Essex Farm CSA

Essex Farm offers a year-round, full diet, free choice membership. We produce grass-fed beef, pastured pork, chicken, eggs, fifty different kinds of vegetables, milk, grains and flour, fruit, herbs, maple syrup, and soap. Members come to the farm on Fridays, from 3pm to 7pm, and take what they need for the week, in any quantity or combination they choose. We sometimes limit scarce items, like maple syrup or the year’s first tomatoes, but most food is available on an all-you-can-eat basis. Members are encouraged to take extra produce during the growing season for freezing or canning, to supplement what is available from the root cellar during winter and early spring. In addition to food, we offer members the opportunity to hike the farm, visit fields and animals, and join us as volunteers for harvest and field work.

We currently farm 600 acres and feed 222 members. We are powered by fifteen solar panels, nine draft horses, ten full-time farmers, and three tractors. We do not use synthetic fertilizer, herbicide, or pesticide. Our animals eat feed we’ve grown ourselves or local hay and local, certified organic grain. 

This is our wonky-but-useful mission statement: We strive to produce an abundance of high quality food while fostering the health and resiliency of the farm, the farmers, the members, and the community. Our desire is to build an agro-ecosystem that is sustainable economically, environmentally, and socially. We work to make a farm that is better tomorrow than it is today.

Membership Info
The all-you-can-eat membership price for 2012 is $3300 per year for the first adult in a household, and $2900 for the second adult, with a $400 discount for each additional adult. Children over 3 are $100 per year of age (e.g., a five-year-old is $500 for the year, a seven-year-old is $700, etc.). Every person in a household must be a member. Payments can be made annually, quarterly, monthly, or by special arrangement. Member contracts are renewed in January, but new members may join at the beginning of any quarter. Partial-year memberships are available on a per-week basis, with a 25% markup. We offer a sliding scale for low income members.

Contact Essex Farm CSA

Contact Essex Farm CSA

Mark Kimball
2503 Route 22
Essex , New York  12936
Phone: (518) 963-4613


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Essex County, New York