Community Survey

In summer 2017, RWA will begin a new initiative to increase access to affordable, fresh produce in Rockaway. We need your help to better understand the community’s thoughts and priorities around access to fruits and vegetables in Rockaway.

* 1. Are you satisfied with the quality of produce (fruits and vegetables) in Rockaway?

* 2. Are you satisfied with the availability of produce in Rockaway?

* 3. Are you satisfied with the cost of produce in Rockaway?

* 4. On average, how much money do you spend each week on produce for yourself and your family?

In summer 2017, RWA will begin an intergenerational farm share program. A farm share would allow Rockaway residents to have direct access to fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. Every week a farmer would deliver produce to a convenient drop-off location for farm share members to pick up.

* 5. Would you be interested in joining the farm share described above?

How important would the following statements be in your decision to join the farm share. Please rate them on a scale of 1 – 4: (1) not at all important, (2) not that important, (3) somewhat important, and (4) very important.

* 6. Having a wide selection of produce, even if it’s not local or organic.

* 7. Being able to build a personal relationship with one local farmer, even if it means having a more limited selection of produce.

* 8. Having the farm share be year-round, even if it means all produce is not local.

* 9. Having all produce come from a local farm within the NYC metro region, even if means having a more limited produce selection.

* 10. Making sure all produce is organic and non-genetically modified, even if it is slightly more expensive.

* 11. Ensuring produce is as inexpensive as possible, even if it means produce is not local or organic.

* 12. What is the most you would pay, in dollars, weekly for a full farm share?

* 13. If you were joining the farm share, how often would you prefer to pay?

* 14. What is the best day for you to pick up the farm share at RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Arverne, NY 11692 (check all that apply)?

* 15. What is the best time for you to pick up the farm share at RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Arverne, NY 11692?

* 16. Which vegetables (NOT FRUIT) do you purchase most often?

* 17. Which of the following would you be willing to pay extra for in addition to the farm share price:

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