CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In a CSA, a farmer partners with a community of people hungry for locally grown produce. That community invests in the farm by paying for “shares” of what the farm will grow before the season starts. This gives the farmer money to buy seeds and equipment and tells him or her how many crops to grow. Then, during the growing season, the community gets a “share” of the fresh vegetables that the farm grows, delivered directly to their neighborhood.
Prospect Heights Community Supported Agriculture is a community collaboration that connects a group of Brooklynites hungry for sustainably grown foods with Windflower Farm, a small organic farm located in upstate New York. As CSA members, we invest in the farm’s financial stability by paying for “shares” in what the farm will produce before the start of the growing season. In exchange, for 22 weeks of the year we receive fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers, free-range eggs, and more, delivered straight from the farm to the heart of our neighborhood. We were founded in 2006 with support from Just Food.