The Staten Island CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is aÂ neighborhood group that joins with a regional farmer in a mutually beneficial partnership,Â there are no middlemen orÂ employees.Â Members receive organic produce every week by purchasing a share in the farmerâ€™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 farmerâ€™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.Â Members are required to work 5.5Â hours at the distribution site over the course of a 24-week season.Â 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 memberâ€™s reliance on vegetables trucked across the U.S. and from other countries.
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