Read on for info about the items Grand Street CSA currently offers to its members. To find out about how distribution works, go to Distribution Basics.
Vegetables and Fruit
from Mountain View Farm, Easthampton, MA
Share: $430 (for 11 distributions)*
Mountain View Farm is a family farm ~150 miles from NYC that brings us seasonal, organic vegetables and fruit starting in early-mid June (dependent on the weather) and running bi-weekly for 11 distributions through late October/early November. They also provide for the 14th Street Y in NYC.
Each share contains 8-12 different items, including vegetables, herbs and fruit! The vegetable portion weighs between 16 and 25 lbs., tending to be lighter at the beginning of the season and heavier as the growing season gets going.
Shares include seasonally available fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, peaches and apples (organic when possible). Fruit is raised using integrated pest management (IPM), practices that minimize the use of chemical pesticides as much as possible. Fruit begins mid- to late June, 2-3 weeks after veggies, depending on the weather.
* Grand Street CSA includes a $10 admin fee for each member. The admin fee helps pay for subsidized low-income shares, parking tickets, plus the few physical things we need for distribution (tables, scales, markers, etc.). In addition, we make a contribution to the Just Food CSA Network, supporting CSAs across New York City, and to the Abrons Arts Center, where our distribution is held each week. Note that any credit card payments are subject to a 3% processing fee.
We also offer other items through various providers, some throughout the season and others on a one-time basis, including eggs, maple syrup, pasta, honey, dairy, flowers, poultry, fish & meat:
- Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras Program
- Circle C Maple Farm
- Fulton Fish Market
- Illiamna Salmon Co.
- Lily and Leaf Flowers
- Adirondack Creamery