Overview

Greenwood Heights CSA

2022 shares are now available!

We offer a wide range of farm fresh products to be picked up in the Greenwood Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Serving our community since 2007!

 

CSA members receive our farm’s freshest Certified Organic vegetables throughout the harvest season, from June through October. We offer weekly and bi-weekly shares to meet the needs of households of different sizes. Eggs and fruit are available, too!

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What's in a vegetable share?

At each pickup, members can expect to receive between 6 and 8 types of certified organic vegetables grown right here at Hearty Roots Farm. It is enough food to make two large vegetarian meals and sides for a week. Members will receive an email the day before pick up to let them know what will be in that week’s share.

 

Each week we harvest a balance of our organic salad greens, root vegetables, cooking greens, herbs, and other seasonal produce. Here are a few examples of what your share might look like throughout the season:

Spring: Arugula, Baby Lettuce Mix, Beets, Cauliflower, Japanese turnips, Kale, Radishes

Summer: Bell Peppers, Carrots, Fennel, Garlic, Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes

Fall: Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Collard Greens, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Turnips, Winter Squash

You can see a full list of what we're growing this year here.

What are in the add-on egg and fruit shares?

The egg shares come from our own Hearty Roots pasture-raised hens! If you add an optional egg share to your order, you can choose to get a dozen or a half-dozen eggs, picked up weekly or bi-weekly. Our hens live out on the pasture, foraging in the grass, which gives their eggs amazing, nutrient-rich orange yolks. Read more about our eggs here

 

Fruit shares include two fruit items per pick-up. We source the fruit from a handful of orchards and fruit growers in the Hudson Valley. 

 

Fruit availability varies from season to season. In summer you can expect peaches, blueberries, pears, nectarines, raspberries, cherries, and plums. In the fall, the share includes many varieties of apples, pears, cider, and more!

 

While we source organic fruit when we can, there are very few certified organic fruit options in the Hudson Valley. Most of the fruit is grown conventionally, by farmers we know and trust.

How often do I pick up my share?

The main harvest season runs from June 1st to October 31st. Within that period, members can choose:

  • Weekly Pick-ups

  • Bi-weekly Pick-ups (every other week)

 

A Weekly Share is designed for a medium sized household that cooks regularly, or a small household that cooks a lot of vegetables. A Bi-weekly Share contains the same amount of produce as the Weekly Share, but pick-ups occur every other week instead of every week. Smaller households and members looking for a smaller quantity often opt for a Bi-weekly Share. The vegetables are harvested the day before you receive them, so they will remain very fresh in the fridge until your next pickup!

We are adding two pre-arranged holiday weeks this season when no shares will be delivered, to allow the farmers to catch up on planting and weeding. For all members, we will be skipping deliveries during the week before both the July 4th and Labor Day holidays. Taking these weeks off from harvest will allow our team to catch up on our field work and plant care, and will help alleviate some of the stress of the peak summer months. To see how the holiday weeks line up with the Bi-weekly Share schedule, check out our calendar here.

 

In addition to these two holiday weeks, members may choose up to two additional "vacation" weeks, to make sure the CSA schedule fits your personal schedule! Members who choose to use these two optional vacation weeks will be credited for the value of the unused share, to be put toward their next CSA installment payment or CSA purchase.

Logistics

The CSA distribution takes place on Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 11am in Greenwood Heights, from June through October. 

 

We plan to return to Slope Park (6th Avenue between 18th & 19th Streets, Brooklyn) for pick-ups this year! If we are not able to use Slope Park, pick-ups will take place at Greenwood Park (555 7th Avenue, between 19th & 20th Streets, Brooklyn).

 

We are returning to farm stand-style pick-ups this year! Vegetables will be delivered in bulk crates, and members will be able to pick out their own selections of each item. Please remember to bring your own bags each week!

Hearty Roots Farm CSA
2022 Greenwood Heights CSA Prices
Weekly Vegetable Share | 20 weeks | $33/pick-up ($660/season)
Bi-weekly Vegetable Share | 10 weeks | $35/pick-up ($350/season)
Egg Share | $7/dozen or $4/half-dozen 
(For Weekly Shares: $140/season for a dozen eggs, $80/season for half-dozen)
(For Bi-weekly Shares: $70/season for a dozen eggs, $40/season for half-dozen)
Fruit Share | $13/pick-up 
($260/season for Weekly Shares, $130/season for Bi-weekly Shares)
One-time Membership Fee | $25 
(See below for more information.)

Payment Options

Pay in Full

We appreciate your full payment to help the farm cover all the costs of growing the vegetables at the beginning of the season!

Pay in Monthly Installments

A non-refundable deposit is due on sign-up. The remaining monthly payments will be processed on the first of each month during the season (June–October). A small $0.30 fee is added to each installment payment by the credit card processor.  

  • Weekly vegetable shares: $100 deposit (+ $25 membership fee) | 5 monthly installments of $112

  • Bi-weekly vegetable shares: $50 deposit (+ $25 membership fee) | 5 monthly installments of $60

  • Weekly egg shares (dozen): $30 deposit | 5 monthly installments of $22

  • Bi-weekly egg shares (dozen): $15 deposit | 5 monthly installments of $11

  • Weekly egg shares (half-dozen):  $20 deposit | 5 monthly installments of $12

  • Bi-weekly egg shares (half-dozen):  $10 deposit | 5 monthly installments of $6

  • Weekly fruit shares:  $60 deposit | 5 monthly installments of $40

  • Bi-weekly fruit shares:  $30 deposit | 5 monthly installments of $20

Membership Fee

There is a one-time membership fee of $25 that will be due at sign-up for all members, whether paying in full or in monthly installments. This money helps keep your CSA running! These funds are used by the Greenwood Heights CSA core organizers for various materials and expenses that arise over the course of the season. Any funds not used are then donated to local community organizations at the end of the season. This membership fee is mandatory to join this CSA. When you sign up for your share, you will see the membership fee in the “Add-on Shares” section. You must add the Greenwood Heights membership fee from those selections to your cart before you check out. If you do not pay for the membership fee when you place your order, your card on file will be charged for the amount of the membership fee prior to the start of the season. Please reach out to csa@heartyroots.com if you have any questions about this.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you paid in full, you can cancel your share at any time with a week's notice. You can choose to have a credit issued for a future CSA or Farm Market purchase; or receive a refund for the value of the shares remaining in the season less 5% for processing fees.  

 

If you pay with installments, you can cancel your payment plan at any time. The installment payments already made are non-refundable, and your cancellation will take effect at the beginning of the next month.

Ready to join? Here's how you sign up!

You can sign up for your share here! We use GrownBy software for our CSA member management. We love GrownBy for two reasons: it allows you to check on your pick-up schedule and to change pick-up locations and dates, and it is software designed by a farmer-owned cooperative that was founded by Hearty Roots’ own Lindsey Lusher Shute! It works great as an app from the Apple or Android app stores, or can be used in a web browser.

 

If you purchased a share from us last year, you should already have an account set up. If you are a new member (welcome!), you will need to create an account as part of your purchase. Once you are logged in, you will be able to make all of your selections (choosing vegetable, egg, and/or fruit shares, weekly or bi/weekly, your pick-up location, and your required membership fee) before checkout. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact us at csa@heartyroots.com.

 

We look forward to providing you and your family with our fresh, delicious produce this season!