From Hawthorne Valley Farm to Riverdale, NY!
By joining the Riverdale CSA, you become part of a unique long-term partnership that connects members and Riverdale's urban community to ecologically-produced food, regional family farmers, and each other. Riverdale CSA community events, such as an annual spring gathering, offer members opportunities to learn more about the CSA and these connections. The CSA reaches further into the community through a project that it created and is committed to sustaining in partnership with the Riverdale Neighborhood House Teen Program. The program introduces local young people to nutritious fresh produce, provides cooking instruction, and, when possible, includes a visit to the farm.
Pick-up times: Thursdays, 3:30 to 7:00 pm. Please bring a bag, basket, or box to carry produce home. At 6:45 p.m. sharp, any items not picked up are delivered to "Part of the Solution" (POTS), a Bronx emergency food program.
Lending a hand: The Riverdale CSA depends on its members for the site to run well and so requires all shareholders to volunteer approximately five hours per season at the distribution site on pick up days. Shifts are: 2 to 4:45 pm, 4:30 to 7:15 pm, and 6:30 to 8 pm (this last shift requires a car).
Core committee: Help lead and chart the future direction of the Riverdale Site by participating as a member of the Core Committee. Joining this group, which manages the CSA’s operations, plans special events, and collaborates with the farm, also fulfills the volunteer requirement.
Half shares: Officially, Hawthorne Valley Farm does not sell half shares. However, you may make your own arrangements by finding a partner to unofficially split your share. If you choose to share, one person must be designated as primary shareholder, taking responsibility for all payments to the farm. Each partner must note his/her name, address, and phone number on the contract. For two households splitting one share, each household agrees to fulfill the volunteer obligation of at least five (5) hours at the site. If you are splitting a share, the first person to arrive on site must pick up a full share and leave the split share bagged and labeled for his/her partner.
Please note, you must purchase a Vegetable Share in order to be eligible for other Hawthorne Valley Farm CSA offerings. Thank you!
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you select a two- or three-installment option, the recurring fee will automatically be deducted from your credit card on the same date that you placed your order over the next two months - i.e. if you place your original order on March 14, your second and third installments will occur on April 14 and May 14 automatically.