome to Roots & Wings CSA

supporting a local farm . . . growing our community


Sign Up for Roots & Wings CSA 2021!


Click here to learn more about FABLE: From Farm to Table, the farm we work with. It’s the closest farm to the Rivertowns, only 18 miles from Dobbs Ferry.

COMPLETE CSA HANDBOOK. This includes a Membership Agreement to download and send in with your check. Checks are preferred, made out to FABLE: From Farm to Table, mailing address: PO Box 623, Mahopac, NY 10541

You can also pay online here.  (Look for CSA Dobbs Ferry.) Please register as soon as possible. We expect the first pick-up to be in the first or second week of June.  

Meet Our CSA Manager, Sam Bercovich

Sam will be greeting you at CSA pickups and working with FABLE
to make sure everything is running smoothly. Sam is a former special education teacher and elementary school librarian. Currently he is the founder and director of GaragePod, a Dobbs Ferry nature-based learning pod. He is also a long-time supporter of community based CSAs, sustainably grown food and local composting programs. Sam is very passionate about preserving the environment and teaching children to form a life-long bond with nature. Sam lives in Dobbs ferry with his wife and two small boys and is delighted to become the new Roots & Wings CSA Manager. 

THE DETAILS


  • CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Members partner with a farmer and receive fresh vegetables and fruit from June - October
  • Large (Farmer) and small (Forager) shares available / 18 weeks: Farmer's Share: $630Forager's Share: $450. 
  • Fable will be dropping off produce for 18 weeks. Members may skip one week and pick up a voucher to use at the FABLE's farm in Ossining on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday with advance notice. For the remaining weeks, the skipped shares will be donated to the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry.
  • The farmers at FABLE will provide a recommended share based on that week's harvest, but CSA Menbers can make substitutions.
  • Weekly pickups on Sunday mornings, 9:00 - 10:00 AM, in the lot behind South Church on Oak Street, Dobbs Ferry
  • Roots & Wings CSA donates fresh produce to the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry.


FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:

Tom Deacon, the farmer, can be reached at info@FableFoods.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. IS FABLE AN ORGANIC FARM? 

Yes. Fable is dedicated to sustainable agriculture. They provide the freshest produce all year round without the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides

The land at Fable has been farmed since the mid 1700s. The home, barns, and blacksmith's cottage once served as an inn and stagecoach stop for travelers heading north from Manhattan. Now the land is used for organic food production. The former Horse Rink is used for produce, the Windmill Field is used to raise chickens, and our greenhouses for hydroponic herbs and microgreens.

Fable also partners with several farms to help provide CSA members with a variety of produce. These include delicious fruits and vegetable from farms in Poughkeepsie, Copake, and other regional farms.

3. HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Our pick up is Sunday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 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 2021 season will run for 18 weeks. It starts in the beginning of June runs through the end of October. 


Some of the produce you can expect as a member of Roots & Wings CSA: Cool season crops include spinach, lettuce, peas, greens, and radishes. Warm weather crops include broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, beets, and squash.

New this year: swapping! The Farmers at Fable will provide a recommended share based on that week's harvest, but CSA Members can make substitutions. "We understand you may want more basil to make pesto, and little or none of a different crop that you personally do not enjoy," said farmer Tom Deacon. Swapping may not be used on prepared foods, honey, eggs, or milk.





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