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About River Road Neighborhood Farm & Community Garden
Location & Size
1657 River Road, just south of the Russell Street Bridge | 3.5 acres| View Map
Description: Established in 1996, River Road Farm offers 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, the River Road Farm bustles in the spring, summer and fall with farmers, volunteers, community gardeners, CSA members, and a flock of chickens. The farm produces 4,000-6,000 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.
CSA Shares: 12 winter shares and 70 summer shares available (this includes full and half shares). MORE.
Community Garden Plots: 55 Community Garden plots available for community gardeners. MORE.
Other Programming: Volunteer for Veggies
CSA Share Program
Pick up times for River Road are 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Monday or Thursday starting in June.
Sign up for a share starts in January (look for a snail mail letter) for returning members and Monday, February 20, 2017 for new (and returning) members. Sign up for our newsletter so that you don’t miss out! We will send you an alert when it’s time to secure a share for your family.
Read all about our CSA Shares and sign up.
Full 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 [SOLD OUT!]
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 about 60% of a full share.
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, July through October, that include storage varieties of carrots, onions, beets, potatoes, cabbage, garlic, and more.
Community Garden Plots
River Road has 55 garden plots available for rent each summer. We provide a 15′ x 15′ plot of soil, tools, amendments, straw, and the knowledge of a garden leadership team. Please see our community garden page to find out more.