Learn more about Hellgate CSA

Membership for the 2015 season is closed

You can learn more about the Hellgate CSA by exploring our web site. 

  • What is the Lewis Waite farm, and why do I keep hearing about it?
    Find out here.
  • Why is the CSA called Hellgate?
    The answer to this very good question is here.    
  • These shares are so big and/or full of produce that I'm not familiar with--I have no idea what to do with this stuff!
    Visit our blog and get recipes weekly.
  • This Farmer Bill--he seems nice and knows everything about vegetables. I woud love to hear more from him.
    Okay, then, go here, and check back monthly for more updates from the Green Thumb farm.
  • I can't believe membership is closed! Is there anything I can do?
    Yes, there is! Sign up for the wait list and you'll probably hear from us next spring.
Happy summer!  


What is the Hellgate CSA?

Hellgate CSA is a community-supported agriculture program in the Ditmars area of Astoria. Learn more about us!

How can I join?

We open membership in the Spring, and memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up on our waitlist to be notified when a slot is available.

Latest Blog Posts

Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

A nice, simple salad for your Thanksgiving table.


1 bunch of kale

2 cups large diced butternut squash

1 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon curry powder

pinch of cayenne pepper

Kosher salt

½ cup pecans


For the Dressing

2 tablespoons tahini

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon kosher salt



Oven-roasted fall veggies

If you're looking for a last-minute veggie side for Thanksgiving (or any day in the long winter months ahead), here's your go-to. Easy, uncomplicated and tasty.


5 Carrots, Peeled and Chopped

1 Large Yellow Onion, Sliced

3 Large Sweet Potatoes

1 c. Rutabaga, Peeled and Chopped small

2 c. Butternut Squash, Peeled, seeded and chopped small

2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ tsp. Salt

½ tsp. Garlic Powder

¼ tsp. Ground Black Pepper

½ tsp. Paprika

½ tsp. Cumin

1 tsp. Brown Sugar