ONGOING: mBB members receive a
10% discount at:
greenhouses and pick-your-own strawberry fields
located at 4494 Mt. Payne Road, Shortsville
at our roadside stands located at:
Plaza/corner of Rt 332 and Rt 96, Farmington;
Pro May Mall/Route 31, Newark;
and across from
McDonalds/Route 96, Manchester.
Show your mBB ID card
for the savings at the greenhouses or roadside stands.
CSA (Community Supported
You can also save when you purchase shares in
Fish Farm Market's CSA
- a $600 investment returns around $1,000 in
produce over the seasons (more
info. on Fish's CSA program here)
The discount for mBB members is $25 off the annual fee of either a
half or full share. The regular cost for a full share is $600,
mBB members only pay $575. The half shares are $350 and MBB members
pay only $325
To obtain your CSA discount from Fish Farm
A bit more about Fish's Farm
Market & CSA . . .
stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which is relatively new
concept in the United States that has really taken off. There are
well over 1,000 CSA farms now operating here and it all started with
just one back in 1986 -
pricing info. here.
The idea is simple: members buy a
“share” in the local farm for the season. Shares are paid for in
advance, usually by sometime in May, and the members then get access
to a portion of the farmers’ harvest from June into November.
Fish’s Farm Market kicked off their CSA program
last year and it was so well received by the people who participated
that the market has decided to offer free delivery to any
company with ten or more memberships.
The CSA program at Fish’s
Farm Market is an excellent way to promote employee wellness!
Members enjoy significant cost savings over retail, one stop
convenience, the chance to try a variety of new vegetables and the
peace of mind their produce is grown locally by a five generation
family farm committed to the safest agricultural practices possible.
We grow a wide variety of crops so each delivery is an eye pleasing
combination of fresh vegetables sure to please any family! Our
2013 members were so impressed with the value and variety we had a
100% re-enroll for the 2014 season and many of their friends and
family have decided to join as well!
As our membership continues to grow, it is imperative we have new
members in place and paid before March 31st. This allows
for better crop planning and helps to keep costs down. The
more efficient the process the better the value!
Great-tasting, locally grown, fresh
fruits and vegetables at a price well below retail are the most
obvious benefits of being a CSA member. Because you are buying
directly from the farmer, you can choose vegetable varieties for
taste rather than how they ship, pack, and look on store shelves.
Choosing to eat fresh, local fruits
and vegetables contributes to good health and peace of mind knowing
that your food is safe because it’s grown using sound farming
practice. Fish’s Farm Market is “GAPS” certified. This means we are
inspected twice per season by the Department of Agriculture and
Markets for safe food handling. You can rest assured that your food
will be delivered to you safely and pesticide-residue free.
Becoming a CSA member also plays an
important role in the local rural economy…. helping to keep small
farms small farms: not small subdivisions. Your entire food dollar
goes directly to the farmer and is not divided between fuel
companies, freight lines, and large produce distributors. You will
see the difference this makes starting with your first
What sets Fish Farm Market apart
from other CSA’s? We are a FIVE GENERATION produce farm. We are
experienced professionals and proud of the product we produce. We
have been a major supplier for Wegman’s Supermarkets for over 20
years. Most of the sweet corn we grow is gourmet sweet varieties.
You will not find corn this sweet and tender anywhere! Your share
will include a good supply of our gourmet sweet corn every week once
it is ready.
The good news for you is: because we
are in the CSA transitioning stage, we will be able to accept at
least 100 new members this year! Please don’t hesitate to sign up!
There is still plenty of planning to do as far as scheduling and
drop off points. As times are changing, fuel, labor and input costs
continue to skyrocket. We must all adapt. We welcome the opportunity
to work with you for many years to come. Thank you for your support.
WHAT DOES MY SHARE
Your share will include a variety of
fresh-picked vegetables each week. The variety and amount will vary
throughout the growing season but is normally 5-15 pounds per week
(or more) as product becomes available. A full share would be geared
toward a family of 3-4 people. A half-share would be more suited to
a family of 2. To ease in the preparation each week, we would prefer
to sell only full shares. If you fell that you only need a
half-share, maybe you have a friend of family member that would be
willing to split it with you?
WHAT TYPES OF
VEGETABLES CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE?
We grow a large variety of produce
sure to please the veggie-lover in you. Here are some varieties we
offer: Gourmet sweet corn, Tomatoes (Regular, Roma, and a few
heirloom), Potatoes, Onions, Sweet Peppers, Hot Peppers (15
varieties), Yellow Squash, Green Squash, Cucumbers, Melons, Cabbage
(Red and Green), Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Eggplant,
Winter Squash (9 varieties), and Pie Pumpkins. We will likely be
adding new crops as we get suggestions from our members. Let us know
what you like. If there is enough interest from the other members,
we will add it.
We will also be offering the
following as U-PICK items only: Strawberries and Pumpkins. Snow
Peas, Sugar-snap and Regular Peas will be available for U-PICK next
WHAT ABOUT FRUITS?
We will also offer a separate fruit
share for those who wish to have a weekly share of fruit. We plan to
offer 2-4 fruits per week which will differ from week to week. You
may find a combination of apples, peaches, and plums one week and
then pears, grapes, and melons the next. Some weeks there may be
just one variety of fruit offered and the next week there may be two
or three varieties depending on seasonal available. The fruit shares
will start in July and run through September (or early October).
HOW DOES U-PICK
WORK IN A CSA?
There will be a per-visit limit on
how much you can take as part of your share. For example, let’s say
the limit is 3 pounds of strawberries per visit. You may pick as
much as you like but only the 3 pounds will be considered your
share. You would have to pay the regular U-PICK price for any
additional berries you pick that day.
WHAT ELSE CAN I
EXPECT IN MY SHARE?
There will be some non-edible,
decorative product included in your share also! Your share will
include Gourds, Mini-Pumpkins, and Indian Corn.
We are also offering (to CSA members
only) a buy-in to our greenhouses. There is a BONUS discount for CSA
members. The greenhouse buy-in includes flowers, bedding plants,
mulch, and hanging baskets. The bigger the package you choose, the
bigger your discount is. This is just another way that Fish Farm
Market offers our customers VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR.
Fish's Farm Market
4494 Mt. Payne Road
Shortsville, NY 14548
Tel #: (585)
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