The core team of the Central Park West CSA is excited to see our efforts since the end of our last season coming to fruition. Our season will begin on Tuesday June 7. We look forward to seeing you and sharing in the plentiful fresh locally grown produce we have been enjoying for more than 6 years.
We decided to look for a new distribution site for this season and, though it wasn’t easy, we accomplished this. This season we will be distributing the very fresh, pesticide free, local produce that we have been receiving for more than 6 years from Angel Family Farm in front of Book Culture on Columbus between W. 81st and W. 82nd Streets. We are grateful to Mother Carla Roland and her wonderful staff at the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy on W. 84th St. for their support since our CSA began. When they renovated their space, we lost some necessary storage space and had to venture out to find another location.
Our new location promises to be the start of a great partnership between 2 small local organizations that benefit the Upper West Side. Many of us are tired of big box stores and banks everywhere replacing the charming shops that used to thrive in our neighborhood and give it its unique character. We are confident that the Central Park West CSA will bring more much deserved attention to Book Culture while the team at Book Culture generously shares their lovely space with our CSA.
There are only 4 weeks before our season begins and, in order to become a member, you need to sign up by May 23. That’s only 2 weeks from now!
As many of you know, our CSA is run totally by volunteers, so volunteering is a requirement of membership. You will soon receive a link to a volunteer sign up sheet and we’ll need you to put your name into the boxes of dates and times when you are able to serve as volunteers.
For now, we’re just celebrating getting to this point and reminding those of you who tend to wait until the last minute that the last minute is about to arrive.
Susan S. in behalf of the Core Team of the CPW CSA
(Alix K., Susan Z. and Gela K.)