River Road Community Garden & Neighborhood Farm
Location: 1657 River Road, just south of the Russell Street Bridge
Size: 3.25 acres
Highlights: CSA share program includes: 15 Winter shares and 32 Summer CSA Shares, (half shares available), 55 Community Garden Plots, chickens
Programming: Volunteer for Veggies
Established in 1997, River Road offers 55 community garden plots, a summer CSA share program and a winter CSA share program offering produce good for canning, freezing, and storing over winter. A green oasis just off Russell Street, River Road bustles in the spring, summer and fall with farmers, volunteers, community gardeners, CSA members, and a flock of chickens.
The farm produces 4,000 pounds of produce each year for the Poverello Center. Through the Volunteer for Veggies Program, over 150 people volunteer at the farm, taking home vegetables for their labors.
Whole share - $500
For 18 weeks you will receive a share of locally grown vegetables (a full share is more than 350 pounds, and an average cost of $1.50 per pound). When you take part in the CSA, you have the opportunity to pick your own flowers from a wide variety of blooms, share recipes and more! Pick up the vegetables once a week at River Road - meet your farmer while you're at it!
Half share - $300
Whole share too much to handle? A half share is a great alternative. You get the same vegetable varieties and pick up times as the whole share, only you receive half the amount of vegetables.
Winter share - $500
Our winter share offers approximately 350 lbs of vegetables. All the vegetables are suitable for canning, freezing or storing for the winter. Share holders will pick up large quantities of vegetables August through October, that will include storage varieties of carrots, onions, beets, potatoes, cabbage, garlic, and more.
Pick Up Times are 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Monday or Thursday starting in June
Community Garden Plots
River Road has 55 garden plots available for rental each summer. We provide a 15' x 15' plot of soil, tools, amendments, straw, and a knowledgeable garden coordinator. Please see our community garden page to find out more.