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. 

 

CSA SEASONS

SUMMER VEGGIE SHARE - 23 weeks - June through November 
WINTER VEGGIE SHARE - 12 weeks - December through February (with 2 week break)

SUMMER FRUIT BOWL -  18 weeks - June through October
WINTER FRUIT BOWL - 6 weeks - December through February every other week

Farm and Press Bay Pickups
Summer CSA only!

Bring your own bags - The size of our share is approximately a brown paper grocery bag but people custom pack in whatever box or bags they have on hand. 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 & Stone Farm

1605 Rt. 96
Wednesdays 3-7pm

Find us in the barn. Please leave the parking spaces closest to the door open for handicapped parking.  Please NO DOGS.
Getting there: Drive or take TCAT Rt. 21

Press Bay Alley

116 West Green St.
Thursdays 4-7pm

Getting there: Walk or bike! Parking is available in two nearby lots and on the street (including free 2 hour parking on the next block on Geneva St.) It’s also one block away from the TCAT hub on Green St. in front of the library.

The Youth Farm

24 Nelson Rd.
Saturdays 10am-2pm

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 and some summer CSAs

Your box will be delivered weekly on Thursday by 3pm It may take a few weeks to streamline the delivery route so please be patient with us and email if there is a problem or your share is not there on delivery day. We'll make sure to get it to you ASAP!

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

HOME & OFFICE DELIVERY 
If you have instructions for where to leave your box please email me
Tip: leave a cooler out to keep your perishables fresh.

RETURNING BOXES
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.

Payment Information

INSTALLMENT PLANS - Payments are due on 6/15, 7/15, 8/15 and 9/15. All payments are $120 (or $56 for HFFA members). 

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

 

Vacation & Switcheroo Policy

FREE CHOICE PICKUP MEMBERS 

1. Go to another day's pick up (no need to email Molly) and sign the Switcheroo sheet. Please check in with Molly about limited crops if it is not your regular pick up. You must go to another switcheroo within the week of the share you miss.

2. Have a friend or house-sitter pick up your share & introduce the CSA concept to a friend!  

3. Give your share to the food pantry, all extras at the end of the distribution will be 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. (Limit 3x per season)

BOX SHARE MEMBERS 

1. Have a friend or house-sitter pick up your share & introduce the CSA concept to a friend!  

2. Give your share to the food pantry,  contact Molly and she will arrange to have your share donated. 

3. 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. (Limit 3x per season)

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. 


Remember to bring scissors and containers. Please NO DOGS!

STICK & STONE U-PICK GARDENS 

(1605 State Rt 96, Ithaca)


There THREE U-Pick Gardens at Stick & Stone. 

1. The perennial garden is west of barn below Roadside Garden.  It comes in earlier in the season (flowers, chives, sage, etc). 


2. Later in the season berry beds and a few types of peas are right behind the barn. 


3. The rest of the annuals (flowers, tomatoes, herbs, hot peppers, etc) are in the Roadside Garden north of barn. Heidi the big white dog is roaming free range, please no dogs!


YOUTH FARM PROJECT U-PICK GARDEN 

(23 Nelson Rd, Danby) 


The 3 Swallows U-Pick Garden is grown by the Youth Farm Project on the opposite side of the street as the CSA barn, just to the left of the parking lot (uphill). 


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.

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

Black Pearl Creamery

Double E Mushrooms

Hi Bar Chocolate