Harvest Moon Farm Expands Its CSA: Accepting applications for the upcoming growing season through May or until maximum membership is reached.
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard CSA
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, the North Salem purveyor of farm-fresh apples, produce, eggs, grass-fed meat and locally famous cider donuts, is expanding its CSA (community-supported agriculture) for the upcoming growing season. General manager Christine Covino says the decision is in direct response to customer demand. “This year we are increasing our membership by 20 percent, and we started accepting applications two months earlier,” she says.
Harvest Moon launched its CSA program in 2012, shortly after opening for business. “This is a major component of our vision for the farm—to become a reliable source of high-quality, farm-fresh food produced right here in our own community,” Covino says.
The CSA has steadily grown—not only in patronage, but also in its offerings, as the farm continues to enrich its weekly shares with a broader variety of goods. Customers can sign on for either a 13-week share or the 18-week extended season that runs through October. They can also customize their share to suit their needs by selecting either a half or a full share and choosing from a variety of add-ons, such as dairy, cheese, meat and fresh-cut seasonal flowers. The bulk of what goes into the weekly boxes is grown on the farm; the rest is sourced from neighboring farms.
Harvest Moon is accepting applications for the upcoming growing season through May or until maximum membership is reached, Covino says.
“Customers can expect to receive the freshest produce possible, harvested only a day or two before pick-up,” she says. “Our offerings coincide directly with the growing season, comprising regional staples such as lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, squash, apples and potatoes, to name a few.”
Open seven days a week, Harvest Moon serves breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes its popular Farmer’s Breakfast (bacon, egg and cheese on a fresh-baked ciabatta), omelets, burritos, grass-fed beef burgers and assorted paninis. Customers can order food to go or eat on the patio or in the newly expanded café area.
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard is located at 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem, NY. For more info, visit HMOrchard.com.