Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has really taken off on the Lower East Side in recent years. There are now three CSA’s serving the neighborhood – the longstanding Stanton Street CSA, the Grand Street CSA and the Lower East Side CSA.
Our friends at the Educational Alliance asked us to pass along that the LES CSA, about to begin its second year, still has about 20 available slots for the summer season.
Here’s how it works. Members of the group purchase shares, allowing a single farmer to grow and deliver fresh food to the neighborhood every week. In the case of the LES CSA, the Monkshood Nursery will be providing fresh vegetables for 22 weeks, beginning June 2nd. A large share costs $610 for the season; a small share is $395. The weekly pick-up takes place at the Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway.
The deadline is April 1st. If you’d like more information, visit the LES CSA’s web site.