What is the Lansing Roots Summer CSA?
CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a direct partnership between the producer and consumer in the form of a weekly vegetable “subscription,” or agreement. Farmers receive funds from their “shareholders” upfront so that they can purchase the essential resources required to produce the food (seeds, tools, inputs) and then develop a detailed crop plan that is their roadmap for their shareholder’s weekly supply of food. The crops are then grown in accordance to the production plan and distributed on a weekly basis to the shareholders for the length and agreements of the CSA.
The Lansing Roots Summer CSA will extend from mid-June through early November and will have a total of 20 consecutive distributions which will take place on the same day every week. The shares will approximately feed a family of four or two ambitious vegetarians. Lansing Roots offers competitive pricing and significant value. For only $32.50 per week, one can fill the kitchen with produce of top quality. By purchasing up front, members receive a discount on produce as compared to purchasing at the farmers market.
For additional information or to put your name down for a share, please contact Jill Plesko, Lansing Roots Marketing Coordinator, at csa@greaterlansingfoodbank.
What is the Lansing Roots Summer Low-Income CSA?
The Lansing Roots Summer Low-Income CSA will extend from late-June through early November and will have a total of 20 consecutive distributions that will take place on Wednesdays each week. The shares will approximately feed a family of four or two ambitious vegetarians. To qualify for a low-income CSA share, your income must be at 150% or lower of the federal poverty level or currently enrolled in one or more of these programs: SSI, Medicaid, SNAP Bridge Card and/or Public Housing. Download the application here.
For additional information or to put your name down for a share, please contact Jill Plesko, Lansing Roots Marketing Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (517) 853-7812. Responses will happily be returned within the week.