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 20-week growing season
(approximately May 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 CSA family event that includes our chicken
BBQ, a member pot luck, and fun
A 10% discount on birthday parties at Wickham
To download our vegetable share brochure (PDF), click here .
U-Pick Flower and Herb Shares
In 2013, we will be offering a limited number of
u-pick flower and herb shares for the first time.
Members can choose from Monday afternoon/evening,
Thursday afternoon/evening, or Saturday morning
for their once weekly U-pick time.
U-Pick Flower Share: Once a week for 12 weeks,
members will pick locally grown annual flowers from our
fields in Penfield. It starts approximately in mid-July
and continues until the first frost. The cost for the
12-week flower share is $75.
U-Pick Culinary Herb Share: Once a week for 20 weeks,
members will pick locally grown culinary herbs from our
herb garden in Penfield. It starts approximately in mid-July
and continues until the first frost. You will get fresh herbs
like basil, parsley, chives, various thymes, sage, rosemary,
chamomile, and several others for 20 weeks from approximately
mid-June through mid-October. Bear in mind that each herb has
a different growing cycle, so not all herbs will be available
at all times. The cost for the 20-week culinary herb share is $75.
Combined u-pick flower and herb share: Get both 12 weeks
of flowers and 20 weeks of herbs for $100!
To download a flower and herb share brochure (PDF), click here.
Mail your application or sign up online
Pay in full by January 31, 2013 and get free Wickham Farms fun passes.
A full membership will receive 2 passes, good for a total of 10
individual attraction admissions. A bi-weekly membership will receive
one pass, good for a total of 5 individual attraction admissions.
You have five membership options:
A weekly (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 12-week flower share, which entitles you to pick your own flowers once a week. The cost is $75 for the season.
A 20-week culinary herb share, which entitles you to pick your own herbs and flowers once a week. The cost is $75 for the season.
A combined flower and herb share. The cost is $100 for the season.