En Español Know Your Rights
Source: Queens Gazette
Subject: Housing & Environmental Justice
Type: Media Coverage

CSA Comes To Woodside

Make the Road New York 2009 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a
means for people to buy vegetables directly from a local farmer so they
can eat healthier, support small local farms, and it’s good for the
environment.

This year’s program comes as a result of a partnership between Just
Food and Make the Road NY working with farms and farmers, gardeners and
community members to bring fresh, locally grown food to New York City.

Members can buy a full "share", based on a household income of $190 or
$400 for $15 per week or a half share if the income is $150 or $210—and
the shares can be paid for in three installments. The CSA also accepts
Food Stamps.

The harvest season runs 22 weeks, Wednesdays, June 10 to November 4, 5
to 8 p.m. Members can pick up their share of six to seven different
types of produce at a central community site in Woodside, which is yet
to be determined.

What’s in a share?

June’s harvest consists of onions, beets, cabbage, red lettuce,
radishes, spring garlic, fennel and mixed cooking greens; in August
you’ll get a bounty of cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, tomatoes,
sweet peppers, lettuce, beans, hot peppers, onion, melon and zucchini,
and October produces celery, beets, potatoes, collards, onions, garlic,
peppers and winter squash. All freshly picked.

For more information, call Just Food, 212-645-9880, ext. 221 or Make The Road New York at 718-418-7690, ext. 232.