Our Harvest Box

Program 

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We are currently building our community solidarity list of Bronx residents in need of free harvest boxes for the 2021 growing season (April-November 2021).

 

If you are interested or know someone who needs fresh produce for family meal planning, please fill out this form.

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What is a Harvest Box?

From Mid-April through November, Morning Glory Garden offers bags, called harvest boxes, of freshly harvested, delicious produce grown in our garden for the Bronx community.

Every other week, we offer a new harvest box with herbs, vegetables and seasonal fruits from the garden, all  grown using organic practices.  The boxes are available for pickup at the garden or delivered to your Bronx home free of charge. 

The variety of fresh produce that we offer is similar to what you might find at a local CSA, but without a weekly commitment, without charges for the whole season and with the ability to choose the produce you want. 

All sales of our produce go to supporting the harvest box program and running the garden.

How much do they cost?

In light of the multiple crises caused by COVID-19, we introduced a sliding scale model of payment as well as a number of free harvest boxes available to Bronx families in need of extra support during the 2020 growing season. We plan on expanding the number of free boxes for the 2021 growing season.

We are currently building our community solidarity list of Bronx residents in need of free harvest boxes for the 2021 growing season (April-November 2021). If you are interested or know someone who needs fresh produce for family meal planning, please fill out this form.

How does ordering a harvest box work?

The ordering process is simple. We make periodic announcements via our email lists and Instagram each week that a harvest box is available.  Ordering is done through an online form we provide.

Once you fill out the form and we have received your order, we will email you a confirmation. On harvest day you will receive your delicious produce! 

If you would like to be added to our Harvest Box email list or have any questions regarding the availability of free boxes, please contact us.

Still Have Questions about Harvest Boxes?  

Check out our

Harvest Box FAQ

below.

Frequently Asked Harvest Box Questions

Why does what you offer change weekly?


What we offer changes week to week based on what is growing, the weather and where we are at in the growing season. There will be certain staples that we may offer on a regular basis and others that will be offered only once or twice during the season. Excessive heat, rain, pests, plant disease or human error all can dramatically affect what we have available. As a small space we have small margins of error.




Is everything in the Harvest Box grown in the garden?


Most things that we offer are grown in the garden. We occasionally supplement the harvest box with locally grown organic produce that we don't have space to grow, like corn for instance, or fruit that we pick at farms upstate, like cherries or blueberris!




When do you deliver? If delivery to my home won't work for me, can I pick up my Harvest Box instead?


We generally deliver the same day as our harvest on a chosen weekday, between 11am-2pm. Harvest Boxes can be picked up from the garden directly. On the order form there are designsted timeslots that you can choose from. Due to Covid-19, we offer socially distanced 30 minute timeslots for each person - this allows time for you to walk around the garden, speak to us or as a buffer in case you are running late!




What do you deliver the Harvest Boxes in?


Harvest Boxes are delivered in plain recycled paper shopping bags. Paper shopping bags can be recycled again or returned to us for reuse as well.




Can I cancel my order or make substitutions?


You may cancel or alter an order 24 hours in advance. We prefer you not cancel or alter an order on the day it is to be delivered. Keep in mind we harvest as early as 6am on delivery days and can not accomodate late cancellations or changes. You may substitue certain items for others based on availability, but we ask that you understand that frequent changes create more work for us and we are a small volunteer operation.




How do I pay for my Harvest Box?


We offer a sliding scale for our harvest boxes. You can pay online for your Harvest Box online through PayPal or Venmo. We also accept SNAP/EBT, cash and Food Bucks. For the 2020 season we are offering a limited quantity of boxes are available free of charge. Our goal is to expand this offering exponentially in 2021.




How can I add myself/someone else to your Free Harvest Box List?


We are currently building our community solidarity list of Bronx residents in need of free harvest boxes for the 2021 growing season (April-Novemver 2021). If you are interested or know someone who needs fresh produce for family meal planning, please fill out this form. If you have additional questions please email us at: morningglorygarden@gmail.com




How does the Sliding Scale Work?


We are offering both a sliding scale as well as a certain amount of free boxes for the entire 2020 season. If you will be paying for your Harvest Box, you have the choice to determine how much is appropriate for your household. The range we are offering is between $16-$25. We do not require any documentation, we leave the choice up to you.




Who can get a Harvest Box?


We give priority to Bronx residents/families in need of community support in light of COVID-19 among other issues. We also try to prioritize families in our immediate neighborhood. Generally, if you live or work in the Bronx you are eligible to receive a harvest box. However, for those that work in the Bronx but are not Bronx residents, we no longer provide boxes to non-Bronx residents at this time due to the increased demand and our limited capacity to meet the demand.