All the information you will need if you have a CSA with us this year!
Wednesday 6/6 On-Farm pickup, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 6/7 Rochester Public Market, 7am-Noon
Saturday 6/9 Rochester Public Market, 7am-1pm
Sunday 6/10 Brighton Farmers Market, 9am-1pm
Monday 6/11 Thompson Hospital, Parrish St. Entrance, 2:30pm-5:30pm
If you have a Weekly Share simply come to your selected location. If you are a Monthly Sampler, you may divide your ten points however works best for you; most members come twice a month, some come once and some come weekly. You do not need to let us know if you will be coming, simply stop when it is convenient for your schedule.
If you will be missing a date or need to change your pickup location temporarily, please send a reply to the weekly newsletter you will be receiving, or let us know in advance at the market.
We keep a monthly attendance roster and so we ask that if a week needs to be made-up due to absence that you try to make it up within the same month. If you know in advance of an absence you are welcome to make up your missing points any time during the month. Usually doubling up an entire week to catch up from an absence results in too much produce, it is more manageable to add a few extra items for a week or two to disperse the points.
You may also send someone in your place. They will give us your name when they “check-in” and we’ll mark the attendance roster. Again, advance notice is not required but if you could let us know then we’ll be on the lookout for a new, possibly confused or overwhelmed, face! 🙂
If you are a member who was assigned a week to pickup by Thompson Hospital Associate Services, please double check your first pickup week. Week 1 members will begin on 6/11, Week 2 members will begin on 6/18.
Gabriel Sanders started cooking with Fisher Hill Farm produce and poultry almost ten years ago, and he’s been a huge fan of the farm every since. He is the chef and owner of Hearth and Cellar, a company serving seasonal food, including an annual farm dinner on Fisher Hill Farm.
We raise chickens. The eggs are sold regularly at market and so are the chickens. We get a lot of questions about it from our customers, friends, and from interested folks at the markets we attend. A locally sourced chicken means a lot to our customer base, including the chefs and restaurants that have put a strong focus on finding ingredients that are close to home.
We use locally milled small batch feed for our chickens. They do not receive antibiotics or hormones and grow as naturally as possible. The feed is also non GMO. In short, we love our chickens and raise them that way. Our farm is our means of raising our kids, including eating our own food that we grow. We would never sell anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves or serve to our friends and family, including our three beautiful girls!
Throughout the summer, we will have fresh chicken at the markets we attend. Fresh chicken tastes awesome and because it is only coming from our farm in Bristol, NY, our carbon footprint is small.
We put a high priority on our animal welfare. Everything we do on our farm is meant to treat our product and the earth as best as we possibly can. Without the earth we wouldn’t have all the great produce and poultry and we firmly believe that each of our animals deserves the utmost respect and dignity. They, after all, are part of our every day livelihood.
The basic business model to our farm is a simple one: Serve our community with food that we would serve our family. In a way, every one of our customers are our family. Keeping this in mind every day helps us to bring you the best, freshest, and admirably raised produce and poultry as possible.
We wouldn’t grow and sell anything that we wouldn’t give the three little girls in this picture. We take great pride in everything we grow and bring to you. For those of you who don’t know us or our farm very well, it’s nice to meet you!
Our farm is located atop a rolling, stretching hill in Bristol, New York. It’s a quiet and breezy hill top with some other neighboring farms and families just like ours. The sunsets and sunrises are incredible as our the stars on warm summer evenings.
We also have partnered with some local stores and restaurants. The Farm to Table movement is strong and growing in the Rochester area and many chefs and store owners have turned to us to get the freshest ingredients for their guests. If you have a store or a restaurant and would like to learn more about what we offer and when, don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you are at the Brighton Farmers Market or the Rochester Public Market stop by our stand, we’d love to meet you. But if you can’t make it out to those and still have questions please don’t hesitate to call us. We’d love to hear from you.
Fresh from the farm produce, poultry, and eggs for a fraction of the price at a grocery store. CSA’s are one of the best ways to not only fill your cupboards and refrigerator but also connect with your community and local farmers, like us!
We want you to get the most out of our CSA and so every month when you come to pick it up, we allow you to pick what you and your family are most likely to eat. Plus, every month a new crop comes in so it changes all the time and the variety is the absolute best part.
We want you to get the most out of your CSA and we don’t want to see you get something that you don’t like or won’t eat. Getting your CSA is a commitment and we always think that’s why people shy away from it. “How am I going to know what I want three months from now!” is a common response. We understand and that’s why we want to give you choice.
CSA’s are relatively new to the world. They were invented in Japan in 1965 and were called “teikei” or translated to “food with a farmer’s face”. The phenomenon didn’t reach the US until 1984 but wasn’t made popular until 1991 when Roxbury Farm started distributing at the Union Square Greenmarket. They are now common throughout the US and all of North America.