Friday, January 6, 2012

Cross Creek Farm Poultry and Rabbit CSA!

We originally said we were going to wait until February to launch our very first CSA. But as we finished getting details and things organized, we decided that we were ready now and would launch it now.

I will make a separate page on this blog that will give you all the information to refer to so you don't have to continually search for this post. I am also going to post it on our Facebook page as a "note" and on our Website.

So here are the details......

Cross Creek Farm Meat CSA 2012

What is a CSA?
            Community Supported Agriculture. CSA’s were originally started to help farmer’s have the funding that they needed while also providing the consumers with great product. It is a balance of trust. The consumer needs to trust that the farm will produce what they have paid for. The farmer in turn does not have to focus as much on the financial aspect of it, therefore giving more time for the farmer to concentrate on growing top quality products. This is one way for the community to be more connected and for consumers to get to “know” their local farmers. Knowing and trusting in your farmer creates a greater aspect and quality of life for farming and food being produced for the community.  It helps the shareholders know what is going into their mouths as well as their family’s mouths.

            This is our first year offering a CSA. We have been trying to figure out how to better start off our season. Due to financial strains, the beginning of the season is tough with seed orders, animal purchases and needs for any farm. We have asked for any input from our customers and you have expressed a lot of interest so here it is:

Our meat CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for 2012 includes:
The advantage to purchasing our CSA is a 10% discount on purchased products.

Chicken (Frozen)- We free-range our chickens. They are White Cornish Rock Crosses. They tend to weigh between 3-4 lbs. They are raised humanely in pastures that are continuously changing. Giving them fresh grass to scratch. Leading to a cleaner and more flavorful bird. We use no medications or hormones.

Rabbit (Frozen)- Our rabbits are a New Zealand, Californian, Flemish cross. They generally weigh between 2-3 lbs. They are mainly grass-fed with pellet supplements during the winter to maintain their health. No hormones or medications.

Turkey (FRESH)-(November only)- Free range Turkey between 15-16 lbs. They are raised on a rotating pasture. Giving them fresh grass to graze and better taste quality. We use no medications, no hormones, no chemicals.

Dried Herb Shakers- Our herbs are grown pesticide free. We do not add any additives to our herbs, no salt, just OUR herbs grown on OUR farm.

Brown Eggs- Our eggs come from a set of 100 Free-range chickens. We have some Black Giants, Buff Orphingtons, Black Australope and Barred Rocks.

How it works:

The CSA will run from June-November.

You will get a monthly package that will have to be picked up at the 1st Wednesday (Vestal Farmer’s Market), 1st Saturday (Otsiningo Farmer’s Market), or 1st Sunday of the month (Newark Valley Farmer’s Market). You may pick up at the farm (Berkshire) on the 1st Monday or Tuesday of the month. If you are picking up at the farm you must notify us 48 hours in advance.


Full Share: $382.50
            Option 1:
                   -4 whole chickens, 2 dozen eggs, 2 dried herb shaker each month.
            Option 2:
                        -3 whole chickens, 1 Rabbit, 2 dozen eggs, and 2 dried herb shaker each month.
            -Each month, you will have a surprise item added to your basket.
            -All meat will be frozen.
Half Share- $171.25
            Option 1:
                        - 2 Chickens, 1 dozen eggs, and 1 dried herb shaker per month.
            Option 2:
-          1 Chicken, 1 Rabbit, 1 dozen eggs, 1 dried herb shaker per month.

-          Each month you will receive an added surprise item in your basket.
- All meat will be frozen.

Fresh Free Range Turkey- $45.00
-          Fresh Turkey in November
-          You may get the turkey ONLY- Must be paid by April 30, 2012.
-          You can add this to your CSA and the total amount must be paid by April 30, 2012.
All Shares must be paid in full by April 30, 2012. Payments are welcome but must be paid in full by April 30, 2012. NO REFUNDS.

Please Sign this Rules and Regulations page as well as fill out the application and return to us with a $100.00 deposit by March 1, 2012. 

We only have a limited number of shares available on first come first serve basis. Get your application and deposit in ASAP to guarantee a share.


You may either get an application either by emailing us or picking one up at the Otsiningo Winter Farmer's Market. We will be there this Friday (Tomorrow) from 5pm-8pm. 

Remember there are only so many available....please make sure to get your spot!

We are very excited to do this and hope that you are excited to do this with us!

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