Foodie Gift Guide: CSAs and Other Food Packages
Not sure what to get your food-enthusiast friends this holiday season? What about the gift that keeps giving? You can sign them up for a CSA and each week they'll receive a basket of fresh produce, or maybe a cooler of local meat they can use to whip up a tasty dish. Any foodie is sure ot be pleased to have these fresh ingredients in their kitchen.
If your favorite locavore has been talking about signing up for a CSA, beat him or her to the punch with a share at one of our region’s small family farms. Your gift will give all growing-season long, with jewel-like produce from fresh garlic and sugar snaps in spring to delicata squash and to-die-for tomatoes and peppers in the fall.
Daily Harvest Farm in Fabius: Annual share for $550, with weekly pick-up in Syracuse. dailyharvestfarm.com
PoleStar Farm in Trumansburg: 22-week vegetable shares for $462. facebook.com/polestarfarm
Greens and Beans in Penn Yan: Starting at $572 for a whole share (vegetables as well as eggs and mushrooms), with pick-up options in Canandaigua and Rochester. greensandbeanscsa.com
Surprise a meat lover with a box full of local pastured meats.
Side Hill Farmers in Manlius: $44 will get you 1 pound of stew beef, 1 pound of beef stir-fry meat and 2 pounds of ground beef, packed in beribboned cooler box. sidehillfarmers.com
Bedient Farms in Potter: The “Dinner for Two” package, containing 5 pounds of ground beef, 2 rib steaks, 1 T-bone, 1 porterhouse and 1 sirloin is $80; The “Family Feast” package of 20 pounds of ground beef, 4 chuck steaks and 2 chuck roasts, 5 pounds of stew meat, 2 soup bones, and 1 top round roast is $185. bedientfarmsnaturalbeef.com
Hazelnut Kitchen meat share: The beloved Trumansburg restaurant’s meat share program is $80 to receive 2 pounds of fresh sausages and 8 ounces of dry cured meat once a month for three months. hazelnutkitchen.com/meat-share-program
For even more CSAs and special food package options, click here!