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.

Our 2014 season is now underway and new membership is closed for the season! If you'd like to put your name on our waiting list for possible membership openings, just send an email to pslopecsa@gmail.com with "Wait list" in the subject line.

Our 14th season bringing local, family-farmed produce to Brooklyn begins in June, 2014. 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 2014 schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays

  • Pick-up time is 3 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • FULL June 10 – November 4, 2014
  • EOW-Odd June 10 – October 28, 2014
  • EOW-Even June 17 – November 4, 2014

Thursdays

  • Pick-up time is 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • FULL June 12 – November 6, 2014
  • EOW-Odd June 12 – October 30, 2014
  • EOW-Even June 19 – November 6, 2014

The distribution location is the Garden of Union, a community garden on Union Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Brooklyn.

Membership Requirements

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.