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The high market prices of fresh produce, the relative scarcity of stores that sell it in low-income neighborhoods, the soaring obesity rates that result, and obesity’s harmful health consequences are the powerful motivating forces that drive the Farm Fresh initiative. Why should some families be forced to compromise their health and eat unwholesome foods simply because it is the only affordable option? The Farm Fresh Initiative, a city-wide program model, addresses this question by providing families with choices while connecting small local farms to low and middle income New Yorkers in traditionally under-served communities. The centerpiece of this citywide program is a unique mixed income Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model that makes healthy, organic, fresh vegetables accessible to community members of all income levels by offering a variety of personalized payment options, including the ability to purchase vegetable shares using SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits.
To learn more about our CSAs visit their websites below:
We also serve as the SNAP (Supplemntal Nutrition Assistance Program) provider for Flatbush Farm Share
For more information about our Farm Fresh Initiative programs, please contact Carrette Perkins at 212-825-0028 x217 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.