Friday, June 4, 2010
On Wendesday, the Flatbush Farm Share (FFS), a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) based in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, held its first seasonal produce delivery behind the Flatbush Reformed Church. In an effort to make fresh, organic, local produce accessible to all, FFS uses a sliding scale for payment and subsidizes share for low-income members. Cost runs as low as $6 a week. FFS also accepts Food Stamps.
"A CSA is a win-win situation - it's good for your pocketbook, it's good for your health, it's good for the environment, and it's good for your neighborhood because it builds an amazing community," said Amy Seek, coordinator of FFS.
To continue to keep the cost affordable for low-income members, FFS is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, June 5 at Sycamore, a bar and flower shop in Ditmas Park. One of the raffle prizes is a whole season's share of organic produce.
A volunteer organization, FFS is organized in partnership with Hunger Action Network and Just Food. It is supported by the Flatbush Reformed Church and CAMBA.
For more information about joining this CSA or attending the fundraiser, visit www.flatbushfarmshare.com.
Top photo: members pick up their share of vegetables. Bottom photo: member Sally Moses hands out broccoli rabe. Photos courtesy of the Flatbush Farm Share