RISE Farm Share Distribution

The RISE Farm Share's mission is to bring fresh, locally-grown organic produce at an affordable price directly from the farm to the Rockaway community.

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Eat Fresh, Eat Affordable, Eat Healthy

Welcome to the RISE Farm Share! The only mixed income farm share (CSA) serving the Rockaway Peninsula. 

In light of COVID-19, we have expanded this year's farm share to serve even more Rockaway residents than ever before. We have set up strict protocol for safe outdoor distribution, with enforced social distancing, scheduled pick up times, and delivery to seniors and vulnerable residents.

Distribution will take place every Wednesday, June 10th to November 18th, 12-6PM from the RISE lot adjacent to Beach 60th St station for pick up, both by car and in person. More details to follow.

We will also offer weekly virtual cooking demonstrations with Chef Tiffany, so that members can learn cooking tips to make the most of out their fresh produce. We will announce the virtual cooking sessions, after the farm share kick off.  

What is it? The RISE Farm Share is a 24-week membership subscription to a "share" of locally-grown vegetables. Members sign up ahead of time to receive a share of fresh produce each week. Our farmer,  Sang Lee Farms, is a family owned and operated certified organic farm that delivers produce directly to our door each week for Rockaway residents.

How much does it cost? RISE believes that EVERYONE should be able to access fresh, nutritious food. Affordability is important to us and cost should not be a barrier to joining RISE Farm Share.
Due to support from the New York Community Trust COVID-19 Emergency Fund we are able to offer FREE shares to Rockaway residents who fall under any of the following criteria:

  • currently unemployed or furloughed as a result of COVID-19
  • family household incomes under $30,000 per year
  • eligible for SNAP benefits
  • NYCHA residents

If any of the above circumstances pertain to you, we encourage you to register for the RISE Farm Share below or contact us at info@riserockaway.org or call (718) 327-5919