Geared up for spring. ☀️🌱👨🏻🌾🌸🌈
Becker Farms CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) strives to provide the community with high quality fresh fruits and veggies, grown on our family farm.
Becker Farms CSA was started as a way to connect our community to the food that they eat. We understand how very fortunate we are to sustain ourselves off of our farm and we would love to share that with you! We want you to celebrate with us the fruits and veggies that go along with each season, and to help you gain a better understanding of the food that you eat!
Geared up for spring. ☀️🌱👨🏻🌾🌸🌈
Last nights sunset over one of our vegetable fields.
Flowers from our partner Windy Acres and strawberry freezer jam with the last of the strawberries. Freezer jam is super easy to do and designed for small batches. 🍓💐🍓
Amazing article about our former employee turned friend and now CSA partner Jill Gould and her new company Butter Meat Co. way to go Jill! ✨🍾✨
Producers such as Butter Meat Co. are challenging the American preference for tenderness over flavor.
First CSA week is almost over! Farm is open all weekend and I will be at Williamsville Market tomorrow with wine, baked goods and strawberries. Please note I will have a very limited amount of berries to start but Oscar will be bringing more up to me hopefully by 11am for the end of the market. Head over to our main page for info on what’s happening on the farm this weekend.
Super excited about one of our new partners butter meat co. Jill helped us start the CSA years ago and has went on to start her own business. We are so happy to be able to offer her dual purpose beef. 🐄🐄🐄
Today was the unofficial start of our 2020 CSA program....today we got shares to our members that pick up at drops that are currently closed due to Covid-19. Tomorrow is the official start to our season! 🌱🍓
Welcome our newest farm employee Viola! She was our planting supervisor yesterday, by the look on her face you can tell she was not overly impressed by any of it. Our CSA is very close to being full, last call to guarantee a spot for the 2020 season. Sign up below:
More from the home kitchen. Can’t wait to have fresh produce from the farm to cook with! Here we have chicken broth made from Maverick Farms soup bones, sourdough discard crackers and crusty white bread. Have not attempted sourdough yet but plan to very soon. 🥖🥘
Last nights moon over the cherry blossoms. 🌝
Our CSA shares size represented by 3 of our dogs. Share sizes Mini, Small, and Large.🐶🥦🥕🍎
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Spring is finally here!
So over the last few years we had a Bantum hen that decided to hatch eggs, her off spring then did the same. They would disappear and come back a few weeks later with chicks. These are two of their kin and show how wildly different relatives can be. The big beautiful rooster had a grandmother that was a Bantum hen with a grandfather that was a standard red (we think. His mom was a mix who then bred with our white Silkie rooster, I assume this because our silkie had black skin. The second rather unfortunate looking guy is also a cross between a Bantum and Silkie, he did not get the black skin but got the fluffy Silkie feathers which make him look a little crazy.
Broth is done, next project is turning it into Meatball Curry soup.... is high might call for more fresh bread!
Homemade bread, experimenting with making beef broth tonight. What have you all been making lately??
One of my favorite pictures from last fall. We still have space in our program but are about 2/3 of the way full. We are anticipating having a full program this year and are working on expanding a little to accommodate more people. Email [email protected] with questions. Sign up here: https://beckerfarms.csaware.com/store/
Want fresh local produce delivered to your neighborhood? We still have room in our farm share program, with options for everyone.
Don’t forget about our new mini share, great for people who want to try out a CSA without getting overwhelmed by produce. Sign up today! Email [email protected] with questions
Here is some insight into some of the issues we are seeing because of the pandemic.
As farmers are forced to dump food and food banks are struggling to feed millions, an explainer on U.S. food supply and distribution.
Walking out in a field I haven’t been in since fall. This Caraflex has new growths and what look like tiny heads.
Cilantro has popped up in our kitchen gardens, it seeded itself last year.
We are here and ready to feed you! ❤️🍎🌽🥦🥕
They ran to the groceries, they filled up their carts,
They emptied the Tops and Price Chopper and Walmart,
They panicked and fought and then panicked some more,
Then they rushed to their homes and they locked all the doors.
The food will be gone! The milk eggs and cheese!
The yogurt! The apples! The green beans and peas!
The stores have run out, now what will we do?
They’ll be starving and looting and nothing to do!
Then they paused, and they listened a moment or two.
And they did hear a sound, rising over the fear,
It started out far, then began to grow near.
But this sound wasn’t sad, nor was it new,
The farms were still doing what farms always do.
The food was still coming, though they’d emptied the shelves,
The farms kept it coming, though they struggled themselves,
Though the cities had forgotten from where their food came,
The farms made them food every day, just the same.
Through weather and critics and markets that fall,
The farms kept on farming in spite of it all.
They farmed without thank yous.
They farmed without praise.
They farmed on the hottest and coldest of days.
They’d bought all the food, yet the next day came more,
And the people thought of something they hadn’t before.
Maybe food, they thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe farmers, perhaps, mean a little bit more. ❤️
Author Credit: Anna Richards at—2020 Consulting
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We still have space in our CSA program, plants are started seeds are in. Flexible pay by the week mixed fruit and veg, cancel anytime, and three share sizes.
**If you pay for the full 20 week season up front you will NOT be able to make up shares. Please email us if you have questions regarding this.
The chickens enjoying this sunny but brisk day. We have plans to get more egg layers to provide more eggs for CSA members.
Here is Mamma our well fed head barn cat....this 65 degree day is not hot enough for her so she’s soaking up the rays of the heat lamp.
Lil Buddy is the official supervisor and delivery assistant. Here he is today making sure the farm animals are taken care of properly!
Life on the farm remains the same, animals to feed, land to tend. We are thinking of everyone, stay home, stay safe, stay healthy. Much love ❤️
Spring is just around the corner sign up for your share today. We offer mixed fruit and vegetable shares in large, small and mini. Don’t want to commit for a full season? We are the CSA for you! We offer pay by the week, give you the ability to create your own schedule and cancel at anytime. Pick up locations all over Erie and Niagara counties.
Happy CSA Day! We know it might not feel like spring...but it did last week and we promise it is right around the corner so sign up for your CSA share today. Many pick up locations all over Erie and Niagara Counties. Interested in becoming a drop site? Email us today.
Need a last minute Valentines Day gift? Give the gift of fresh local produce and order a farm share today!
Single? We got you too boo. Treat yo self to our new Mini share. Mini shares are great for a single person or anyone wanting to try out a CSA that is nervous about having wasted produce. Don’t forget we offer flexible pay by the week options. Sign up below.
Sign up now for Becker Farms CSA 2020 season. For questions or if you are interested in becoming a pick up site, email [email protected]
Small share will feed approx. 2-3 people; order a large for a family of 4 or more.We have pick up locations all over Niagara and Erie counties. Please read notes below before choosing your share!
Roasted cabbage super easy and very good! 💚🍽💚
Sweet corn and Ginger Gold apples comin at ya this week! Ginger Golds are a special treat this time of the year. An early apple that is seriously tasty, best used fresh as they don’t store well which is why you only see them for a few weeks this time of the year. 🍏🌽🍏🌽🍏🌽
Found another use for Everything Bagel seasoning....it’s super yummy on kale chips!
Share from last month with strawberries, raspberries, and cherries all together for the first time in Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards CSA history. Sadly strawberries and cherries are done, but don’t fret! Raspberries are taking a mid season breather but will be back, blueberries are going strong, melons coming soon and apple season is just around the corner. Let’s not forget about the plethora of mid season vegetables. 🍓🍒🍎🥦🥕🍅
Such a tough growing season thus far but things are catching up!
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