As reported earlier, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is starting this summer for Dumbo and Vinegar Hill residents. This is a way for people to buy vegetables directly from a local farmer. Before the harvest season, members commit and pre-pay to buy fresh, locally grown organic vegetables from June to November. By being a member of the CSA, you’re supporting a local farmer, getting fresh organic produce for you and your family each week, and you’ll eat healthier. The CSA website offer more details on the program:
We offer both full and partial vegetable shares. Each of them are picked up every week, but vary in size. A full share costs approximately $25/week and consists of 8-10 different vegetables every week, enough for 2-4 people. Partial shares cost approximately $15/week and contain fewer items more appropriate for a single person or household that does less cooking.
Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. To meet the farmer and learn more about the CSA, they are holding an event on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the Phoenix House at 7:30pm (50 Jay Street (Between Water and Plymouth)).