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Staten Island’s North Shore Community Supported Agriculture Group

 

The Staten Island CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a neighborhood group that joins with a regional farmer in a mutually beneficial partnership, there are no middlemen or  employees. Members receive organic produce every week by purchasing a share in the farmer’s harvest at the start of the growing season, when the farmer has to pay most of the expenses (seed, soil, fertilizer). The farm is an organic farm, Circle Brook Farm in Hardwick Township. NJ. The farmer’s name is John Krueger.

Started in 2005, our SICSA has been an integral part of the Staten Island north shore community providing high quality fresh produce to families. Members are required to work 5.5 hours at the distribution site over the course of a 24-week season. Weekly emails announce deliveries, work schedule reminders, important notices, tips.

By supporting CSAs, members not only get the freshest, local, organic vegetables available, but also help small local farmers stay afloat. These farmers take care of their land by growing food in ways that sustains the soil. They also reduce member’s reliance on vegetables trucked across the U.S. and from other countries.

For more information:

http://statenislandcsa.org/

https://www.facebook.com/SICSA

https://twitter.com/StatenIslandCSA

About Charlie Olson (78 Articles)
Co-Founder of The Environmenttv.com Co-Founder of Environmental News and Views, Channel 74 Westchester Co-Producer of The Environment TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network Member of The Collective, WBAI 99.5 FM radio Assistant to producer, Environmental Issues, Staten Island Community TV

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