Welcome to the Park Slope CSA
What is a CSA?
Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farmer and a community of supporters. At the beginning of the year, supporters purchase a “share” of the farm’s production. The farmer uses this money to cover the cost of seeds, fertilizer, equipment maintenance, and labor, and produces a healthy supply of fresh produce throughout the season.
When CSA members make this commitment, they are supporting the farm through the season and are sharing the costs, risks and bounty of growing food along with the farmer. This mutually supportive relationship between local farmers and community members helps to create economically stable farm operations in which members are assured the highest quality produce. In return, farmers are assured a reliable market for a variety of crops.
We are now accepting members for the 2013 season. Thursday is filled up, but there are still slots open for Tuesday pick-up. If a Tuesday pick up doesn't work for you, click HERE to send us an email and we'll add you to the wait list for Thursday. Click HERE to visit our JOIN page to start the registration process for Tuesday.
Our 13th season bringing local, family-farmed produce to Brooklyn begins in June, 2013. We offer two options for membership on two different delivery days. You can sign up for a Full Share or an Every Other Week (EOW) Share in either the Tuesday or the Thursday program. If you decide to join us, we encourage you to pay as much as you can up front. If needed, you can pay in three installments -- but the share cost must be fully paid and received by the Park Slope CSA prior to the first distribution on June 11.
Our 2013 schedule is as follows:
The distribution location is the Garden of Union, a community garden on Union Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Brooklyn.
Register by April 19th (after taxes are due) to avoid paying a late fee. Registration closes May 3rd, 2013. This gives Farmer Ted plenty of time to grow the right amount of food to deliver to our CSA. Adding stragglers is a drag. For directions on how to register for the 2013 season, visit our JOIN page.
To become a member of the Park Slope CSA, you must purchase at least one Full or EOW veggie share (including membership fee), and sign up for and complete your required workshift(s) at the distribution site. For a look at what the CSA share consists of, visit our FOOD page.