In operation since 2009, the FLATBUSH FARM SHARE CSA is a community supported agriculture project (CSA) that operates in the 11226 zip code area and is open to all Brooklyn residents.
A CSA is a community of people who buy produce directly from a local farmer. CSA members run the administrative side of the project together as volunteers and so receive fresh produce at a great price, while supporting their local food system.
Our CSA maximizes the affordability of purchasing local, sustainably-grown vegetables and fruit through our project by offering a sliding scale price structure and the options to pay in weekly installments and/or with food stamps. Our mission is to make fresh, sustainably-grown, local produce accessible to any Brooklyn resident, regardless of economic circumstances. Through our sliding-scale system and fundraising efforts, we have managed to offer about a third of our members discounted shares each season.
We have two seasons of operation: summer (June-October) and winter (November-January). Sign up for the summer season begins in March and for the winter, in October. IN the summer season our weekly distribution is on Wednesday evenings and in the winter, on Saturday mornings.
We are organized in partnership with the New York City Coalition against Hunger and are a member of the Just Food Network. The Flatbush Reformed Church (890 Flatbush) has kindly served as host site for our weekly distributions since we began operations. Our main farm partner is the Farm at Miller’s Crossing, an organic, family-owned farm outside of Hudson, NY. You can learn more about all our farmers here.
If you have more questions, please see our FAQ or write to Info@Flatbushfarmshare.com.