The Wickham Farms CSA: Farm Fresh at its Best

By joining our CSA harvest share program, you purchase a portion of our weekly or biweekly harvest, fresh from the fields. Members have told us that the benefits of a steady supply of fresh produce have included:
  • A healthier, more varied diet (even among the kids).
  • More home-cooked meals shared with the family.
  • Less money spent eating out at restaurants.
  • Improved cooking skills.

Join Now for 2015 at 2014 Prices!

Full Vegetable, Flower & Herb Share ($595 for 18 weeks until November 30; goes to $625 on December 1)
Geared toward families or vegetarian couples, this includes 8-10 items early in the season, and up to 19 items at the peak of the season. Quantities are geared toward a family of four. Pickup is a farmerís market-style setup at our farm in Penfield. Youíll get some choices among the offerings, and a recipe to taste. U-pick flowers, herbs and additional veggies are included. Choose Mondays or Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Some Saturday morning u-pick hours are available.


Biweekly Vegetable, Flower & Herb Share ($395 for 9 weeks)
This is the same format as our full share above, but with pickup every other week.


Grab & Go Vegetable Share ($395 for 18 weeks until November 30; goes to $435 on Decemberr 1)
This share is designed for couples, single vegetarians, people new to the CSA experience, and busy people with limited time for prep or cooking. A smaller share, it includes six to 10 items, with emphasis on the more common crops. It is prepacked for speedy pickup. Pickup is on Tuesdays after 4 p.m.; exact times are to be announced. You may pick up at Wickham Farms or at various locations in the Rochester area; see our website or member application for a complete list.

We will deliver Grab & Go shares to neighborhoods, churches and workplaces with 15 or more members. To arrange a free, no-obligation presentation for your organization, email office@wickhamfarms.com, or call Bill Wickham at (585) 747-7512.


U-Pick Opportunities:
Many members find our u-pick bonuses to be the most enjoyable and valuable aspect of our CSA. Full and biweekly members are entitled to pick their own flowers and herbs when they are in season. Some members make and freeze multiple batches of pesto with the abundant basil we grow.

Full and biweekly CSA members are also given frequent opportunities to pick extra vegetables. Some of these, such as sugar snap peas, green beans, cherry tomatoes and hot peppers, are grown specifically to be u-pick crops. We also offer u-pick bonuses when unusually favorable growing conditions for result in bumper crops. In 2012, members picked an abundance of broccoli. In 2013, we offered u-pick potatoes. In both 2013 and 2014, an abundance of tomatoes enabled many members to can lots of sauce and salsa.

These bonuses are not built into the cost of the Grab & Go share because these members typically have less time and interest in picking and processing additional produce. Grab & Go members may purchase a u-pick add-on, however, for an additional $125 per season.


What We Grow:
Early in the harvest season youíll enjoy lots of leafy greens, as well as snow peas and radishes. In the heat of summer, produce is most abundant, bringing corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, beans and so on. During fallís frost come a bounty of root vegetables and winter squash.

Hereís a list of the vegetables (and fruit) we grow. Bear in mind that each crop has a different season.
  • Beans
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Greens, cooking (kale, Swiss chard, etc.)
  • Greens, salad (lettuces, arugula, spinach, etc.)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Snow peas & sugar snap peas
  • Peppers (bell, poblano, hot)
  • Potatoes
  • Root veggies (parsnips, turnips, celeriac, beets)
  • Radishes
  • Summer squash (zucchini, yellow, striped)
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon & cantaloupe
  • Winter squash (butternut, acorn, spaghetti, etc.)

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Recipes

Each pickup, we hand out samples of a recipe that incorporates our CSA produce. Here's a selection of recipes we've made.

CSA Information Sheets

Click on the links below to see information on the crops that we provide and how best to use them.