What Will We Do For You?
• We grow over 35 different small fruits and vegetable crops on our
farmlands. Along with that large selection comes an extended
"harvest window," which is much wider than most other Chenango
County growers because we farm many crops using high tunnels.
This allows us to begin the harvest much sooner than growers who
must wait for the risk of frost and cold winds to subside before they
are able to sow their seeds.
• Along with the traditional summer favorites, we like to plant
heirloom and uncommon varieties of vegetables that you just can’t
find at the grocery store. This means you will likely get to try some
new things; some you might like, some you may not.
• The only fruits that may be a part of the vegetable share are
melons: watermelons (ice-box size), honeydew melons and
cantaloupes/muskmelons. These show up in the share from mid-
to late-August through mid-September. However, we may offer fruit
(strawberries and blueberries) as an add-on purchase when in
• Each week, we’ll provide an email newsletter, "Harvest Notes",
with recipes and cooking tips. The idea is to have fun with your
food, enjoy the experience of tasting something new, and be a
willing and adventurous cook!
• We will provide you with a clean, inviting, enthusiastic, healthy
experience each week.
How We Will Grow Your Food:
At Enough... and a Little Bit More - Four Season Market Farm, all of
our vegetables and flowers are grown without the input of any
synthetic or artificial fertilizers or pesticides. Almost all of the
vegetables are started from seed on the farm either in the field or
our greenhouse. The land is fertilized with aged compost and green
manure crops. We believe that soil health is the basis for sound
We have chosen not to pursue organic certification by the USDA.
We comply with all of the standards but we feel that 3rd party
verification is not necessary on our farm. The Farm shareholders
can come to the farm and certify for themselves that we use organic
and sustainable practices. We chose to sign the Northeast Organic
Farming Association of New York's "Farmer's Pledge" in place of
becoming certified organic. We feel the "Farmer's Pledge" is a
reflection of why many farmers chose to become organic in the first
place; to treat the people who grow the food, the customers who
eat the food, and the land and animals that produce the food with
dignity and respect.
What You Agree To Do For Us:
As a Farm Shareholder, you must fully understand and be comfortable
with the fact that farming is an imperfect science: there will be crop
failures due to weather challenges, pest invasions, and bouts with
disease. You must anticipate that you will receive a variety of crops,
but you may not get every crop that is on our list due to crop failures
or low yields. Not all the crops we plant will mature into harvest-able share-worthy crops. Those crops will become compost.
Shareholders must please respect that our farm is also our home.
Shareholders may visit during share pickup days and hours or are
welcome to visit by appointment, or when we are open for special
events which are advertised as being open to the public.
We ask that your vegetable shares be retrieved within the pickup
window and, preferably, as close to pickup time as possible.
This ensures that shareholders will be able to get their vegetables
home and into their refrigerators in time to maintain the peak
freshness that results from buying local. Additionally, prompt
pickup mitigates the detrimental effects of warming or freezing
on the produce. If you believe that your situation would not allow
you to consistently pick up your vegetables within the allotted
pickup hours, you may pay for a delivery the following day.
You must pick up your Farm Share on time, or send someone else
to pick up your share for you. All farm shares not picked up
become the property of the farm to do with as we see fit. There
are no refunds or repeats for missed shares.
In extraordinary circumstances, you may be able to pick up your
share the next day, provided you are able to call and receive
some type of confirmation. We ask that you do this no more than
once or twice a season.