Community Supported Agriculture of Central New York


Blueberries U-Pick Grindstone Farm Open House

Grindstone Farm’s Annual Open House is TODAY July 25!  Blueberry Patch opens at 9AM.  $3 / pound.  Farm tours are available from 12 – 3 followed by a putluck at the pond.  Please bring a dish to pass with your own place settings.  Sample some of Grindstone Farm, pasture raised pork or free ranged turkey.  Water, iced tea and lemonade will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks.  Have a great day!

The Remarkable Farmer

Reading Wendell Berry is such a comfort.  Finally came across a copy of What ARE People FOR?  You could almost change the text to “What ARE Farmers FOR?”  Farmers are here to educate about the truth.  About the good work.  Keep it up!  Join a CSA today…  Starts

Meet YOUR CSA Farmer

March 10, 2015
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

On Tuesday March 10, 2015 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM, Freedom Rains Farm will be at the Cicero Public Library.  Come learn from the team at Freedom Rains Farm, also long-time members of the Grindstone Farms team, about local agriculture, community supported agriculture and how you can support your local farmers, get fresh, local organic produce, and support Central New York’s economy.

This conversation will be focused on answering your questions about available farm shares, what is Community Supported Agriculture and how it started, how it works in favor of your local economy, and what it can do for you.
Learn more at wwwfreedomrainsfarm.com and www.csacny.org

2015 Growing Season

Freedom Rains Farm and CSA-CNY are gearing up for another season and we hope that you will join us.  The 2014 growing season was a great success for Freedom Rains Farm and we are all looking forward to the coming growing season.  As in past years, NOW is the time to sign up and help provide the “seed money” for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to get established and thrive.  Only with our devoted members can the CSA commit to what is needed for the growing season to come.  Your initial investment will help establish the number of crops needed for which Freedom Rains Farms will buy seeds, cultivate cover-crop or cultivate vegetables for the growing season.  All this planning is happening now, so sign up as soon as possible.

Freedom Rains Farm Open House Sunday July 20th

Freedom Rains Farm will be hosting their first open house this coming Sunday, July 20th from 1 PM until about 6 PM.  Everyone is welcome to attend, come tour the farm and partake in a potluck dinner. From 1-3p.m. we will be giving walking tours of the farm, including free u-pick crops for all in attendance. For families we will offer a kid oriented farm tour too. Tours start on the hour at 1, 2 and 3. Meet up at the main barn at Grindstone Farm, 780 Co Rt 28.  Also Grindstone Farm’s blueberry patch will be open for CSA exclusive U-pick. (There will be a charge for this u-pick crop.) At 4p.m. join us for a potluck supper. Bring your own place setting, and a dish to pass. Grills will be available for use as well. Please include a list of ingredients for diet restricted folks. The pond will be available for swimming, so bring your swim wear, towels and floatees for the kids! (Sorry, the “grinder will be off limits for this event) After supper, folks are invited to stay and “jam” together with any acoustical musical instruments they’d like to bring or share.

Hope to see many old and new faces at the open house this year. It is a great time to come meet fellow members, and your farmers; show your kids where their food comes from and see for yourself. So invite a friend, bring the family and spread the word!

Welcome 2014

Happy New Year Everyone.  The 2014 CSA Share Season is upon us.  And CSA of CNY is pleased to introduce a new farming venture with Freedom Rains Farm.  They are currently leasing land from Grindstone Farm in Pulaski.  If you think you may have heard of Beth and Travis before you probably have!  They have been farming with Grindstone Farm for several years and are interested in starting their own CSA while allowing Grindstone Farm to focus on wholesale markets.  We encourage you to visit Freedom Rains Farm’s website or meet them at the Central New York Regional Market on Saturdays.

Please sign up soon and receive you early bird discount.   Please visit this site for more information in the future.  To sign up visit the  Join page for all the details of this year’s shares and to sign up today.

New to CSA-CNY?  Read all about CSAs and how they operate, and discover what makes CSA-CNY so special and unique.  Find out how joining CSA-CNY this year will allow you to eat healthy, high-quality organic food while connecting you to our local organic farms, farmers, and the diverse community of people who support this growing movement.

Grindstone Farm Open House

July 27, 2013

Attention all those near and dear!  It is that splendid time of the summer again… Grindstone Farm is open for U-Pick Blueberries and the Open House is just around the corner.  This Saturday July 27, come and show your blueberry picking skills and enjoy a great meal by the pond.

Farmer Dick and Farmer Jamie compare notes about the wet May and June...

Farmer Dick and Farmer Jamie compare notes about the wet May and June…

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Central New York Farm Share Collective

Looking for a way to make a difference in your life?  What about your local community?  The New Environment Association, CSA of Central New York, and Grindstone Farm are working together with Kimberly Johnson to do just that.  Kimberly is a local food and nutrition advocate, educator and student interested in local food-sheds, and food deserts.  Through Grindstone Farm the “Collective” is pleased to announce new ways to increase local access to local produce and the benefits of the Central New York Agricultural bounty.

Want to learn more, come visit CSACNY Volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of Syracuse 212 Van Buren Street this Saturday June 29th from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM.

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CSA Social Hour and Appetizers!

Join us Wednesday, May 1st at the Friends Meeting House on Euclid Ave. Grindstone Farm will be hosting a CSA social hour with appetizers from the farm, featuring Cranberry Ridge goat cheese and breads as well as farm fresh herbs and greens. Stop by between 4:30 and 6:00 to meet your CSA coordinator, Beth and the POD leaders for this year. We will be on hand to answer any questions you have and complete some last minute sign ups. Remember the first CSA spring share is May 9th! Bring a friend and introduce them to the wonderful healthy world of organics!

Spring has sprung

Happy Spring to everyone.  We are very excited about Grindstone Farms success at the Regional Market so far this past winter season.  If you haven’t gone out to support your local farmers during the winter months, please do so before it gets to busy in the ever increasing excitement of Spring, Sunlight, and beautiful weather.

We are closing in on the April 1st due date for our 10% discount on season share offerings.  Please get your sign ups to us!

Also, we are gearing up for the Summer Kick-Off Potluck, please mark your calenders: June 9th at 1 PM.  Bring a dish to pass and learn more about our farm and other events coming up throughout the growing season.