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The 3rd Annual Long Island CSA Fair
March 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come support local agriculture at the Long Island CSA Fair! (Community Supported Agriculture) The CSA Fair will be hosted outdoors, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Farm, 104 Second Ave., Brentwood, Long Island from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 26th (in the parking lot behind Building #4 – rain date March 27). The fair is free and open to all who are interested. You can come for a few minutes, or stay for the whole time! Food trucks and a knife sharpening service will be available. Live music, too!
The time to sign up for a share in a Community Supported Agricultural program is now! To help consumers compare the different CSA programs, iEat Green, NOFA-NY, Slow Food North Shore, The Sisters of St. Joseph, and Deep Roots Farmers Market are bringing all of the farmers together to meet with potential customers and to make connections.
This will be a great opportunity to meet the farmers, and to learn more about each individual CSA program, allowing the consumer to choose the perfect program that suits their family’s needs. Some programs offer just produce, while others have “add on” options like fruit, flowers, cheese, bread, eggs, meat and fish. Community Supported Agriculture supports local farmers by purchasing a weekly share of the harvest and paying up front, giving the farmer the financial support at the beginning of the season when they need it. Some programs offer payment plans so you do not need to pay all up front. Either way, CSA’s are one of the best ways to get fresh organic produce at reasonable and fair prices! We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables, and supporting local, sustainable agriculture, is great for your health and that of our plant.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Bhavani Jaroff at Bhavani@iEatGreen.com or call 516-238-3616.