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Help Preserve Hilltop Hanover Farm


Hilltop Hanover Farm of Yorktown Heights, a non-profit working farm and environmental center, needs your support. If you believe in preserving open spaces (187 acres at Hilltop Hanover Farm), educating today’s young children about farming, and helping those in need (Hilltop Hanover Farm donated $52,000 worth of fresh vegetables to 20 local food pantries in 2016), consider buying a vegetable share. I bought mine last week!

Hilltop Hanover Farm—at 1271 Hanover St. in Yorktown Heights—is growing an array of organic vegetables that will appeal to anyone tired of those supermarket substitutes that we have endured over the winter. The list of freshly picked local produce extends to radishes, beets, spinach, zucchini, squash, potatoes, onions and peppers. Also, the farmers provide less traditional vegetables, such as Bok Choy, purple top turnips, scallions, kale, broccoli rabe and arugula. All of these organically grown vegetables are available at Hilltop Hanover Farm.

Hilltop Hanover Farm sponsors the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a subscription-style farming partnership. Members sign up early in the season for weekly CSA shares. In return for this commitment ($700), CSA members receive the freshest produce possible. Members come to the Farm for 20 consecutive weeks on either Tuesday or Thursday afternoon from 2 to 7 p.m. and select the pre-arranged amounts—from each vegetable bin. The organic crops are picked that morning, and the HHF farm staff decides the allocation for each available crop. The weekly selections are then arranged “farm stand style” with signs designating the amount allowed per vegetable.

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The amount of each crop varies each week as the farmers determine the yield of the ripe vegetables. For example, some weeks one may be able to select two pounds of tomatoes, one Bok Choy, and a pound of string beans. During other weeks the amount may decrease or increase depending upon that week’s production. The inherent risks of farming may impact crop yields. In all, there are eight to 12 vegetables and herbs available for selection each week. CSA members usually leave with two bags of produce that will easily accommodate a family of four or more.  The weekly season begins in June and ends in mid-October (20 weeks).

The cost of a share is $700. Please act now to show your support for Hilltop Hanover Farm. To download the CSA application or to obtain additional information about credit card payment or payment plans, visit HilltopHanoverFarm.org. You may also call the HHF office at 914-962-2368.

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