Frequently Asked Questions

When and where can I pick up my share?
Thursdays between 5:00pm and 8:00pm at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street between 43rd Ave and Queens Blvd.

What happens if I don’t pick up my share?
You may have someone else pick it up for you. Just be sure to let them know about pick up procedures. If your box isn’t picked up during the distribution time, it will be forfeited.

How do I know that the produce is organic?
We partner with The Golden Earthworm Organic Farm, LLC, which is certified by a third-party certifier, NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. The use of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides is prohibited in Certified Organic Production. Read more about Golden Earthworm and about the certification process.

How much produce will I get each week?
There are between 6 and 10 items in the box each week. During the summer and autumn months, the shares are much fuller than during the first few weeks in the spring. If you are a large family eating a primarily vegetarian diet, you might consider ordering more than one full share. If you are single, you might want to split a share.

What types of vegetables can I expect to find in my share?
It depends on the season. Please see the Golden Earthworm Harvest Schedule.

What if I don’t like some of the vegetables we get?
You mean you don’t love all vegetables? Just kidding, we have a “Swap Box” on site where you can deposit your unwanted or swap for something else you prefer.

What if a full share is too much for me?
Split with a friend. Just remember you’re responsible for working out the details and for resolving any issues that may arise.

What if I can’t afford the full share price?
Our CSA raises money to subsidize a small number of shares for households with limited income. Read more about our Subsidy Program or Contact us for more information.

What’s involved with volunteering?
In order to keep our group running, we ask each member to give a minimum of four hours (2 shifts) of their time to the CSA during the year. There are three volunteer shifts every Thursday. Please see our volunteer page for more information.

What’s your operating budget like?

So glad you asked! Here’s a sample from a previous year:csa_budget_2013

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