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.

All share options are FULL season (June - Mid-November) commitments.

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How much does it cost?

Payment plans are available for all share options! 

Large
(8-12 items/week)         

Small
(4-8 items/week)

Solidarity Share

$840 paid-in-full

$630 paid-in-full

Standard Share

$720 paid-in-full

$510 paid-in-full

Affordable Share

$50 deposit by May 1st,
$25/week (for 22 weeks)

$32.50 deposit by May 1st,
$16.25/week (for 22 weeks)

Solidarity and Standard share payments must be in by May 1st.

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance/RISE believes that EVERYONE should be able to access to fresh, nutritious food. Affordability is important to us and cost should not be a barrier to joining RISE Farm Share. If none of these options work for you, please contact Indy at at ili@rwalliance.org or (718) 327-5919 and we will work with you one-on-one. 

Diagnosed with Type II Diabetes? Medicaid-Eligible?
Click here to find out how you can get a RISE Farm Share for FREE!

What about options for fresh, locally-grown fruit?

We're also offering Fruit Shares through Briermere Farms. For $150 you'll get 18 weeks of either 1 pint or 1 bag of berries, peaches, apples and/or pears.

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.

Affordable Share:
Please select the Affordable 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.


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.

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


Success Stories:

Meet Keneisha

As a champion for arts and science education, Keneisha brings to us a successful track record that ranges from her experience at the Brooklyn Museum to specialized hands-on learning. She has been a lead educator for RWA for over three years in environmental arts and urban gardening. Hear more about Keneisha's story.