124 Harmony Road, Patterson
(845) 878-3258; www.cascadefarmschool.org
At Cascade Farm, a variety of vegetables are available, as well as eggs, honey, and maple syrup. Full shares are available for $575 each. Shares can be picked up at the farm once a week. Each share averages about 10 lbs per week over 20 weeks, from June to mid-October. All shares are booked for 2010.
Common Ground Farm
79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls
(845) 231-4424; www.commongroundfarm.org
Common Ground Farm in Wappinger's Falls uses organic growing practices and has a large variety of produce including a U-Pick garden. Membership is $500 for a working share and $600 for a non-working share. If you feel a share is too large for you, then you can split a share. There is an additional $25 basic membership fee when splitting. They also offer Children's Education classes, Adult Workshops, an Auction, Brunch in the Fields, and a Harvest Dance at the end of the season.
Eats Village Farm
677 Sawkill Road, Kingston
(845) 532-2448; www.eatsvillagefarm.com
Eats Village uses only organic fertilizer and offers fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Types of shares: full costs $660, senior costs $300 to $550, half costs $375. Herb and flower shares are available for an extra cost: $175 for a full share, $75 for a half share, and $50 to $100 for seniors. Working shares are also available—a full share requires six hours per week and a half share requires three hours per week. Pickups are Sundays 12pm to 3pm at the farm. Local delivery is available for $50 extra per year.
The Farm at Miller’s Crossing
81 Roxbury Road, Hudson
(518) 851-2331; www.farmatmillerscrossing.com
A regular share is $475, and a single share is $247.50. Shares give members vegetables and herbs from June through October. Volunteering for pickup distribution is required of members, at least one or two sessions preseason. Distributions are Tuesday at the farm. Shares for 2010 are full.
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
(845) 897-4377; www.fishkillfarms.com
Fishkill Farms is primarily an apple orchard but also offers dozens of pick-your-own fruits (including cherries, berries, peaches, and nectarines) and five acres of vegetables. All produce is organically grown. The season runs from June to November. A fruit share is $350, supplying enough for a large family. The fruit and vegetable share is $625 and includes the same amount of fruit as a fruit share with the addition of vegetables—enough to supply a large family or an avid canner. They also offer an apple club for those who can’t participant all season. The apple share runs from September to October and is $140. It provides 120 lbs of apples plus the option of 15 lbs of pears or either one large, two medium, or two small pumpkins. The sign-up deadline is May 15.
Fog and Thistle Farm
4872 Route 9G, Germantown
(518) 537-6139; www.fogandthistlefarm.com
Fog and Thistle Farm is 60 acres of vegetable fields, an apple orchard, an active sugar bush, and medicinal herbs. They use no synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified seeds and adhere to organic standards while incorporating biodynamic methods. Pick-ups will be market style every week at the farm, and members receive a newsletter with recipes as well. A farm share is $500 from June 8 to October 19, a low-income share is available by application for $250, an autumn harvest share is $150 and runs five weeks from October 19 to Thanksgiving, or you can sponsor a share for a donation of $1-$450, which helps support low income shares.