Full Plate Collective CSA Handbook

Hello Friends, Please scan this handbook for our membership guidelines (site hours/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. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you this week!

Full Plate and all Side Dishes are still accepting members. 

VEGGIE SHARE - Starts in June and continues through November 

FRUIT BOWL -  June through October

Farm and Pressbay Pickup Details
Summer CSA only!

Bring your own bags - It is good to have a box or reusable bag to put all your food in. The size of our share is approximately a brown papery grocery bag but people custom pack. Re-used plastic bags and clamshells work great for carrying and storing greens. If you have a big stash of bags, please bring them to the farm and leave them for other members to use.

STICK AND STONE FARM  (1605 Trumansburg Rd. AKA Rt. 96, Wednesdays 3-7pm) -
The pick-up takes place in the barn - the North building with the double white doors.  Park in the gravel parking lot in front of the building or on the grass north of the barn. Fruit Bowl is located on the back porch. Please leave the parking spaces closest to the door open for handicapped parking.  You can take the TCAT to Stick and Stone: Rt. 21 runs frequently on weekday afternoons/evenings. Please don’t bring your dog to the farm.

PRESS BAY ALLEY  (116 West Green St., Thursdays 4-7pm) 
We will be in an outdoor space without much protection from the elements so please keep this in mind on rainy or cold evenings. We hope that many of you will be walking/biking from home or work but if you are looking for parking….Press Bay is within one block of two parking lots, there is a great deal of on-street parking (including free 2 hour parking on the very next block of Geneva St.) and it’s one block away from the primary transit hub for the city (Green St. in front of the library). Thank you to Press Bay Alley and all the shopkeepers for hosting us!

THE YOUTH FARM PROJECT AT THREE SWALLOWS FARM  (24 Nelson Rd., off 96b, Saturdays 10am-2pm) 
The first barn on your left is where the CSA pick up will be. Parking is available in the gravel parking lot adjacent to the barn and across the street. Please DO NOT park on the road – the Town of Danby doesn’t like this. Thank you to the Youth Farm Project for hosting us and for growing the U-pick garden at 3 Swallows Farm!

Boxed Share Details
Winter and some summer CSAs

GROUP SITE DELIVERY DETAILS 
Most group sites are self serve. Just check your name off or ask for your box at the counter. For hours and locations visit our group details page. It may take us a few weeks to streamline the delivery route so be patient with us if there is a problem with your share.  If you are missing one of your orders/shares on delivery day, call or email me. We'll make sure to track your share down and get it to you on Thursday or Friday morning at the latest.

HOME & OFFICE DELIVERY DETAILS 
If you have any special instructions for where to leave your box please email me. Also, consider leaving out a cooler to keep your perishables fresh. It will take us a few weeks to streamline the delivery route so be patient with us if there is a problem with your share.  If you are missing one of your shares, call or email me. We'll make sure to track your share down and get it to you on Thursday or Friday morning at the latest.

BOXES - Your share is packed in a 1/2 bushel waxed box and is re-usable but not recyclable. Please gently unfold boxes with out ripping tabs and return to your pick up site the following week.

Side Dish CSAs

Please contact our local partners directly with any questions about the side dish CSAs:

Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl 

Wide Awake Bakery

Black Pearl Creamery

Double E Mushrooms

Switcheroos & Vacation Policy

FARM PU MEMBERS (Stick & Stone, Pressbay & 3 Swallows/Youth Farm Project) - If something comes up last minute, just go to another day's pick up (no need to call or email Molly) and sign the Switcheroo sheet at the back of the clipboard. We usually have enough of free choice items, but please check in with Molly about limited crops if it is not your regular scheduled pick up. If you can't make it to any of the pick-ups that week, please consider having a friend our house-sitter pick up your share. It's a great way to introduce the CSA concept to a friend!  Or consider giving your share to the food pantry (extras at the end of the distribution will be donated).  If none of those options work for you and you want to hold your share and double up another week, email Molly by Monday at 5pm of the week you will be away.

BOX SHARE MEMBERS (Group & Home/Office Delivery) - Please send Molly an email by Monday at 5pm of the week that you want to hold delivery. You may double up another week in the season. However, if you are going out of town please consider having a friend our house sitter pick up your share. It's a great way to introduce the CSA concept to a friend! OR! Contact Molly and she will arrange to have your share donated. 

U-Pick Gardens

All Full Plate vegetable CSA members are welcome to harvest from both locations any day of the week during daylight hours for NO additional charge. If you would like an orientation to the gardens, come by during distribution hours (Stick & Stone, Wed, 3-7 or 3 Swallows, Sat 10-2) and I can show you around. Remember to bring scissors and containers. Please NO DOGS!

STICK & STONE U-PICK GARDENS (1605 State Rt 96, Ithaca)
There are NOW THREE separate U-Pick Gardens at Stick & Stone. NEW location for the perennial garden is north of barn below Roadside Garden.  It  comes in earlier in the season (flowers, chives, sage, etc). Later in the season Berry beds and a few types of peas are right behind the CSA barn. The rest of theannuals (flowers, tomatoes, herbs, hot peppers, etc) are in the Roadside Garden north of barn. Heidi the big white dog is tied up on Wednesday form 3-7 but free range the rest of the week. 

3 SWALLOWS FARM / YOUTH FARM PROJECT U-PICK GARDEN (23 Nelson Rd, Danby) 

The 3 Swallows U-Pick Garden is grown by the Youth Farm Project. It will be on the South side of Nelson Rd. on the opposite side of the street as the CSA barn. All the flowers, herbs, and tomatoes in this garden are annuals and could not be planted until all danger of frost has passed, therefore things wont be ready to harvest here until later in the season.

Payment Information

INSTALLMENT PLANS - Payments are due on the 15th of the month, the first payment is due on June 15th for summer. All payments are $120 (or $56 for HFFA members). 

Pay by check 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 and credit card fees so that all funds generated go to the farms and stay in our community. Prices are listed herePlease send your check(s) made out to Full Plate Farm Collective to:


The Full Plate Farm Collective, LLC

PO Box 6898

Ithaca, NY 14851


Tip: Consider writing all of your checks at the start of the season dating each one for the 15th of each consecutive month. We will file them away and deposit them on or after the date written on the check.