Community supported agriculture provides city dwellers with access to high quality, locally-grown, and affordable produce, while at the same time helping to support family farms & their environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.
The Stanton Street CSA offers shares during both the summer and winter. The share price goes towards the cost of growing and distributing a season’s worth of produce and paying the farmers a living wage. An administrative fee covers our site operating costs, and additionally, during the summer season, our members are required to work three volunteer shifts (lasting between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours each) at our distributions.
Over the course of the year members pick up their shares during distributions held at the lower east side M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, and take home many, many different types of vegetables—usually organic, always fresh-picked and changing with the seasons. In addition to vegetable shares, we also offer fruit, egg and flower shares, as well as extras such as assorted meats, dairy products and freshly baked breads.
We source our various shares from a selection of farms, all located in upstate New York. Veggies and flowers come from Ted and Jan Blomgren’s amazing Windflower Farm, which is certified by a farmer-to-farmer organization for growers who agree to farm in accordance with the National Organic Program.
At the end of each distribution session, unclaimed shares are donated to The Bowery Mission, a local charity that provides New York City’s homeless population with meal services, outreach programs, tutoring services and more.
Please contact us at stantonstreetcsa at gmail dot com with any inquiries.