About the Full Plate Farm Collective
Many Community Supported Agriculture systems (CSA) are set up so that one farm provides all of the produce for its membership. The Full Plate Farm Collective CSA is a collective model, where multiple farms work together to provide produce for a common membership. This allows each of our farms to focus on a specific set of crops, rather than produce all the crops themselves--for example, one farm can focus on producing high-quality tomatoes while another focuses on greens. Our farms share resources like equipment, storage space, and our website. Our wonderful coordinator, Molly, oversees things like distribution logistics, membership and sign-ups, 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.
PU Wednesdays 3-7pm
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 lettuce, cooking greens, summer and winter squash,
heirloom tomatoes, beets and spinach. Their produce can also be found
at the Ithaca Farmers Market, Greenstar, at local restaurants
and on the Seneca & Cayuga Wine Trail. 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.
Lucy, Chaw, Greta, Ezra, Rhoda, and Luca host the Wednesday farm pick-up.
PU Saturdays 10am - 2pm
The Saturday farm pick-up is hosted in Three Swallow's 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 such as South Side and the Youth Employment Service 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.
Nathaniel, Emily, Nathalie, Edith and Lillian Thompson farm in Trumansburg. They specialize in salad greens, onions, root crops, and pasture-raised eggs. 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 certified Biodynamic. 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.
Other Local Partners
We're happy to partner with other local farms to fill out the share when our farms don't have enough of a certain crop. We sometimes source from Three Stone Farm, Blue Heron Farm, Hill Side Farm, Crooked Carrot and Dancing Turtle Sprouts to bring you the best shares possible! Recently we've started working with the Incubator Farm Program through Groundswell Center For Local Food and Farming allowing us to support the work of beginning farmers.
We also partner with several local businesses to offer side dish CSAs at our farm pickup locations. *these are purchased separately from your Full Plate share
Remembrance Farm grows...
baby salad greens
braising greens ("spicy greens")
purple top turnips
Stick and Stone Farm grows...
More farms grow...
Three Stone Farm