Many people in our community have been working to make the Lefferts Community Food Co-op a reality. They currently have a network of about 500 members with a buyers’ club. They are currently trying for a $5,000 grant so they can purchase equipment and supplies to help them continue to grow. You can help.
Please click on the link below to vote for them to receive the grant. You can vote even if you are not a Facebook member.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Community Supported Agriculture is now accepting new members and returning member renewals through April 13th. PLGCSA members enjoy local food from local farmers. Besides vetetables, they offer fruit, eggs, fresh homemade pasta, artisanal cheese, and meat (beef, pork, lamb, and chicken). There is more information about the food and other details on the membership application.
Thanks to the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Community Supported Agriculture project, members of the PLG community now have the option to enjoy affordable, fresh-picked organic vegetables during the growing season. Many PlG residents have joined the group and now receive their vegetables each Tuesday at the local distribution point. The CSA project was started 4 years ago by neighbors looking for a convenient way to bring healty, fresh vegetables to their tables.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between people in our Brooklyn neighborhood and Woodbridge Farm in Connecticut. In the spring, members purchase a “share” in the farm. This gives the farmers much needed financing for purchasing seeds and other supplies. In return, the farm delivers a portion of the harvest to members every week throughout the growing season, from late May through early November. Members get a variety of vegetables throughout the season, all organic and freshly picked.
In addition to vegetables, shares in fruits are available. There are also add-ons for dairy products and pasta, and special orders for beef and pork products are available.
For more information and details about the PLG Community Supported Agriculture project visit their website at http://www.plgcsa.org.