Monday, June 20, 2016


Greetings from our Farm! 
We invite you to become a Member 
of the PeaceWeaver Organic Farm CSA for 2017...

Reserve now so you can be sure to secure a weekly Share of fresh-picked, local, certified organic vegetables for next June-October. Please email our Membership Coordinator at to reserve your Share.

We are certified organic by the Northeast Organic Farming Association - NY chapter (NOFA-NY). We have been growing vegetables organically since 1995. We sell organic produce directly to people through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Our Farm is part of the PeaceWeavers' 250-acre Thunder Mountain Peace Sanctuary outside of Bath, NY.  To find out about Wellness Retreats, Peace Gatherings and other offerings at the Peace Sanctuary, please go to the PeaceWeaver website.
Shares are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Because many people understand the value of locally-grown organic food, our Shares go fast; so, please be in touch before November 1 to reserve your Share.

Shares are $575 for four and a half months (20 weeks) of fresh-picked produce. The average cost per week is $28.75 for 6-10 types of organic veggies. Your Share will start small and keep growing and changing throughout the season. Please see payment details below

When does the Harvest Season begin?
We will begin harvesting mid-June and distribute shares weekly through the end of October.

How big is a Share?
A Full Share will generally meet the needs of two adults or two adults with small children, depending on your vegetable intake. If you are interested in purchasing a Share but feel that it may be too many vegetables for you, we encourage you to find someone else to split your Share with you. Thus, you each pay for half the share and split the vegetables between you each week, or you can alternate picking up the full Share every other week.

See list of vegetables typically included in Shares at the end of this post.

Where do I pick-up my Share?
In the Buffalo area, Share pick-up will be on Tuesdays. Our pick-up sites include Bikram Yoga HamburgAshker's Juice Bar & Bistro on Elmwood Ave and at a Member's home in Snyder.

In Rochester, pick up will be on Wednesdays. One site is at a Member's home in Pittsford and another is downtown. 

How do I become a Member?
 1. Please contact Beth Miller, Membership Coordinator, at or 607-329-5883 to sign up.  Please include your name, preferred e-mail address, pick-up spot and phone number.

2. Reserve and pay for your Share  
You can pay for your Share in two payments ~ 50% by January 15 and 50% by February 15. Or you can pay in full for your Share at any time. Shares are non-refundable.

You can pay in one of three ways:

   a. via PayPal, just click on 2017 CSA Payment and fill in your deposit, 50% ($287.50) or full Share amount ($575); 

   b. or send a check made out to the PeaceWeavers, c/o Willow at 8125 Crouse Road, Bath, NY 14810. Please put your email address in the memo line.

   c. or call us at 607-776-4060 to pay over the phone with a credit card (VISA, MC, AMX, DSC)

* All members will receive weekly recipes & cooking tips for the veggies from our vegan chefs who serve visitors at our retreat center.
Belonging to our Farm is the easiest & least expensive way to get the freshest & most nutritious variety of organic vegetables during the growing season.

What is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)? CSA's are an alternative way of connecting farmers and consumers that insures fresher, better quality, healthier food for the consumer and a guaranteed market for the farmer. Individuals, couples and families sign up in the winter to receive a weekly share of the vegetable harvest during the growing season. 

Benefits of Membership
Save Money - Getting vegetables through a CSA saves you money because you buy directly from the grower without any mark-up or shipping costs. Compared to grocery store prices, pound for pound, food purchased through a CSA gives you greater savings.

Healthy for You, Healthy for the Earth - Our veggies have maximum nutrition because you get them the same day they are picked. Recent scientific studies show that organically grown produce has on average 25% more vitamins and minerals than non-organic produce. In addition, our vegetables do not have the health detractors of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizers, waxes and resins which not only tax your health but also the health of the planet.

Our Promise & Sharing the Risk - We promise to do our best to provide you with affordable, healthy, fresh organically grown food. In this era of climate change, growing food holds many challenges. As partners in community supported agriculture, our members risk getting a smaller harvest due to overly wet or dry conditions or receiving "more than you pay for" when we have great weather and bumper crops. Because there are major factors not under our control, Shares are non-refundable. Please note that a majority of our members return from year to year.

Overall, belonging to a CSA is not simply about getting great vegetables. It's about being part of a movement that is boosting local economies as well as reclaiming healthy food, unspoiled land, air and water for ourselves and generations to come.
Please be in touch with us if you have any questions ~ 607-776-4060. We look forward to growing delicious and nutritious vegetables for you this year!

~Best wishes for your wellness from all of us at the Farm

Below is a list of vegetables we grow and that you're likely to receive in your Share. Some of the items listed are more available at the beginning or end of each month. Weekly shares will be smaller in the beginning of the season and larger as the days grow warmer.

Veggies typically harvested in June
Leaf Lettuces, Spinach, Scallions, Swiss Chard, Garlic Scapes, Kale, Radishes, Asian Greens, Parsley, Beets, Collard Greens, Snow Peas, Mustard Greens

Veggies typically harvested in July
Broccoli, Leaf lettuces, Sugar snap peas, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Kale, Garlic, Basil - green & purple, Peppers, Spinach, Onions, Cauliflower, Fennel, Eggplant, Buckwheat greens, Beets with greens, Snow peas, Swiss chard, Scallions, Parsley, Asian Greens

Veggies typically harvested in August
Cucumbers, Green beans, Zucchini & amp; Summer squash, Patty pan squash, Melons, Carrots, Broccoli, Leaf Lettuces, Tomatoes, Red and green peppers, Swiss chard, Collards, Green peppers, Basil - green & purple, Eggplant, Parsley, Buckwheat Greens, Beets
Veggies typically harvested in September
Sweet corn, Potatoes - red, white or Keuka Gold, Leeks, Peppers ~ red, green, purple, hot, Sunflowers, Apples, Zucchini & Summer squash, Cauliflower, Fennel, Cucumbers, Green and red cabbage, Spinach, Onions, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Collard greens, Patty pan squash, Summer squash, Beets, Swiss chard, Eggplant, Parsley, Leaf lettuces

Veggies typically harvested in October

Winter squash - spaghetti, acorn, butternut, delicata, carnival, Potatoes - red, white, Keuka Gold, Apples, Cauliflower, Leeks, Red onions, Yellow onions, Green peppers, Green and Red cabbage, Kale, Collards, Parsley, Beets, Eggplant, Swiss chard, Fennel, Leaf Lettuces