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!
Full Vegetable, Flower & Herb Share ($625 for 18 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. 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 ($435 for 18 weeks)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call
Bill Wickham at (585) 747-7512.
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.
Greens, cooking (kale, Swiss chard, etc.)
Greens, salad (lettuces, arugula, spinach, etc.)
Snow peas & sugar snap peas
Peppers (bell, poblano, hot)
Root veggies (parsnips, turnips, celeriac, beets)
Summer squash (zucchini, yellow, striped)
Watermelon & cantaloupe
Winter squash (butternut, acorn, spaghetti, etc.)
From the Wickham Farms CSA blog ...
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Each pickup, we hand out samples of a recipe that incorporates our CSA produce. Here's a selection of recipes we've made.