The Rockaway Farm Share's mission is to bring affordable, fresh, certified organic produce directly from the farm to the Rockaway community.
The Rockaway Farm Share is an intergenerational initiative led by RWA & RISE to offer volunteer opportunities for older adults and job internships for youth. We partner with Sang Lee Farms, and local Rockaway farms - Edgemere Farms and the Urban Agro Farm/ Coalition Against Hunger to get access to the best prices for chemical free, certified organic vegetables delivered to us directly from the farms each week from June 6th to November 14th, 2018.
How does it work?
Every Wednesday members bring their own shopping bags and pick up their vegetable shares at the RISE Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (corner of Beach 59th St), between 4-7PM. Farm Share Volunteers are there to help distribute the vegetables, lead cooking demonstrations, and food tastings during our distribution days so you can learn more about how to serve and cook the vegetables you are getting in your share.
By joining the Rockaway Farm Share, you are getting the best quality produce at affordable prices. Funds from the shares go directly to the farmer at the beginning of the season so they can grow us fresh produce at a wholesale price. Our share also supports paid internships for local youth in the RWA Shore Corps program who help to lead the distribution days.
By becoming a CSA member of the Rockaway Farm Share, you'll get fresh, certified organic vegetables delivered each week directly from the farms to the RISE Center here in Rockaway! Our shares are made up of what the farmer harvests. Members can expect about 6-8 produce items per week.
How much does it cost?
The cost for a share is $20-25/week. Members who pay for the full 24 week season share by May 1st pay $480.
We do accept SNAP on site. Only SNAP members can pay weekly at $25/week. All interested members must register in advance so we can account for their share.
What are my payment options?
You can pay directly online or mail a check.
How do I join?
Register online or contact Judah Asimov at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 327-5919
For existing farm share members please take our survey click here to let us know more about your experience
Special thanks to New York Community Trust and Levitt Foundation for supporting the Rockaway Farm Share.
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