Full Plate CSA Handbook

Hello Friends, Please scan this handbook for our membership guidelines (site hours and locations, vacation policy, u-pick, payments, etc). It's a helpful spot to look when you have questions. If you can't find what you're looking for feel free to be in touch with any questions. 
VEGGIE SHARE - June 10th - November 14th. 

FRUIT BOWL - June 17th - October 24th. 
No fruit distributions 7/1-7/4. Fruit handbook here

Picking Up Your Share

Free Choice Pickups
summer CSA only

feel free custom pack for you/your family in whatever box or bags you have on hand, but keep this in mind!

please DO NOT take for canning, preserving, or sharing outside of the CSA, this keeps things fair to your farmers and fellow members

Trying bringing plastic bags or clamshells for carrying greens

Stick and Stone (Wed 3-7)

1605 Rt. 96 (Trumansburg Rd.)
Getting there: Drive or take TCAT Rt. 21Please leave the parking spaces closest to the door open for handicapped parking.  
Please NO DOGS.

Press Bay Court (Th 4-7)

116 West Green St.
Getting there:
Walk or bike! Parking is available in nearby lots and on street (free parking on Geneva St.) It’s also one block away from the TCAT hub on Green St. in front of the library.

Youth Farm (Sat 10-2)

23 Nelson Rd.
Getting there: Drive or take TCAT Rt. 65 and ask to get off at Nelson Rd. Parking is available in the gravel parking lots by the barn and across the street. Please DO NOT park on the road.
 Thank you to the Youth Farm Project and Press Bay Alley for hosting us!

Boxed Shares
winter & some summer CSAs

Your box will be delivered weekly on Thursday by 3pm 

Most group sites are self serve - just check your name off the list!  Some keep your share behind the counter - just ask! 
For hours and locations visit our group details page.

If you have instructions for where to leave your box please email MollyTip: leave a cooler out to keep your perishables fresh.

Your share is packed in a waxed box - it is re-usable but not recyclable. 
Please gently unfold boxes with out ripping tabs and return them to your pick up site the following week.

It may take a few weeks to streamline the route so please be patient and call 607-379-2866 or email if there is a problem with your share on delivery day. We'll make sure to get it to you ASAP!

Vacation & Switcheroo Policy

1. Go to another day's pick up 
    no need to email Molly
    free choice only
     Sign the Switcheroo sheet, then check in with Molly about limited crops. You must go to another pickup within the week of the share you miss.

2. Have a friend or house-sitter pick up your share 
     no need to email Molly
      introduce the CSA concept to a friend!  

3. Give your share to the food pantry
     all extras at the end of the distributions are donated!

4. Hold your share and double up another week,
     you must email Molly by Monday at 5pm
     of the week you will be away to do this.
     you may not double a share unless you notified us to hold (not harvest for) the share you miss.

U-Pick Gardens

ALL members are welcome to harvest from both u-picks for NO additional charge. 

Here's how it works...

  • open 7 days a week during daylight hours
  • Remember to bring scissors and containers
  • If you borrow scissors please return them!
  • NO DOGS!


(1605 State Rt 96, Ithaca)

Note: Heidi & Peter the big white dogs are roaming free range


(23 Nelson Rd, Danby)

be sure you are in the Full Plate u-pick not the Youth Farm fields - if you are unsure just ask! learn more about the Youth Farm here.


When you join a CSA you make a commitment to pay your farms for the entire season. Your sign up is not complete until we receive either your payment in full or your installment plan deposit.

Installment Plans
Payments are due on 6/15, 7/15, 8/15 and 9/15. Deposit sue at sign up. All payments are $120 (or $56 for HFFA members). 
Tip: Send all of your checks at once. We will file them and deposit them on or after the date written on the check.

How to pay
Pay by check (preferred!) or pay online with a credit card. EBT payments can be made at Greenstar (send me your receipt for every EBT payment).

Thank you for paying by check! When possible, we prefer to avoid PayPal fees so that all funds go to the farms and stay in our community. Please send your check(s) made out to Full Plate Farm Collective to:

     The Full Plate Farm Collective, LLC

     PO Box 6898

     Ithaca, NY 14851

What if I am having trouble making my payments or my circumstances have changed?

Life happens, we get it! Please call or email Molly sooner than later - we can work together and figure something out. Your agreement with us is for the entire season, DO NOT just stop coming and expect that we will stop counting on you to pay for your share - just be in communication and we'll work it out :)

Side Dish CSAs

Please contact our local partners directly with any questions about the side dish CSAs or holding these shares:

Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl  /  Wide Awake Bakery  /  Double E Mushrooms  /  Hi Bar Chocolate