Farm & Orchard
About Our Farm
2019 CSA Sign-ups Have Begun!
What Does CSA Mean?
CSA is the abbreviation for “Community Supported Agriculture.” CSA programs are a way for folks to develop direct relationships with local farmers while enjoying the freshest, healthiest most local produce. By paying in advance of the growing season, CSA programs also benefit farmers by helping to cover the up-front costs associated with raising food. Every week the box is prepared using crops at the peak of their harvest time, making each box diverse and a surprise. It is not uncommon to receive fruits and vegetables you may have never cooked with or have even heard of before, so joining a CSA requires some sense of adventure and creativity!
We are now accepting CSA sign-ups.
Call us at (914)485-1210 or stop by in person and meet the farmers!
We are open every day from 8am - 6pm.
CSA pick-ups are Thursdays at our farm store between 8am and 6pm beginning July 5th
(as the first Thursday of the CSA is July 4, the first pickup will be Friday - All pickups after July 4th will be Thursdays!)
*Space is limited so bring in your application as soon as possible or send your application with payment to:
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Rd. North Salem, NY 10560
Benefits for you, benefits for the farm!
By becoming a member of our CSA you are choosing healthy, high quality, safe food for you and your family. As part of our CSA you not only receive a weekly box of the highest quality, freshest produce, you are also directly supporting our farm and other local farms, which helps us grow the best food we can. Our farm grows over 20 different crops and each week we walk the fields and choose the best of what’s ready to put in your box. Almost all the crops are harvested the same day or the day before you pick up your box, guaranteeing the freshest possible produce. Additionally, every week our farm manager visits other local farms (mainly root-crop farms as our soil is too rocky to grow them) hand-picking from their freshest harvests to bring home and fill your box.
The Beef we sell here at Harvest Moon comes from our own grass fed Scottish Highland Cattle. Our herd of Highlanders are not grain finished and are antibiotic and hormone free their entire lives. Our cattle solely eat pasture with the addition of dropped apples from our orchard in the fall. Highland cattle are considered the premium grass fed beef due to their ability to produce prime lean meat, with good marbling and good flavor on solely pasture.
Queen Elizabeth is said to eat exclusively Highland beef (She has a herd of Highlanders at Balmoral Castle). Due to the Scottish Highlanders long, thick coat they need not expend energy every year insulating their bodies with fat as most other cattle do. Due partially to said coats, Highlanders and highlander crosses have graded in the top of their respective classes at the prestigious National Western Stock show in Denver, Colorado.
In addition to their great taste and beautiful appearance, the Highlander's meat is healthier for you than conventionally produced beef. The meat from our Cattle is significantly higher in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty Acids, as well as richer in vitamins and minerals.
The Scoop on Grass Fed
Grass-fed beef ranching is not only good for the animals, but involves managing natural resources and supporting local producers.
Grass-fed beef is a leaner choice and has a more favorable ratio of omega fatty acids.
Grass-fed beef is priced fairly for the producer and is worth every penny.
Grass-fed beef is a delicious alternative to grain-fed beef and cooks a little differently.
Here's some info:
Our grass-fed beef meets our strict quality standards, which require that animals are raised on a vegetarian diet with no antibiotics or added growth hormones. In addition, all beef producers are required to follow rigorous animal welfare standards that apply to all stages of an animal's life and environment.
We hope you'll continue to learn about the benefits of grass-fed beef and don't forget to pick up some grass-fed beef in our store to give it a try yourself!
Source for the above information is Whole Foods Market
The pork we sell here at Harvest Moon is raised about 60 miles up north in Clinton Corners by our good friend Denny. Hogs are free to graze the land and live wonderful healthy happy lives. They are pasture raised until they are sent to a USDA approved facility for slaughter. You can truly taste the difference in the meat from an animal that is always treated with care.
©2011 - 2019 Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Road
North Salem, New York 10560
8:00am - 6:00pm Daily
Have a question? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
All visitors must check in at the store prior to entering other areas of the farm.
ALL bags are subject to search.
No off premise food/drink permitted.
Absolutely NO dogs are permitted on the farm.
Please DO NOT touch or feed the animals, they may bite.
Absolutely NO climbing of trees.