Information for 2021 CSA Members
2021 CSA Pick Up
Pick up times are Tuesday 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Our CSA start dates for the 2021 season are June 1st for Tuesday pick up and June 5th for Saturday pick up.
What should I do if I missed my pick up, or know that I will miss my pick up?
If you miss your pick up, please click the button below to sign up to reschedule your pick up day. We will save your share until the following CSA pick up day/time (this would be Saturday for Tuesday shareholders or Tuesday for Saturday shareholders) and you may come to get it, but we do need to know that you are coming in order to have a share ready for you!
Please click the button below to let us know when you will be coming. Unfortunately at this time we are not able to accomodate special requests outside of our regular pick up times (Tuesday 3:00 – 6:30 or Saturday 9:00 – 12:00.) If you are late and will not make it during regular pick up time, please reschedule for the next available time. *PLEASE NOTE If you reschedule your pick up day, your fruit and/or mushroom share may not be available, as these items are fresh and do not last in our cooler.
Safety Measures at Phillies Bridge Farm
Update May 26th, 2021: We will be following the guidance issued by the CDC and the State of New York regarding masks and social distancing. The guidance can be reviewed here, and states that fully vaccinated people do not need to social distance or wear masks at the farm. Of course, if you’d like to wear a mask you may feel free to do so!
**Please remember to bring your own bags and a mask for pick up!**
We will be individually bundling and wrapping many items based on share size to make pick up faster. We will not be packing shares in individual crates this year.
Scheduled Pick Up
Members should select a half hour time slot during which they will come to pick up their share and enjoy the Pick-Your-Own field. Time slot sign up links are at the top of this page.
Members can access the Pick-Your-Own field during their scheduled time slot or during any of the CSA pick up times. Hands must be washed before entering the Pick-Your-Own area and handwashing stations will be available.
Our Farm Manager, Heather, is certified by the Produce Safety Alliance and takes food safety very seriously. We are continuing to practice safe produce handling, while further emphasizing very frequent hand washing and frequent sanitizing of all food contact surfaces.
What happens if I’ll be away and can’t pick up my share?
We understand that life happens and sometimes you can’t make it to the farm at your scheduled time. If you are away or planning to travel, we encourage you to have a friend pick up your share. Your friend can simply give your name at the pavilion to the farmer on staff. If you miss your scheduled time slot, please let the farm staff know when you arrive what your scheduled time was so they can locate you on the list. If you miss your pick up day, please see the above section – “What should I do if I missed my pick up, or know that I will miss my pick up?” If you know you will miss pick up and wish to donate your share, please email us and let us know!
I’m a new member. Where do I go and what do I do on my first day?
First, welcome! We are so happy to have new members each year! When you come to the farm, please follow the directional signs and hopefully(!) the flow of traffic. You should head to the left of the house, but please go RIGHT around the circle to the parking area. Our driveway loop is ONE WAY, and this can be a bit confusing on the first day, but we promise it will make sense soon after!
Next, please head down to the pavilion with your bags and wait outside until a farmer greets you. If there is a line, please feel free to wait. Due to COVID, we regulate the flow of people in and out of the pavilion. When the farmer greets you, they will ask for your name and give you instructions on how to pick up your share.
The farmer may also tell you what is available (if anything) in the u-pick field. In the very beginning and end of the season, there may not be much there, but as items become available, they will be written on the board in the pick up area. You may visit the u-pick before or after you pick up your share, or during any CSA pick up time (Tuesdays 3:00 – 6:30, or Saturdays 9:00 – 12:00.) The u-pick field is located to the left of the high tunnel/greenhouse, adjacent to the driveway. There will be a kiosk with scissors and portable stools for anyone who has trouble standing while picking.