MANHATTAN — Manhattanites looking for a last-minute place to sign up for farm-fresh deliveries can still find a spot on a few of the city's Community Supported Agriculture programs — but time's running out for many of them.
From Inwood to Downtown, DNAinfo rounded up dozens of CSAs across the borough where there's still time to partner with local farmers planting seeds for summer crops and benefit from the fresh fruits and vegetables that will be delivered starting as early as May.
The groups partner with farmers upstate and nearby to bring fresh food directly to New Yorkers, without going through a grocery store or market. The CSAs are beneficial for farmers, too, since members pay in advance and provide seeds and other supplies for the money. The average CSA season lasts 20-24 weeks, and costs between $240 to $680 for the growing season.
Among the goodies that come from local CSAs are veggies including corn, kale, peppers and squash and fruits like white peaches, cherries and plums.
"CSAs are a wonderful way for city dwellers to stay connected to the land and help small organic farmers keep doing what they do best," the Merchant's Gate CSA explains on their website.
The Fulton Market CSA gets fresh fruits, vegetables, dairies and meats from upstate New York farmers. Vegetable shares cost $360 for the season, and fruit shares cost $240 for a weekly share and $132 for bi-weekly. Other products include butter, honey, granola and cheese.
Fresh vegetables are delivered from Katchie Farms through the Downtown CSA. A full vegetable share costs $527 for the season, while a half costs $277. The season runs 22 weeks.
This is the fourth Tribeca CSA season bringing fresh produce from La Baraja Farm and Wilklow Orchards. The season runs for 20 weeks and includes potatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The full vegetable share costs $400, the half costs $210 and the fruit share costs $180.
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The organic produce comes from Provider Farm, and includes lettuce, eggplant, kale and tomatoes. Organic maple syrup is also available for purchase. A full share will supply enough vegetables for a family of four for 22 or 23 weeks, for a total of $276.
The Stanton Street CSA offers a variety of shares for the summer season. One share costs $495 for veggies, $144 for fruit and $124 for flowers.
From June 1 through the end of October, the family farmers of Monkshood Nursery deliver locally grown, certified organic produce. A large family share costs $610, while a small family share costs $395 to feed two.
CSA also offers wild Alaskan coho, sockeye and king salmon, cod, halibut and rockfish as well as olive oil, wines, honey, vinegars, and other specialty items. The shares last from the first week of June until the second week of November. Shares range from $420 to $685, and half shares range from $255 to $435.
A full share is $570 and a half share is $290. There are approximately 12 different types of produce from Mountain View Farm per pick-up.
For more information, call the Neighborhood School CSA.
The share offers six to eight vegetables for the 24-week season. Onions, shallots and lettuce is already growing, according to the website. Each share is $508.
The Washington Square CSA brings fresh food from Norwich Meadows Farm to Greenwich Village for $390.
This CSA provides fresh, organic vegetables and herbs weekly from mid-June until Thanksgiving. The food comes from the Kavakos family of Stoneledge Farm. The share is $533.
The CSA provides fresh food to The Prince George Hotel, a development that houses low-income working people and previously homeless single adults, including those with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and the elderly. Prices range from $320 to $395 for six varieties of veggies, including Swiss chard and beets.
The Turtle Bay CSA brings fresh food from Free Bird Farm. Vegetable, fruit, egg and poultry shares are available for 22 weeks from June 12 through Nov. 6. The veggie share is $500, poultry is $180, eggs are $88 and fruit is $150.
The CSA at Ansche Chesed offers a unique share of vegetables, fruit, flowers and eggs totaling $1030. Other prices vary for each category. The season lasts from June through November.
The full share costs $470 and feeds three to four people, and the half share costs $250 and feeds one to two people. The fruit share program is $274 and $142, respectively. The veggies come from Angel Family Farm and the fruit comes from Breezy Hill Orchard.
The BJ Hazorim CSA gets eight to 11 vegetable items from Free Bird Farm, and fruit from farms upstate. A full vegetable share is $500, a half vegetable share is $250, a full egg share is $88, a half egg share is $48 and a fruit share is $150. The season is 22 weeks.
CSA at Manhattan School for Children
Location: Manhattan School for Children, 154 West 93rd Street
Deadline: Rolling, until shares run out.
The CSA at Manhattan School of Music has a 17-week CSA this year, with fresh veggies such as summer squash, kale and basil. The full vegetable share is $555, the full fruit share is $78 and the full egg share is $121.
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The produce comes from Stoneledge Farm.
The produce comes from Stoneledge Farm.
The season lasts from the second week of June to the third week of November. Shares are $498 for the growing season, designed to feed two to four a week.
The season lasts from the second week of June to the third week of November. Shares are $485 for the growing season, designed to feed two to four a week. Summer crops include shallots, peppers and other fresh veggies.
The season lasts from the second week of June to the third week of November. Shares are $485 for the growing season, designed to feed two to four a week. The summer's crop will include a lot of leafy greens.
The Project Harmony CSA extends from June 7 until Nov. 1. Farm-fresh, locally and organically grown veggies are available in both East and Central Harlem. Shares range from $340 to $440.
Lancaster Farm Share
Location: Food Bank for NYC, 39 Broadway
Deadline: April 20
Lancaster Farm Share provides produce like vegetables, fruit, milk, eggs and herbal medicines from the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative. Price varies depending on the number of weeks and types of shares.
Corbin Hill Farm Share
Food Bank for NYC, 39 Broadway
Deadline: June 12
The 23-week season starts June 12 and ends Nov. 14. Prices vary, and there are options to pay by the week or put shares on hold. The food comes from Corbin Hill Farm and includes veggies, fruit and even lamb.
Food from the New Song CSA comes from the Gonzalez Family Farm in Orange County, New York. Each week members receive a bag of five to seven varieties of vegetables from May to the end of October. Produce is $400 for a full share, $203 for a half share and $99 for an egg share.
Central Harlem CSA
Location: Thurgood Marshall Academy, 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Contact: (212) 694-8715
Deadline: June 14, first come first served.
The Central Harlem CSA delivers organic produce from Roxbury Farm from June through November. The cost of membership is scaled to annual household income, ranging from $410 to $650.
Shares are sold on a sliding scale, ranging from $135 to $515 for a full share and $55 to $265 for a half share. The fresh fruits and veggies come from Windflower Farm, provided weekly from June 12 to November 6.
Fresh fruits and veggies are available to Washington Heights and Inwood residents, shipped directly from Mimomex Farm in upstate New York. Email or call for more details on prices and delivery.