New York City Coalition Against Hunger: Farm Fresh Project
New York, New York
The high market prices of fresh produce, the relative scarcity of stores that sell it in low-income neighborhoods, the soaring obesity rates that result, and obesity's harmful health consequences are the powerful motivating forces that drive the Farm Fresh initiative. Why should some families be forced to compromise their health and eat unwholesome foods simply because it is the only affordable option?
The Farm Fresh Initiative, a city-wide program model, addresses this question by providing families with choices while connecting small local farms to low and middle income New Yorkers in traditionally under-served communities.
The centerpiece of this citywide program is a unique mixed income Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model that makes healthy, organic, fresh vegetables accessible to community members of all income levels by offering a variety of personalized payment options, including the ability to purchase vegetable shares using SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits.
Our partner CSAs:
Season: January through January
Type: 3rd party CSA service
Full Share: Based on income- please inquire!
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