Violet Hill Farm

Reviving Heritage Homesteading Traditions

Farmacy Boxes CSA

Well, here we go! We have decided to cook up our first CSA and we hope to have you along for the ride... it's always a wild one here at Violet Hill! We are striving to create a professional homesteading farm. We harvest hay from our own unsprayed land. That hay is fed to many of the animals. Our animals create a lot of waste that we compost with the help of an organic composting enzymatic tea to speed up the process to usable soil. That compost dresses our gardens. The scraps and leftovers from the gardens go back into the animals. Full cycle, full awareness farming.

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We know it's summer in the city... so we will run the CSA for 13 weeks so you may opt out of one, free of charge or loss. Simply let us know which week you would like to skip! Default will be week 13. Not sure if you'll be around? Try sharing a CSA with a friend or neighbor, 6 weeks each or split what you've got - we promise not to skimp! Going to miss an extra week? Let us know, and we can donate your share to someone in need.

Below you may customize your pick up! Find the description of each option and simply select "Add To Cart". Your item will appear in a new window for PayPal. You do not need PayPal to complete your transaction. If you wish to pay in cash, please contact us. You may order multiples. CSA pickups will begin on July 16, 2017. Your CSA pickup will be at Ducks Eatery, 351 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003 on Sundays during the hours of 11 and 1. This falls during brunch hours of Ducks where they will also be serving a Sunday Violet Hill Farmacy Box special, made with some of the ingredients you will have in your pickup that week (plus they have a full bar so...)

No Spray Vegetables - $350

We have a full no spray garden in and growing!  Vegetables may include: lettuce, spinach...

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We have a full no spray garden in and growing! Vegetables may include: lettuce, spinach, kale, swiss chard, stinging nettle, mustard greens, onions, garlic, green garlic, tomatoes, cucumbers, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, beets, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, spaghetti squash, marrows, radishes, peas, beans, cabbage and whatever else I've forgotten is out there.

We are using companion planting methods to completely rid the use of plastic (a common farming practice) and allow the plants to assist each other in optimal growth conditions and pest/weed control. Rather than the need for sprays, we have an extensive knowledge of edible wild foods and harvest rather than eradicate! Many of those plants assist in bringing normally absent trace minerals from the depths of the land to the surface for the planted vegetables to use; they are also nutrient dense and trace mineral rich themselves. The foraged items you may receive are all sustainably foraged from predominantly our farm with some additional private only lands that we know and have permission to pick from.

Your CSA will include a minimum of 5 different vegetables per week which may include both wild foraged and no spray grown vegetables, herbs, etc.

Chicken Eggs -  $96 (Save $24)

Our laying hens are given a free choice certified organic...

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Our laying hens are given a free choice certified organic soy free ration, high in field peas, alfalfa and flax. They are free to forage for pasture and bugs as they choose and must leave the barn to get water, encouraging the foraging behavior. Egg yolks may range in color according to the bird's chosen diet.

Your CSA will include 1 dozen eggs for 12 weeks.

Your CSA will include 1 dozen eggs for 12 weeks.

Quail Eggs $84 (Save $12)

Our quail are fed a high protein certified organic feed ration. Quail eggs are pretty amazing little protein packed egg containing no salmonella! An enzyme and their body heat prohibit it. Great for a quick meal, little humans, parties and everything in between.

You will receive 1 15-pack of eggs bi-weekly plus one pair of quail egg scissors which will change your quail egg eating life.

Pastured Non GMO Belle Rouge Chicken $200 (Save approx $52)

Back on Grass! We raise chickens fresh, year round...

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Back on Grass! We raise chickens fresh, year round. This time of year, however, they are out in 160 square ft open air paddocks of constant fresh grass. Our Belle Rouge are a slow growing, red bird fed no antibiotics or hormones. Raised on a tested non-GMO customized ration feed, high in flax, alfalfa and field peas (heart healthy, rich in Omega 3's), to cut down the corn and soy significantly. Their water source is natural spring water from the farm. They graze heavily from approx 5 to 16 weeks before reaching an average of 4lbs dressed.

Your CSA will include one, approx 4 lb, chicken per week.

Your CSA will include one, approx 4 lb, chicken (or equivalent) per week.

