The mission (unofficial wording here) of Garfield Farm is to get healthy, organically grown vegetables into the hands of people who live in the Garfield neighborhood. We’ve been successful at that to some degree over the past two years, but we can do much better as our growing capacity increases. Last fall Kelly had the idea of doing a small CSA to more effectively impact the people we are trying to serve. A CSA model of farming usually looks something like this. Farm has people buy shares for a season’s worth of vegetables. People come to the farm to pick up their veggies weekly. People support the farm by buying all their vegetables from that farm and by volunteering at the farm. Pittsburgh already has some great CSA farms. We will be different. We will be focusing half of our shares on lower income families in the Garfield Neighborhood and half of our shares on middle income families from Garfield and surrounding neighborhoods. The lower income families will have opportunity to buy in at 25 – 50 percent of the market cost, others will support the farm by paying a full market value for their veggies. We’re really excited about this opportunity to get lots of veggies to some of the people who need them most in our neighborhood.
If you would like to support us and get some awesome produce all summer and fall, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have very limited space for those who want to support us by paying full price, so respond early. Your spot will be reserved with your first months payment. Email for details.