In addition to the regular shares we also have the additional perk of ordering with Lewis Waite. They are a family farm upstate who partners with other small family run producers to bring us a wide variety of farm fresh, all natural, artisanal, and organic products. Ordering is happening now for next week! They offer a range of products from breads, flours, grains, preserves and fermented foods. They offer a variety of meat and dairy, including yogurt, cheese and eggs. You can check out all their products on their website. www.csalewiswaitefarm.com. Ordering and payment happens directly on their website. Delivery is approximately twice per month during our regular season. You can find the schedule on our website http://hellgatecsa.net/lewis-waite. Items are ordered a la carte so you may order as little or as much as you like but they also offer ‘shares’ for your convenience. These can be found under ‘shares’ on their order site. The various share options are a Bread Share, a Coffee Share, Cheese Share, Omnivore, Carnivore, and Vegetarian. They are happy to answer any questions by email and take special requests.
If you are a new member, here is how to sign up for Lewis Waite
1. Click this Link: http://csalewiswaitefarm.com/register?csa=ffd76eb5713311b5705f2d5a212c78d8
2. Fill out the form and submit it.
3. Wait for the email to arrive to the email address you submitted, and click the link inside the email. When you do, you will be a verified member, and able to login with the info you just created.
Testimonials from our members who are LW customers:
“I’ve only bought flour and eggs from Lewis Waite so far, but I’m very pleased with the products I’ve received. I’ve made bread and cookies with the flour and everything has turned out wonderfully. The eggs are fresh and delicious. Besides these items being tasty, I’m glad that they’re sourced from so nearby - which is an important consideration for me when I’m purchasing food. Another bonus is that the prices are even better than what I find in the store! The ease of the whole transaction is also a plus since I place my order online and then just walk down the street to get my order during the pick-up hours. In future I look forward to trying more of what Lewis Waite has to offer.” – Paul
“I often tell people that joining Hellgate CSA was one of the best decisions I’ve made in Astoria, and Lewis Waite has certainly been a key part of that. A few years back, after watching Food Inc. and reading Michael Pollan and Marion Nestle, I started to make a conscious effort to really question where and how my protein was sourced. Unfortunately this exercise can become quite expensive and/or inconvenient; however, Lewis Waite completely changed that. Not only is their pricing incredibly competitive, but their selection far surpasses that of Whole Foods. But most importantly, the quality and freshness of the meat I have ordered is second to none. I now procure about 90% of my protein from them (you should see my freezer) – I don’t know if I will ever be able to go back to buying from a store!” – Chi
“I have been ordering meat, cheese, bread and other products from Lewis Waite for several years, and they are always wonderful. Not only is the meet grass fed and sustainably farmed, it just tastes better. And we recently got the most amazing cheese (frere fumante from 3-corner farm) -- almost like aged Gouda but with a fresh finish -- that wowed our guests. If you are not sure what to get, they also have a share program, where for a set fee, they send you a variety of products. We chose the omnivore share and were introduced to all kinds of new things (some of which are now must-haves, like marinated feta), but you could get a cheese share or a bread share. I could say so much more, but in the interest of longevity, just do it! (One note -- the website is a bit slow -- just be patient).” - Rachel