“The West Harlem Community Supported Agriculture, which is a mixed income CSA, provides an affordable alternative to standard grocery shopping. We work to provide healthier food choices for West Harlem residents, where options are limited and many budgets are constrained.
Our farm partner is Windflower Farm, a small organic farm in Valley Falls, located in the Taconic hills between Saratoga Springs and the Vermont border. They are members of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) and Certified Naturally Grown (CNG).”
For more information visit http://westharlemcsa.wordpress.com/ or call 212-825-0028 ext. 232
“The high market prices of fresh produce, the relative scarcity of stores that sell it in low-income neighborhoods, the soaring obesity rates that result, and obesity’s harmful health consequences are the powerful motivating forces that drives the Farm Fresh initiative. Why should some families be forced to compromise their health and eat unwholesome foods simply because it is the only affordable option?
The Farm Fresh Initiative, a city-wide program model, addresses this question by providing families with choices while connecting small local farms to low and middle income New Yorkers in traditionally under-served communities.
The centerpiece of this citywide program is a unique mixed income Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model that makes healthy, organic, fresh vegetables accessible to community members of all income levels by offering a variety of personalized payment options, including the ability to purchase vegetable shares using SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits.”