Join the Kew Gardens CSA
Winter/ Spring 2022-23 CSA SHARES SIGN UP IS NOW OPEN:
Sundays Dec 4, Dec 18, Jan 8, Jan 22, Feb 5 (for a total of 5 shares)
You get approx 10-20 lbs of produce each pick up.
- Shares include stored items such as beets, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rutabagas, celeriac, and garlic, and butternut winter squash.
- Most pick ups will include 1 “grocery” item per month, including local honey, jam, pickles and canned tomatoes.
- ADD ON OPTIONS: You can also add on
- EGG SHARE (one dozen organic, free range brown eggs each pick up, for each of 5 pick ups);
- FRUIT SHARE — 2-3 lbs ALL ORGANIC apples, pears, organic Florida oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit Jan-Feb;
- BEER SHARE — One 24 oz can (“Crowlers”) of TWO different craft beers from Garden of Eve Farm Brewery).
Shares are distributed in the Kew Gardens Cinema Park (Austin St. & Lefferts Blvd), 8am to 11am.
During the winter there is NO CSA Admin fee and NO volunteer workshift required.
SPECIAL COVID-19 RESPONSE: Many people are joining CSAs at this time because they want more options: far fewer people handle your food versus supermarkets; it is a dependable stream for food in a fragile food chain; farm food is healthy and helps build the immune system; knowing where your food comes from helps build trust.
We are adapting to the current crisis. Our shares are pre-packaged at the farm in bags with members’ names, so you can grab and go. No one else touches your food. On site, we provide sanitizer and everyone observes social distancing.
IMPORTANT: Garden of Eve Organic Farm offers extended payment plans and the CSA provides limited financial support through a loan program to attract a wider membership. If you are interested in joining the CSA and think cost is an issue because you are impacted by the economy, please contact us at email@example.com
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.
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 learn where it comes from, how it is grown, and we know and trust the source. Members are exposed to new vegetables and to new ways of cooking.
There are over 120 CSAs in NYC. They are community-based and volunteer-powered, with decisions made by a Core Group of dedicated members.
“Know your farmer, know your food.”
Check out Just Food for more info about CSAs in NYC. Use their Value-Chain Map to find a CSA in your area.