Find the program that’s right for you! A strong immune system is our best bet to staying healthy, and we do that by eating well. Joining a CSA is one way to support that effort!
The time to sign up for a share in a Community Supported Agricultural program is now! To help consumers compare the different CSA programs, NOFA-NY (Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York), Slow Food North Shore, Deep Roots Farmers Market, and iEat Green are bringing all of the farmers under one roof, to meet with potential customers and to make connections at the Long Island CSA Fair at this indoor event.
Over 20 farms from across Long Island will be participating. This will be a great opportunity to meet the farmers, and to learn more about each individual CSA program, allowing the consumer to choose the perfect program that suits their family’s needs. Some programs offer just produce, while others have “add-on” options like fruit, flowers, cheese, bread, eggs, meat and fish. Community Supported Agriculture
supports local farmers by purchasing a weekly share of the harvest and paying up front, giving the farmer the financial support at the beginning of the season when they need it. Some programs offer payment plans so you do not need to pay all up front. Either way, CSA’s are one of the best ways to get fresh organic produce at fair prices! We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables, and supporting local, sustainable agriculture, is great for your health, the planet, and our local economy.
The CSA fair will be hosted indoors, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Farm, 1725 Brentwood Road, in Building#2, Brentwood, Long Island, from 11:00am – 3:00pm on Sunday, March 5th.
The fair is free and open to all who are interested. You can come for a few minutes, or stay for the whole time. There will be cooking demonstrations throughout the day, and delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten free foods will be available for purchase.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Bhavani Jaroff at Bhavani@iEatGreen.com or on her cell at 516-238-3616