Heritage Pork $200 

Berkshire, Large Black, Old Spot and a bit of Tamworth ...

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Berkshire, Large Black, Old Spot and a bit of Tamworth makes up the bulk of our herd. They live as a family herd with a barn for shelter and a 4 acre open air paddock for rooting and wallowing. No antibiotics, hormones, steroids or shots of any kind - no docking tails or cutting teeth.

Your CSA will include approx 2 lbs of pork per week, our choice - fresh when available. Cuts may include: bone in chops, butt roasts, bacon, ribs, sausage, etc.

Your CSA will include approx 2 lbs of pork per week, our choice - fresh when available. Cuts may include: bone in chops, butt roasts, bacon, ribs, sausage, etc.

Grass Fed & Finished Beef - $60 (Save approx $12)

Fresh Farm Raised Rabbit - $120

Grass fed and finished then dry aged a minimum of 28 days...

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Grass fed and finished then dry aged a minimum of 28 days, our animals are at least 4 years of age before processing. They roam our open, unsprayed pastures during the green weather and feast on our no spray hay during winter months.

Your CSA will include approx 1 lb of ground beef bi weekly.

Your CSA will include approx 1 lb of ground beef bi weekly.

Our rabbits are raised on a locally grown...

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Our rabbits are raised on a locally grown and blended feed ration. They are raised to an approximate 4 lb dress weight.

Your CSA will include 1 approx 4 lb fresh, never frozen, rabbit into parts for ease of preparation - 1 loin, 2 legs, 2 shoulders - per month (3 total)

Your CSA will include 1 approx 4 lb fresh, never frozen, rabbit into parts for ease of preparation - 1 loin, 2 legs, 2 shoulders - per month (3 total)

Honey - $20 (Save $4)

Hives reside on the farm where we see them around our 200 unsprayed...

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Hives reside on the farm where we see them around our 200 unsprayed acres feasting on wild and planted flowers, alike - all unsprayed. They are placed near one of our 4 natural spring heads for full season access to fresh water and the 20 acres surrounding is uncut and teeming with wild flowers of all varieties.

Your CSA will include one 1 lb jar per month of your choice: Raw, Creamed or Runny.

Your CSA will include one 1 lb jar per month of your choice: Raw, Creamed or Runny.
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Granola - $55 (Save $5)

Made by Oro Provisions in NYC, using our honey and gluten free...

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Made by Oro Provisions in NYC, using our honey and gluten free oats and organic ingredients make a pretty excellent feel-good snack! Our granola comes in a 1 lb resealable package in 2 flavors. Foragers is a "typical" granola with raisins, nuts and seeds. Farmhouse is blended with seeds and herbes de provence for a more savory, less sweet, option.

Your CSA will include 1 bag bi weekly of your choice.

Your CSA will include 1 bag bi weekly of your choice.
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Grains - $40

We have partnered with a local Certified Organic Grains farm... 

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We have partnered with a local Certified Organic Grains farm to offer this option. Heritage Red Fife wheat flour, Red Wheat Berries, Cornmeal, Black Turtle Beans, etc...

Your CSA will include 1 1 lb bag bi weekly.

Your CSA will include 1 1 lb bag bi weekly. 

Bee Wild Soaps n Such - $100

Everything else... Soaps, lotions, body scrubs, honey balm...

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Everything else... Soaps, lotions, body scrubs, honey balm, bug sprays and more! This will be a surprise box with our current line up plus new additions, give us feedback goodies! Based on wildcrafting and using our honey products, this is a line of no yucky stuff products.

Your CSA will include bi weekly shipments of at least $20 in products

Your CSA will include bi weekly shipments of at least $20 in products

Tinctures - $200

Bee Wild! We wildcraft our tinctures using sustainably foraged, wild plants and mushrooms...

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Bee Wild! We wildcraft our tinctures using sustainably foraged, wild plants and mushrooms and fill in what we can't find wild with no spray, farm grown plants. They are all made with a double extraction, cold alcohol/hot water 50/50, folk medicine process.

Your CSA will include 2 tinctures weekly (with an accompanying typical uses card) weekly.

Your CSA will include 2 tinctures weekly (with an accompanying typical uses card) weekly. *these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.