12866 Route 78, East Aurora, NY 14052 Google Map 716-655-4486
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About our CSA

Thorpes Organic Family Farm 2018 OCSA (Organic Customer Supported Agriculture) 

Our family, for the 16th year, is offering certified organic vegetable shares, as well as fruit shares for the summer/fall of 2018. For pricing and a printable registration form, click here

Anyone who purchases a vegetable share will receive certified organic vegetables for 21 weeks, beginning around the second or third week of June. Most produce will be harvested the day you pick up, to ensure freshness! There will also be “pick your own” vegetables, which you can pick unlimited quantities of for your canning or freezing needs.

We have two sizes of vegetable shares. “Small” shares are designed for 1 or 2 people, and all of the pre-picked produce you receive will be limited. You may also pick all you need for canning and freezing of: tomatoes (full sized & cherry), peas and string beans. Small shares do not receive any unlimited amounts of already picked produce. 

“Large” shares are designed for three or more people (over age 5). They will receive larger amounts of already picked produce and often unlimited amounts of plentiful ones, such as potatoes, kale, peppers, summer squash, and any number of things which are yielding well on their pick-up day. Large shares also benefit from unlimited “pick your own” for canning & freezing of the following: tomatoes (full size & cherry), peas and string beans.

In any season, we have weather extremes that cause crop failures in some crops and surpluses in others. We do our best with whatever weather God gives us. We cannot guarantee that every crop will thrive every year because there is so much we as humans cannot control, but we promise to do our utmost in providing you and your families with fresh produce every week. 

Advantages of Joining the OCSA

- You will get organic, vibrant vegetables fresh from our fields- not shipped in from other countries or states. You will be preserving our local economy, your personal finances, the surrounding community, and your health.

- You can choose only what your family likes. Our "market style" weekly pickups allow everyone to select pre-designated amounts of each fruit and vegetable available. If there's something you don't like, you may leave it or trade it for a different vegetable on the trade table.

- You will be able to participate in the harvest of some of your share, with u-pick crops such as tomatoes, peas, string beans, herbs, and flowers.

- We try to give helpful recipes in our weekly newsletters, especially on the more unusual types of produce.

- You should save money. Most years, at conventional “non-organic” supermarket prices, our members received 2 to 2 ½ times the dollar value they paid for produce shares alone. The savings we estimated do not include the value of the unlimited u-pick options, which add even more bang for your buck. For a list of what our families got each week last year, click here. Bear in mind that each year is different, with no year ever being without some challenges and surprises to keep us learning. 

- By your commitment to us, you are helping to ensure our family farm will be here to provide certified organic food for your family in the future. 

-Organically fed free-range chickens and organically fed pork and beef will be available for sale, as well as organically fed holiday turkeys and homemade baked goods made with mostly organic ingredients.         

 

Strawberry infoJune 15th, 2018

*We only accept cash or checks at our farm store* Already picked Today, Friday June 15, we have already picked, certified organic strawberries for sale on the stand and in the farm store. We also

NewsletterJune 12th, 2018

June 12 & 14, 2018 CSA newsletter Hello and welcome!   Whether you’re a returning CSA member, or this is your first year, thank you for joining our farm. We are looking forward to the n

Products for saleJune 11th, 2018

 Our farm store hours can be found here.  *We only accept cash or checks at this time. Thank you! ** The office is closed Saturday & Sunday. ***Please call the office for availability of

Tomatoes

Our certified organic tomatoes are available on the farm stand by the pint, quart, 8 quart basket, half bushel ($22), and full bushel ($40). Please call the office if you'd like to order any. 

U-pick produce

Click here for current and upcoming u-pick availability! Our u-pick string beans are loaded, come and get them before their season ends. 

Sides & Quarters of Beef Available

We have sides or quarters of beef available. Call the office at (716) 655-4486 to place an order. You can have it cut to your specifications.