Main Season Info.

How long is the season?

24 weeks—that’s almost half a year!—from the beginning of June till mid-November. We end the season with a big potluck supper in Rochester.


How much does it cost?

Full shares are priced on a sliding scale to accommodate people of all income levels.  Please contribute what is realistic for your household while truly considering the value Peacework Farm and its food brings to your home. Together we can ensure the sustainability of the farm and continued access to fresh organic food for everyone. This is what Community Supported Agriculture is all about!

Full share: $610-$900 (7-10 items per week for an average of about $32 a week)  


Partial share: $475 (4-6 items per week; abour $20/week)


Can't decide on a share size?

We recommend a Full share for a household of four and a Partial share for a household of one or two. However, it really depends on how much you eat at home and how many vegetables you eat in a week. We have single people who buy a Full share and two-household members who split a Partial share. Becoming a member of a CSA is one way to ensure that your fridge always has healthy produce on hand and can help you keep a better diet filled with all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need. 

What if I can't eat this much delicious, healthy produce every week?

At the end of every distribution, all left over food is donated to organizations who distribute our food to those in the community who are in need. Buying a full share, even if you won't eat all of it, is one way to help spread nutrition throughout the communiy. Our CSA partners with soup kitchens, Seedfolk City Farm and Food Not Bombs to help in this important mission.

Do you have reduced price shares?

We participate in the "Neighborhood Farm Share" progam through NOFA-NY which helps households with low incomes afford CSA shares.  Participants receive a $100 reduction in the cost of a Full share and a $50 reduction in the cost of a Partial share.  For more informaton on this program, go to https://www.nofany.org/resources/consumers-supporters/neighborhood-farm-share

Neighboorhood Farm Share Income Eligibility (must be at or below)
Household size Annual Monthly
1 $21,978 $1,832
2 $29,637 $2,470
3 $37,296 $3,108
4 $44,955 $3,747
5 $52,614 $4,385
6 $60,273 $5,023
7 $67,951 $5,663
8 $75,647 $6,304

Additional family members

add: $7,696 annual or $642 per month

Spend your Food Stamps here!

EBT/Food Stamps are accepted. Payments are made in increments throughout the season.


Where and when do I pick up my share?

Distribution takes place every THURSDAY for the duration of the season. 

Pickup locations:

Rochester:

Abundance Cooperative Market
571 South Ave.
Rochester, NY
(map)

Thursdays From 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Wayne County:

Peacework Farm
2231 Welcher Road
Newark, NY 14513.

MAP

Shares are pre-bagged by the farm staff and placed in the refrigerators in the packing shed. Members can come at their leisure to pick up their shares any time after 2:30 pm.

What can I expect in a typical share? 

Full share members get 7-10 items, Partial share members get 4-6 items each week. The number of items varies during the season, with fewer in the early spring and more in the late summer and fall. Share quantities can fluctuate with abundant and poor seasons; part of sharing with the farmers means sharing both risk and reward.

What crops are grown? 

Eating local means learning to enjoy each vegetable in its season. Some vegetables can be grown throughout the 24 weeks of our CSA. Others have a specific season: early or late, warm or cool. Here’s what to look for in your share in each season: 

SPRING:

Over-wintered leeks & carrots (1st week), asparagus, Asian greens (mizuna, bok choi), lettuce (leaf, butterhead, & romaine), kale, arugula, mustard greens, salad turnips, radishes, green onions, garlic scallions, pea shoots, snow peas, sugar snap peas, thyme, oregano 

SUMMER:

Lettuce (summer crisps), swiss chard, escarole, beets & beet greens, dill, cilantro, basil (regular, lemon, lime, cinnamon, & Thai), garlic scapes, fennel, beans (green, purple, romano, & “dragon tongue”), summer squash (yellow & patty pan), zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, regular and plum tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, green cabbage, carrots, salad turnips, scallions 

FALL:

Lettuce, arugula, kale, swiss chard, collards, mustard greens, garlic, Asian greens (bok choi, mizuna, Chinese cabbage, tat soi), kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, onions, daikon & “watermelon” radishes, turnips, cabbage, pie pumpkins, winter squash (acorn, butternut, delicata, carnival, & spaghetti), carrots, beets, fennel, parsley, leeks.

 


What else is available?

When the farm has extra produce, they will post a weekly "Need A Little More?" sheet at both pickup locations. It will list available items and prices. Place your order on the sheet and pre-pay for delivery the following week. Your order will be at pickup in a separate bag or box with your name on it. In a good year the farm will have bulk quantities of items like tomatoes and broccoli available for canning and freezing. Late in the season, they often have a "Squirrel Bulk" sale of potatoes, carrots, beets and other veggies we can "squirrel away" for the winter.