A community-supported agriculture (CSA)
program is a special relationship between a farmer
and its members. Members purchase a share of a
farmís harvest, and in doing so, they share with
the farmer the risks and benefits of food
production. Throughout harvest season, members get
local produce straight from the farm. The amount
varies depending on the weather and other vagaries
of nature, but a full share is usually about right for
a family of four or two vegetarians.
The Wickham Farms CSA experience is much
more than a weekly produce box. It is a chance to
be more connected to the community and to have fun
as a family. Your weekly or bi-weekly CSA vegetable membership will include:
A weekly share of our farmís harvest of
veggies, herbs, flowers and a few fruits
during the 18- to 20-week growing season
(approximately mid-June through October). An
every-other-week share is also available. By
partnering with a farm in Canandaigua, weíre
even including freshly picked sweet corn as
part of the CSA. Click
here to see what we grow.
A fun farmerís market-type environment at
Wickham Farms on pick-up days (Mondays or
Thursdays). An advantage of pick-up at the
farm is that you have some choice in what
you receive, so you can choose more of your
favorites and less of things you donít like.
(A lot of CSA members, though, find that they
expand the veggies they enjoy as a result of
A weekly email newsletter that will keep you
informed about the vegetables youíll receive,
whatís happening in the fields, events at
Wickham Farms as well as recipes and cooking
Frequent U-pick opportunities, when you can pick
extra vegetables, herbs and flowers. If
you have children, you may find that they
love picking veggies. (We do not require CSA
members to work on the farm.)
A fun CSA family event activities.
To download our vegetable share brochure (PDF), click here.
U-Pick Flower and Culinary Herb Share
We also offer a limited number of flower and herb shares.
Members can choose from Monday (4 to 7 p.m. ) or
Thursday (4 to 7 p.m.).
Once a week for 18-20 weeks,
members will pick locally grown culinary herbs from our
herb garden in Penfield. You will get fresh herbs
like basil, parsley, chives, various thymes, sage, rosemary,
chamomile, and several others. Bear in mind that each herb has
a different growing cycle, so not all herbs will be available
at all times.
In addition, you will pick an assortment of annual flowers Ė
sunflowers, zinnias, amaranthus, celosia and more. These generally
bloom for about 12-14 weeks of the growing season.
The cost of the flower and herb share is $125. The full amount is due at signup.
Mail your application or sign up online
Sign up for your 2014 CSA full or biweekly share and pay in full, and you will
receive a complimentary "thank-you" CSA pick-up for your Thanksgiving table. The
pick-up will take place on Tuesday, November 26.
It will include potatoes, carrots and winter squash. Depending on the weather, it
could also include other veggies and herbs. Another benefit of joining now is that
you will pay 2013 prices We will not determine pricing for 2014 until after the season
is over, but it will not go down.
You have three membership options:
A weekly (18- to 20-week) share of vegetables, flowers, herbs and a few fruits. The cost is $595.
A biweekly (10-week) share of vegetables, flowers, herbs and a few fruits. The cost is $395.
A combined flower and culinary herb share. The cost is $125 for the season.