Frequently asked questions:
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct link between the farmer and the consumer in order to "invest" in small, local farms. Members sign up for a "share" before the start of the season and pay up front so the farmer has an advance in capital before the very busy growing season. During the harvest season, the farm delivers bundles of produce to give their "investors" a great value on high quality produce. CSA produce is harvested within 24 hours of delivery, so members receive extremely fresh produce. However, because members pay in full before they receive their first share, this is a shared risk endeavor.
Why join a CSA?
To have access to the freshest, most beautiful produce in town! In addition, participating in a CSA is a unique opportunity to close the gap between farmers and consumers. By paying in advance you ensure that farmers have the financial security to purchase seeds and prepare for the upcoming growing season. Becoming a CSA member is the tastiest, most exciting way to bolster the local food system.
How does Katchkie Farm’s CSA work?
Katchkie Farm operates two different types of CSAs: workplace and community. Both CSA types receive the same produce– the difference is where you pick up. All CSA members pay in advance for the season’s bounty, then the farm delivers a pre-bagged share of different farm-fresh vegetables to your designated pick up location on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. We offer two share sizes: large shares contain 7-10 different kinds of vegetables, and small shares contain 4-7 different kinds of vegetables. Unlike many CSAs, Katchkie Farm does NOT require any labor commitments.
What do I get in my CSA share?
Large shares contain 7-10 different kinds of vegetables per delivery. A sample July share might contain broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, summer onions, scallions, lettuce, zucchini, and parsley. A sample October share might contain beets, garlic, celery root, onions, mustard greens, leeks, butternut squash, peppers, tomatoes, and turnips. Small shares contain 4-7 different kinds of vegetables per delivery. A sample July share might contain broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant, scallions, lettuce, and zucchini. A sample October share might contain beets, garlic, onions, mustard greens, peppers, and tomatoes.
What is the price of the CSA share?
The total seasonal price for a weekly large share is $638, and the total price for a weekly small share is $385. The total seasonal price for a bi-weekly large share is $319, and the total seasonal price for a bi-weekly small share is $192.50.
This sounds amazing. How do I get in on the bounty?
Please sign up at katchkiefarm.csasignup.com
Want to bring vegetables to your office? Give us a call at 212-337-6087 or shoot an email to email@example.com. We’ll take it from there!
What does the Katchkie Farm Workplace CSA consist of?
Modeled on the concept of a traditional CSA, Katchkie Farm expands CSA to the workplace. There are multiple benefits to this arrangement: CSAs are a great tool for companies to support the local food movement and good environmental practices while encouraging healthy eating and community-building.
Gather 20 (or more!) employees and we will deliver CSA shares directly to you at your office each week. If your office is small, you can collaborate with other offices in your building to reach the minimum of 20 shares. This builds a community between coworkers and relationships with neighbor offices!
The Katchkie Farm Workplace CSA brings employees to fresh, local produce at the convenience of the office! The program will help you create and encourage health and well-being among your employees and their families while exposing them to the taste of great seasonal food. Membership benefits include in-office cooking demos, food preservation workshops, happy hours at fun bars around the city, a dynamic weekly newsletter, and farm visits. Of course, by supporting a local, organic farm your company will also be taking steps to decrease the carbon footprint of your food supply and heighten awareness of healthy eating.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this program for your office.
Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program is a direct market relationship where members pay for a season of produce before the season begins.
In June we begin our weekly* deliveries and our members take home shares of whatever is ready to come out of the ground. The season begins June 7/8 and runs through November 1/2.
Please note, Katchkie Farm is a NOFA-certified organic VEGETABLE farm, we do not provide fruit as part of the basic CSA.
Membership benefits include: an informative weekly newsletter during the growing season, seasonal recipes and vegetable storage tips, access to exclusive demos and workshops, farm visits, happy hours, potlucks, lectures, and the full-time support of a CSA “concierge.”
Our current community pick up locations are at:
- Brooklyn Museum – Pick up is every other Thursday at BKM Cafe from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Haven’s Kitchen – Pick up is every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Mae Mae Café – Pick up is every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Signature Theatre – Pick up is every Thursday in the lobby from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
*Please note that pickup is on a BI-WEEKLY basis at Brooklyn Museum ONLY.