Saturday, August 5, 2017

Details on the $10-a-week CSA in these East Village community gardens

Via the EVG inbox...

LUNGS Fresh Food Bag CSA
Get a bag full of fresh & healthy produce straight from the farmer to you for only $10 a week — and only the weeks you want — along with volunteer help from you and the gardens of our New York City Community Garden District. The program is managed by LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens).

This CSA is unique — you pay in advance but only for the weeks you want. SIGN-UP & PICK-UP is Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm. When you pick up on Sunday you will pre-order and pay for the following week, or the week after.

See you this Sunday, August 6th, between 1 pm and 3 pm at Green Oasis on 8th Street between Avenues C&D to sign up!

It’s run entirely by volunteers, so all the money goes to the farmer. The family farm we work with uses organic methods but is not certified organic. The CSA typically begins in mid-June and—as we have for the past four years — runs every Sunday until Thanksgiving.

Pick up your produce between 1 and 3 pm on Sunday. If you cannot make the pickup time you need to arrange for someone else to pick it up for you. After 3 pm we are not responsible for your order. So if there are bags not picked up at the end of the day we will sell them to cover any losses that are inevitable in a volunteer-run program.

Bring tote bags! The first week you order please bring two tote bags for the season. Please bring good sturdy bags that can carry 10 pounds of produce. When you pick up the following week, bring back your bag!

Please remember that ALL the money that goes through this program goes to the farmer. This is a strictly volunteer program bringing fresh healthy food to your table. Please respect the time and energy that goes into setting this up and putting it together week to week.

Schedule of Loisaida community gardens hosting the LUNGS CSA:
August — Green Oasis, 8th Street between Aves C&D
September — La Plaza, 9th Street & Ave C
October — De Colores, 8th Street between Aves B&C
November — TBD
(and thanks to Campos, 12th Street near Ave C, for hosting us in July!)

CONTACT with CSA in the subject line if you would like to join.


Trixie said...

Great price and great flexibility, I hope the program is a great success!

rubygirl said...

I'm wondering if there will be raw honey sold this year.

Anonymous said...

6th Street CSA is great too. Their farmer is Certified organic and they take Snap for those that qualify.

Anonymous said...

bargains! i too wish them great success!