Meet Our Members

Our members are as diverse as the Carnegie Hill neighborhood in which we reside. From families with newborns to active retirees, students to busy professionals, from novice cooks to trained chefs, we all share the common desire to eat locally-sourced, organic vegetables.

Anastasia & Bobby

Anastasia and Bobby are our newer members. Anastasia fell in love with the produce and quickly became our lead coordinator. 

MEMBERS SINCE:
2015

FAVORITE ASPECT OF CSA
We love having a direct connection with our farmers.

FAVORITE VEGGIE:
Tomato season is our absolute favorite, and early in the season Bobby goes crazy for garlic scapes. The fresh basil is also incredible. 

NEW DISCOVERY
Kohlrabi seemed pretty weird at first, but we’ve embraced it and have found some great recipes. 

FAVORITE RECIPE
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but these fudgy beet brownies are pretty amazing: https://pinchandswirl.com/fudgy-dark-chocolate-beet-brownies/  

Amelia and Mary Louise

MEMBERS SINCE:
2015

FAVORITE ASPECT OF CSA
Volunteering and checking the boxes off when members sign in.

FAVORITE VEGGIE:
Red peppers 

NEW DISCOVERY
Basil 

FAVORITE RECIPE
French toast with CSA blueberries  

Micah

We see Micah picking up his share after running in Central Park. Very convenient, since our pickup site is across the street from an entrance to Central Park.

MEMBER SINCE:
2017

FAVORITE ASPECT OF CSA
The variety of local, organic vegetables.

FAVORITE VEGGIE:
Whatever is fresh. This week freshly-picked sugar snap peas.

NEW DISCOVERY
Kohlrabi

FAVORITE RECIPE
Roasted butternut squash  

The Core Group

Our membership is made up of a CORE GROUP of volunteers who run the delivery site and serve as the liaison between the farmer and the members.  These are the members who make everything run smoothly. 

Bonnie

Member since 1996
FOUNDER
COMMUNITY LIAISON

Paula

Member since 1997
TREASURER
EARLY SHIFT

Anastasia

Member since 2015
LEAD COORDINATOR
EARLY SHIFT

Alison

Member since 1996
EARLY SHIFT

Ann

Member since 2009
LATE SHIFT

Judi

Member since 2006
RESIDENT CHEF
EARLY SHIFT

Mary Ann

Member since 2010
COMMON PANTRY LIAISON
LATE SHIFT

Meryl

Member since 1999
WEBSITE

Rosemary

Member since 1998
EARLY SHIFT

Sylvie

Member since 2016
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
LATE SHIFT

History

Member Bonnie Webber and Farmer Debbie Kavakos formed the Carnegie Hill CSA 25 years ago, in 1996. We are proud to say that the Carnegie Hill CSA was one of the first in NYC, and the very first for Stoneledge Farm. Today Stoneledge Farm has 26 delivery locations in NY and CT.  Stoneledge Farm’s husband and wife owners Deborah and Pete Kavakos still work at the farm, which is now run by their son Pete Jr., his wife Candice and their young daughter Grace

Why Join Our CSA?

Being a member of the Carnegie Hill CSA means being a part of a community of neighbors and friends.  We meet weekly to pick up our vegetables, share neighborhood news, recipes and have potluck gatherings.  We talk to the farmers who grow our food and take our kids (or just ourselves) to Stoneledge Farm Visits in the Catskills. Being a member is a commitment to healthy living right here in New York City.