So what is a farm share, and what are the benefits? Those involved with a farm shares automatically sets up a relationship with a local farmer by purchasing a share of future crops for the upcoming seasons. As fruit and vegetables ripen for the season, shareholders will get a portion of the the crop that is 100% organic and local grown. Most of the produce in the supermarkets are shipped from destinations as far away as China, so purchasing local grown goods reduces the carbon footprint involved and helps support farmers in the area to keep doing what they do best.
There are subsidized farm shares in addition to the standard cost which is part of the Food Pantry For West Harlem establishment on 252 West 116th Street (right around the corner from FDB). Regular price membership fees are $525 for year. Get more information at the Harlem Community Farm Share website: LINK. Photo by Ulysses