Essex Farm is one of the only full diet, free choice membership farms in the world. Maybe the only one! We produce everything our members need for delicious, nutrient-dense whole food meals, year round. And we never tell you what or how much to take. Our members get to choose what they want each week, in any combination. Members come to the farm once a week to select their shares. Our regular hours for pickup are Fridays 3pm-7pm, but weekend pickups are welcome too.

Vegetables

Your membership gives you free access to everything we have available each week, including organically fed pastured pork and chicken, 100% grass-finished beef and lamb, eggs, vegetables, seasonal fruits, grains and flours, dry beans, herbs, raw milk and dairy products from our grassfed herd of Jersey cows, maple syrup, sauerkraut, and so much more. Our audacious goal is to supplant the broken industrial food system for our members, to improve the health of soil, plants, animals, people, and the planet, and we’ve been doing it in our little corner of the world for the last 20 years.

Because it’s an all you can eat share, membership is priced by the person, and everyone in your household must be a shareholder. For 2024, adults are $115/week, Teens are $60/week, and Children 5 and up are $40/week. Households commit to a term of membership, and pay for every week they are members.

Meat

The best way to find out if membership is right for you is to come see how it works for yourself. Email Kristin at essexfarm@gmail.com to arrange a visit. We’d be so happy to show you around the farm and send you home with some samples of the food we’re so proud to produce.

Availability fluctuates over the course of the year; not every item is available every week. We put weekly limits on scarce or high-demand items.

LOCAL PICK UP
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2023 Winter Share – Now through End of April

Eating locally in the winter in the North Country is not only possible, it’s DELICIOUS!

We offer members a free choice share of Essex Farm winter bounty:

  • Meats
    • 100% grass fed, grass finished beef
    • 100% grass fed, grass finished lamb
    • Pastured Pork and Pastured Chickens, fed 100% certified organic grains or grains grown on Essex Farm to our organic-or-better standards
  • Dairy – from our grass fed Jersey Cows, bred for A2 Beta Casein Genetics
  • Eggs – Free range hens raised on pasture during the growing season; fed 100% certified organic grains or grains grown on Essex Farm to our organic-or-better standards
  • Seasonal Vegetables: weekly winter selections could include onions, cabbage, carrots, leeks, winter squash, potatoes, garlic, kohlrabi, celeriac, radishes, and more.
  • Grains and Flours – Grown at Essex Farm or Certified Organic
  • Dry Beans and Popcorn – Certified Organic
  • Plus a selection of value-added extras we make from our bounty like lard, all natural soap, sauerkraut, kimchi, schmaltz, ghee and more.

Price

$105/week per adult
$50/week per teen (12-17)
$40/week per child (5-11)

Children under 5 are free
10% discount for vegetarian
20% discount for vegan

Because the share is all-you-can-eat, everyone in your household must be a shareholder. Price is per week for the remainder of the winter share season.

Thanks for reaching out to us about joining our local pick up CSA Program! We are so grateful for neighbors like yourself who are interested in investing in local agriculture. Basically, you have a few options:

  • If you want to get food every week for the rest of the year, then you are well suited for our Annual Share, which would be prorated for your start date and you could pay down in monthly, or quarterly installments.
  • If you would like to receive shares most weeks, but need to take long breaks or want to avoid a cancellation fee, sign up as a Seasonal Member. Seasonal membership is higher than annual membership per week to offset the lack of financial support the farm would experience during your breaks. Seasonal memberships are purchased in share blocks of no fewer than 4 weeks.

Our memberships are all-you-need and free-choice, therefore shares are sold by household, not by individual. We cannot sell shares to only one adult if there is more than one living in the household.

Adult

$4,680annually
  • (prorated based on when you join)

Teen (12-17)

$2,080annually
  • (prorated based on when you join)

Child (6-11)

$1,820annually
  • (prorated based on when you join)

FIND OUT MORE

Fill out the form below to receive information about becoming an Essex Farm CSA member.