Please Join Us
SIGNUPS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE
2019 SUMMER CSA SEASON!
Go to the Garden of Eve Farm website
for info and to sign up.
[Special 2019 Notice: The KGCSA is starting a second site—in Briarwood! We are very excited and are happy to announce that you can now sign up for the Briarwood CSA on the Garden of Eve website. We will be biweekly for season one and pickups will be by the Briarwood subway/library. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.briarwoodcsa.org . And, we are on Twitter and Facebook @briarwoodcsa.]
Thanks to our wonderful members and to our partners at Garden of Eve Organic Farm on Long Island. And, as always, we thank the Kew Gardens Cinemas for letting us set up in the park.
The Kew Gardens Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group is a local, grassroots organization in Queens, NY whose members pay in advance–usually in the Spring–for weekly and biweekly pickups of vegetables, fruit, eggs, flowers, bread, cheese, meat and beer.
Our partner is Garden of Eve Organic Farm in Riverhead, NY. The farmers are Chris & Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht.
Members pick up at the Kew Gardens Cinemas Park on Austin St. and Lefferts Blvd. on Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30am. The season goes from June 16 to just before Thanksgiving–24 weekly distributions.
Members agree to work one pickup and there is a $15 KGCSA Membership Fee payable to the KGCSA after you sign up with the farm. This fee is due before or at the first pickup.
This site should provide everything you need to know about our CSA. The farm’s website provides specifics about shares, prices, etc.
Contact us here
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for communities to buy high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. A farmer offers farm shares to the public. Shares usually include 7-10 types of vegetables, enough for a family of 2-3 people, with add-on options for other items like fruits and eggs. Interested members purchase a seasonal subscription in advance allowing the farmer to pay for seed, equipment, etc. up front. Hence the “community-supported” part of CSA.
Throughout the season, members receive a box of seasonal produce straight from the farm. By developing a relationship with the farmer who grows our food, we can learn more about our food. Often members are exposed to new vegetables and find new ways of cooking through the community.
Check out Just Food for more info about CSAs in NYC. Use their Value-Chain Map to find a CSA in your area.