Community Services Unlimited Inc. (CSU), is a 501c3 established in 1977 and head quartered in South Central Los Angeles.
Our Mission Our mission is to foster the creation of communities actively working to address the inequalities and systemic barriers that make sustainable communities and self-reliant life-styles unattainable. We are committed to supporting and creating justice-driven community-based programs and educational initiatives, which seek to foster dialogue, and create awareness and critical consciousness. We envision equitable, healthful and sustainable communities that are self-reliant, inter-relating and where every individual has the support and resources needed to develop to their fullest capacity.
Our Vision We envision equitable, healthful and sustainable communities that are self-reliant, inter-relating and where every individual has the support and resources needed to develop to their fullest capacity.
The Village Market Place
The Village Market Place (VMP) is a social enterprise created by CSU to complement our education and training programs, and meet the growing demand for good (affordable, beyond organic, culturally appropriate, exploitation free) food in South Central Los Angeles. The VMP is an equitable food oriented business that provides access to good food. The VMP is based creates training opportunities and quality job development in our neighborhood while purchasing from small regional farming families of color. We sell directly to consumers through pop-up produce stands and a CSA program, and provide wholesale to chefs, markets, schools and others. In addition to produce, the VMP offers a line of value added products, offers healthy catering services and works with local corner stores.
Season: Year round
Type: 3rd party CSA service
Work Req? No
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