Upper West Side at Rutgers Church
*sign up for next season will be available in early 2021*
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.
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 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 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.
We have always taken food safety seriously, and are taking even greater measures now to ensure that CSA is the safest, most trustworthy way for you to get nutritious, great food.
Our shares will be pre-boxed this season and we will be taking all necessary precautions with social distancing at the pick up location.
At the farm, we take careful precautions at all steps of the growing and harvesting process to ensure that your food is clean and safe. Food from the grocery store passes through so many hands on its way to you, food from our farm only touches your farmers' careful, trustworthy hands!
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.
This year we are offering our share for the Full Season of harvest, or for just the Summer or Fall Season.
Full Season share: The Full Season runs from mid June 10th through December 9th, skipping the week of Thanksgiving (26 weeks).
Summer Season Share: The Summer Season share runs from Wednesday June 10th through Wednesday September 9th (14 weeks).
Fall Season Share: A fall season matches up with the Fall semester of school. It runs from Wednesday September 16 through Wednesday December 9th, skipping the week of Thanksgiving (12 weeks).
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!
Those who purchase a share are asked to volunteer for one 75 minute period on a Wednesday pick-up day during the season at Rutgers Church. Your purchase of a share will not be considered complete and confirmed until you sign-up for a slot. Volunteer duties will be carefully tailored to follow all social distancing guidelines and protect the health and safety of all involved.