American farm box _2021
Flexible CSA Farm Share
- Rollover Credit Facility
July 5th - November 15th
List of Vegetables & Fruits
We grow a large variety of the following Farm fresh Organic Vegetables (as per the season, SEE FULL LIST). You may select the box for a family of four or a family of two. You are able to weekly Customize what you need, then Checkout like in a normal shopping cart.
Standard Vegetables - Arugula, Apple, Bok CHOI, Brocolli Rabe, Beets, Boston, Carrots, Celery, Cilantro, Collards, Dill, Endive/Chicory, Escarole, Green Leaf, Iceberg, Iceberg, Kale, Red RUSSIAN, Kolrabi (red&green), Lambsquarter, Wild, Lemon Balm, Mint, Marjoram, Onions, Oregano, Radish, Red Leaf, Romaine, Parsley, Curly, Parsley, Plain, Potato, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Sage, Scallions, Swiss Chard, Thyme
Gopal Farm is founded by Nimai and Ashley. Located on the fertile flood plains of the Wallkill River, we are a 90-acre farm in the Hudson Valley town of New Paltz, NY, dedicated to practicing agriculture in a way that heals and restores to health many ancient seeds, our soil, our land, and our human and natural communities. We also have farms on Cape Cod in Massachusetts as well as Mango, Coconut and other tropical farms in Pine Island off the coast of Florida.
We are focused on growing heirloom Indian ethnic specialty vegetables, tropical fruits, spices and Ayurvedic herbs sourced from seeds harvested from different regions of India including from the foothills of the Himalayas. Our produce thus retains the distinctive aromas, flavors and health attributes for which Indian herbs, vegetables, and spices are renowned worldwide. Thereby we hope to preserve many ancient varieties while they are becoming obsolete even in India.
Frequently Asked Questions
CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture”, a concept originated in Japan in the 1960s to foster a relationship between the farmer and the community. Members buy shares in the farm’s produce much before the season starts and partake in the harvests as the season progresses. Through this partnership the farmer receives the vital capital when it’s most needed and is able to stay focused on farming during the growing season as there is no worry of how and where to sell the produce. Exclusive benefits of CSA include access to organic and sustainably grown local produce loaded with nutrients thus contributing to better health and better earth.
Traditionally CSAs have been quite limited in what farmers were able to offer each week, leaving CSA members partially satisfied. Members generally have not had much choice in selecting the produce. Many members usually have generously put up with these inconveniences to keep availing of local produce, support the local farmer and contribute to the communities, etc. Our CSA model is unique!
You can choose from a great variety of heirloom Indian organic vegetables, seasonal organic fruits and organic herbs like fresh neem, mango, jackfruit, betel leaves and so on. From season 2021 we are happy to offer organic groceries, spices and millets as an add on to your weekly CSA. The best part is we deliver your organic groceries and produce for a flat fee of 10$.
• You get completely chemical free vegetables and fruits. We do not use any fertilizer, pesticide or fungicide.
• Your weekly CSA cart is completely customizable. You can add or edit your items until the pickup window closes. In case you missed placing your order, you can contact our customer service to help you.
• Our annual season plan members can skip their box for a total of 3 weeks. We offer an immediate refund or replacement for any damaged or misplaced produce.
• You can gift a box to your friends and family or donate to any charity.
• We offer member discounts for the events on the farm throughout the year (when things come back to normalcy). Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the know.
Traditionally the CSAs have been quite constricted in what farmers put in the CSA box, when they deliver or when you pick up leaving CSA members not fully satisfied. Members generally have not had much choice in selecting the boxes. Many members usually have put up with these inconveniences so as to keep availing of local farm produce, support a local farmer, keeping in touch with farming community etc.
Our CSA model is Completely unique where our members may almost fully customize their weekly boxes, in addition to receiving the other benefits of signing up for a Farm CSA. We are able to do so as we take all leftover produce, that our members do not put in their weekly online shopping carts, to our booth at Union Square Farmers Market in NYC.
Yes. We have early bird discount. Please sign up before June 25th to avail the early bird special( $100 off)
We also have member discounts for on-the-farm events. Kindly subscribe to our newsletter to receive information about them.
It Varies. It depends on what you weekly select in the shopping cart with the credits (size and frequency of the box) that you have subscribed to. You may even use more or less of the weekly credits to balance out all credits by the end of the season. We give a lot of flexibility to all members. We are unlike other CSAs where the farmer would make a share for you.
Generally, members are able to order 10-14 vegetables for the week’s cooking.
But you may choose to add more of some vegetables while reducing the quantity of others or adding a smaller number of vegetables. It is entirely up to you how you choose to construct your Farm Box. Think of it as going to your grocery store. One week you may be in a mood to make lots of pasta so you may be loading up on lots of tomatoes, while reducing on the cauliflower that week.
The difference from going to an Organic Grocery store is that there will mostly be seasonal vegetables available in our Farm Box – and they are fresher and more flavorful in taste. Eating in season is also more nutritious and healthier for our bodies.
Yes. We use our own refrigerated trucks and we charge $10 flat rate for Delivery, which comes with Standard Vegetables and Tropical Fruits & ethnic produce. We also ship to many states which are outside our delivery zone.
American farm box comprises a wide range of America's favorite vegetables and fruits grown at our farms in New Paltz, NY, Pine Island, FL & Forestdale,Cape Cod. Zucchini, broccoli, eggplants, herbs, and much more are grown without the use of any kind of chemicals such as fertilizers, fungicides and pesticides, in order to retain the optimal nutrition.. From tropical to exotic, our American farm box consists of all the vegetables you love plus tropical fruits and exotic produce too! Indulge in our organically grown veggies & fruits and feel a refreshing difference!
Season 2021 will be for 20 Weeks: July 5 - Nov 15
Prepaid Subscription worth $1299 wherein $1200 towards prepaid CSA credit. This amount can be used as per your needs in the span of 20 weeks with the minimum order amount being $35.
The remainder $99 is the subscription fee for the season.
Min Weekly Order is only $35; Max Order - No Limit. You may check out weekly for produce amounting from $35 to even $200 or more as per availability of the respective produce. If your prepaid balance is completely spent before the 20 weeks then you may refill your prepaid balance in increments of $250.
Members can skip up to 3 weeks of deliveries in the season.
Delivery Hold/Vacation: You can place your account on hold 2 times in the season.
Note: We will be sending you multiple reminders to place the order apart from the store timings, still if we do not receive any order or notification from the CSA member we will be shipping or delivering out the Farmers' choice box based on your previous purchases.
We are located in Forestdale, Cape Cod. You can pick up from us at no extra fee.
We can deliver at your order at your doorstep. Our delivery fee is $10 flat, anywhere in Cape Cod.
Note: The nominal delivery fee is to be paid separately every week at the checkout. It is not included in the prepaid CSA.
Delivery Days: We will assign delivery days to ensure that all orders are delivered on time. For the convenience of our customers we strive to deliver within a few hours. Please read our full Delivery & Shipping Process & Policy here.
Cancellation Policy: Two weeks advance notice & $100 Cancellation fee.