In 2005, Remembrance Farm, Stick and Stone Farm and Three Swallows Farm came together with a shared vision for building community, farming with integrity, and growing high quality food with fair prices for all involved. The product of this collaboration is the Full Plate Farm Collective, a multi-farm organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that has been serving the Ithaca, Trumansburg and Danby communities for 15 years.

Buying a share in the CSA means that once a week, up to nine months a year, members receive an abundant assortment of local produce. Members also have the opportunity to visit the farms’ U-pick gardens and to join “side dish” CSAs with other local businesses.

Since its inception, Full Plate has cultivated a direct food-to-consumer relationship, allowing members to build meaningful connection with their food source and community. In return, the farmers enjoy security knowing the food they grow has a guaranteed market.

Today, the partnership, a collaboration between the founding farms, the Youth Farm Project at Three Swallows Farm and a small network of other local growers, grows over 50 acres of vegetables, sharing them with the community through 500 summer and 300 winter shares.

Summer CSA shares are on sale now at fullplatefarms.com.