The following are only available for members purchasing a Large or Small vegetable share. If you have any questions or issues with your optional shares, contact Leigh at email@example.com.
Optional Shares for 2014
Weekly Shares: - Fruit - Raw Milk - Pasteurized, Non-Homogenized, Kosher Milk - Grass-fed Cheeses - goat and cow - Greek Yogurt - Artisan Pastas - Speciality Mushrooms - Local Fish - Eggs - Organic Araucana and brown - 100% Grass-fed Ground Beef - 100% Grass-fed Beef and Pork - 100% Grass-fed Beef only - Kosher Boneless, Skinless Chicken Cutlets - Mixed Pastured Poultry Every Other Week Shares: - Broiler Chickens
Fruit - Hepworth Farms Milton, NY (Weekly Delivery) All their berries are certified organic and are not sprayed with pesticides. With the rest of their fruit they practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM, Hepworth sprays only when and where necessary, using only the most natural of sprays. Hepworth grows a variety of fruits, including apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, currants, gooseberries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, rhubarb and strawberries. Weather permitting, this season members can expect to see the following: apples, cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries and strawberries. Each week members will receive 2-4 different types of fruit averaging 5 lbs per week.
Raw Milk – Hudson Valley, NY (1/2 gallon, Weekly Delivery) The milk comes from Jersey cows, which according to milk lovers, produce the most creamy and delicious milk. It is non-homogenized and non-pasteurized, and is produced on a humane, non-toxic, pasture-based dairy farms that practice small-scale, traditional processing. The cows graze outdoors all day (except for milking time) and their pasture is constantly rotated to allow the grass to continue to grow. Their diet is supplemented with organic grain but they don't need much of that except in the winter when there isn’t much grass.
Pasteurized, Non-Homogenized Organic Kosher Milk - Sullivan County, NY (1/2 gallon, Weekly Delivery) Milk is processed at low heat so all the beneficial enzymes are intact! Cows are pastured and grass-fed and produce the kind of delicious, creamy milk that you can only get from Jersey Cows! Organic, whole milk is pastured and bottled on a state licensed plant using milk from closed herd of Jersey/Jersey Cross cows AND it's Kosher too!
Grass-Fed Goat and Cow Cheeses - Sullivan and Delaware County, NY (1/3 lb, Weekly Delivery) Cow’s Cheese comes from 100% Grass-fed Cows. Various Goat Cheeses are from a 30-40 herd of pastured goats that are supplemented with hay and grain. Cow cheeses are made with the century-old tradition of aging cheese in cool, moist caves where temperature and humidity are relatively constant, the perfect conditions for ripening aged cheeses and bringing it to its elemental peak!
Greek Yogurt - Sullivan County, NY 1 Pint of Greek Yogurt (Weekly Delivery) Whole Milk yogurt is made from 100% Grass-fed Cows.
Artisan Pastas - Sullivan County, NY 12 oz dried pasta or 13 oz freshly frozen ravioli (Weekly Delivery) Pastas and ravioli are seasonally crafted in the Catskill Mountains using only fresh ingredients from local farms! Various freshly dried, uniquely flavored pastas consist of Fettuccine, Pappardelle, Gnocchi Sardi, Rotini & Orzo. Ravioli fillings are based on the seasons and what is available. Their NY Organic wheat flour only comes from Cayuga Farms and is ground to order to create the freshest pasta possible.
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Mushrooms - Sullivan County, NY Overflowing 1/2 pint of Fresh Mushrooms (Weekly Delivery) Log-grown Shitake and Oyster mushroom varieties are grown without any sprays or fertilizers. The farmer is currently working towards organic certification. Log-grown fresh mushrooms are an impossible find in any NYC store so get them here for culinary or medicinal purposes!
Local Fish - NY, PA, CT 1 lb, or 2 lb for 22 weeks (Weekly Delivery except for July 1 and Sept 2) Fresh fish from only local sustainable farmers. Fish is delivered ready to eat! Mostly filleted fish and sometimes shellfish. Members of this share Allergies and/or Kosher can be accommodated. THESE SHARES ARE NOT CHOSEN THROUGH OUR MEMBERSHIP FORMS. AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM, GO TOhttp://csa.farmigo.com/join/villagefishmonger/CSF. YOU WILL NEED YOUR COTC USER NAME AND PASSWORD.
Organic Eggs - Sullivan County, NY 1/2 dozen (Weekly Delivery) Our multi colored CSA eggs come from Araucona, RI Reds and Red Sex Link layers that aren't merely free-range – they're pastured chickens whose home is much better than just a dirt yard where they maintain a steady supply of fresh grass and bugs (a chicken's natural diet). They are also offered some certified organic grain as a supplement. Their natural diet ensures not only healthy hens, but also the quality of their eggs. The color of yolks reflects the health of the hens and therefore, the nutrient content of the eggs. Our eggs have beautiful deep orange yolks. The darker the yolk… the more nutritious the eggs!
Grass-fed Ground Beef - Sullivan County, NY (Weekly Delivery) 100% Grass-fed. USDA certified. No hormones or antibiotics are used; meat products are freshly vacuum sealed and frozen.
Grass-fed Beef and Pork - Sullivan County, NY 1 lb of beef or pork (Weekly Delivery) 100% Grass-fed. USDA certified. Each week, members will receive alternating deliveries of beef and pork. Steaks will be dry aged for 14 days minimum making them even more tender and flavorful than they already are! Pork is pasture raised and supplemented with some grain. Comes freshly vacuum sealed and frozen.
Grass-fed Beef - Sullivan County, NY (Weekly Delivery) 100% Grass-fed. USDA certified. Each week members will receive a very diverse variety of steaks, roasts and other beef items. Comes freshly vacuum sealed and frozen.
Kosher Boneless Chicken Cutlets - Sullivan County, NY .85 lb (Weekly Delivery) 2 boneless, skinless chicken cutlets totaling @ .85 lb from free-range, hormone & antibiotic free chickens who are fed an all natural vegetarian diet AND they are Kosher! USDA inspected breast meat comes from a single bird, is trimmed and delivered fresh.
Mixed Poultry- Sullivan County, NY 2 lbs Chicken Legs & Thighs or 1 lb Ground Turkey or 1 lb chicken sausages (Weekly Delivery) Chickens and Turkeys are raised on fresh pasture. They are never given any medications or growth hormones. Their forage is supplemented daily with whole grains, seeds and organic minerals (corn, roasted soy, sunflower seeds). They are hand fed and drink from a deep well or artesian spring water, and are processed in a New York State inspected facility. Italian style sweet and spicy sausages are made without nitrates or collagen casing.
EVERY OTHER WEEK SHARE:
Broiler Whole Chickens - Sullivan County, NY 12 Chickens (Every other week Delivery) Each Cornish Cross weighs approximately 4 pounds and is delivered fresh, not frozen. They are pasture-raised chickens with access to the outdoors where they eat bugs and grass. They are supplemented with a custom blend of flax, alfalfa and marigold producing a tasty chicken that is used by top NYC restaurants!
"Order As You Go" Offerings In addition to offering seasonal CSA shares, some of our farm partners allow Cream of the Crop CSA members to place single, individual orders. The farmers will deliver these "As You Go" orders on the same schedule as their optional shares, which varies according to farm.