The 2019 CSA Share season is 24 weeks long, from Thursday, June 6th to Thursday, Nov. 14th. Full Traditional Share $700 - Half Traditional Share $400 Market Share Levels $700 - $500 - $400 - $200 Our crops are PCO and USDA Certified Organic
Expected List of CSA Produce for 2019: We do our best to plan, but with each season comes many unexpected twists and turns from Mother Nature, so certain items may not come through. Snipes Farm produce is USDA and PCO certified organic. This is the list of what we hope to have:
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a local farm and a community of supporters. Supporters help cover a farmʼs yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the seasonʼs harvest. Along with the farmer, CSA members assume the costs, risks, and bounty of growing food. Click here to meet our farmers.
Members help pay for seeds, greenhouse and field costs, water, labor, and equipment maintenance. We use no GMO products, no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, start with organic seed and utilize a rotation and soil management plan. In return, the farm provides, to the best of its ability, a healthy supply of seasonal, fresh produce to CSA members throughout the growing season. This mutually-supportive relationship helps create an economically-stable, sustainable local farm operation, encouraging a healthy environment and responsible land stewardship.
If you purchase a Market Share then you can use your prepaid member card towards fruit, jams, Mighty Cider and other special items throughout the season. Keep this in mind when deciding which share level is right for you. If you purchase a Traditional Share then all of these items will be available to you for cash purchase.
Fresh naturally grown fruit straight from the farm! Our Fruit Calendar:
Blueberries – mid-to-late June through mid-July Blackberries – mid-July through August Raspberries – mid-August through mid-September
Depending on Mother Nature, we may have frozen blueberries or blackberries available at various points during the season.
Pick-Your-Own-Apples – Early-to-late October
PLEASE NOTE: We no longer have pick-your-own apples available in our orchard!
Our orchard has many different varieties to choose from throughout the season. Early-Mid October: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Stayman Winesap, Jonagold, Empire, Melrose, Ida Red, Keepsake, Royal Court, Crispin, Honey Crisp, Fuji. Late October: Rome Our apples aredifferent. You won't find apples grown like ours on any other farm in Bucks County or the surrounding area. We do not use pesticides or chemical sprays in our orchard, therefore, our natural apples may have spots and not be grocery-store perfect. They are, however, the most delicious, healthy apples you'll find anywhere.
Sweet Apple Cider
During apple harvest season, we produce what we believe is the very best apple cider in Bucks County! We take our wonderful apples and press them to make our Sweet Apple Cider. Because apple varieties mature at different rates, and because we make small batches to ensure freshness, every pressing has its own unique flavor. Our cider is sold in a gallons, half gallons, pints and half pints. Our cider is pasteurized, however, if you are interested in raw cider please call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 gallon sweet apple cider = $8 1/2 gal. sweet apple cider = $5
available in-season only
Snipes Farm is very excited to be producing our very own apple cider vinegar infusion...MIGHTY Cider. We take our farm-pressed raw apple cider vinegar and steep ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, garlic and herbs for weeks. then we top it off with a bit of our honey, and what we have is an inspiring infusion with a kick! All of the ingredients of MIGHTY Cider are grown with our ecological philosophy and practices right here on the farm. You can sample MIGHTY Cider at the Yardley Farmers Market or on the farm at distribution on Thursday afternoons. Give it a shot!
Helping Our Community: We partner with the Bucks County Emergency Services Homeless Shelter and the Bucks County Housing Group by donating thousands of pounds of fresh CSA produce to the homeless and needy families of Bucks County throughout the year.
Volunteer Farmer Hours: We need you! Help us with early spring tasks on the farm as we prepare the fields for planting. Help the apple orchard produce fruit, and enjoy the comradery and the great outdoors together! When volunteering, we recommend dressing for outdoor weather (and dirt) with warm boots and work gloves. Contact us at email@example.com.
Farmers Markets: We will be at the Yardley Farmers Market (Buttonwood Park, 25 S. Main St., Yardley, PA) on Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from mid-September until late November with farm fresh veggies, apples, sweet cider and Mighty Cider.
Meet Our Dedicated Farmers...
Nicholas is our new farmer and musician extraordinaire. Nicholas comes to us with years of experience in sustainable agriculture. He is well-versed in planting, pruning, irrigating and harvesting, as well as soil, plant and pest analysis. He also enjoys teaching children about farming and may even lead a sing-along! Bluegrass music is his specialty. When you have a chance, please welcome Nicholas.
Favorite Veggie: Arugula Favorite Place on the Farm: The fields are my favorite place. I love watching everything grow. It can be an escape sometimes.
Our very special Snipes Farm Manager - vegetable farmer, agriculture/environmental educator, horticulturalist and Fall retail manager, Victoria Lautsbaugh. She has farmed at Snipes for over 10 years and is experienced in organic techniques. She enjoys gardening, cooking, and eating all of the wonderful things we grow on the farm. Victoria also loves seeing all the smiling faces at CSA pick-up. In the autumn, she turns into a pumpkin and manages fall weekend sales, including pumpkins!
Favorite Veggie: Ripe Peppers, Hot & Sweet Favorite Place on the Farm: In the Basil