The Greenwood Heights CSA

Founded in 2007, The Greenwood Heights CSA has been providing farm-fresh, organic produce to the Greenwood Heights and South Slope neighborhoods for over 10 years.  We’ve partnered with farmers in the Hudson Valley and community organizations to bring together farmers and the community, making a direct link from the farm to the table.

We are a neighborhood CSA run by our own members. A voluntary core group of members takes on much of the administrative management of the CSA. This includes signing up new members, collecting member payments, running the distribution site, and planning community-building or educational events.  We gladly trade our services for fresh, delicious food.

Our Farmers

Hearty Roots Community Farm provides delicious, top-quality vegetables and eggs to our members.  This family-owned farm is located in the Hudson Valley.  They are certified organic and they pride themselves on their sustainable farming practices.  Hearty Roots grows dozens of varieties of produce, chosen for their excellent flavor.

Mead Orchards excels at growing beautiful heirloom fruit, including over sixty varieties of apples!  Our fruit shares include everything from strawberries and peaches to apples and pears.

General Cochran Farm brings our members beautiful pastured, grass-fed beef, pork and veal from their farm, located up the Hudson River.

Kimberly Farm of New Milford, Connecticut, provides us with delicious pastured, grass-fed creamline milk and yogurt.

Iliamna Fish Company offers our members a wonderful wild sockeye salmon share. Iliamna is a third-generation family owned and operated fishery in Alaska, with family members living right here in Brooklyn.  They use hand-caught, sustainable fishing practices in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

How it Works

Once you sign up for your share, you’ll pick up your share either weekly (full share) or bi-weekly (half share).  The CSA distribution location is Slope Park, located on 6th avenue, between 18th and 19th streets in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn.  Distributions occur between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturdays, from early June through the end of October.

For each membership in our CSA, at least one person per membership must schedule and work one distribution shift during the season.  The hours for the shift are 8:15 am – 11:30 am on Saturdays.  Because distributions are run and staffed by volunteers, we adhere to a strict 11am closing time.  This means that at 11:01, we start to tear down and close up shop. Most members enjoy their shift tremendously — it is a fantastic way to meet your neighbors and feel more connected to your community.

Donations and Outreach

The Greenwood Heights CSA is proud to sponsor the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, environmental stewards of the Gowanus Canal Watershed.

Food Not Bombs has been a longtime partner of the Greenwood Heights CSA. Volunteers from FNB come to our CSA every week and take all leftover foods to their distribution site where it is given to our Brooklyn neighbors in need.

The Greenwood Heights CSA believes good food should be available to everybody. With this in mind, we are happy to offer partial scholarships on a sliding scale to a handful of members who need a little helping hand paying their CSA tab. If you or someone you know–a friend, family member, or neighbor–are interested in joining the CSA but require assistance, please do not hesitate to email the CSA Core.