Monday, February 22, 2010

Columbia Waterfront CSA at the Urban Meadow

The Urban Meadow team is in the early stages of setting up a CSA (community supported agriculture program) at the garden and would like to get a sense of how many community members would be interested in participating.

If you'd be interested in participating in a local CSA, please contact me at cbarker1 {at} We need a certain level of interest shown in order to be able to officially set it up.

** You would not need to be a member of the Urban Meadow to participate in a CSA there, and expressing interest in participation does not imply your commitment at this time.

Don't know what a CSA is? Check out the description provided by Just Food below:

CSA allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers.
When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, from June until October or November, your farmer will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.

CSA members pay for an entire season of produce upfront (typically $400-$600). This early bulk payment enables your farmer to plan for the season, purchase new seed, make equipment repairs, and more.
Shares usually include 7-10 types of vegetables, enough for a family of 2-3 people. Most CSAs also offer half shares for smaller households or busy New Yorkers who frequently eat out.
Many CSAs also offer the option of other produce from local farms. For a few extra dollars a week, in addition to your vegetables, you can add fruit, eggs, meat, and even flowers to your order.

Read more at the Just Food website here


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