A Note From Layton | As the 2023 Quail Hill Farm Summer Season Wraps Up: Thank You!

October 27, 2023

By Layton Guenther

Farms for the Future
Quail Hill Farm

It is with profound gratitude that we close out the Summer CSA tomorrow, Saturday October 28th. 2023 was a banner year in a number of ways: more than 500 varieties of flowers, herbs and vegetables nourished over 200 families through our CSA program; we marked our fourth year of our Farm to Food Pantry program with our partners at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center; we watched our new barn (fifteen years in the making!) materialize in the Valley; we gathered for the return of At the Common Table, as well as other events like the legendary Great Tomato Taste-Off. Perhaps most notably, our farm staff developed and launched a highly successful gleaning program, which (with the help of many volunteers) provided more than 10,000 pounds of excess produce to over a dozen local food pantries on the South Fork. By every measure, our 34th season of community farming in Amagansett was extraordinary.


Winter Shares are available now. The Quail Hill Winter CSA offers a wide range of late-season, storage vegetables (sweet potatoes, winter squash, potatoes galore! And dozens of other veggies and herbs), as well as value-added products that we’ve preserved from the bumper tomato, pepper and eggplant harvests of this summer. The share starts the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 17 & 18, and runs biweekly through the end of February. In addition to a farmers’ market-style pick-up at the Farm Shop, members may harvest their own fresh salad greens and herbs from our hoop houses down by the chicken coop. Join today!

As one of the oldest CSA farms in the country, we know that at the crux of Community Supported Agriculture farming is reciprocity. Born from the relationships of mutual investment between the growers and eaters on the farm, CSA underscores the importance of interdependence in how we envision a more robust, accessible and just local food system. And at its core, CSA represents the hope that local food systems can weather increasingly unpredictable conditions brought about by any number of reasons: be it a global pandemic, drought or deluge, pest and disease pressures, or the slow creep of climate change on the farm. Thanks to all our CSA members for investing in Quail Hill Community Farm and trusting us to feed you and your family and friends. It’s been an honor.

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