In New York City, shopping for healthy, naturally grown produce often becomes expensive. Fortunately, the West Harlem Community Supported Agriculture is offering an exciting and affordable option this summer.The program consists of a reasonable membership fee along with a few hours of community service in exchange for a bag of fresh produce a week. The seasonable fruits and vegetables included in each share come from the CSA’s farm partner, Windflower Farm–a small organic operation in Valley Falls.
Every Tuesday from June 11 to November 5, members will be able to pick up their produce bags from the Broadway Presbyterian Church (located at 601 W 114th St). The CSA’s membership agreement (available here in PDF format) offers 20-22-week vegetable and fruit shares on a sliding scale based on household income. Members may pay with SNAP benefits. The agreement, currently open to general public application though the number of shares is limited, also includes a 4-hour volunteer commitment for every member-household.
For more information on the program and how to become a member, visit the CSA’s site: