Sliding Scale & Payment Plans

It is core to our mission to offer affordable access to nutritious, locally sourced produce to as many people in our community as possible. Read on to learn more about the different options we offer to make our produce shares more accessible.

Sliding-Scale Pricing

All CSA members are offered the opportunity to select a CSA Share Discount of up to 20% off for Full Season and Fall Season Produce Shares, though the intention of this offering is to support families with a limited income. (For instance, families earning under $25,000 per year, those on Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security, those who live in public housing, or those with extenuating circumstances.) We trust and encourage CSA members to review our discount options and select which price is right for them and their household. We ask you to practice mindfulness as you choose your share, as this supports our efforts to ensure an equitable and accessible experience for all.

If discounts up to 20% still do not bring our CSA shares within reach for your family, please see CSA is a SNAP & Sponsored Share below to learn more about alternatives that offer smaller weekly payments.

Payment Plans

CSA members who are purchasing a full season share are able to pay with 1, 2 or 3 payments prior to the start of the main season from June-November.  

Payment options:

To use our payment plan options, please make your first payment at checkout using the following discount codes. Payment Plan discount codes will be available through March 1, 2023. 

2-Part Payment Plan - Use discount code "2PAYMENTS" at check out to pay only 1/2 of the price of your order at the time of check out. 

3-Part Payment Plan - Use discount code "3PAYMENTS" at check out to pay only 1/3 of the price of your order at time of check out. 

Payment Due Dates:

  • 1st Payment Due Date: At time of purchase
  • Suggested 2nd Payment Due Date: January 1, 2023
  • Final Payment Due Date: By March 1, 2023

We will follow up with you at the time of the next payment due dates to remind you to make the additional payments for your order. After Early Bird has launched, we will also post product links here for you to make additional payments at anytime.

How to Pay

Purchases for CSA shares can be purchased using either card or check. We will remove the credit card and processing fees from your order if you pay by check.
To pay by check, please select "Pay By Check" under the section where the page is prompting you to put in credit card information. You will not be prompted to put in payment information if you do this.
If paying by check, please deduct any credit card or processing fees that may have been included in your order. Mail checks to:
Poughkeepsie Farm Project or "PFP"
PO Box 3143
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

CSA is a SNAP & Sponsored Share

We offer discounted CSA shares of farm produce to low-income families who want to be a part of a community supporting local agriculture. Both of the programs below refer to full-season (23 week) shares, which begin the first week of June. We serve 120+ individuals in our community with sponsored shares annually. 

Whether you are participating in CSA is a SNAP or our Sponsored Share program, you are welcome to pick up your share either at PFP (51 Vassar Farm Lane) OR in the City of Poughkeepsie at Sun River Health (75 Washington Street).

CSA is a SNAP is a program that offers a 50% discount to members purchasing a share using SNAP/EBT. This program allows members paying with SNAP/EBT to do so on a weekly basis, when picking up their share. CSA is a SNAP is a collaboration with the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition

Sponsored Shares are available to low-income families on a pay-what-you-can basis. This program uses support from funders to make shares available to a limited number of low-income families. Sponsored Share members pay as they can, when they can, and only if they can. 

How to Apply: Please fill out this interest form. Once you fill out an interest form, we will follow up with you to confirm that you are in the program. We will send you a link to a product on our online store where you can purchase a $5 SNAP or Sponsored Share membership. 


Thank you so much for choosing to become a sharemember with us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to if you have any questions or have any difficulty with this process.