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An Oliver 1650 tractor used for plowing at (Credit: Nick Statt)

An Oliver 1650 tractor used for plowing at Garden of Eve in Riverhead. (March 27, 2011)

Tools of the trade

Community-supported agriculture, or CSA, farms use a range of equipment, from greenhouses to large-scale tractors, to produce organic produce for local residents.

An apprentice waters seedlings to prepare them for
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An apprentice waters seedlings to prepare them for the greenhouse at Hamlet Organic Garden in Brookhaven. (April 29, 2011)

A full greenhouse at Garden of Eve in
(Credit: Nick Statt)

A full greenhouse at Garden of Eve in Riverhead. A variety of vegetables are first grown in the greenhouse and then transplanted into the fields. (March 27, 2011)

Scott Chaskey, farm manager of Quail Hill in
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Scott Chaskey, farm manager of Quail Hill in Amagansett, moves compost to prepare a field for growing vegetables later in the season. (March 29, 2011)

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A Perfecta II tractor attachment is used to
(Credit: Nick Statt)

A Perfecta II tractor attachment is used to plow the fields at Garden of Eve in Riverhead. (March 27, 2011)

The Quail Hill Farm workhouse where apprentices, volunteers
(Credit: Nick Statt)

The Quail Hill Farm workhouse where apprentices, volunteers and managers stock farming equipment and relax after working in the fields. (April 6, 2011)

An Oliver 1650 tractor used for plowing at
(Credit: Nick Statt)

An Oliver 1650 tractor used for plowing at Garden of Eve in Riverhead. (March 27, 2011)

A drill is used to prepare plowed fields
(Credit: Nick Statt)

A drill is used to prepare plowed fields for transplanting at Garden of Eve in Riverhead. (March 27, 2011)

A drill is used to prepare plowed fields
(Credit: Nick Statt)

A drill is used to prepare plowed fields for transplanting at Garden of Eve in Riverhead. (March 27, 2011)

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A water reel in the workhouse of Quail
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A water reel in the workhouse of Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. The device is used to supply water to certain fields, which are located at various spots in the surrounding area.

A jar of peanut butter in Quail Hill
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A jar of peanut butter in Quail Hill Farms workhouse in Amagansett that is used for plant purposes and therefore marked, "Not for human consumption."

A greenhouse at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett
(Credit: Nick Statt)

A greenhouse at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett gives growing vegetables a temporary home until they are ready to be transplanted into the field. (March 29, 2011)

A tractor kept in storage at Garden of
(Credit: Nick Statt)

A tractor kept in storage at Garden of Eve in Riverhead. (March 27, 2011)

The teeth of a tractor attachment that is
(Credit: Nick Statt)

The teeth of a tractor attachment that is used to plow the fields at Garden of Eve in Riverhead. (March 27, 2011)

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A Woods Brushbull Extreme with a rotating driveline
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A Woods Brushbull Extreme with a rotating driveline at Garden of Eve in Riverhead. The machine helps prepare fields for vegetable transplanting later in the spring. (March 27, 2011)

An apprentice at Garden of Eve works on
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An apprentice at Garden of Eve works on the construction of a new greenhouse near the on-site market in Riverhead. (April 9, 2011)

A tractor at Garden of Eve in Riverhead
(Credit: Nick Statt)

A tractor at Garden of Eve in Riverhead is used to carry beets from the fields. (April 9, 2011)

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