PS 87 (Upper West Side) Fall CSA share

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What’s included in a CSA share?

A Weekly Share includes a variety of freshly harvested produce to be picked up each Wednesday from September 20th – December 13th (skipping November 22nd for Thanksgiving). We create our farm planting plan based on feedback from our CSA members: each week we aim to harvest a share that includes salad greens, root vegetables, cooking greens, seasonal veggies, and herbs or a specialty item.

A Weekly Share is designed for a small household. Members can expect to receive 5 varieties of vegetables per week; if you add on a fruit share, there will be one additional fruit item per week (see details below). Click here for a preview of our planting plan for 2017, and a slideshow of the share list chalkboard at our on-farm CSA last season.

How are the shares packed?

Please bring your own bags to collect your share each week.

Who grows the vegetables, fruit and eggs?

Vegetable share:  We grow the certified organic vegetables right here at Hearty Roots Farm.
Fruit:  The fruit, which in the fall is mostly apples and pears, is grown by our neighbors at Mead Orchard.  Mead Orchard is a wonderful third-generation orchard.  The fruit is Eco-Apple Certified, making it one of the few orchards in the northeast that adheres to this impressive standard.
Eggs:  The eggs are from the hens we raise here at Hearty Roots Farm.  They live outdoors on pasture, foraging in the grass, which gives their eggs amazing, nutrient-rich orange yolks.

Do you offer half shares?

The shares at this CSA site are designed for small households, with less vegetables (and a lower price) than many CSA shares. If you cook a lot, or have a larger household, we suggest that you reserve two shares.

How much does a share cost?

Weekly Vegetable share (12 weeks): $215 (includes a $5 donation to the non-profit Just Food which helps coordinate the CSA)
Fruit share add-on: $55
Egg share add-on: $75 (1 dozen eggs / week) or $42 (1/2 dozen eggs every week)

Where & when do I pick up my vegetables?

You pick up your share every Wednesday right after school, between 2:45 – 3:30pm at PS 87 (160 West 78th Street in Manhattan).  If you are running late, we will try to leave your share with the security officer at the school until 6pm.