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.

The Farms

Stick and Stone Farm (directions)

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. 

Three Swallows Farm (directions) 

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.

Remembrance Farm (directions)

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

Harvest Calendar

Remembrance Farm grows...

baby salad greens


braising greens ("spicy greens")

Brussels sprouts




daikon radish



hakurei turnip


muu radish

napa cabbage




purple top turnips




watermelon radish

Stick and Stone Farm grows...




Brussels sprouts







hakurei turnip

head lettuce




summer squash



watermelon radishes

winter squash


U-pick garden:

red currants
black raspberries (small amounts)
tomatoes (cherries and plum)
hot peppers
herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, parsley, cutting celery, etc)
flowers (zinnias, bells of Ireland , sunflowers, cosmos, etc)

More farms grow...

The Youth Farming Project at Three Swallows
   U-pick garden:
       tomatoes (cherries, heirloom, plum)
       hot peppers
       herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, parsley, cutting celery, etc)
       flowers (zinnias, bells of Ireland, sunflowers, cosmos, etc)
Three Stone Farm
     sweet potatoes