EAT QUALITY, EAT FRESH, EAT HEALTHY!

The RISE Farm Share's mission is to bring fresh, locally-grown organic produce at an affordable price directly from the farm to the Rockaway community.

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What is RISE Farm Share?

RISE Farm Share is a 24-week membership subscription to a "share" of locally-grown veggies. Members sign up ahead of time and select their share option by May 1st. Between June and Mid-November we partner with Sang Lee Farms, a family owned and operated farm, to offer fresh, certified organic produce. Members visit our location at the RISE Center, 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY every Wednesday from 4 - 7 PM, where they pick up their veggies, learn more about what's in their share and taste delicious recipes made by our Shore Corps students and Chef Educator.

Share Size Options
We have two size options: large and small. The large share is 8-12 items a week and is good for families with 4 or more people. The small share is 4-8 items a week and is good for families with 1-4 people.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL SHARE OPTIONS ARE FULL SEASON (JUNE - MID NOVEMBER) COMMITMENTS.

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How much does it cost?
The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance/RISE believes that EVERYONE should be able to access to fresh, nutritious food. Affordability is important to us and should not be a barrier to joining RISE Farm Share. In an effort to make our shares accessible for all incomes, we are rolling out new share options for 2019.

Large Size

Small Size

Solidarity Share

$840/season, $35/week

$630/season, $26.25/week

Standard Share

$720/season, $30/week

$510/season, $21.25/week

SNAP-Friendly Share*

$600/season, $25/week

$390/season, $16.25/week


How do I sign up?
Register online now, contact Indy Li at ili@rwalliance.org or call (718) 327-5919


About Our NEW Share Options:

Solidarity Share:
Please select a "Solidarity Share" if you love fresh produce and have the income or supports in place to help another family in our community eat healthy too! By selecting the Solidarity Share, you are also making a tax-deductible donation. At the end of the Farm Share season, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance will send you a donor acknowledgement letter for your records. Solidarity Shares must be paid in full by May 1st. However, if you would like to pay in installments leading up to May 1st, please contact Indy to set up a payment plan.

Standard Share:
Please select the "Standard Share" if you love fresh produce or want to start adding more vegetables into your weekly meals. Standard Shares must be paid in full by May 1st. However, if you would like to pay in installments leading up to May 1st, please contact Indy to set up a payment plan.

SNAP-Friendly Share:
Please select the SNAP-Friendly Share if you receive EBT/SNAP benefits and/or your income is below $30,000. By selecting this option, you are also eligible for our week-to-week payment plan and can use your EBT/SNAP benefits on site. If you choose this option, you'll need to make a $40 deposit by May 1st. Please contact Indy for more information about our SNAP-Friendly share.

Special thanks to New York Community Trust, Levitt Foundation and Nassau Queens PPS for supporting the RISE Farm Share.


FAQ

Our Model
We use an intergenerational approach to community supported agriculture. We designed our Farm Share to not only increase access to nutritious food, but also strengthen bonds between all members of our community, young and old. Our operation is run by adult volunteers with support from local high school students involved in our Shore Corps internship program. Farm Share volunteers help distribute the vegetables, while our interns lead cooking demonstrations and food tastings. Together they transform our space each week into a lively experience around food.