Thursday, May 29, 2014

Harvest time at the 14th Street Y

Via the EVG inbox…

Each week, from June to October, locally grown, organic produce will once again be delivered to CSA members at the 14th Street Y.

CSA membership is open to everyone. Full and half shares are still available, sign-ups will close tomorrow. More info and sign-up here.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership where community members purchase shares of the season’s harvest directly from the farmer. Each week, members receive a box of the week’s freshest produce, delivered straight from the farm to their table.

Last years partnership with Mountain View Farm was a great success. A normal week’s share includes about a dozen different types of produce, depending on season, and averages about $27.

Besides delicious, fresh produce, some benefits of CSA membership include:

* Saving money
* More variety
* Fresher, more flavorful food
* Knowing where food comes from
* Reducing our carbon footprint
* Supporting local family farms

A special thanks to the 14th Street Y and Just food for helping to bring farm-fresh produce to our neighborhood.

1 comment:

Choresh Wald said...

This is a great service. You get so much buck for your money. For $30 a week you get a huge amount of vegetables you would have payed $100 at the farmers market. No packaging, it comes directly from the farm, you need to bring your shopping basket with you and fill it with greens. Support local farms, not whole foods / trader joe's.