Staten Island Community Supported Agriculture (SICSA) is a group of Staten Islanders who buy shares in a farmer's vegetable and fruit and egg crop for the growing season. We support Circle Brook Farm located in Andover, New Jersey and the farmer, John Krueger, and share the risks and benefits of food production with them.
The 2020 SICSA season begins in early June and lasts 24 weeks. The distribution point is Christ Church on the corner of Franklin Ave. and Fillmore St., one block south of Richmond Terrace, on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The pickup point is in the parking lot at the rear of the church on Fillmore.
Farmer John is offering two types of shares this year: A Premium share, which is essentially the same as the share offered during previous years, and a Basic share, which will be approximately three-quarters of the size of the full share.
The Premium share is $720 and the Basic share is $600.
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 local sustainably grown fruit shares and egg shares.
The SICSA requires members to volunteer five and a half hours of their time during the season. Most members spend 2 to 2 1/2 to 3 hour shifts helping to unload the truck, set up the distribution table, weigh vegetables and clean up.
Circle Brook Farm
John Krueger is the owner/operator of Circle Brook Farm an organic farm in Andover, NJ. In November of 2013, thanks to the generous support of many CSA members he was able to purchase the 80 acre property known as Circle Brook Farm giving him an additional 50 acres of land that will be transitioned into organic production. He grows organic vegetables for about 700 members in 9 CSA groups and 3 farmer's markets.
Season: January through January
Type: 3rd party CSA service
# of Shares: 35
Share Prices: A Premium is $720 and a Basic share is $600. Credit card payment through PayPal will add 2.9% plus a 30 cent fee to registration.
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]