The Red Hook CSA receives its produce from the Red Hook Community Farm, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, at Columbia and Beard streets. This makes us unique amongst urban CSAs in that our partner Farm is right here where we live.
Not only that, the Farm was started in order to provide healthy food options to a neighborhood that was, at the time, without a single grocery story. So by supporting the Red Hook Community Farm, we are supporting food justice for ourselves and our community.
The nonprofit organization Added Value runs the farm, having turned a dilapidated playground into a 2.75-acre center for urban agriculture. Food grown here is distributed to the Red Hook CSA, sold at weekly farmers’ markets and to local restaurants, and donated to those in need. The Farm provides sustenance to residents, creates meaningful work for neighborhood teens, generates economic activity and improves the health and well-being of our community.