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Local CSAs (Most CSA’s run May/June through November.)

 

 

 

 

CSAs

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Members who sign up purchase shares of a local farm’s seasonal produce. The produce is delivered to specific locations, usually on a weekly basis. Most CSAs require about four hours of volunteer time per season.

 

The harvest seasons typically lasts 20-24 weeks, from June through November. Members typically sign up in late February or early March. Demand is growing, so be sure to sign up early! Most CSAs sell out their shares by May.

 

 

Neighborhood

Shares

Pickup Location

Farm(s)

Contact Info.

Bay Ridge CSA

 

Fourth Avenue

Presbyterian Church

6753 Fourth Avenue

(between Senator & 68th Streets)

Hearty Roots Farm

Bed-Stuy CSA http://bedstuycsa.wetpaint.com, a project of Bed-Stuy Farm Share

Vegetables, fruit and eggs. Membership payment is on sliding scale based on income.

Herbert Von King Park (a.k.a. Magnolia Tree Earth Center) 677 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216, across from Tompkins Park Von King Recreational Center

Conucopia Farms

Wilklow Orchard

Tello’s Green Farm

718 783 8443

Brooklyn Beet (Borem Hill) http://brooklynbeetcsa.ning.com/

Vegetables, fruit, eggs, pasta

YWCA, 30 3rd Ave

Angel Family Farm, Knoll Crest Farm. Meat from Lewis Waite Farm*

Bushwick CSA

http://www.bushwickcsa.com/

Vegetables

Make the Road NY

301 Grove Street

Nolasco Farms

csa.bushwick@gmail.com

718-418-7690 x232

Carroll Gardens CSA http://www.gardenofevefarm.com/csa_carroll.htm

Vegetables, fruit, eggs, and flowers

MTA Transit Community Garden 

Smith St. & Second Pl.

Saturdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Garden of Eve

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Clinton Hill CSA http://www.clintonhillcsa.org/

 

Vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, meat, cheese, honey, jam, coffee. Membership payment is on sliding scale based on income.

Lewis Latimer School at Gates and & Downing, Thursdays 5-8 p.m.

Windflower Farms,

Meat from Lewis Waite Farm*

718.907.0616

Cobble Hill CSA http://www.cobblehillcsa.org/

 

Vegetables, fruit, flowers, meat, and canned/tomato shares. (Meat and eggs for sale at same location/time.)

Tuesdays 4-8 p.m. at Christ Church
326 Clinton Street at the corner of Kane Street


Green Thumb Farm

Wilklow Orchards

Justin Knapp

(773) 412-2643

 

Crown Heights

http://crownheightscsa.wordpress.com/

Vegetables

Franklin Park

618 St. John's Place

Sang Lee Farms

Ditmas Park CSA http://www.ditmasparkcsa.org

Vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey

Cortelyou Road Library, Tuesdays 4-8 p.m.

Amantai Farm

DUMBO/Vinegar Hill http://www.dumbocsa.org/

Vegetables

Phoenix House 50 Jay Street

Sang Lee Farms

East New York CSA http://www.eastnewyorkfarms.org/csa.html, a project of East New York Farms! 

Vegetable and fruit shares. Fees on a sliding scale based on income.

Saturdays at the ENY Farmer’s Market, New Lots and Schenk Aves.

W. Rogowski Farm

United Community Centers Youth Farm

718-646-7979 x16

 

Flatbush Farm Share

http://flatbushfarmshare.wordpress.com

Vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, coffee. Fees on a sliding scale based on income; food stamps accepted. Also, cooking workshops, potlucks, trips to farm, food policy resources

Wednesdays 5-8 p.m. at CAMBA Flatbush Reformed Church site, 890 Flatbush on Church Avenue

Farm at Miller’s Crossing, Breezy Hill Orchards, Crop to Cup Coffee

Fort Greene http://www.fortgreenecsa.org/

Vegetables. Fees on a sliding scale based on income.

Fort Greene Park

(corner of Washington Park and Myrtle Ave.)

Nolasco Farm

 

718-852-2960 x312

Greene Harvest (Fort Greene)

http://www.greeneharvestcsa.com/

Fruit, eggs, pasta

Habana Outpost

757 Fulton Street

The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, Knoll Krest, Breezy Hill Orchards, Stone Ridge Orchard

Greenwood Heights CSA http://www.greenwoodheightscsa.com

 

Vegetables

Pick up Saturday mornings at Slope Park, 6th Ave. between 18th and 19th Streets

Hearty Roots Community Farm

 

Greenpoint-Williamsburg http://www.greenpoint-williamsburgcsa.org/news.php

Vegetables, fruit, flower, eggs

McCarren Park

N. 12th & Driggs and Lutheran Church of the Messiah

129 Russell St.

Garden of Eve

Kensington/Windsor Terrace CSA http://www.kwtcsa.blogspot.com/

 

Vegetables, fruit, eggs, and flowers. Several share options available.

