Simply put community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between community residents and a small, local, independent farm. CSA members support the farmer with advanced payments that help meet the costs of planting and harvesting. In return, members receive fresh, local, high quality produce.
Members share in the risks, such as bad weather that may affect the harvest, on the other hand, members share in the rewards of a good harvest.
CSA’s have become very successful and are growing rapidly throughout the boroughs. Brooklyn CSAs can be found in Sunset Park, Carroll Gardens, Flatbush, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Dumbo, Park Slope, Cobble Hill and many other neighborhoods. There are more than 80 CSAs throughout NYC.