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 on 14 acres of tillable soil, 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. In its second year, seventy member families enjoyed weekly vegetables, herbs, and flowers from mid-May until October of 2013. CSA members pick up their harvest bags on site in the barn once a week, either Wednesday or Saturday mornings.
The farm will soon be preparing for its third growing season.