Summer is just around the corner, and for those of us who adore farmer’s markets and just eating outside in general, it’s prime time for finding locally sources fruits, veggies, and other seasonal goodies. And, for those of us who are just working to cut down on late night bodega runs by buying actual groceries, East Williamsburg Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) might offer a solution to our produce conundrums.
East Williamsburg CSA’s mission is to connect members of the North Brooklyn community with sustainable farms in the Hudson Valley. This allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. Members of the CSA pay a seasonal fee to support farmers and share in the benefits of each farm’s harvest; CSA members receive weekly deliveries of fresh produce from the partnered farms for about six months out of the year.
“With the CSA you share in both the risk and the reward of the farms,” East Williamsburg CSA representative Sarah Spitz tells Bushwick Daily. “Each seasonal fee pays for fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy from June to November every year.”
Memberships for East Williamsburg CSA are flexible, and prices vary based on delivery frequency. There are also CSA memberships that work with SNAP benefit recipients to ensure that residents can have access to locally sourced produce regardless of income. CSA produce pickups are every Saturday from June to November at the Red Shed Gardens—266 Skillman Ave.
Additionally, East Williamsburg CSA is always offering volunteer opportunities; you can learn more here.
If you ever needed an incentive to expand your produce palate, you might as well support local farmers with East Williamsburg CSA!
Featured image courtesy of East Williamsburg CSA’s Yelp Page.