Summer CSA general info

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Free Choice Pick-up: 

Pick and choose your veggies!  Free Choice allows you to take what your family can eat for the week (please no canning, preserving, high volume juicing, or sharing with non-CSA-members).  Side Dishes will be available at all Free Choice pick-up locations. You can choose to pick up your share at:


     Stick & Stone Farm (on Rte. 96 just north of Ithaca) on Wednesdays 3-7pm

     Pressbay Alley (116 W. Green St., downtown Ithaca) on Thursdays 4-7pm

     Three Swallows Farm (23 Nelson Rd. in Danby) on Saturdays 10am-2pm


Group Delivery:

Pick up your share at a local business or a neighborhood pick-up site including Mama Goose, The Piggery, Sparrow's Fine Wines, The Finger Lakes ReUse Center, Life's So Sweet (Pressbay Alley), Good to Go!, South Hill, Cayuga Heights, Fall Creek, Stewart Little Coop.  Or, start your own group delivery site with at least 5 member households.  The farmers choose a selection of each week's produce, pack it in a reusable 1/2 bushel box, and deliver it on Thursdays.


Home Delivery:

Each week on Thursday, we will deliver a farmer-selected, reusable 1/2 bushel boxed share to your home or workplace within the City of Ithaca (map of the city limits).

We offer flexible payment schedules
You can pay-in-full before the season begins (returning members get an early bird discount!), or you can sign up for our installment plan (administrative fee included).  We also are grateful to participate in the Healthy Food for All program, and offer community subsidized shares.

Your Full Plate CSA membership includes:

...A weekly bag or box of seasonal organic produce, generally as much as a household of 4 will eat for each week.  In the summer season, if you pick up your share at one of the farms or our downtown pick-up location, you can pick and choose what you'd like to eat that week from the selection available.  If you choose a delivery option, we will carefully pack an assortment of 8-10 different vegetables that are in season.  All winter shares are boxed by the farmers.

...Pick your own crops (U-Pick) such as herbs, flowers, peas, tomatoes, and more.  U-Pick gardens are grown at Stick and Stone Farm and Three Swallows Farm.  Crops are open and unlimited to all Full Plate members during daylight hours throughout the season.

...A weekly newsletter that will fill you in on farm happenings, up-coming crops, events, and offer recipe suggestions for each week's vegetables.

...Access to other "side dish" CSAs from other local producers, like the Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl, Crooked Carrot CSK, Wide Awake Bakery, Double E Farm mushrooms, and pasture-raised eggs.


...Access to Bulk Veggie Orders: When harvest is in full swing, we offer bulk purchases of vegetables and fruits suitable for canning or preserving, for large parties or gatherings, for trips, or for stocking up for winter storage. This is a purchase separate from the regular share.

...An invitation to community events like the Farmers' Ball, Harvest Dinners, potlucks, seasonal celebrations, volunteer opportunities, and educational events on the farms.

...Opportunities to participate in farm life and connect to your food source.

Winter CSA general info

The Full Plate Farm Collective offers an organic produce share for the winter, too (aka a Winter CSA)!  The winter share may include: winter squash, beets, high-tunnel salad greens, garlic, leeks, kale, collards, carrots, daikon radish, parsnips, turnips, turnips, watermelon radishes, braising greens, spinach, cabbage, fennel, potatoes, kohlrabi, onions, and napa cabbage, and lacto-fermemted pickles.


For 12 weeks beginning in December and ending in March  (with a holiday break), we pack boxes of farmer-selected winter vegetables each week.  All shares will be delivered or available for pick-up by midday on Thursdays--you can pick up your box anytime during the week after midday each Thursday.  You can pick up your boxed share at one of our three core farms: Stick and Stone Farm, Three Swallows Farm, or Remembrance Farm.  Group delivery is available to many local businesses and neighborhoods, including Mama Goose, The Piggery, Sparrow's Fine Wines, The Finger Lakes ReUse Center, Life's So Sweet (Pressbay Alley), Good to Go!, South Hill, Cayuga Heights, Fall Creek, Stewart Little Coop.  Home or office delivery is also available within the city of Ithaca (map of city limits).


Pay-in-full, installment plan, and Healthy Food for All shares available--click here for more details.