How It Works
We bring the freshness and quality of a small organic farm right to your door.
Sign up for one of three CSA Select plans to enjoy:
- Convenient online ordering
- A large selection of local, seasonal, farm-fresh food
- Weekly delivery to home, office, or one of our many pick up locations
Sign up before we sell out. The 2011 CSA Select program will be limited to 2,400 members.What exactly is a CSA? Got more questions? Read our FAQ Join Holton Farms CSA Select View Our Drop-Off Locations
What is a CSA?X
A traditional community supported agriculture (CSA) model is an arrangement between the farmer and customer that provides cash in advance to the farmer during the planting season when there is no cash flow to operate the farm. The farmer uses the proceeds to pay for seasonal expenses such as seed, fertilizer, rent and labor. In return for their support, CSA members are given weekly boxes of produce or other farm products produced by the farm throughout the growing season.
CSA members are stake-holders in the farm for that season. If the crops are successful, they receive lots of food. If the crops don't do well for whatever reason, then the CSA has less to offer its members.
Holton Farms puts a new spin on the traditional CSA model. We call it “CSA Select”. Our web-based CSA is completely customizable and allows members to order what they want, when they want. No obligation to order each week. And because we partner with other farms, our product mix is diversified and the risk of poor crop results is reduced.
The CSA model is important for smaller farms like ours in that it allows us to try new things while giving us immediate customer feedback. It also reduces a farm’s reliance on bank lending and wholesale buyers, who only care about one thing - low prices. The margins on farming are extremely thin. Being able to sell directly to retail customers allows farmers to earn a fair wage for their back-breaking work. It's also much more enjoyable for the farmer to deal with appreciative customers. We draw immense pleasure getting to know the people who eat our food.
Our Drop-Off LocationsX
The following drop-off locations are subject to change. Please check on our sign-up form for the latest list of available drop-off locations.
New York City
Battery Park City
Astor Place / Washington Square Park
Madison Square Park / Flatiron
Midtown East, 50s
Midtown East, Grand Central
Midtown, Bryant Park
Midtown West, City Harvest/8th Ave.
Columbus Circle Area
Upper East Side, Hunter College
Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill
Upper West Side, 68th Street & Columbus
Upper West Side, Columbia
Harlem, Jackie Robinson Park / Bradhurst
Washington Heights, Cabrini Blvd.
Queens, Long Island City
Roosevelt Island North
Roosevelt Island South
Don't see a drop-off near you?
If you can organize 25 or more members in your area, please contact us to discuss the possibility of adding a new drop-off location.
Choose a membership plan that gets you credit at our farm and select your weekly drop location.
Holton Farms uses your money to buy seed, plant crops, pay farm labor and rent, or buy from other farms.
Order only what you want. Use your credit all season long to purchase farm fresh food from our online farm stand. For Tuesday & Wednesday drops, store is open weekly from 10 a.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Saturday. For Friday & Saturday drops, store is open weekly from 10 a.m. Sunday to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Order only when you want to. We deliver to scheduled drop locations every week from July 12th to October 31st.