12866 Route 78, East Aurora, NY 14052 Google Map 716-655-4486
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About our CSA

Thorpes Organic Family Farm 2018 OCSA (Organic Customer Supported Agriculture) 

Our family, for the 16th year, is offering certified organic vegetable shares, as well as fruit shares for the summer/fall of 2018. For pricing and a printable registration form, click here

Anyone who purchases a vegetable share will receive certified organic vegetables for 21 weeks, beginning around the second or third week of June. Most produce will be harvested the day you pick up, to ensure freshness! There will also be “pick your own” vegetables, which you can pick unlimited quantities of for your canning or freezing needs.

We have two sizes of vegetable shares. “Small” shares are designed for 1 or 2 people, and all of the pre-picked produce you receive will be limited. You may also pick all you need for canning and freezing of: tomatoes (full sized & cherry), peas and string beans. Small shares do not receive any unlimited amounts of already picked produce. 

“Large” shares are designed for three or more people (over age 5). They will receive larger amounts of already picked produce and often unlimited amounts of plentiful ones, such as potatoes, kale, peppers, summer squash, and any number of things which are yielding well on their pick-up day. Large shares also benefit from unlimited “pick your own” for canning & freezing of the following: tomatoes (full size & cherry), peas and string beans.

In any season, we have weather extremes that cause crop failures in some crops and surpluses in others. We do our best with whatever weather God gives us. We cannot guarantee that every crop will thrive every year because there is so much we as humans cannot control, but we promise to do our utmost in providing you and your families with fresh produce every week. 

Advantages of Joining the OCSA

- You will get organic, vibrant vegetables fresh from our fields- not shipped in from other countries or states. You will be preserving our local economy, your personal finances, the surrounding community, and your health.

- You can choose only what your family likes. Our "market style" weekly pickups allow everyone to select pre-designated amounts of each fruit and vegetable available. If there's something you don't like, you may leave it or trade it for a different vegetable on the trade table.

- You will be able to participate in the harvest of some of your share, with u-pick crops such as tomatoes, peas, string beans, herbs, and flowers.

- We try to give helpful recipes in our weekly newsletters, especially on the more unusual types of produce.

- You should save money. Most years, at conventional “non-organic” supermarket prices, our members received 2 to 2 ½ times the dollar value they paid for produce shares alone. The savings we estimated do not include the value of the unlimited u-pick options, which add even more bang for your buck. For a list of what our families got each week last year, click here. Bear in mind that each year is different, with no year ever being without some challenges and surprises to keep us learning. 

- By your commitment to us, you are helping to ensure our family farm will be here to provide certified organic food for your family in the future. 

-Organically fed free-range chickens and organically fed pork and beef will be available for sale, as well as organically fed holiday turkeys and homemade baked goods made with mostly organic ingredients.         

 

Products for saleMay 15th, 2018

 Our farm store hours can be found here.  *We only accept cash or checks at this time. Thank you! ** The office is closed Saturday & Sunday. ***Please call the office for availability of

CSA shares for Moog employeesApril 16th, 2018

We're excited to be offering our organic CSA shares for Moog employees for the 2018 growing season. Please refer to the Moog brochure and registration form below for more information. Click here 

Vegetable Share InfoApril 16th, 2018

  For pricing and vegetable share registration, please click here!                  More Vegetable Share Information    &nb

Sign up for summer CSA!

We are still accepting CSA members for the summer of 2018. Click here for the CSA flyer & registration form.

Asparagus is here!

Our organic asparagus is now available in our farm store! 

Citrus is here!

Organic Valencia oranges are on sale in the farm store for $30/case! 

Mushroom CSA

We are partnering with Rusty Bucket Mushrooms to offer a CSA mushroom share option for our upcoming CSA season! Click here for more info. 

We're hiring!

We're hiring a bread baker, cashier, and milker for the upcoming season at the farm! Click here for more details and job descriptions. 

Sides & Quarters of Beef Available

We have sides or quarters of beef available. Call the office at (716) 655-4486 to place an order. You can have it cut to your specifications.

Seasoned Firewood

We are offering our own seasoned firewood for sale. Give us a call for pricing and delivery quotes at 716-655-4486