It is unfortunate news that the CSA will most likely have to fold this season. Due to the difficulties we’ve had securing an adequate number of volunteers to cover distribution shifts over the past two seasons, and other reasons related to our host site, we need to move to a new location for storage and distribution. This has been quite a struggle, and we are currently left without a site for distribution.
At the same time, most core members are not available to continue serving the CSA in the capacity they have been for the past few seasons. Core membership is an intense time commitment, and we were lucky enough to have quite a few core members with flexible work schedules in the past. Due to new work and life situations, seven out of eight core members have to step down. Many of these core members had their situations change very recently, so this is relatively new news.
If you are interested in taking over the CSA, you can keep it alive - please email email@example.com. This would include securing a new storage and distribution site, outreach and recruiting membership, organizing a volunteer system, managing all accounting and banking, etc. This will be a fairly intense time commitment, especially given the short timeline.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know by March 30th, 2012. We’ll need to make a decision before the end of the month so that we can
notify our farmers of what our next steps will be ASAP.
With heavy hearts,
Fort Greene CSA Core Group
Meredith, Annmarie, Amy, Maura, Kat, Jennie, Emily