How Our CSA Works
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between residents in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and surrounding neighborhoods and our local farmers. Before the start of a season, members purchase “shares” of vegetables, fruit, eggs, or meat. This payment up front before the harvest gives the farmers much needed financing for purchasing equipment and supplies. When the season starts, the farm delivers a portion of the harvest to members every week throughout the growing season. The summer season runs for 22 weeks (20 for vegetables) starting usually the first Saturday in June to the last Saturday in October. The winter season runs for 6 weeks about every other week from mid-November to late January. The meat CSA runs monthly. Members get a variety of products throughout the season, all organic and freshly picked. It is a great value for residents and is a staple for many for fresh, high quality, organic produce.
PLG CSA is cooperatively run. Members of the season’s CSA are required to work 1 or 2 shifts (2-4 hours) as well in order to help the weekly distributions run smoothly. Members are supervised by site coordinators, also CSA members. The CSA registration and logistics are also collectively run by fellow share members who volunteer their time to keep the program running.
In 2017, we have provided almost 300 households with organic produce and local eggs and fruit from upstate New York.
PLG CSA is one of almost 100 Community Supported Agriculture groups in New York City. For a list of other CSAs, and more information about CSA in general, visit Just Food.