FAQ (Frequently-Asked-Questions)

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  • How does the Yellow Hook CSA work?
  • Members purchase a “share” of farm produce for a season. In turn, the farmer uses your money to buy seeds, plant, and harvest produce that is brought directly to you. Each Wednesday the farmer delivers a truckload of produce to our designated pick up site, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 414 80th Street (corner of 80th Street and 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Members may stop by between 6:00pm and 8:00pm to pick up their share of produce.

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  • Can you describe the vegetable share?
  • The Garden of Eve Farm is certified organic by the Northeast Organic Farming Association — NOFA. See  Farm Share  descriptions as well as the  Harvest Schedule.
    Go to
    Produce Lists to view what vegetables were actually delivered for each week for the 2105 and 2014 CSA seasons.
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  • What is organic?
  • Garden of Eve Farm is certified organic by the Northeast Organic Farming Association — NOFA.
    All the vegetables are organically grown, the Farm also grows organic blueberries and strawberries.

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  • Can you describe the fruit share?
  • See  Farm Share  descriptions.
    Go to Produce Lists to view what fruits were actually delivered for each week for the 2105 and 2014 CSA seasons.

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  • How long does the CSA season last?
  • 22 weeks, mid-June to mid-November

     

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  • Where and when do I pick up my share?
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 414 80th Street (corner of 80th Street and 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn).
  • Pickup is every Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, from mid-June to mid-November.

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  • What is EOW?
  • EOW is an every-other-week or half-share, suitable for individuals who might not make use of their share before the following week’s pick up. Every-other-week members are assigned to either an even or odd week season pick-up. Since the number of vegetable deliveries is an odd number of weeks, the last week will be shared between two EOW members.

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  • What should I bring with me?
  • Bags! Bags! Bags! A shopping cart may also be helpful.

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  • What is the work shift commitment for members?
  • The Yellow Hook CSA is a member-run all volunteer organization, so we do ask for a small amount of your time to make things run smoothly. All members are required to work one shift during the Wednesday evening distribution, from 5:30 pm to 8:00pm, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church located at 414 80th Street (corner of 80th Street and 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn).
  • Duties include helping to organizing and labeling bins of food, setting up scales and signs, checking people off as they come in to pick up their shares, restocking produce, and cleanup. You may also be responsible for gathering leftover produce which will then be donated.

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  • What if I have to cancel a scheduled work shift?
  • Your work shift commitment is essential to enabling the distribution of member shares. If you cannot make your shift you may arrange to swap shifts with another member; or you may make arrangements to have a friend, significant other, relative, or caregiver cover your shift.

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  • What if I can’t pick up my share?
  • Invite a neighbor, friend, co-worker, or family member to pick up your share in your absence. Any food not retrieved by members is donated.

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  • Can I split my share?
  • Sure, but it’s up to you to make your own arrangements. The Yellow Hook CSA requires that the whole produce share is picked up in its entirety. Later on you can split the share between your share partner(s). All names and contact information should be on the contract, with the name of the principal shareholder identified.

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