CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a cooperative agreement between a farmer(s) and a group of people who agree to pre-purchase a share of the farmer's produce for an entire season. The CSA gives members access to fresh, local, sustainably grown produce at competitive prices, while helping to preserve farmland and build community.


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Pre HaEmek is partnering with Lineage Farm in Hudson, NY. Each week they will provide shareholders with a variety of different vegetables.

Some of the vegetables you can expect are: lettuce, arugula, salad turnips, kale, swiss chard, broccoli rabe, garlic and garlic scapes, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, summer and winter squash, carrots, cucumbers, spinach, herbs, green beans, beets, endive, and radishes.


Pri HaEmek is Hebrew for Bounty of the Valley. It is a not-for-profit CSA that is about more than buying sustainable local produce that tastes great. The seeds for creating the CSA were planted by the Green Team of Temple Beth-El in Poughkeepsie. It has grown to become a community-wide endeavor. The CSA is grounded in Jewish values concerning the environment, but is open to anyone. Throughout the year there will be programming around Jewish themes, especially around the Jewish holidays.

Being concerned about community, each year our CSA will grant some tzedakah shares provided through the membership fee and donations.

Pri HaEmek is run by its shareholders. They participate in many ways to make this a successful CSA.



  • 23 weeks from early June - November (one more week than in 2013)
  • Full Share - 8-10 different vegetables each week - $555 plus membership fee $36
  • Small Share - 5-6 different vegetables each week $325 plus membership fee $36
You can also become a member to support this effort for $36 even if you choose not to buy a share. Distributions
  • Held at the Poughkeepsie JCC on Tuesdays from 4-6:30 p.m. Days will change when Jewish holidays fall on Tuesday.
Shareholders will be required to volunteer time by helping at the distribution or by serving in another capacity.

You can find the membership form by clicking here.

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