Fishkill Farms is an apple orchard and diversified fruit and vegetable farm in the town of East Fishkill, New York. In addition to 40 acres of apples, we grow peaches, nectarines, black currants, cherries, and pumpkins, all of which are available in season for pick-your-own. We also have a diverse, organically grown vegetable garden, a berry patch, and pasture-raised chickens and sheep.
Our goal as a farm is to produce fresh, healthy and sustainably grown food for local customers. We are committed to good stewardship of the land — we want it to nurture us for generations to come. Our vegetables are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, and we use "IPM" or Integrated Pest Management to help us minimize chemical inputs in our orchard.
You can find us at Borough Hall Greenmarket every Saturday, and at the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket every Sunday.
Weekly, June through mid-November
What it includes:
A variety of fruits and vegetables from the farm. Fruits may include berries, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears & apples. Vegetables may be greens, tomatoes, squash, beans, onions, potatoes, garlic & broccoli. Due to Mother Nature, not all items will be in the share each year, so treat this list only as a general guideline. Shares picked up on the farm will also include additional pick-your-own items.
Our vegetables, berries, and some tree fruit are grown completely organically—in fact, to standards that we feel surpass the "organic" produce in supermarkets. Orchard fruit is very difficult to grow organically in the northeast, so we split our orchards. About 1/3 of our apples are grown organically and the remainder is eco-certified. Eco-certified means we spray only when it is absolutely necessary and use the safest, gentlest spray materials possible.
Why Fishkill Farms' CSA?
We grow an amazing variety of produce (more than most local farms). As a result, all the produce in our share is actually from our farm, which means it was grown according to our strict environmental standards. And because of our diverse plantings, if one crop is light or fails, there are usually many more that do beautifully.
How many people will one share feed?
This depends on how often you cook, how much your diet is fruit and veggie based, and whether you will be canning or freezing produce for the winter. A CSA share will supplement a large part of the food supply of a 3-4 member family or provide most of the fruits and vegetables eaten by two. One person will have food left over for hungry and appreciative neighbors. The amount given varies over the course of the season.
We only offer full shares:
But we do allow members to split full shares, and we will gladly help facilitate a split share. A typical way of doing this is to alternate pickup weeks for an "every-other-week" share, or members can divide the shares themselves after pickup. The surefire way to split a share is to find a friend or neighbor to split with. If not, we will search for a partner for you to split with.
What if I cannot make it to the farm during Saturday morning distribution?
If you are out of town for a pickup or cannot make it for any other reason, you may have a friend come and pick up your share for you. For off-farm pickup, we cannot hold shares past the pickup times or allow members to take extra produce the next week. For on-farm pickup, we strongly encourage members to arrive at the farm during the designated pickup times. If you arrive after, your produce may still be available, but we cannot guarantee it.
Park Slope Pickup
Every Saturday from 11am-1pm
Park Slope United Methodist Church, 410 6th Avenue (between 7th and 8th street), Brooklyn, NY
Thanks so much to the friendly and supportive folks at the PSUMC for agreeing to host our CSA this year at their gorgeous garden site! http://www.parkslopeumc.org/
* Full Farm Share—$950
Pickup every week for 23 weeks
* Every Other Week Share/Split Share—$475
Details: We do not offer half-shares that have already been divided at pickup. However, we allow members to split a full share by alternating pickups, or dividing the produce themselves after each pickup.