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Hilltop Hanover Farm Accepts CSA Applications for Fresh Produce

Hilltop Hanover Farm
Hilltop Hanover Farm
Residents who wish to purchase freshly harvested seasonal vegetables and herbs chosen by Hilltop Hanover Farm farmers can now start signing up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for the 2014 season.

CSA is a subscription-style farming partnership between members and farmers. Members can sign up early in the season for weekly CSA shares. In return for this early commitment, CSA members receive the "freshest food possible, build connections to the farm and farmers through weekly visits and special member events, learn about new recipes and unique crops, and find out how delicious locally produced foods taste," according to Yorktown's Hilltop Hanover Farm.

Farmers, in return, spend more time growing crops, learn more about their members and grow the food members want.

A weekly share will consist of freshly harvested seasonal vegetables and herbs which are chosen by the farmers to ensure a good mix. One share provides enough vegetables for a family of four for a week, or for one or two adults who eat lots of vegetables.

Distribution is "farmstand style." At CSA pick-up, you will fill your bags with the produce you pick out.

A typical July share may include a bunch of carrots, a bunch of leeks, fennel bulbs, your choice of leafy greens, cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, basil, and other seasonal herbs. 

A late September share may include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli rabe, eggplants, peppers, onions, radishes, and beets. Shares will include a mix of popular staple crops (lettuce, carrots, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, and herbs), as well as including more unique crops. 

The 2014 CSA share is $650, for 20 weeks of CSA vegetables, a weekly CSA newsletter full of recipes and farm happenings, first option to sign up for 2015 CSA shares, access to CSA member open farm days. A $200 deposit is due to reserve a CSA membership for your family, with the balance is due by March 1. 

Pick up days are Tuesday or Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on a first come first served basis.

For more information and to download an application, click here.

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