How Our CSA Works

Table full of August vegetables for members to pick their share

Pick up your share at the Church of the Heavenly Rest located at 5th Ave. and 90th St.

Bring your own bag to take the veggies home. If you forget, you can purchase a plastic bag for $1, providing operational funding for the CSA.

Upon arriving sign in and go to a designated table where the vegetables are stacked. There will be signs that tell you how many of each vegetable to take. For example 1 head of lettuce, 2 summer squash, 1 basket of cherry tomatoes (so sweet!). You choose which you would like. Latecomers, no worries that you will get the worst pickings, we save good options for you!

All members are required to volunteer for at least one 2.25-hour shift at the site. Responsibilities include: setting up tables, unloading the truck, dividing half shares, signing in members, keeping the site clean, maintaining tables and closing down the site.
Shifts available:
1-3:15PM, 3-5:15PM, 5-7:15PM.

If you are concerned that a shift will not work for you, no problem. You can help with clerical stuff or cleaning up after a potluck dinner.

All vegetables remaining at the end of a delivery session are donated to New York Common Pantry. This nonprofit serves free warm meals daily and distributes groceries to families in need in Harlem and the Bronx.

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE

To become a member of the Carnegie Hill CSA, you must purchase a base share of vegetables from Stoneledge Farm.

VEGETABLE SHARES

June-November – 24 weeks

FULL SHARE

Full shares usually include 8-10 types of vegetables, which may include a herb, enough for a family of 2-4 people.  

HALF SHARE

Half shares are for members who want half the amount of a full share.   

NOTE ABOUT HALF SHARES

Because Stoneledge does not offer half shares, we arbitrarily designate all Half share members as either ‘Odd’ or ‘Even’ on the sign-in roster. For example, if the farm sends us 3 heads of lettuce on Week #1, we give 2 heads to the ‘Odd’ members (week #1 is an odd-numbered week), and 1 head to ‘Even’ members. On week #2, the extra goes to ‘Even,’ etc.  Also, we no longer split bunches, e.g. if there is 1 bunch of radishes or 1 head of broccoli it will only go to either Odd or Even.

Half Season Vegetable Shares

12 Weeks
Only full shares are available for half season shares. 

FULL SPRING SHARE

Available from June 5 – August 21. 

FULL FALL SHARE

Begins August 28th and runs through November 13th. 

Here's an idea of what you may receive in a vegetable share*

local, organic lettuce

Spring

Spring vegetable shares include garlic scapes, bok choi, spinach, radishes, lettuces, sugar snap peas, escarole, oregano, and more.

squash@2x

Early Summer

Early summer vegetables include zucchini, eggplant, swiss chard, cabbage, cucumbers, cilantro, peppers, scallions and more.

tomatoes@2x

Summer

Summer shares include beets, carrots, edamame, leeks, tomatillos, slicing and cherry tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, celery and more. 

beets@2x

Fall

Fall shares include winter squash, potatoes, carrots, beets, brussel sprouts, kale, celeriac, garlic,  cauliflower, parsley and more.

* Weather will determine the harvest.

Add an Optional Share and More

FRUIT SHARE

20 Weeks
Starts 5th week of the season

The Fruit Share contains fresh, local, seasonally grown fruit from neighboring orchards and fruit farms. Some of the berries are no-spray or organic depending on the crop.

We offer 4 options for purchase:

FULL SHARE
20 weeks, July 3 – November 13

HALF SHARE
For members who want only half the amount of the standard fruit share. 20 weeks, July 3 – November 13.

SPRING FULL SHARE
10 weeks. July 3 – September 4

FALL FULL SHARE
10 weeks. September 11 – November 13

Some of the fruit you may see in your Fruit Share during the season

Spring

bluecherry@2x

Blueberries (no spray)
Sweet Cherries
Sour Cherries
Red Currants (organic)

Plums@2x

Plums
Peaches-Yellow and White
Donut Peaches-Green/Yellow/White
Nectarines- Yellow and White
Apricots

Fall

concord-2x

Concord Grapes

Pears 
Varieties may include: Red Clapp, Green Clapp, Bartlett, Anjoi, Bosc

Apples 
Varieties may include: Golden Delicious, Fuji, Mutsu, Macintosh, Cortland, Macoun, Empire

apple-pear@2x

DRY BEAN SHARE

Once a month for 6 months

The Dry Beans are Certified Organic and New York State grown. Each month the share will consist of  three 1.5 lb. bags of Organic Black Turtle Beans, Organic Pinto Beans, and Organic Cannellini Beans.

COFFEE SHARE

Once a month for 6 months

Organic, fair trade, Kosher. Chose between whole bean or ground. Two pounds of coffee delivered each month. Different varieties available.

MUSHROOM SHARE

24 Weeks

One type of naturally grown mushrooms will be delivered each week. The varieties include Crimini, White button, Portobello, Shiitake and Oyster.

Plus these items by ordering online

HONEY, SEED OILS, BULK VEGETABLES AND MORE

Every week you have the opportunity to add Stoneledge’s own honey, bulk vegetables, maple syrup from a neighboring farm, plus seed oils and more from the Stoneledge Farm Marketplace. These items, ordered online, are delivered every week along with your share.

EGGS, YOGURT, MEAT, BREAD AND SO MUCH MORE

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras

Round out your weekly vegetable share with additional items from neighboring Lewis Waite Farm. Dairy products, meat, poultry and freshly baked breads and pastries are available online from Lewis Waite Farm.

CONTACT

Carnegie Hill CSA
info90csa[at]gmail.com

Stoneledge Farm
info[at]stoneledge.farm

Lewis Waite Farm
farmoffice[at]csalewiswaitefarm.com

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