Tompkins Cortland Community College

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TC3 Farm

TC3 Farm

Organic produce, hands-on learning

As one half of the College's Farm to Bistro program, the TC3 Farm is located adjacent to the College's Dryden campus and will supply fresh produce to the College's downtown Ithaca restaurant and culinary center, Coltivare.

The farm directly supports students in the College's innovative Sustainable Farming and Food Systems program, but classes and volunteer opportunities will be open to all members of the Tompkins Cortland community.

The farm will be certified organic after going through a transition period and will include a greenhouse and hoop houses for year-round growing, as well as an orchard and other exciting agricultural opportunities still in development. Students will experience cultivation of the land using sustainable farming practices on a farm which we intend to have run free of the commercial energy grid through the use of solar and geothermal technology.

Check it out: the TC3 Farm Website

Stay abreast of plantings, harvests, and more farm news with the TC3 Farm site, written by the farm's director, Todd McLane.

TC3 Farm CSA

The farm will also gives students and other members of the Tompkins Cortland community the opportunity to join a CSA (community supported agriculture).

What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a shared
connection between a farmer and the folks who eat the food the
farmer grows. It is a mutual commitment between the farmer and the shareholders. The farmer grows the food and the shareholders reap
the bounty, as well as sharing the risks.

What does it mean for you?

It means that you will have the opportunity to support the organic
farm here at Tompkins Cortland Community College! You will have an opportunity to gain a greater connection to where your food is coming from by eating organically grown vegetables from the TC3 Farm.

What’s the cost?

Making the CSA affordable to everyone is an important goal, so the TC3 Farm will be offering shares on a sliding scale:

Regular Full-Season share: $485 - $505
This share is geared toward households of 1-2 and will contain at least 5-8 items per week. The average price for this share is $462 ($21/week). Folks who pay above $462 help to subsidize the shares for folks paying on the low end.

Deluxe Full-Season share: $545 - $615
This share is geared toward households of more than two/or veggie lovers and will contain at least 7-12 items per week. The average price for this share is $572 ($26/week). Folks who pay above $572 help to subsidize the shares for folks paying on the low end.

Regular Fall-Only share: $250 - $320
This share is geared toward households of 1-2 and will contain at least 5-8 items per week. The average price for this share is $275 ($25/week). Folks who pay above $275 help to subsidize the shares for folks paying on the low end.

Deluxe Fall-Only share: $305 - $375
This share is geared toward households of more than two/or veggie lovers and will contain at least 7-12 items per week. The average price for this share is $330 ($30/week). Folks who pay above $330 help to subsidize the shares for folks paying on the low end.

Full-Season Installment Plan
First payment due upon signup
Second payment due by first pick up
Third payment due by 7/11
Fourth payment due by 8/29

Student Share Pricing:
Regular Full-Season - $485 | Deluxe Full-Season - $545
Regular Fall-Only $250 | Deluxe Fall-Only - $305

Student share price is low end of sliding scale. A limited number of scholarships are available to eligible students.

When and where do I pick up my share? Pickups are Tuesdays from 3 - 6 p.m. at the TC3 Farm barn, 100 Cortland Rd., Dryden, NY

 

For more information or to sign up for the Tompkins Cortland CSA, contact Farm Director Todd McLane at farm@tompkinscortland.edu.

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