Note: The following was written by Tom McLoughlin, a volunteer at Hilltop Hanover Farm.
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS — The Community Supported Agriculture program at Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center began on May 28 and will run for nineteen consecutive Tuesdays.
For those who didn’t sign up for the share program (capped at 130 members), come to the farm stand either Fridays from 12 to 6 or Saturdays from 10 to 4. The produce selections presently include mizuna, lettuce, kale, beets, salad turnips, arugula, spinach, bok choy, and cilantro.
The farm is owned by Westchester County and since 2011 has been managed by the Friends’ group. This 187 acre property is open to the public, and Lucille Munz, the farm’s director, encourages local residents to drop by. Come and sign up for a class, volunteer to work the eight-acre farm, enjoy a picnic on the property, say hello to the chickens and goat, and walk the trails (3.5 miles of woodland trails). The farm is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 – 4. For the latest information about Farm programming, go to its website: www.hilltophanoverfarm.org
Hilltop Hanover Farm provides vegetables to five local restaurants: Birdsall House, Gleason’s, Sweet Grass Grill, Table Local Market, and Tomatillo. The farm staff and Friends’ volunteers are especially proud that a minimum of 10 percent of its weekly crops is donated to local food pantries. The farm is located on Hanover Street two miles southeast of downtown Yorktown Heights.
Hilltop Hanover Farm volunteer Lucy Stockton helps CSA member Jacques Saisselin pick some produce. Photo by Tom McLoughlin