CHEESE & DAIRY Share Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Imagine… a bi-weekly selection of farmstead, artisanal cheeses, straight from our local dairy farms to your table!
WHAT WILL I GET EACH PICK UP IN A TYPICAL SHARE?
The CHEESE/DAIRY share will contain a rotating selection of seasonally available cheeses and milk products from North Fork Dairies, as well as some natural grassfed dairies in upstate NY.
NO PRODUCT IN THIS SHARE WILL Be made from milk that contains HORMONES, ANTIBIOTICS or other non-natural substances.
Most of the dairy items in the share will most likely NOT be certified organic, which requires that the dairy animals (i.e. cows, goats or sheep) are fed 100% certified organic grains from birth. Certified organic grain is currently hard to come by and very expensive, so many NYS dairies are natural but not organic. However we will strive to include certified organic items whenever possible.
It will include a rotating variety of the following, among other surprises:
- goat chevre
- cows milk cheeses
- aged raw milk cheeses
- sheep cheese
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The Cheese/Dairy share is $200 for the full season of 12 pick-ups, which works out to $16.67 per pickup.
Our goal is to supply you with good value and great quality. The quantity of cheese will vary depending on the type of product and its monetary value.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
CSA is like a subscription, or a vegetable-of-the-week club. You pay in full for your share before the distributions begin in early June, and in return for your commitment to our farm we provide you with just-picked organic produce at a good value, as well as farm trips, news, recipes, and a community of like-minded people to get to know!
2015 SEASON DETAILS
Cheese/Dairy shares are bi-weekly pickup for the 24 week season, for a total of 12 pickups.
Cheese distributions are biweekly on A week (i.e. the first pickup of the season, and every other week after that.). They are on Wednesday A week for Wednesday members, and on Saturday A week for Saturday members.
The distribution dates for the 2015 season are:
- Wednesday, A Week: Jun 10, 24, Jul 8, 22, Aug 5, 19, Sep 2, 16, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 11
- Saturday, A Week: Jun 13, 27, Jul 11, 25, Aug 8, 22, Sep 5, 19, Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14
If you are not able to make your share pick-up, you are welcome to have a friend pick up your share. No prior notice is required, just tell them to check in under your name.