What is Staten Island Community Supported Agriculture?

Staten Island Community Supported Agriculture (SICSA) is a group of Staten Islanders who buy shares in a farmer's organic vegetable and fruit crop for the growing season. We support Circle Brook Farm and John Krueger, the farmer, and share the risks and benefits of food production with him.

Members receive organic produce every week for 24 weeks. Our distribution location is the parking lot of Christ Church New Brighton (on Fillmore St.). A few memberships are available for people who use SNAP (food stamps).

Members share in the risks of farming, including poor harvests due to unfavorable weather or pests. However, one benefit of the program is that farmers can continue to make a living on their land and pass their farms to their children rather than be forced to sell to developers to pay for retirement. CSAs, therefore, help maintain open land near metropolitan areas. They also reduce members' reliance on vegetables and fruit trucked across the U.S. and from other countries.

To join the Staten Island CSA (North Shore), go to Join. To join the Mid-Island/South Shore CSA, which uses the same farmer, go to Great Kills CSA.