Welcome to the Bayard Cutting CSA Farm!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is made up of members who share in the costs and responsibilities of running a farm and who receive in return a share in the harvest. Founded in the Fall of 2011, The Bayard Cutting Arboretum CSA Farm is the only Community Supported Agriculture project in the New York State Parks system. In keeping with the mission of the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, our CSA Farm pledges to uphold the principles of sustainable growing using organic methods, relationship building, educational, and community outreach.
The Farm is located adjacent to the estate’s original barn, on land that was the former cow pasture of the Bayard Cutting Estate. The farm harvested its first crop of vegetables, grown using organic and sustainable practices, without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, during the summer of 2012.
Two and a half acres are currently under cultivation. We have three growing fields, an herb bed, cut flower bed, and an asparagus patch. We care for 150 laying hens and sell our organic eggs all year round.
This year, 2021 will mark the farm’s 9th year of operation! Bayard Cutting CSA Members enjoy weekly or biweekly vegetables, herbs and flowers from late-May / early June until October. CSA members pick up their harvests on site in the barn once a week, either Tuesday or Thursday.