I live in a large apartment complex with a population of more than 50,000 people, I guess I should have said huge. Given it’s size there really is not to much access to straight from the farm produce. I have watched with envy as many of my fellow food bloggers have posted about being members of a CSA. Community Supported Agriculture is a concept whereby a group of individuals pay upfront for a share in the production of a farm. The share is subject to the vagaries of small time farming. Being subject to crop failures or just a very poor season but also sharing in the bounty of a good season.
I always imagined CSAs to be in suburban neighborhoods a little closer to farmland. Somebody suggested I should do a search on Justfood.org to see if there was one nearby. Much to my surprise there was one right in my neighborhood.
|Turf CSA, Bronx, NY|
Although the list is closed for this year when I emailed the Project Director, Sharon Wong she very graciously invited me to take a look at what they were all about.
They had a nice “basket’’ of items for this week’s share as you can see above so it will certainly be something for me to think about for next year. The Rogowski Farm is a family farm in Orange County, NY and is in partnership with several CSA in the region.