By now you know that we are a 100% vegan cafe. But did you know that we have a weekly CSA for fresh fruits and in-season veggies? Here, we answer everything you need to know about subscriptions.
WHO: Planted Cafe has teamed up with Lancaster Farms, a cooperative of over 100 farms located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that farms fresh, certified fruits, vegetables and other farm products.
WHAT: Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a produce subscription program wherein individuals and families can purchase a weekly share of the harvest.
HOW IT WORKS: CSA members pay for their shares when they register at the beginning of the season and receive weekly portions, or shares, for the duration of the season. The amount of produce you receive is based on which, and how many, shares you purchased at the beginning of the season. Included in this experience are the intrinsic risks and benefits of small-scale organic farming as affected by the weather of the particular season.
WHY: Are there really any other reasons than farm fresh produce delivered to us every week? Ok, well, here's another: unique to Lancaster CSA, compared to, say, a single, small farm CSA, is the variety of vegetable items they can offer members throughout the season thanks to their extensive base of farmers! Additionally, all thanks to their large farmer base, the risks mentioned and you may hear about elsewhere when considering a CSA membership, are much lower because of their large (100+!) farmer base. For example, if one farmer is experiencing tomato blight it is easier for them as a cooperative to manage this for your CSA by looking to a number of other farmers who may also be growing tomatoes.
WHEN: Pick up is every Monday, from 10am until 7pm.
WHERE: Planted Cafe, 333 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Learn more and sign up directly through Lancaster Farms by clicking here.