PS 87 Manhattan CSA
Due to COVID-19, we are not offering a PS 87 CSA pickup in 2020.
What's in a share?
A Weekly Share includes a variety of freshly harvested produce to be picked up each Wednesday from the end of September through mid-December.
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 vegetables, 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).
What's in a fruit share?
If you add on a fruit share, there will be one additional fruit item per week. We source the fruit share 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!
A typical share would be a basket of blueberries, or 6 apples, or 5 large peaches, or a basket of baby pears, etc.
Who grows it?
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 a few neighboring orchards including Mead Orchard and Montgomery Place Orchard.
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.
The shares at this CSA site are designed for small households, with fewer 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.
Pick up at this site is available only to PS 87 families and staff (others in the neighborhood can sign up for our Rutgers Church site a few blocks away). 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.
If you prefer to pick up later in the day, we also have a location at 73rd and Broadway at Rutgers Church with later pick up hours; you need to choose one location or the other to pick up ahead of time.
The share begins the week of September 11 and goes through December 18th. The share for the second week of October is on Thursday October 10th instead of Wednesday due to Yom Kippur. We take a break for Thanksgiving on November 27th.