Upper West Side at Rutgers Church
We invite you to join us for Community Supported Agriculture on the Upper West Side! All are welcome, we are pleased to bring fresh, organic food direct from the farm to our community.
What's in a vegetable share?
Each week we harvest about five items for you, delivered in a recylable cardboard box. We aim for a mix of certified organic salad greens, root vegetables, seasonal vegetables (like tomatoes or peppers in the summer and winter squash in the fall), cooking greens, and herbs. A Weekly Share is designed for a small household.
What's in an add-on 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.
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 at who we know and trust.
Who grows it?
Vegetable share: We grow the certified organic vegetables right here at Hearty Roots Farm.
Fruit: We source the fruit share from a handful of orchards and fruit growers in the Hudson Valley, including Mead Orchard, Fix Brothers Fruit Farm, 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.
You pick up your share every Wednesday afternoon/evening (3:30 – 8:30pm) at Rutgers Church at 236 West 73rd Street, between Broadway and West End.
We offer our share for the Full Season of harvest, or for just the Summer or Autumn Season.
Full Season share: The Full Season runs from mid June through early December, skipping the week of Thanksgiving (26 weeks).
Summer Season Share: The Summer Season share runs from mid June 10th through Labor Day (13 weeks).
Autumn Season Share: The Autumn Season matches up with the Fall semester of school. It runs from Labor Day through early December, skipping the week of Thanksgiving (13 weeks).
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.
Members can always give us advance notice to skip up to two weeks of pickup during the season. We will credit you toward the value of the vegetables / eggs / fruit toward next season's share.
If you miss a pickup or choose to skip a week without notice, the share will be donated to someone in need through Rutgers Church. No food is wasted!
Shareowners in the 2021 Rutgers Church CSA with Hearty Roots Farm are expected to volunteer to help with pick-ups on Wednesdays in the lobby of the church at 236 West 73rd Street. Everything is arranged when you arrive; there’s no set-up or cleaning-up involved. Volunteers make sure names are crossed off the list correctly and help maintain social distancing in the lobby. If you have children, they are welcome to accompany you.
Please sign up for one 75 minute session during each season (summer and/or fall) that you are buying. Full season members should choose one slot in each season. The dates for the summer season are June 9 – September 1. The dates for the fall season are September 8 – December 8. Please enter your name in a slot from those available, then keep a record of the date(s) and time(s) you’ve selected.
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