Saturday mornings at Community Garden on E. 4th St between Caton St and Fort Hamilton Expressway, just off the Prospect Expressway/Ocean Parkway

Garden of Eve Farm

 

KWT Neighbors Pastured Meat and Poultry Co-op

http://www.csalewiswaitefarm.com

Grass-fed and organic meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, breads, and jams

  Oak and Iris Cafe, East 4th St. and Ft. Hamilton Pkwy

Winters: Saturday 12-4 p.m.

Summers: Thursday 4-8 p.m.

Lewis Waite Farm and others

Park Slope CSA

http://www.parkslopecsa.org/

 

Vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, meat.

Tuesdays 3-6:30, Thursdays 4-7:30 p.m. at Garden of Union, Union Street between 4th and 5th Aves.

Windflower Farm, Elihu Farm, meat from Lewis Waite Farm*

718-707-1023

 

Prospect Heights CSA http://www.prospectheightscsa.org/

 

Vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs; meat and honey once a month. Various share options, prices on sliding scale based on income. Food stamps accepted.

Thursdays 4:30-7:30p.m. at PS 9 cafeteria, located at 80 Underhill Avenue.

Windflower Farm, meat from Lewis Waite Farm*

646-918-0701

Prospect Leffert Gardens CSA http://www.plgcsa.org

 

Vegetables and fruit, low-income discounts

Pick up Tuesdays 4:15-7:15 p.m. at Maple Street School, 21 Lincoln Rd. at Prospect Park Q Stop.

Woodbridge Farm

 

Red Hook CSA

http://www.added-value.org

 

Vegetables

305 Van Brunt Street


Value Added Farm

718-855-5531

 

Southside CSA (Williamsburg)

http://southsidecsa.wordpress.com/

Vegetables, fruit, eggs

20 Broadway

(btwn Kent & Wythe)

MimoMex Farm

 

Sunset Park http://sunsetparkcsa.org/

Vegetables, fruit, eggs

St. Michael's Church

352 42nd St

MimoMex Farm

 

Sweet Pea (Brooklyn Heights

http://www.sweetpeacsa.org/

 

Vegetables, fruit, flowers, and eggs. Various share options.

Pick up Wednesdays 4:30-7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, on Pierrepont Street between Clinton and Monroe

Garden of Eve

 

East Williamsburg http://www.heartyroots.com/williamsburg.html

Vegetables

Red Shed Community Garden

266 Skillman Ave.

Hearty Roots Farm

845-943-8699, BR Shute

 

 

 

 

*Lewis Waite Farm offers meat via CSA Pastured Meat and Poultry. See (http://www.csapasturedmeatandpoultry.com/csa-information.aspx) for more information.

 

See also My Farm Share http://myfarmshare.com

 

Sustainable Food Stores in Park Slope

 

Back to the Land http://backtothelandnaturalfoods.com

42 7th Avenue

718-768-5654

 

Bierkraft http://www.bierkraft.com/

191 Fifth Avenue

(718) 230-7600

 

Blue Apron

814 Union Street on 7th Ave

(718) 230-3180

 

Brooklyn Larder http://www.bklynlarder.com/

 22 Flatbush btwn Bergen & 6th Avenue

718-783-1250

 

Get Fresh http://www.getfreshnyc.com/

370 Fifth Ave (between 5th and 6th St.)

718-360-8469 

 

Park Slope Food Coop http://foodcoop.com/

782 Union Street

(718) 622-0560

 

Smith-Union Meat Market

353 Union St

(718) 624-0699

 

Union Market http://www.unionmarket.com/

754 Union Street at 6th Ave

718-230-5152

402 7th Avenue

718-499-4026

 

Also see Slow Food NYC Snail of Approval list http://slowfoodnyc.org/programs/soa/awards?loc=brooklyn

 

Sustainable Food Organizations

 

Brooklyn Food Coalition (formerly Brooklyn Food Conference) http://brooklynfoodconference.org

BK Farmyards (you have the land; they do the farming) http://bkfarmyards.blogspot.com/

Just Food http://www.justfood.org/jf/index.html

Sustainable Table http://www.sustainabletable.org/home.php

Local Fork: a lovacore’s guide to New York City http://www.localfork.com/locavoreguidenyc.aspx

The Cornucopia Institute http://cornucopia.org

Consumers Union (http://www.consumersunion.org/food.html).

Monterey Bay Aquarium produces a guide for seafood: http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/SeafoodWatch.asp

 

 

Organic delivery

Eat Wild http://eatwild.com/

Urban Organic http://urbanorganic.com/

 

Recommended Dairies/milk brands

Organic Valley

Natural by Nature

Ronnybrook Farms

Milk Thistle Farms

 

Recommended Reading:

 

The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

What to Eat by Marion Nestle http://www.whattoeatbook.com/

Real Food by Nina Planck http://www.ninaplanck.com/