What is a CSA?
Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a way for neighborhood organizations to support local organic farms. We at Woodlawn Collective CSA have partnered with Trinity Farm, a small Black-owned farm and orchard in Clintondale, New York – just 80 miles north of Woodlawn! In the winter/spring, we purchase farm shares, and in exchange we receive a portion of the farm’s produce throughout the growing season from June to November. For more information on the farm, produce, and the wonderful recipes that our members made throughout the season, check out our Woodlawn Collective CSA Cookbook (PDF).
Costs and share contents
A single fruit and vegetable share for the 2023 season costs $600 per season. The share consists of 22 weekly produce deliveries (June-November). A weekly egg share (one dozen per delivery) is an additional $132 per season. Produce amounts vary each season, but generally a single share includes fruit (e.g. apples, peaches, plums) and vegetables (e.g. lettuce, beets, cauliflower, squash) sufficient for a family of 2-3. To get a better idea on what to expect, check out some photos on the bottom of this page, or reach out to existing members on Slack!
Pickup location and times
Our pickups generally occur on Saturday mornings and early afternoons, although exact days and times are subject to change every season. We have partnered with the FDNY EMS station at 243 East 233rd Street to serve as our pickup location.
Our CSA is entirely supported by its members, which means that members are required to volunteer at least 6 hours per season per share. The volunteering tasks include setting up the pick up site (tables/scales/labels), helping unload the produce truck, keeping track of member pickups, and closing the pickup site.
How do I sign up?
Sign ups for the 2023 season are now closed. The sign ups for 2024 season will open in January 2024 - check back with us then! Meanwhile, join our mailing list and follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss any updates.
Where can I learn more?
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our Slack - many of our existing CSA member can help answer any questions you may have.
In addition, check out the gallery of our previous seasons: