Frequently asked questions
How long is a CSA season?
The summer season begins in late Spring (May/June) and extends through mid Fall (October/November). Winter season begins late Fall and will extend into late Winter. See the product descriptions for more information.
How often is pick up?
Distribution frequency varies by season and product. Vegetable shares, for example, are distributed weekly for 22-24 weeks. Winter shares are monthly distributions for a few months.
Where/When is pick up?
Hour Children Community Food Pantry, located at 36-49 11th Street (inside a parking lot between 36th and 37th Avenues).
Summer shares - Wednesday's 5pm- 8pm; Winter shares - Saturday's 11am - 2pm
What is a share?
A share is an agreement between a buyer and seller that commits an agreed upon amount of product to be distributed to the buyer over a specified amount of time. In the case of our CSA, a vegetable share for example commits the farmer to provide the shareholder with vegetables for 24 weeks
How much produce can I expect each week?
The selection and amount of produce in a weekly share varies by season. Shares are typically larger in August than in June.
Small Share- 6-8 lbs each week | Large Share- 10-14 lbs each week
3 past veggie distributions for a SMALL share. A large share would be double these amounts :
Strawberries, 1 pint (that's right - even if you don't get a fruit share, you're getting fruit this week! BRING A CONTAINER)
Spinach OR Lettuce, 1 bunch or head
Salad mix, 1/2 lb
Garlic scapes, 1/4 lb
Escarole, 1 head
Snap peas, 1/2 lb
Zucchini/Yellow squash, 1 1/2 lbs
Rapini or Baby Bok Choy 1
Salad mix lbs. (.5 lb) .5 lb.
Frozen tomato 1
Frozen Broccoli 1
Cauliflower, 1 head
Dill OR Curly parsley, Choose 1
Turnips, 1 bunch
Baby Bok Choy OR Rapini, Choose 1
White Onions, 1 lb
Carmen peppers, 1
Acorn squash, 1
Sweet Corn, 2 ears
What should I bring when picking up my shares?
A shopping bag and a few smaller bags to separate the different items in your share. If you purchase eggs and fruit, eggs cartons and containers for your berries are useful.
What if I cannot pick up a share?
Ask a friend to pick up for you or post to our Facebook group. If no one can pick up for you, your share will be donated to the Hour Children Food Pantry. We do not have the space, refrigeration, or manpower to hold your shares, and you will not be refunded for any shares that you do not pick up.
Is there a another payment option other than buying shares through this website?
Unfortunately, no other form of payment is available. We do not have the manpower.