Staten Island CSA

Staten Island Community Supported Agriculture (SICSA) is a group of Staten Islanders who buy shares in a farmer's vegetable and fruit crop for the growing season. We support Starbrite Farm located in Hardwick, New Jersey and the farmer, John Krueger, and share the risks and benefits of food production with them. The 2014 SICSA season begins Wednesday, June 11 and lasts 22 weeks. The last pickup date is November 5th. The distribution point is Christ Church on the corner of Franklin Ave. and Fillmore St., one block south of Richmond Terrace, on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The pickup point is in the parking lot at the rear of the church on Fillmore. Each week we receive 7 to 13 different types of organic vegetables of varying amounts. In past years we have received over 40 different types of vegetables. This season we also have non organic fruit shares. The SICSA requires members to volunteer five hours of their time during the season. Most members spend 2 to 2 1/2 hour shifts helping to unload the truck, set up the distribution table, weigh vegetables and clean up.

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Listing last updated on Jan 15, 2014

Starbrite Farm John Krueger is the owner/operator of Starbrite Farm an organic farm in Hardwick Twp. NJ. Over the years he has acquired additional leased fields in the vicinity of Starbrite Farm in order to expand his planting, leasing an additional 7 acres in 2007 from Good Hand Farm in Andover Twp. . For the 2012 season he began renting 10 acres in Allamuchy, 5 miles from Andover. In 2012 John served 650 members and sold at 3 farmers markets. He hopes to purchase a farm this year



Season:  June through November

Type:  3rd party CSA service

Since:  2005

# of Shares:  70

Full Share:  $570 for the 22 week season if paid before Feb. 26, 2014, $595 after Feb.26. $210 for a fruit share for 7-8 lbs/wk for 14 weeks

Work Req?  Yes: 5




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2009 will be my 2nd year participating in the SI CSA and I'm looking forward to future growing seasons already. Not only does the CSA provide members with an opportunity to invest in a weekly delivery of local and organic produce, it offers the environment to learn about new varieties of produce and meet new people with similar interests.... [more]

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