CSAs (community supported agriculture programs), provide a direct link between local farmers and consumers by allowing members to purchase a share of a farmer’s crop before it’s produced each season. This allows the farmer to pay for seed, water, equipment, etc., up front, so s/he is less reliant on banks and loans. Each week, usually during June through October, the farmer delivers great tasting, healthful food to predetermined locations.
CSA members share in the harvest; during good growing seasons, everyone benefits. When the season is less bountiful, members shoulder the risk. This type of arrangement helps people to connect back to the earth and the food they eat. CSA organizers often host farm days, inviting members to visit the farm and, in some cases, help in the fields. Breezy Hill Orchard CSA also offers artisan pasta, free-running eggs, and a newsletter with recipes and suggestions on how to cook the unique varieties provided each week.
Our fruit is ecologically grown with an advanced integrated pest management system and minimal spraying with only certified organic materials. In the summer, we will deliver berries, rhubarb, and peaches, with the fall bringing plums, pears, and apples.
A full share includes on average 3 lbs. of fruit (ie. 2 quarts of berries and 1 lb. of peaches) for the 22 week season. This option is ideal for households of 3-5 people.
A half share includes about 1.5 lbs. of fruit (ie. 1 quart of berries and .5 lb. of peaches) for the 22 week season. This option is ideal for households of 1-2 people.
Our eggs come fresh from Knoll Krest Farm in Clinton Corners, right around the corner from Breezy Hill. An egg share includes one dozen large eggs and is for the 22 week season. This option is ideal for households of 1-3 people.
This delicious, fresh pasta is made by hand here at Breezy Hill using our own Knoll Krest Farm eggs. Flavors include plain, whole wheat, carrot, spinach, and tri-color. A flavor will be selected at random each week. A pasta share includes one 12 oz. box of fresh pasta for the 22 week season.