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 2013
Weekly Shares: - Fruit - Raw Milk - Pasteurized, Non-Homogenized, Kosher Milk - Grass-fed Aged Cheeses - Greek Yogurt, Drinkable Yogurt and Kefir - Artisan Pastas - Local Fish - Eggs- Araucana or Brown - 100% Grass-fed Ground Beef and Stew Beef - 100% Grass-fed Dry Aged Steak Shares - Kosher Boneless, Skinless Chicken Cutlets - Whole Chickens - Chicken Legs/Thighs - Ground Turkey
Every Other Week Shares: - Broiler Chickens - Nonfat Flavored Yogurts - Gelato - Butter
WEEKLY SHARES: 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 2-4different types of fruit averaging 5 lbs per week.
Raw Milk – Lancaster, PA (1/2 gallon, Weekly Delivery) Our raw milk comes from PA family farms that are licensed to sell raw milk. The milk comes from 100% 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 farm that practices 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 conventional grain (transitioning to organic) but they don't need much of that except in the winter when there is no grass.
Pasteurized, Non-Homogenized 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 Aged Cheeses - Sullivan County, NY (1/3 lb, Weekly Delivery) Aged Cheese comes from 100% Grass-fed Cows. Cheeses are make with the century-old tradition of aging cheese in cool, moist caves where temperature and humidity are relatively constant, the perfect conditions for ripening cheese and bringing it to its elemental peak! Note: Although not an aged cheese, this share will include mozzarella as well!
Greek Yogurt, Drinkable Yogurt and Kefir - Sullivan County, NY 1 Pint of either Greek Yogurt Drinkable Yogurt or Kefir, Weekly Delivery) Whole Milk products are made from 100% Grass-fed Cows Artisan Pastas - Sullivan County, NY 12 oz dried (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.
For a list of all pasta and ravioli varieties and ingredients, click here. Local Fish - NY, PA, CT 1 lb, or 2 lb for 22 weeks (Weekly Delivery except for July 2 and Sept 3) Fresh fish from only local sustainable farmers. Fish is delivered ready to eat! Mostly filleted fish and sometimes shellfish. Allergies can be accommodated. THESE SHARES ARE NOT CHOSEN THROUGH OUR MEMBERSHIP FORMS. AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM, GO TO http://csa.farmigo.com/join/villagefishmonger/CSF. YOU WILL NEED YOUR COTC USER NAME AND PASSWORD. Araucona Eggs - Sullivan County, NY 1/2 dozen (Weekly Delivery) Our CSA eggs come from Araucona hens that aren't merely free-range – they're pastured chickens whose home is much better than just a dirt yard. Their hen house is moved to a new location every week to maintain a steady supply of fresh grass and bugs (a chicken's natural diet). They are also offered some 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!
Brown Eggs - Wayne County, PA 1/2 Dozen (Weekly Delivery) These eggs from Red Sex Link layers are also more than just free-range as they are pastured chickens who have a study supply of fresh grass and bugs (a chicken’s natural diet). They are also supplemented with a custom blend of flax, alfalfa and marigold.
Grass-fed Ground Beef or Stew Beef - Sullivan County, NY (Weekly Delivery) 100% Grass-fed. USDA certified. No hormones or antibiotics are used; meat products are vacuum wrapped and frozen. Members may purchase a seasonal share of either a pound of ground beef or a pound of stew beef.
Grass-fed Steak Shares - Sullivan County, NY 1 lb steaks (Weekly Delivery) 100% Grass-fed. USDA certified. During the course of the season, members will receive 3 of each cuts: Filet Mignon, NY Strip, Porterhouse, Rib Steak, Ribeye, Sirloin, Sirloin Tip, and T-Bone. The more premium cuts will be dry aged for 14 days minimum making these steaks even more tender and flavorful than they already are! Farmer aims to only produce Prime or Choice rated meats.
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.
Chicken Legs & Thighs/Ground Turkey - Sullivan County, NY 2 lbs Chicken Legs & Thighs or 1 lb Ground Turkey (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.
EVERY OTHER WEEK SHARES:
Broiler Whole Chickens - Wayne County, PA 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!
Flavored Nonfat Yogurts - Delaware County, NY 6 oz. (Every Other Week Delivery) Creamy yogurt is made from pasteurized skim milk from grass-fed Jersey cows. Every batch is small and handmade and use only natural ingredients, never any fillers, thickeners, or preservatives. Over the course of the season flavors will likely include Chocolate-Orange, Maple, Coffee, Egg nog, Pumpkin, as well as seasonal fruit varieties; Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Apple and Peach.
For a list of yogurt flavors and ingredients, click here.
Gelato - Delaware County, NY 1 Pint (Every Other Week Delivery) These seasonal and uniquely flavored farmsted Gelatos are dense and creamy as they are made with whole milk from 100% grassfed, pastured Jersey and Jersey Cross cows. They are crafted using only the best local ingredients and do not use artificial anything! They hand scrape every vanilla bean, bake all the goodies from scratch, cook down all the fruits and berries, and toast every nut!
For a list of gelato flavors and ingredients, click here.
Butter - Delaware County, NY 12 8 oz tubs (Every Other Week Delivery) Award winning traditional and flavored handcrafted butters are made from low heat pasteurized, grass fed Jersey Cows. Cows are supplemented with non-gmo grain.
"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.
Products likely offered for purchase "As You Go" include: - Grass Fed Beef and Pork - Foie Gras - Quail Eggs - More Kosher products incl. cold cuts - Turkeys (for Thanksgiving) - Pastured Chicken Products - Soft Cow Cheeses - Maple Syrup - Pastured Rabbit, Quail and Lamb