Now taking winter 2020/21 enrollments!

Finally, it’s that time! Sign up for our 2020-2021 winter season using this enrollment link:

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Distribution Time and Dates

Winter distributions will take place on the following Saturdays, 12:30 – 1:30 PM:

November 21
December 12
January 9
February 6

About the winter share

Four monthly deliveries that will include approximately 2 lb. of our organically grown greens (including spinach, kale, tatsoi and Swiss chard) and 8-10 lb. of our storage vegetables (including carrots, red and yellow onions, winter squash, a variety of potatoes, beets, leeks, sweet potatoes, shallots, popcorn and more), along with 4-6 lb. of fruits, and either apple cider, Deb’s homemade jelly made from her organic berries or local honey – all packed to fit in a returnable box – for $190.00.

We are minimizing our use of PLASTIC BAGS! We’ll pack loose where we can, and use paper bags where we need packaging. Our goal will be to use zero plastic bags, but, because we want your salad greens to arrive fresh and we don’t have an alternative to plastic, we may use one plastic bag per month.

An optional EGG SHARE from neighbors raising free-range hens is also available, as is their new MAPLE SHARE.

Our deliveries are timed to coincide with the deliveries made to your CSA pickup site by Lewis-Waite Farm.

Coronavirus precautions

We take the health and safety of our community very seriously, and have set up a coronavirus subcommittee within our regular core group, who have hammered out precautions we’re implementing for weekly distributions:
  • Revamping the flow of people in the physical space during distributions (i.e. handing shares to members at the front garden gate instead of on the back patio, no members allowed into the garden except those specifically signed up to work that particular distribution, marking 6-foot intervals along the stretch where members will line up outside the garden)
  • Compensating farmer Ted for the cost of individually boxing all veggie shares, so that members don’t have to pick produce out of shared bins, and so that no packing materials have to be delivered back up to the farm (reducing the risk of potentially exposing farmer Ted and his staff)
  • Reducing the # of volunteers working each shift so that there are less hands/bodies handling boxes and materials
  • Purchasing masks and gloves which all working members must wear throughout their shifts
  • Requesting that all people coming to distributions wear masks at all times
  • Implementing set-up and clean-up procedures that include wiping and disinfecting all surfaces at start/end/throughout distribution shifts
  • Providing hand sanitizer for members as they wait to pick up their shares
Do not hesitate to email us with any suggestions as to how we could make distributions safer and/or more efficient moving forward, especially if you’re able to step up to actually help us make changes happen. We need and appreciate everyone’s participation in making sure we all stay safe until this pandemic subsides.

Our 16th summer season is around the corner!

Our summer season is about to start, and we’re super proud that this is gonna be our 16th summer of sharing Farmer Ted’s amazing harvests with you all, our friends and neighbors in and around Manhattan’s Lower East Side. We love our community to pieces and we feel grateful to be able to do our part in keeping everyone’s bellies full, all these many years in.

UPDATE!! Due to an unusually cold and wet spring upstate, Farmer Ted has decided he has to delay our first distribution by one week, to June 11th. Which means the season will also end one week later, on November 5th.

Early Bird Enrollment Extended!

Because we’ve all got a lot on our minds right now, we’ve decided to give members a little breathing room by extending our Early Bird enrollment deadline by two weeks. The new enrollment dates & pricing are:

$566 early – enroll by March 14 March 28
$600 regular – enroll by May 2
$626 late – enroll by May 23

Enrollment form here:

Meet & Greet postponed

Sorry everyone but we’re postponing our annual Meet & Greet event, in light of the current health advisories about avoiding non-essential group gatherings. We hope to reschedule for a later date.

However, now’s a good time to lock in low pricing on our upcoming summer season! The Early Bird enrollment deadline is March 14th, and you can sign up later but prices will go up.