Just Food Workshops on Starting a CSA in New York City

Interested in starting a CSA in your area? Just Food can help!

Since 1996, Just Food has helped over 100 CSAs get started across the five boroughs of New York City. Just Food works with farmers, city community members, and organizations to help them create strong vibrant CSAs.
Below are answers to some of the questions that people frequently ask when they are thinking about starting a new CSA in their community. For answers to additional questions, also check out our general FAQs in the CSA Resource Center.
Let Just Food know that you are interested in starting a CSA. Email paula@justfood.org, call 212-645-9880 x233.
JOIN US THIS FALL AT ONE OF OUR HOW TO START A CSA WORKSHOPS

(They are all the same so you only need to come to one of them)
*Tuesday September 21, 2010
6:00-7:30pm
Just Food Conference Room, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor
*Monday October 4, 2010
6:00-7:30pm
Just Food Conference Room, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor
*Saturday October 16, 2010
11:00-12:30
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, First Floor Conference Room
*Wednesday October 20, 2010
6:00-7:30pm
Just Food Conference Room, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor
All workshops of the workshopa are offered for free.
To RSVP or if you are interested in starting a CSA but are not able to attend one of the workshops please contact to Paula Lukats at 212-645-9880 x233 or paula@justfood.org.
*Check back for a list of neighborhoods where people have already shown interest in starting new CSA sites for 2011.  If your neighborhood is listed contact paula@justfood.org to be put in contact with others in that area who want to develop a new CSA.
Frequently Asked Question about Starting a CSA (for answers go to http://justfood.org/csa):
When is the best time to begin thinking about starting a CSA?
Am I responsible for finding a farmer for my CSA?
Can I start a CSA without other organizers helping me?
How many members will we need to have the first year?
How do I describe a CSA share to potential members?
Can we get products other than vegetables?
Do we have to pay for Just Food’s help in setting up our CSA?
How do I get started?

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