Saturday, March 6, 2010

Egg CSA, Want local eggs?

That's right bk farmyards is starting an Egg CSA this spring! We are very excited to provide a local healthy source of protein for our community. Additionally we will be having a variety of free workshops on raising chickens in the city during the season.

stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you become a member of bk farmyards Egg CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of the eggs from our chickens. Weekly from July to November, you will receive about a dozen fresh eggs.

Our chickens will be raised at the Imani Garden in Crown Heights. The chickens will be cage free, and can go in or outside as they please. Our chickens will be fed organic feed and a variety of food scraps, as well as all the grubs, worms and insects they find as they wander the garden.

Membership in the Egg CSA will cost $110, and can be paid upfront, in 2 payments or every two weeks if you would like to pay with Food Stamps. Membership preference for residents of N. Crown Heights and Bed Stuy.

What: Local Fresh Eggs!
When: 22 weeks, June 5th through October 30th
Cost: $110, with several payment options available, including EBT!
Why: Because fresh eggs taste better, and are better for you! (plus all of that stuff about building a local sustainable food system)

To sign up for the Egg CSA please fill out our membership application

for more information please email: EggCSA (@) bkfarmyards (dot) com

About the Imani Garden The Imani Garden is rooted in the adjacent Our Lady of Charity Church, whose committee of devoted environmental stewards began tending the site in 1982. In 2008, a group of local residents and permaculturists partnered with New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to restore the site. The garden now grows a wide variety of heirloom fruits and vegetables, and has spaces for the community to use and enjoy. In addition, students from nearby P.S. 140 volunteer their time to help maintain the space, while they learn gardening and landscaping techniques that range from weeding to bulb planting.