Three Goat Farm CSA is a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) farm, serving the Utica-Rome area. The farm is located on 9 acres just off Route 233 in Westmoreland on South Street, between Route 5 and the NYS Thruway.
Bernie & Denise Szarek have over 30 years of farming and growing experience.
At NOFA-NY winter conference last year Bernie had the opportunity to meet with two vendors that they have decided to partner with. The first was Green Tree Soils out of Ithaca, NY that is producing a potting soil that contains peat, coir, compost and trace minerals and the other was a supplier Chick Magic with a distributor located in Remsen, NY that is producing an OMRI approved granulated and pelleted chicken manure. The use of these products will allow them to continue to grow crops in their greenhouses in the clean manner that they believe in, while using a composted and heated product that eliminates their concerns of bacteria contamination of the food they grow.
Field crops will be grown using a pelleted, heated form of chicken manure.
They use IPM (integrated pest management) and eradicate pests in the early stages of the problem by using natural enemies (beneficial insects), natural solutions and absolutely NO pesticides or insecticides. They source all of their seeds from organic non-GMO sources, with the focus on heirloom veggies.
First, pick up days are now Tuesday & Thursday from 4 – 7:00 pm
Dairy Share – that includes Stolfus milk & yogurt, Kreimhild Butter & Oliver’s Organic Eggs and locally sourced artisan cheeses. This share runs all year round.
Mohawk Valley Locavore Share– Once a month throughout June- Oct you will receive a gift bag of locally produced specialty food products made here in New York State, focusing on Mohawk Valley Producers, but not limited ( we will source from 100 miles around the Farm.)
Coffee/Herbal Tea Share – each month June- Oct you will receive FoJo Beans Coffee or Teas and/or Szarek Farms Scones – 4 plans to choose from
Bread Share – Joe Silberlicht, The Kneady Baker, will Be offering a Thursday pick up at our farm for his Bread CSA – contact him at his website For details.
Jones Family Farm – Chicken, Cheese & Gelato Share – we are again partnering with Suzie & Peter to Bring you their wonderful products for you to pick up right here at the Farm on your designated pick up day. You Do not have to be a Three Goat Farm Veggie Shareholder to participate and pick up on the Farm – Contact Suzie at www.anotherjonesfamilyfarm.com for details
Sidhill Farmers Meat CSA – this will be our second year of partnering with Paul & Cindy O’Mara of Sidehill Farmers to Bring You their wonderful Meat CSA this is a monthly year round offering and you may sign up for a 1-month or 4-moth subscription on their new website at www.sidehillfarmerscsa.com, orders must be in by the 27th of the month, (be sure to put in “TGF”after your name on the order form) Denise will pick up your order on the first tuesday of the next month, and it will be available for pick up on your Veggie share pick up day or on the 3rd Thursday of the month during off season or if you do not have a veggie share. Denise went to high school with Paul & Cindy O’Mara (we all just celebrates our 45th HS reunion), and our pleased to be working with their wonderful daughter, Jessica, to Bring you this wonderful meat share. You do not need to be a Three Goat Farm Shareholder to participate in this share.
NEW For 2016! Wild for Salmon Seafood Share – we met these folks at the NOFA-NY Winter Conference in Saratoga Springs this January and we were so impressed with the quality and pricing of the seafood they are offering we are partnering with them this year To bring you two seafood shares this year. The first will be a March/April 2016 pick up, which may be a limited offering of their products and Another in September/October 2016 which will feature a Full line up of their offerings. We encourage you to Go to their website and open an account under our Three Goat Farm CSA . We will Be sending out emails to CSA members When the ordering is open And Will Also Be posting the ordering time on our Facebook page – you Do not have to be a member of our veggie share and we encourage you to invite friends and Family to order.
The Piggery – We have partnered With Heather from The Piggery in Ithaca, NY for almost three years to bring You the most Amazing pasture raised pork products! This is a monthly pay at pick up order – we will Send out an email Each month with this months offerings, bernie & Denise pick up in Ithaca, and you pick up on your Veggies pick up day or the 3rd Thursday of the month in the off season. Again this is open to anyone, just email us to Be put on the pick up list
We will again have eggs from Oliver Organic Eggs and Hertline eggs for sale in the farmshed, as well as, Kriemhild Dairy butter all on a first come first serve basis.
Last but not least – PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY – when you are coming into the farm – we have lots of roaming animals and CSA children running on the farm!! ALSO if for any reason the driveway is ever blocked near the farmhouse – PLEASE DRIVE AROUND ON THE LAWN – and continue up to the greenhouses.
Denise & Bernie