Community Supported Agriculture

For more information about our 2018 CSA, please call the farm at:
(607) 329-4023

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

A CSA is a partnership between the farmer and the shareholders. Shareholders pay up front for their produce, which gives the farmer “seed” money to plant, pay wages to farm hands, and purchase materials as needed.

Then, the shareholders come weekly to collect their baskets. There is an understanding that weather, drought, and natural disasters can affect the crops. However, the shareholders agree to share in these risks. Shareholders also share in the high yielding crops and sometimes get more than expected.

The 2018 CSA at Bluebird Trail Farm

We are now accepting applications for our 2018 CSA garden. Last fall we began developing even more land and hope to offer our shareholders an even wider range of produce from last year.

All of our organic matter comes from this farm. Our alpaca, horse, rabbit, chicken, sheep and goat manures are composted over the winter and sown into the soil in the fall, providing nitrogen and other important elements. We use our own pine needles, leaves, grass clippings to mulch. By using these materials from the farm, we can control and eliminate harmful chemicals. This year we are under review for Organic Certification and will be using organic seeds and transplants to meet expectations. Last year we were approved to the Farmer Nutrition Program and can accept SNAP benefits on the farm.

How does it work?


All members of the Bluebird Trail Farm CSA pay a $50 membership fee which entitles them to:

  • Weekly baskets
  • Convenient pick up times
  • Free farm visits
  • Free admission to events
  • Pick your own options
  • Special pricing for chicken and turkey


After the $50 membership fee is paid, members then choose from one of two share options “GARDEN” or “FAMILY” – which are described below.

GARDEN SHAREsuggested for 1 to 3 people

  • 4 – 6 weekly produce choices
  • 10 weeks of fresh eggs
  • Herbs / fresh cut flowers

Cost: $400

FAMILY SHAREsuggested for 4 to 6 people

  • 7 – 9 weekly produce choices
  • 10 weeks of fresh eggs
  • Herbs / fresh cut flowers

Cost: $500

THIRD (optional!)

Decide if you’d like to try out our new 2018 Add on Options!

2018 Add On Options

This year we are offering, for a one-time fee of $50, an add on to your CSA share.
This add on includes:

  • Applesauce
  • Cider
  • Assorted Wildflower Honey
  • Assorted jams
  • Grape Juice

Cost: $50


  • Strawberries
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Kale
  • Fresh spinach/arugula
  • Fresh Romaine, leaf, & buttercrisp lettuce
  • Assorted herbs
  • Swiss chard
  • Radishes
  • Broccoli
  • Leeks
  • Collards


  • Blueberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Assorted herbs
  • Broccoli
  • Squash (wide range)
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Blackberries
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Green beans
  • Radishes
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Wildflower bouquets


  • Blackberries
  • Ground cherries
  • Elderberries
  • Acorn Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Currants
  • Pumpkins
  • Corn
  • Yellow/green Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Red, green, jalapeno peppers
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Raspberries
  • Fresh brown eggs
  • Assorted herbs
  • Green beans
  • Potatoes
  • Apples
  • Wildflower bouquets
  • Sweet Potatoes