Good Food in Action: CSA Cooking Demonstrations – New York, NY

“Good Food in Action” profiles a food-based non-profit and highlights a current “culanthropy” (culinary volunteer) opportunity within in the organization. These posts are great for CulinaryCorps alumni looking to engage after a trip as well as cooks/chefs/culinary students who want to get involved in their community.

Here’s this week’s pick:

Organization/Program: Holton Farms

Volunteer Opportunity: CSA Cooking Demonstrations

Location: New York, New York

Start Date: June 4th (ends mid-October)

Time Commitment:  1 hour every Saturday throughout the summer

Organization Overview:

Holton Farms, located in Westminster, Vermont, produces a diverse selection of food including organic and conventional vegetables, herbs and fruits, grass fed beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, eggs, maple syrup and honey.

Volunteer Overview:

Holton Farms will be serving two New York City Housing Authority residences with CSA shares this summer in an effort to bring affordable, fresh food to NYCHA residents. The farm is seeking volunteers to perform hour-long food demonstrations using the weekly ingredients from the CSA at the weekly drop-off. Volunteers can commit to hour long shifts between the hours of 10am and 1pm on any Saturday starting on June 4th through the end of October. The CSA will be held at the Robert S. Fulton Houses on 16th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in Manhattan. This is an excellent opportunity to serve the community and work on demonstration skills.

To Apply: Please contact Holton Farms co-owner Jurrien Swarts at

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