Group Makes Organic Produce Affordable for Uptown Residents
By Leslie Albrecht
UPPER WEST SIDE — Buying organic produce can take a big bite out of your wallet, but one Upper West Side food group is providing farm fresh vegetables on the cheap.
The West Harlem Community Supported Agriculture Group, whose members pay for weekly deliveries of organic vegetables from Windflower Farm in Valley Falls, N.Y., is taking food stamps and subsidizing memberships for low-income families.
By working with the Hunger Action Network of New York State and the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, the West Harlem CSA sets aside 40 percent of its memberships for people who can’t afford the full $495 fee for a weekly produce delivery from June to November.