Eastern District is excited to partner with Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) to bring a new CSA option to North Greenpoint. Subscribe now and you’ll receive 25 weeks of fresh vegetables delivered directly from small Pennsylvania farms. Half-shares are available, as well as shares of fruit, flowers, eggs, and even medicinal herbs. Pickups will be every Wednesday at Eastern District.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are designed to help small farmers with the challenging, expensive task of bringing their goods to market. By subscribing in advance, you allow the farmers to invest in their crops each spring, knowing that their harvest will be sold.
LFFC is a non-profit cooperative of 80+ farmers in Lancaster County, PA. Most of the farms produce certified organic produce – all of them follow sustainable farming practices. Each week’s share includes 7-12 different kinds of fresh produce, picked that day or the day before. LFFC has a track record of delivering high quality produce: last summer they serviced some of our favorite Brooklyn restaurants.
For more details, and to sign up for a CSA share, visit http://www.lancasterfarmfresh.com/csa/default
A few people had questions about the CSA signup site: here are the answers:
1) If you do not want to choose a second choice pick-up location, just choose Greenpoint as your first and second choice.
2) If you want to purchase a half-share, do not be confused by the “partial” share option. That is for people who want to sign up for the whole year at once.
We need to commit to 30 full shares to guarantee that LFFC will deliver to Greenpoint – so far we have 25 committed. So we’re looking good. You have until April 20 to sign up. Thanks all!