Serving the area since the year 2000, Chelsea CSA believes that low-income households should be able to access farm-fresh produce as easily as the Starbucks-sipping classes do. As a result, they offer a three-tiered membership plan: low-income folks pay $405 for a 24-week vegetable share (and can pay with food stamps, too); middle-class folks pay $555 for their weekly June through November boxes of vegetables; and those with a little extra to give can pay $615 for the same, in order to sponsor the subsidized plan. No matter what you pay, each vegetable share provides enough veggies for a family of two or three for a week; there are also fruit shares available for $205 to $295, an organic mushroom share for $120 and an organic fair-trade coffee share for $126.
Volunteer Service Required: Yes (four hours/year)
Pick-Up or Delivery: Pick-up
Pick-Up Location and Hours: The Elliott Center, 441 W 26th St, Tuesdays 4-7pm
Organic: Vegetables yes, fruit no