Partners Trace CSA

Located in New Paltz, NY, we are a 6-acre vegetable, herb, and flower farm founded in 2011. We believe in treating our land as a whole, interconnected entity—we work for our land so it is able to work for us. We use non-chemical fertilizers, cover cropping, companion planting, and crop rotation to leave the land better than we found it. (When we found it, our land was a grassy, weedy, rock-covered expanse with a history of being used as pasture. Underneath we found beautiful, silty soil still rich in nutrients.) We are primarily a CSA Farm: Community Supported Agriculture is a common business model allowing a small farm to grow. Members join in the winter/early spring before the growing season starts. Your payment helps our farm buy seeds and other supplies for the year. In exchange for your investment in our farm, we grow you what you've ordered, and you pick it up at the same time and location every week. Why Support Community Supported Agriculture? Your produce is picked less than 24 hours before you receive it, and it travels a maximum of two hours (New Paltz to New York City). Contrast our travel-time (and our prices) with the gas-fueled prices at your local supermarket, where food typically travels from California or South America—Californian produce is fine, in California! Small farms require a huge up-front investment to buy or lease land, buy tools and equipment, and seeds. CSA is a very useful way to get a small farm growing and turn farming from a full-time "hobby" into a full-time, paying job. Another model we support, and which supports us, is Plovgh. Join: Pick up of shares begins Monday June 11, 2012, from 5–8 pm at Huckleberry Bar in Williamsburg, NY, and runs through September. Locals are invited to pick up at our farm, 32 B Rousner Lane, New Paltz, NY. To order, send a check * (paper or electronic) to:
Partners Trace Farm, 422 Swartekill Road, Highland, NY, 12528 Printable Order Form: http://www.partnerstrace.com/order.html All produce and flowers in your shares are grown in our New Paltz, NY fields. We ask that each member volunteer for one pick-up per season, to assist other members in getting their shares. Sign-up sheets are sent around via email the second week of April. We regret that it is logistically impossible for us to coordinate alternate pick times; if you can't make it to pick up your share, you are welcome to send a friend to pick up for you. Spring Flower Share: Spring Plant Share: $45 A tray of 18 plants (annuals) perfect for starting your own cutting garden at home. All varieties make great cut flowers and foliage for backyard bouquets. Grown from seed by Partners Trace in our greenhouse, this is a one-time share available for pick up in late April or Early May, when the spring weather stabilizes. Flower Share, 8 Weeks: Spring Plant Share: $45 A tray of 18 plants (annuals) perfect for starting your own cutting garden at home. All varieties make great cut flowers and foliage for backyard bouquets. Grown from seed by Partners Trace in our greenhouse, this is a one-time share available for pick up in late April or Early May, when the spring weather stabilizes. Flower Share, 12 Weeks: Full Share: $ 370 Half Share: $190 A bountiful three-gallon or six-quart bucket of loose flowers and foliage, enough to make several arrangements or to share with friends and family. Flower Share, 16 Weeks: Full Share: $410 Half Share: $210 A bountiful three- gallon or six-quart bucket of loose flowers and foliage, enough to make several arrangements or to share with friends and family. Bouquet Share, 8 Weeks: Bouquet Share: $110 A European style hand-tied bouquet for those who aren’t so keen on making their own. Bouquet Share, 12 Weeks: Bouquet Share: $160 A European style hand-tied bouquet for those who aren’t so keen on making their own. Bouquet Share, 16 Weeks: Bouquet Share: $210 A European style hand-tied bouquet for those who aren’t so keen on making their own. Full & Half Season Produce Share, 20 Weeks: Full Season Produce Share: $550 A weekly share of farm fresh produce, grown by us, for you! 10 lbs or more per week. Half share: $300 Same as above, but 5 lbs per week. Canned Produce Share: Canned Produce: $100 10 weeks of beautiful, canned produce, including pickles with tarragon and ginger, allspice pickled beets, pickled carrots with cinnamon and ginger, along with tomatoes and relishes. One lb per week. This share runs continuously and is available whenever you would like in New Paltz, NY or Brooklyn, NY. Edible Flower Share: Edible Flower Share: $50 12 weeks of one pint per week of edible flowers, perfect for salads, baking, soups, and garnishes. Includes; Borage, Nasturtium, Marigold, Calendula, Hyssop, Lavender, and more. Thanks very much for your order: We'll be in touch within 48 hours to confirm your membership!
 

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