Our 2021 Summer/Fall season begins June 15th - we are accepting new members, so sign up now to ensure your spot! Most, if not all of your questions can be answered on our website, but if you still need assistance after you’ve looked around, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Our Summer/Fall and Winter CSA produce comes from a conglomerate of amazing small, family farms in NY state with the bulk of produce, Organic vegetables and fruit, coming from Hepworth Farms. Hepworth Farms is a seventh generation family owned farm in Milton, NY on the banks of the Hudson River. The farm is lovingly run and operated by Amy Hepworth, Gail Hepworth and Gerry Greco. Hepworth's vegetables and berries are Certified Organic and they practice Integrative Pest Management when farming the rest of their fruit.
Sample Fruit Share
Cream of the Crop CSA has always taken pride on ensuring that “Community” comes first. We insistently go above and beyond to serve those who need special assistance or accommodations and this year will be no exception. Whatever your needs are, we can accommodate you. At this time we will offer:
Volunteers will work separately and independently.
Masks and/or gloves as needed.
Senior/Immune compromised members will have designated collection times if needed.
Curbside pick-up is available for those who need.
What types of memberships do you offer?
Summer/Fall CSA: This season, we will offer 22 week seasonal memberships or shortened 14 week memberships which we call, "Vacationer’s Share” memberships. The 14-week "Vacationer’s Share memberships” are to accommodate those who are away during most or all of July and August; so pick-ups are only during the months of June, September, October and November.
Once your Veggie Share is chosen, members can add as many Add-On Options, they wish to customize their weekly collection. Our HUGE selection of Add-On Options consist of fruit, pastured eggs, raw cow or goat milks, yogurts, pastured pork or poultry, 100% grass-fed beef or lamb, cow and goat cheeses, mushrooms and more! We even offer KOSHER poultry and dairy items!
Where and when do we pick up our veggies each week?
The 2021 season will begin June 15th and run for 22 weeks (no distribution July 6), ending on November 16th. Our freshly harvested produce is delivered from the farms to our distribution site in NYC, at the Church of St Paul & St Andrew, 263 W 86th St at West End Ave. Members, or their representatives, collect their food at the site anytime between 4:00 and 7:30** PM every Tuesday.
Our corn is treasured by our younger members
Why Join Cream of the Crop CSA?
Certified Organic Produce
22 or 14 week Memberships
Regular or Large Veggie Share Sizes
Over 20 Add-On Option choices
Late Pick-up Hours
Delivery Service Available
Dedicated Core Group of members
What is a CSA?
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a partnership between a city group and regional farmers. During the winter and spring, the CSA farmers sell shares in their farm's upcoming harvest to individuals, families or institutions. The share price goes toward the cost of growing and distributing a season's worth of produce and paying the farmer(s) a living wage. By supporting the farmers, our CSA members not only get freshly harvested produce once a week at very affordable prices, but each member is also helping to preserve local/sustainable agriculture and farmland! If that’s not enough, members also enjoy connecting to their local community of food-conscious neighbors and can participate in potlucks, trips to the farm and other fun events.