Katchkie Farm Great Performances
The Katchkie Farm Downtown Manhattan CSA
The Tribeca neighborhood and surrounding communities have a unique opportunity to partner in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program with Katchkie Farm, an organic farm located in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY. (katchkiefarm.com)
A CSA program is a great way for people to support local farms, while buying organic fruits and vegetables. Each shareholder pays a subscription fee to buy a share of the harvest. The fee goes toward the operating costs of the farm. In return, the farm supplies each subscriber with a weekly box of produce.
This partnership has been facilitated by Just Food (justfood.org) a nonprofit organization that supports the development of CSAs in order to help New Yorkers connect with local farms and the high quality, locally-grown, affordable produce they provide. Just Food offers training, farmer matching, technical assistance, tools and resources to help CSAs start right and thrive.
Katchkie Farm is a year-round organic farming operation owned by Great Performances. An industry first, Katchkie Farm represents commitment to celebrating local flavors while supporting sustainable agriculture and good earth practices. Katchkie sits on 60 acres in Columbia County, NY, yielding its first harvest in 2007. Farm Manager Bob Walker transformed the never-before-farmed property, building the essential infrastructure.
Katchkie supplies Great Performances with fresh produce for special events, as well as three farmers markets throughout New York and GP's six cafes. It is the source for a line of artisanal products including the acclaimed Katchkie Ketchup, Thunder Pickles, and Bob-B-Q Sauce.
- Season: June through October
- Type: Single farm
- Since: 2009
- No of Shares: 80
- Full Share: Full share $527/season (21 weeks) Plus an optional "Thanksgiving Box" for $35 delivered in November
- 1/2 Share: $277/half share (full share split by volunteers)
- Work Req? Yes: 2
Pick Up/Drop Off Points:
- 92 Y Tribeca (Wed)
Members pick up their shares between 5pm and 8pm on Wednesdays
Contact: Vanessa Cohen
Address: 92 Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St,New York, NY 10013
- Port Authority Bus Terminal, 42nd Street and 8th Avenue (Thu)
Members pick up their shares at the Port Authority Greenmarket on Thursdays between 7am and 5:30pm. Please contact Alice Walton, alice@katchkiefarm if you are interested in this option as payment method will differ from the other drop site.
Contact: Alice Walton
Address: Port Authority Bus Terminal, 42nd and 8th Avenue,New York, NY 10036
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