Why Join Peacework Organic CSA
Peacework Organic Community Supported Agriculture (formerly called Genesee Valley Organic CSA) is our area's oldest continually-operating CSA. For our main season CSA, we partner with Peacework Farm in Newark, NY to provide us with 24 weekly Full and Partial "shares" of fresh, certified organic vegetables and herbs from early June through mid-November. We also partner with Blue Heron Farm in Lodi, NY to offer bi-weekly Full and Half shares of organic winter vegetables from January through mid-March.
Join our community of local food eaters, carbon conscious consumers, bicycle riding die-hards, contra dance lovers, natural family raisers, passionate advocates, environmental supporters, city bee keepers & chicken farmers, intrepid food preservers, off the grid homesteaders, curious foodies, and lovers of the outdoors.
An economical way to eat organic. We believe all people should have access to organic food. To that end, we offer sliding-scale pricing for our main season Full share. Members who pay at the higher price make it possible for others to join at the lower price. Peacework Farm accepts Food Stamps for both Full and Partial shares. Members can also apply to the NOFA-NY Neighborhood Farm Share Program for a grant to help pay for their share. During the main season, Peacework Farm also offers produce in bulk quantities for canning, freezing, and "squirreling away" for the winter.
Give back. Every week at distribution you can leave the vegetables that you know won't be eaten in your house and they will make a difference to the lives of those in need in the Rochester community. All leftover produce from distribution is given to soup kitchens and organizations like Seedfolk City Farm and Food Not Bombs.
Convenience of in-the-city-pick-up at Abundance Cooperative Market for both our main season and winter CSA. We also offer pickup at Peacework Farm for main season members in Wayne County.
Expand your cuisine with our online Food Book. Receive weekly main season Farm Updates with what to expect in your share and ideas on how to use some of the vegetables that might be unfamiliar to you.
Join a work party at Peacework Farm. The Peacework farmers host work parties and potlucks at the farm throughout the growing season for members who are physically able and willing to get into the dirt. Come see how your food is grown and get to know your farmers and other CSA members. Bring your family and friends and introduce them to the farm. Enjoy a potluck meal with your contributions and fresh veggies from the farm.
Connection to the seasons, connection to the farmers and farms that feed you, connection to the community of people who really care about the future of the land, air and water..
What is CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between consumers and farmers. Consumers contract with farmers before the growing season begins for a share of the upcoming harvest. They agree to share the risks and rewards of growing food in their local climate. Farmers are guaranteed a market and an income; consumers receive fresh, just-picked local produce and the satisfaction of helping to keep local farms in business. CSAs are as individual as the people who form them.
Peacework Organic CSA Vision
We envision the creation of a land-based community of people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and incomes, farmers and non-farmers, who are committed to love, justice, equality, democracy and cooperation. Our community honors the intrinsic value of nature and food and the dignity of labor. The members of this community will work gently together to learn and teach others to live sustainably, in the broadest sense, for the health of all living creatures and the planet. We will practice an agriculture that supports a whole, healthy, sustainable, and loving community