To help you sort out a few of the CSAs that deliver to the Hudson area, here is a reference list where you can sort based on your needs.
Below are answers to common questions about CSAs.
What if the weather doesn’t enable to good growing season? Remember, while membership in a CSA means sharing in the bounty, it also means sharing in the risk. Sometimes inclement weather, temperatures, pest infestations, and other factors are beyond the farmers’ control. As such, some crops may not produce as planned. Please contact the farms directly to inquire about situations such as these.
How do I select a CSA? Every CSA is different. From the crops they raise, to the length of the season, to the quantities and cost, to the dates and locations they deliver.
We have compiled a reference list of a few local CSAs. Look through the list based on your needs and find a CSA that is right for you!
Can I ask the farmer a few questions about my “share”? Yes! Before you join a CSA, it is highly recommended that you ask questions about your commitment. A good farmer should be forthcoming
with answers. A few questions to consider: How many seasons have you been doing a CSA? How many years have you been farming? What size is my share and what is the cost? How do you store and transport the produce? My I visit the farm and are there any shareholder events? What are some of the risks? Where are the drop-off locations?