The vision of the Forest Hills CSA is to support local food production and consumption and make it accessible to all people. By building both consumer/farmer relationships and community awareness of the benefits and responsibilities of choosing fresh, seasonal, organic food, we are increasing our connection to the earth and to each other.
We were started in 2002, with the help of the Queens Community House. We were later invited to our current home at the Church-in-the-Gardens by the World Service Committee of the Church-in-the-Gardens.
We are a mixed-income CSA, offering low and middle income vegetable shares subsidized by full-share paying members, and some help from our vegetable farmers at Golden Earthworm Organic Farm [GEOF].
In addition to vegetable shares, we offer fruit shares from Briermere farm, another farm on the North Fork of Long Island, organized by GEOF. GEOF also offers herb and tomato shares.
We also offer to our members the opportunity to periodically order cheeses, yogurt butter, meats, eggs, grains, beans, grains and flours, bread, jams, maple syrup, honey and more from a group of farms in Northern NY and southern Vermont, called the Lewis Waite Farm Network.
We are entirely volunteer run, and all our members need to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours a season.
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Is there a way for members to communicate on this website? Like a section that members would log-in and then could exchange recipes, meet-ups, etc?
We are currently assessing how interactive we want this site to be. The members are a bit more active and share recipes and events over on the ForestHills CSA Facebook page.
would like to join. how do I do so?
You can follow this link to join our waiting list.
Hello! I don’t see another way to contact you, but I am interested in joining a local CSA. FH is the closest for me, but I’d like to know if a weekly share is enough to subsist on as a raw vegan and how much is the cost of a fruits/veggies/juicing produce share? Would I be able to order for this year or must I wait until next year?