If you’re native to the Finger Lakes, you may have heard of Fellenz Family Farm. This family farm is located in Phelps and is probably best known for their CSA program. The acronym stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
The program works like this: you put an investment in the farm and in return, you get a weekly amount of vegetables.
The CSA program at Fellenz Family Farm isn’t the traditional model, its market style. You get a set amount of vegetables every week based on your share size, but you get to pick them.
There are four pickup locations across the Finger Lakes, so you can choose the most convenient one for you:
- Canandaigua- Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua
- Geneva- Lake Drum Brewing
- Phelps- On farm distribution
- Brighton- Brighton Farmers Market
Fellenz Farm has been certified organic since 2005. Organic farming means no synthetic fertilizers, and no synthetic pesticides or herbicides. Their focus is to grow in tune with the Earth and maintain soil health.
Their organic farming practices are part of what has helped them be so well received within the community. The foods they produce are fresh. There is no middle man, it truly is farm to table. It is picked from the fields and brought to distribution within days.
The CSA program has been going on since around 2003. CSA accounts for around 60-70% of everything that goes on, on the farm. The program has been especially well-received during COVID. Many people were looking for local food through a closed-circuit source and found it here.
In addition to your weekly share of vegetables, as a member of the CSA program, you also have access to the complimentary pit garden at the farm. Access to the garden is included in your share. In season the garden is usually filled with flowers, herbs, beans, and cherry tomatoes to name a few.
Click here to find more information on Fellenz Family Farm and their CSA program.