Info about the CSA

Dear Friends,
 
We're trying to gauge interest for organizing a CSA through Mount Sinai Jewish Center.  
 
What is CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA is a symbiotic relationship between local farmers and our community. We get local, fresh, organic, delicious produce, and we help support and sustain local farms that depend on sales in order to remain in operation. 
 
Here's how it works: You pay at the beginning of the season to receive weekly deliveries of fresh, locally grown, organic produce. This is good for you, because you spend significantly less than you would on similar quality produce from a farmers market. It also benefits farmers by providing them some financial security from the uncertainties of farming. Each share of the CSA consists of enough vegetables for 2 - 4 adults each week. 
 
In order for this to happen we need a minimum of 30 participants. The dates of the CSA vegetable share are June 4th-October 29th (22 weeks). 
1. Vegetable share price is $520 ($24/week) with a discounted price for people who sign on by March 1st
2. Egg shares cost $110 for 20 weeks of a dozen eggs ($5.50 / week).  
3. Pending interest in fruit shares, we will check with a local fruit farmer about availability.  
4. There is an additional flat $20 administrative fee for participating in the CSA 
 
Keep in mind - you can always find a friend to split your share, or we may be able to help you find someone to split with.  
 
If you are interested, please fill out the following form by February 1stCSAform  for 2015 and we will get back to you with more details. 
 
If you have any questions email CSA.MSJC@gmail.com 
 
Read about the farmer we are in touch with, Benjamin Shute, a wonderful, idealistic, local farmer, whose land is located in Duchess County/Red Hook, NY. Farmer Ben, of Hearty Roots Farm, grows his vegetables fully organically. He also raises chickens and collects (organic) eggs. Like all of his other farming practices, these chickens are raised ethically: grass-fed, and free range with plenty of fresh air and sunlight, and are not treated with antibiotics. For more information about Hearty Roots farm, click here.
 
 

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