What a CSA?
The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model has been developing over the past 25 or so years as one of the many means of creating a food production and distribution model that is healthy and sustainable for people, the economy and the environment. While there are about as many ways of doing a CSA as there are CSAs, the basic model involves a group of people buying shares in the seasonal output of a local farm, usually at a discounted rate, and in return receiving weekly drop-offs of the farm’s product through the entire growing season.
How does a CSA work?
Members of the CSA purchase a full or partial share of vegetables that they pick up at a distribution site once a week.
The season is 20 weeks long, begins around June and ends around October. Members receive a share of produce each week. A full share is great for a household of 4-5, a partial share is great for 2-3.
During weekly pickup, some of the produce is weighed and some is counted. Members select their own items. The contents of each share is set, but we offer a “swap box” at pickup so members can trade with each other.
In addition to vegetables, the Ditmas Park CSA offers eggs and fruit add-ons for an additional fee.
Is the farm organic?
Amantai Farm is not certified organic but does follow organic practices. Jorge does not use pesticides or fertilizers on his crops. (Many small farms find the cost of organic certification to be prohibitive in the process.)
How do I join?
It’s easy, just complete this registration form
What if I have additional questions?
If you have further questions about joining the CSA, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest!