Brooklyn Heights-based CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) The Sweet Pea is accepting members for the upcoming season, with options for a full or half vegetable share, fruit, egg, flower, meat or cheese share. A typical vegetable share includes 7-8 items per week, with more in the summer and autumn than spring.
According to Sweet Pea’s webbie, the CSA is a “community of individuals committed to sharing the benefits and risks of local farming, enjoying fresh, local fruit, organic vegetables and other produce at a great value in return. In the spring, CSA members buy a share of the farm’s produce. In return, members receive the benefits of the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as the satisfaction gained from supporting local farmers, participating directly in food production on farm visits and helping build a more local and equitable agricultural system.”
Sweet Pea CSA is an all-volunteer organization, which means that all members are required to volunteer at distributions. It partners with two farms: Garden of Eve Farm in Riverhead, N.Y. on the east end of Long Island, and High Point Farms in Ithaca N.Y. Sweet Pea also has a Twitter feed.