The Prospect Heights CSA has been working with Windflower Farm, a 38-acre organic farm in Washington County, since 2006. Once a year, farmers Ted and Jan Blomgren invite their CSA members from around the city to come visit the farm and see where and how their vegetables are grown.
Although this year’s trip was postponed because of Hurricane Irene, a group of 60 CSA members camped out at Windflower last weekend, including several from Prospect Heights. Farmer Ted gave a tour of the farm, explaining the challenges of farming and how the farm is growing and changing with each year. Members of all ages sat down together for a potluck dinner, then roasted marshmallows over a bonfire. Several members of the farm's staff were there, and members got to ask questions about what working on a farm is all about.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members pay for a “share” in a farm’s season in the spring and then get weekly deliveries of local, organic vegetables from June through early November. Windflower Farm serves CSAs across the city, including Park Slope, West Harlem, Stanton Street, and Washington Heights. The Prospect Heights CSA picks up their shares at P.S. 9, and their sister CSA, the , picks up at Fountain Studios on Grand St.
If you’re interested in joining one of the neighborhood’s CSAs next season, get more information from the websites for the Prospect Heights CSA and the Prospect Park CSA.