WHO WE ARE . . .

 

About the Full Plate Farm Collective

Chief Executive Officer

The Full Plate Farm Collective CSA is a unique collective model CSA, where multiple farms work together to provide produce for a common membership. This allows our farms to focus on a specific set of crops, rather than produce all the crops themselves.  Our farms share resources like equipment, storage space, and our website.  Our wonderful coordinator, Molly, oversees things like distribution logistics, membership and our regular farmers' meetings, allowing the farms to focus on what they do best - growing good food for you!


No matter where you pick up your share or have it delivered, your produce comes from all of the farms in the collective and, occasionally, from other great organic growers in our area.

Trumansburg (directions)

Nathaniel, Emily, Nathalie, Edith and Lillian Thompson farm in Trumansburg. Remembrance Farm is a 100-acre Biodynamic vegetable farm located in Trumansburg, NY, in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region. The farm is certified organic and uses Biodynamic practicesThey specialize in salad greens while growing other veggies and raising a variety of farm animals. They also offer grass fed, organic meat shares (beef and lamb) and a raw milk CSA for pickup at their farm. They hope to begin providing yogurt and/or cheese in 2020.

Beyond the CSA, you can find their vegetables at GreenStar, the T-burg ShurSave, and served at many restaurants in the Ithaca area and regionally.  

Stick and Stone Farm - Pickup Wednesdays 3-7

Ulysses (directions)

Chaw Chang, Lucy Garrison-Clauson, Greta, Ezra, Rhoda and Luca farm just 4.5 miles from downtown Ithaca towards Jacksonville. They grow a wide range of vegetables, including many varieties of asian vegetables that pop up in the share. Lucy and Chaw grow a beautiful U-Pick garden that is always open to CSA members. It includes perennial herbs, okra, cherry tomatoes, and much more. Stick and Stone Farm is certified organic.  They also host the Wednesday farm pick-up. 

Their veggies can also be found at the Ithaca Farmers Market, Greenstar, local restaurants and on the Seneca & Cayuga Wine Trail
Danby (directions)

The Saturday farm pick-up is hosted in The Youth Farm's Three Swallows barn on Nelson Road. Ann Piombino and the LACS Youth Farm Project  manage this historical farm adjacent to the Ithaca Waldorf School.  Students from LACS and other youth groups in the area grow our CSA U-Pick garden and grow an additional garden for their own use.  Much of the produce they grow will funnel directly into the LACS lunch program, nourishing the student body. We at the Full Plate will work closely with the students and their leading teacher, Dan Flerlage, to make sure that this is a productive experience for all of us, including our members.


The Youth Farm maintains one of our wonderful u-pick gardens but doesn't sell produce into the weekly shares. That way they can focus on what they do best: educate and grow a vibrant community of future farmers and foodies.

Our other partners...

So many great growers in the Ithaca area! We're happy to work with...

  • Blue Heron Farm - onions
  • Hill Side Farm - new potatoes
  • The Incubator Farm Program of the Groundswell Center - leeks
  • Three Stone Farm - sweet potatoes and potatoes
  • Crooked Carrot - pickled products - winter only
  • Dancing Turtle - sprouts - winter only
  • Potenza Organics - dry beans - winter only


WHAT WE GROW . . .

 

Stick and Stone grows...

strawberries
basil
green beans
beets
broccoli
brussels sprouts
cabbage (including napa)
carrots
cauliflower
celeriac
celtuce
chard
cukes
eggplant
endive
fall Asian greens
fennel
garlic
kale
kohlrabi
lettuce
melon/watermelon
mustard greens
green onion/scallions
radicchio
radishes
rutabaga
shallot
summer squash
tomatoes
turnip
winter squash

Remembrance grows...

 

baby salad greens

beets

braising greens ("spicy greens")

Brussels sprouts

cabbage

carrots

cucumber

daikon radish

eggplant

fennel

hakurei turnip

herbs

muu radish

napa cabbage

onions

parsnips

peppers

purple top turnips

rutabagas

scallions

tomatoes

watermelon radish

 

Harvest Calendar