Compost Team expanding Food Scrap Drop off

With the growing demand and popularity of our Food Scrap Drop off service and with the support of the NYC Compost Project and BigReuse, the Farm will be expanding our Sunday sidewalk drop off hours to 11am – 2 pm.

284 people, 1,300+ lbs and 6 toters full in 2 hours time last Sunday!

Compost is Saved (again)!

After losing our overflow site last week, PHCF has started a new relationship, working in collaboration with the NYC Compost Project to fill the void left by the City’s 90% cut in funding to citywide compost services.

IT’S ON! Bring us your food scraps on Sundays from 10 – 12 in October (and HEADS UP… soon to be shifting to 12 – 2 in November!).  

Reminders of what to and what not to compost here.

Changes to Food Scrap Drop Off at The PHarm

Starting next Sunday, October 11, 2020, while our 10-12 pm drop off is still operational, the off-site operation that has accepted our overflow is no longer available. Until we find a replacement, the PHarm will need to limit our intake (roughly 25 people or 200 lbs). Please check back here,, or visit our social media for updates.

Where else can you take your food scraps?   ➤

While NYC cut it’s composting budget by over 90%, there is a growing number of citizen lead and community based organizations who have stepped up to fill the gap.
Visit the link above for FAQs, Food Scrap Drop Off Sites & Residential Pick Up Services.  

Expanded Open Hours

After being closed for much of the spring and summer due to Covid and following a successful trial opening in early September, the garden has now expanded Open Hours through the end of October. We look forward to seeing you in the garden!

Tuesday: 4:30 – 6:30 pm  
Wed: 10 – 12 noon 
Friday: 2 – 4 pm 
Saturday: 12 – 2pm and 2 – 4 pm  

First Victory Garden Distribution

produce on table

On Sunday, July 5, 2020, we conducted our first Victory Garden distribution.  From our greenhouse and member plots, we harvested a variety of crops: kale, Swiss chard, herbs, radish greens, purslane, lettuce, and tomatoes , collecting 12.28 pounds of food to feed four families.

Since then we have harvested each Sunday collecting a total of 49.46 pounds of food and served 23 households! The next harvest and distribution will be tomorrow (August 2nd)

Prospect Heights Victory Garden


Recognizing the pandemic could result in food insecurity, PHCFarm organized a team to grow veggies for our community! Several members have offered up space in their boxes and members are tending to them to help fulfill our Victory Garden mission to grow and distribute extra produce to help our community members who are facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compost Capacity Expanded!

Wondering where to compost? Bring it to the Farm!

Now with the generous support of NatureBasedwe are able to significantly expand the amount of food scraps we accept on Sundays. So, bring us your Food Scraps, Sundays 10 – 12 noon


New Compost Drop Off Hours

Beginning this Sunday, May 24th, Prospect Heights Community Farm will roll out a partial re-opening of Food Scrap Drop Offs for the community! 

During this PAUSE period, PHCF seeks to restart, within our limited capacity, the incorporation of your food scraps into our compost system as safely and efficiently as possible. Towards that end, drop offs will be accepted differently than usual – received by a volunteer at the (closed) front gate of the garden with a face covering and appropriate social distancing required. 

What: Food Scrap Drop Off
When: Sundays 10 – 12 pm Where: On the outside of the (closed) front gate.
How: Mask or face covering required for drop off.