Support the Challenge

Become a Member


Last week we told you that two super-generous anonymous donors have joined together, with a donation of $20,000, to challenge YOU to enrich local environmental education, help support Westchester food pantries, and provide for the future of the Farm! 

Help us build on our success to date by converting a $20,000 commitment to a $30,000, $40,000 or even $50,000 impact.

Donate at any level noted below, and we will automatically enroll you in the new Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm Membership Program that officially launches next month.

Member Benefits

  • All members will enjoy the satisfaction of investing in education for sustainability.
  • Member only activities: including new member days, and special events.
  • 10% discount on selected programs and events.
  • Seasonal member e-newsletters.
  • Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm car magnet, and tote.

Join now and enjoy two upcoming Member events:

Oct. 25: Storytelling & S’Mores, and Dec (date TBA): Carols, Cows, Cookies & Cocoa.

Membership Levels

SOWER $50 : individual membership

HOMESTEADER $75 : family membership.  Sower plus, a unique opportunity to hold your child’s next birthday on the farm (at extra cost).

POLLINATOR $250Homesteader plus, advance opportunity (after existing CSA Members) to participate in our CSA (subject to availability of CSA openings).

PLOWER $500Pollinator plus, a Friends fleece blanket to remind you of the Farm on cold winter evenings.

HARVESTER $1000Plower plus, a Friends insulated tote to carry your vegetables, and keep them cool.

FARMER over $1000Harvester plus, a Friends travel picnic tote, with plates and glasses, to picnic on the Farm. 

We appreciate any donation large or small.  Thank you! 

This moment has the potential to be a truly meaningful opportunity for the future of the Farm.  We have just over a month to reach this ambitious goal, so we are encouraging everybody to please give.  Help us meet our donors’ challenge.

Over the past 4 years through careful planning the Friends of Hilltop Hanover has introduced a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share program; nurtured, employed and educated farmers; developed new educational programming; made substantial improvements to operations and facilities; and secured grants to support and protect the Center’s future.  The Friends’ organization operates a 5-acre vegetable farm, provides programming for adults and children, and donates fresh, nutritious food to local food pantries (over 7,000 pounds donated in 2013).  The recent hire of a new Director of Education, Carol Lake and the re-introduction of cows to the property, after a 23 year hiatus, will offer enhanced programs to Westchester children both on and off-site this Fall.

With an annual budget of $275k, to-date funding has been primarily generated through grants, educational programming and vegetables sales.  In the future there will be greater emphasis on fundraising and a membership program will be established later in 2014.  This directional change will allow the Friends to plan more strategically for the Farm’s future and strengthen its place in the community.

To make an online donation click here, donations by check should be mailed to PO Box 54, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.