Spring and Summer CSA’s in Queens

If you’re asking yourself “what’s a CSA” you’re not alone. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basically, you buy a share of a local farm’s produce, which then entitles you to a share of the farm’s weekly crop. CSA’s are a win/win for everyone. Your membership fees help to support local farms and you get farm fresh produce for your family. It’s almost like having your own farm right here in Queens.

There are a number of CSA’s in Queens for you to join. Some will even give you the option of adding meat, fruit, eggs, and flowers to your share. For the most part, CSA’s will also require you to put in about four hours of volunteer work throughout the season, which lasts about four months. By requiring shareholders to volunteer, they are able to keep the membership prices relatively low. Plus, you can connect directly with the farm you’re getting your produce from.

The CSA’s in Queens are:

Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
10-25 41st Avenue
212-825-0028 ext. 201

Douglaston CSA
Alley Pond Environmental Center
228-06 Northern Blvd.
718-229-4000 ext. 212

Forest Hills CSA
Church in the Gardens
50 Ascan Avenue

Forest Hills Tuv Ha’aretz CSA
Forest Hills Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Blvd.
718-263-7000 ext. 250

Farm Spot CSA
St. Mark’s Church
82nd Street & 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights

Sunnyside CSA

Sunnyside Community Services
43-34 39th Street
Harvest Astoria CSA
The Church of the Redeemer
30-14 Crescent Street

Hellgate CSA
29-13 23rd Avenue

Astoria CSA
Café Bar
32-90 36th Street (34th Avenue)

Glendale CSA
72-07 88th Street

Ozone Park CSA
132-36 87th Avenue

Woodside CSA
St. Jacobus Lutheran Church
43rd Avenue & 72nd Street

Be sure to contact the individual CSA’s to find out more about their pricing, additional share options, and volunteer requirements. Once you find the CSA that’s the right fit for you and your family, you’ll be one step closer to having the freshest produce all spring and summer long.

Jesseca Stenson