CSA 2016 Season!
Become a member of our best win-win-win farming model and pledge your support of:
an ecologically sustainable food system
a locally based economy
the continued growth of our farm and farmers
Sign up for your CSA Share today to receive
23 weeks of fresh vegetables and fruits!
We are looking for members who are dedicated to the success of our mission and who are willing to grow along with us. As with all CSA models, members assume the same risks as the farmer in regards to the unpredictability of weather and growing conditions.
However, our farmer promises to do her very best to buffer against any potential loss with a diverse array of crops and the opportunity to share in the benefit of abundance. The CSA experience is an educational opportunity to explore the joys and challenges of eating both locally and seasonally. We welcome you connect with the world that nourishes our bodies, minds and souls. Thank you in advance for your dedication, support and commitment!
2016 SEASON OFFERINGS
June 1- November 2, 2016
(Dates are subject to change)
SMALL SHARE (Avg of 5 items/week): $395
LARGE SHARE (Avg of 8 items/week): $595
Only 30 shares will be available in total,
so get your membership agreement and deposit in today!
Each week will include a diversity of the freshest items available; with fewer items at the beginning of the season and more during peak production. Generally, the quantity of each item in the share will be the same for both share sizes, for example one quart of tomatoes and one bunch of carrots. However, a large share will receive a greater number of different items: tomatoes, carrots, kale and kohlrabi.
Depending on your diet and cooking habits, a small share will feed 1-2 people, while a large share will feed 2-4 people. During peak production you can expect a diversity of nearly 20 different items available each week and an array of over 80 vegetables and fruits throughout the season!
SPLITTING A SHARE
Not sure if a CSA membership is right for you?
Not sure if you'll be able to consume all the produce?
Not sure if a weekly commitment is feasible?
Consider splitting a share with a friend or neighbor. You decide on the size, you decide how to split it up. Divide the share in half weekly or rotate who receives the share each week. Whichever option works best for you, splitting a share can be a great way to enjoy the benefits of a CSA membership without feeling too overwhelmed with the experience!
DISTRIBUTION & SHARE PICK-UP
Takes place at the farm:
6141 Hicks Rd. Naples, NY
Wednesdays between 3:00 and 6:00.
Alternative pick-up arrangements may be possible on a limited, as-needed basis
ADDITIONAL MEMBER BENEFITS:
Discounts to attend our on-farm events and workshops
First priority registration for limited attendee events
Discounts on herbal products
Monthly availability of grass-fed meat from Sweet Grass Meats
Discounts on bulk purchases for canning and/or freezing
Farm fresh eggs when available
Your application agreement and deposit of $100 must be received by April 25, 2016
Half of your remaining balance must be received by the first distribution on June 1, 2016
Final installment must be received by Aug 3, 2016.
Of course complete payment is always welcome in advance of the season, however we understand that such a large fee is not always financially feasible and we strive to offer a win-win relationship for everyone!
Step 1: Submit this
Step 2: Mail check or money order (payable to Shimmering Light Farm)
Shimmering Light Farm
PO Box 599
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(Credit cards are not accepted for CSA payments)
Your membership will only be guaranteed
once your Membership Agreement and $100 deposit have been received.
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You can find our fresh, ecologically grown produce at:
The Cornerstone Market
Main St., Honeoye, NY
Mon-Sat, 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Bristol Harbour Community Center
Fridays through September, 3:30 - 6:30 PM
5410 Seneca Point Rd., Canandaigua, NY
Farm to Table - restaurant listings
About our farmer
Like many current beginning farmers, Tanya's path to farming was not quite direct. She is a native of the Canandaigua area, where she originally received an A.S. in Environmental Science from Finger Lakes Community College in 2001. Tanya then moved on to pursue a B.S. in Wildlife Science in 2006 and a M.S. in Conservation Biology in 2009, both from SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. Her original dreams were to focus on tiger conservation, although through her experience living amongst subsistence farmers in India, Tanya decided to take a more direct approach to conservation, through active sustainable agriculture.Land-use practices world-wide and our daily lifestyle choices severely impact the ecological integrity of our planet. It is through food, that Tanya hopes to raise awareness of our connections with the environment, the ecological impacts of our actions and encourage a more restorative way of life, one which promotes the conservation of all species, including our own!