csa volunteer

Pick-up times: Thursdays 3:30 – 7:00 PM. Please bring a bag, basket, or box to carry produce home. At 7 p.m. sharp, any items not picked up are collected and donated to Riverdale Senior Services, which provides low-cost or free meals, and on occasion fresh produce, to neighborhood seniors and homebound or low-income frail people.

Pick-Up Address: Riverdale Neighborhood House, 5521 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale, NY

What if I go on vacation?
Contact your site coordinator to let them know that a) you’re giving your week’s share to a friend or b) would like the food donated.

Core Committee:
Help lead and chart the future direction of the Riverdale CSA by participating as a member of the Core Committee. The Core Committee facilitates all the “on-site” tasks of the CSA such as managing pick-up and organizing volunteers. The Core Committee also serves as a way for members to give feedback and shape the nature of our particular Hawthorne Valley CSA relationship as well as our relationship with the other farms. Joining and participating in this group also fulfills the volunteer requirement.

Can I split a share?
We offer both full and partial shares. You can also split a share with a friend at pick-up, or on alternate weeks. Email us if you would like help finding another potential member looking to split a share or a partial share.

Does the CSA/Hawthorne Valley Farm accept the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)/Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)?
Not at this time. However, we and all the farms believe that fresh, sustainably grown food is a vital part of creating healthy people, healthy communities and ultimately a healthy society. Please contact Hawthorne Valley Farm, farmadmin@hawthornevalleyfarm.org if the cost of the CSA is a barrier to explore alternative options. Lewis Waite Farm hopes to have EBT/SNAP available for their pre-orders in the near future.

More info: For more info about Riverdale CSA, please email us at riverdalecsa@gmail.com, use our contact form or visit us on Facebook.