GROW FOR NYC: CSA in NYC

What is CSA in NYC?
Just Food matches farmers within our foodshed (250 miles from NYC) with CSA groups in the city.  CSA members pay the farmer a share price at the beginning of the season.  During the growing season, the farmer drops off a variety of farm-fresh food for the CSA members each week. 

If you have questions about becoming a farmer for CSA in NYC, contact Emilie Miyauchi at 212.645.9880 ext. 244 or emilie@justfood.org.

Why sell through a CSA in NYC?
There are many benefits to selling through the CSA model, including:

  • Sell your vegetables and other products directly to NYC customers.
  • Get paid up front by members who commit to the entire season.
  • Get to know the people who buy your products!
  • Work with a core group that takes responsibility for managing outreach and other details of CSA administration.
  • Have a stable and consistent market!

Who can sell through CSA in NYC?
Just Food works with farmers who:

  • Understand and are committed to the CSA concepts and goals
  • Are experienced in growing and marketing for CSA or in diversified vegetable production
  • Have at least two years of market garden production experience or hands-on apprenticeship
  • Will communicate regularly with their CSA group (being open to and enjoying regular communication), especially being upfront when there is a problem
  • Can be flexible, see CSA as a learning process, and will adapt to changing circumstances
  • Will be flexible for low-income members in a mutually beneficial partnership
  • Grow produce organically (certified or non-certified)

What is expected of a CSA in NYC farmer?
Farmer Responsibilities:

  • Plan to provide a reasonably sized and varied share at a price fair to farmers and CSA members
  • Work with input from the CSA group on vegetable selection
  • Drop off vegetables in a timely manner
  • Communicate regularly with CSA coordinators about CSA administration, what is happening on the farm, trip/events, etc.
  • Meet with CSA members in the city during the off-season
  • Offer members at least one visit to the farm per season


To apply for CSA in NYC, please see our farmer_application_-2016.doc.
To learn more about CSA in NYC, visit the CSA in NYC section of the website