The West Harlem Community Supported Agriculture, which is a mixed income CSA, provides an affordable alternative to standard grocery shopping. We work to provide healthier food choices for West Harlem residents, where options are limited and many budgets are constrained.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are found throughout New York City. Through CSAs, people are able to purchase fresh vegetables and fruits directly from local farms; this eliminates the middle man and ensures that the money spent goes directly to the farmers, which helps to support our local economy. The West Harlem CSA differs from others in that our central aim is to foster a healthy and affordable food community where there aren’t many options available. By ensuring the availability of the freshest produce in West Harlem for people of all income levels, we are working to increase food security in the community, while providing universal access to healthy food. (Click here to find out how it works.)
We are organized in partnership with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger to bring fresh, local, affordable produce to all West Harlem residents, regardless of economic status..
Our farm partner is Windflower Farm, a small organic farm in Valley Falls, located in the Taconic hills between Saratoga Springs and the Vermont border. They are members of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) and Certified Naturally Grown (CNG).
Click here to view our 2012 CSA brochure.
To become a member, or for more information, you may contact us by email at WHarlemCSA@gmail.com or by phone at 212-825-0028