A brand new community service agriculture program is springing up in Brooklyn Heights this summer. Beginning in June, the Brooklyn Bridge CSA will allow community members to join in a brand-new CSA.
In short, a CSA works by having all members pay a farmer upfront for a season’s worth of his produce, which will be distributed Tuesday evenings from June to November at Congregation Mt. Sinai at 250 Cadman Plaza West. Participation in the CSA will also require two-hour volunteer shifts to distribute food or work on other administrative tasks.
There will be a meeting tonight at Congregation Mt. Sinai at 7:30 p.m. for those interested in meeting the Farmer Fred from Long Island’s Sang Lee Farms, the partner for the Brooklyn Bridge CSA.
Among the sponsors of the CSA will be the AJWS (American Jewish World Service)-AVODAH partnership and Hazon, two Jewish organizations that support CSAs and will provide other community service opportunities as well as access to information about domestic and international food issues.
For more information, check out the organization’s website.