From The New York Shitty Inbox: A CSA Cometh To The Greenpoint Reformed Church?
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The answer is yes! Pastor (and all around nice gal) Ann Kansfield writes:
I thought that perhaps your veggie-loving readers might be interested in knowing about the CSA that’s going to be starting at our church this spring and running through the fall. Here’s some info:
Hey veggie lovers in Greenpoint! The Greenpoint Reformed Church going to be hosting a CSA this year. Here’s the info if you’re looking to sign up for fresh veggies this spring and summer: Lineage Farm will be teaming up with the Greenpoint Reformed Church for a CSA distribution on Mondays starting June 4. This will be a weekly distribution of vegetables that runs for 22 weeks. All produce is grown with organic and biodynamic methods of farming. The variety of vegetables changes over the season. There will be about 35 different types of vegetables grown and distributed during the season with over 130 varieties of those vegetables. For more information please visit www.lineagefarmcsa.com or email the farmer who’s growing the food at jonronsani (at) netscape (dot)net.
In exchange for using the church as a base for distributing CSA veggies, Lineage Farms will be donating extra produce to the soup kitchen and food pantry. We are incredibly grateful to all the area CSAs that donate food to our hunger program. The list includes the Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA, the Paisley Farm CSA and the South Side CSA among others. Thanks to their generosity, we’re able to distribute tons of fresh veggies and fruit to hungry people in North Brooklyn.
And on a somewhat related note…if anyone you know might want assistance in applying for Food Stamps (aka SNAP benefits), Greenpoint has a wonderful Food Stamps expert who volunteers to help people with the application process and troubleshoot bureaucratic difficulties related to Food Stamps benefits. She’s available to help on Mondays from 10am – 2pm at the church.