East New York Farms

The mission of the East New York Farms Project is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development. East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents. What We Do: Farmers' Market: Our two community-run farmers markets make fresh food available and affordable, while building our local economy and creating places for neighbors for meet and greet Urban Agriculture: We grow food for our community and provide support to help others do the same. We manage two urban farms (the UCC Youth Farm and Hands and Heart Garden) and work with an ever-growing network of over fifty gardeners representing over a dozen community and backyard gardens throughout East New York. Youth Internship: Over 20 young people participate in our Internship Program every year. In this intensive 9-month program, young people engage in hands-on learning around environment, health, community development, leadership and social justice. Community Support Agriculture (CSA): Through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) we create a direct buying relationship between consumers and regional farmers. Customers buy a share in the farm and receive weekly packages of fresh produce at discounted prices. Members pick up their vegetable shares at our market each Saturday from June through November. In return W. Rogowski Farm offers an entire season of fresh organic vegetables at reduced prices. Shares are available at even deeper discounts for individuals and families with limited incomes. Members with intern from the East New York Farms! Youth Program run the CSA. Do you want fresh, organic vegetables at discount prices? To learn more or join the East New York CSA call 718-649-7979 ext 29
 

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  • ENY Buying Club Info Session is tomorrow – Saturday @ 3:30 at United Community Centers, 613 New Lots Ave corner of Schenck Ave. Meetings purpose is to share information about the upcoming club and get community members onboard to help organize and develop the club! Hope to see you there!

  • Just another reminder… this coming Saturday at 3:30PM we will be hosting a meeting for the future ENY Buying Club, those who are interested in helping to develop, organize or participate in the club or to learn more information, please join us at United Community Centers 613 New Lots Ave, Brooklyn, NY at 3:30 PM! Refreshments will be served.

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  • For youth ages 10-21, make your voice heard!
    http://www.nyclu.org/contest

  • Pollos del Pueblo! Help us transform a city-owned vacant lot into a revolutionary hub of organic egg production! Donate today! Click the link for details. https://www.ioby.org/project/pollos-del-pueblo-0

  • ESTIFY at the Parks Dept. Budget Hearing tomorrow! Tomorrow at 10 am at 253 Broadway we have the opportunity to testify that GreenThumb rocks and should get City funding – the program is currently entirely federally (under)funded and needs support. Go! Speak!