The Prince George - Norwich Meadows Farm CSA is a New York City Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that brings fresh, organic, affordable produce to our members while supporting local, sustainable farming practices in New York State. Check out our Facebook to get updates, read our newsletter and get some delicious recipes!
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture Programs are mutually beneficial partnerships between local farms and community members. Members join the summer CSA season during the winter and spring months. They pay in advance to provide Norwich Meadows Farm with a stable financial base that allows them to buy seeds and hire labor without having to take out high interest loans.
When the harvest season begins in June, Norwich Meadows Farms delivers weekly shares of their harvest to Common Ground’s Prince George building that members then pick-up through mid November. CSA membership is income-based - higher income individuals subsidize the price of lower income members, allowing all people access to high-quality organic produce.
The Prince George & Norwich Meadows Farm: A Likely Partnership
The Prince George Hotel is a 416-unit supportive housing development that houses low-income working people and previously homeless single adults, including those with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and the elderly. Renovated and opened by Common Ground in the fall of 1999, The Prince George was originally built in 1904 as a luxury hotel, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Housing the CSA within one of our very own low-income supportive housing buildings brings the fresh produce right to the front door of our tenants, increases community access to organic produce, and educates the public about the mission of Common Ground.