March 24, 2010

There's a New CSA in the Neighborhood

I've posted before about the Food Coop initiative that's been started by some neighbors with the institutional support of the Educational Alliance. Well, one thing that's come from those meetings is that a brand new CSA — the LES CSA — is trying to get on its feet. Just Food (the same great group that got us started in 2008) has hooked them up with Monkshood Nursery in upstate NY for their own weekly distribution of fresh, organic vegetables.

Since the Grand Street CSA is booked for 2010, if you know anyone still looking to join, please make sure they know about the LES CSA — and soon! Monkshood Nursery has given them an April 1 deadline to fill 50 shares. And while they are already halfway there, it would be a shame for everybody if they couldn't quite make their quota.

Their program is basically the same as ours, though distribution will be on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays, from the corner of East Broadway and Jefferson (at the Educational Alliance or the Public Library). And they may not have any extras at the LES CSA for their first year.

(Meanwhile, don't forget we have our own wait list over here. And no one should feel shy about signing up for the new CSA for 2010 and our wait list for 2011.)

LES CSA registration is available online.