The Wickham Farms CSA: Farm Fresh at its Best

By joining our CSA 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.

Four Membership Options
You may choose from four different membership options:
Full share ($595 for 18-20 weeks):
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. Pickup is at 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 available.

Biweekly share ($395, 9 to 10 weeks total):
This is the same format as our full share, but with pickup every other week. Good for smaller families who still want u-pick opportunities, or for those who have travel planned during the season.

Grab & Go Share ($395 for 18-20 weeks):
New in 2014, this is designed for couples, single vegetarians, people new to the CSA experience and those who have limited time for cooking. A smaller share, it includes 6 to 10 items, with emphasis on the more common crops. It is prepacked for speedypickup. Pickup is on Tuesdays at the following locations: This share is also available for delivery to workplaces and neighborhoods with 15 or more members. U-pick opportunities are not included, but an annual add-on is available for $125 per season.

Flower & Herb Share ($125 for 18-20 weeks):
This share entitles members to pick annual flowers and culinary herbs at Wickham Farms throughout the growing season. Choose between Mondays or Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

To join and pay by check, print application and mail it to us (address on form).


U-Pick Opportunities:
We believe the on-farm experience is one of the most important aspects of our CSA. Full, biweekly, and flower & herb members are entitled to pick their own flowers and herbs throughout the season.

Flowers and herbs, like veggies, have their own growing seasons. While youíll be able to pick perennial herbs like chives, thyme and sage all season long, annual herbs like parsley and basil need the heat of the summer to grow. If you like pesto, by the way, our members have been known to make and freeze multiple batches with the abundant basil we grow.

Full and biweekly members are also given frequent opportunities to pick extra vegetables. These are often smaller crops like sugar snap peas, snow peas, green beans, cherry tomatoes and hot peppers. We also offer u-pick bonuses when we have bumper crops. In our first season, members picked an abundance of broccoli; in year two, it was tomatoes.

U-pick opportunities are not included in the Grab & Go share, but Grab & Go members may purchase a u-pick add-on 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.)

From the Wickham Farms CSA blog ...
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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.