YUM is launching its first residential CSA (community supported agriculture) model across the East Bay in California. Founding members have reached out to Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California to seek kosher certification of all growing, production, and distribution aspects of the CSA.
CSA members can not only buy into the CSA to receive locally grown produce, but they can contribute yard space to the communal garden when available. When it finds enough founding members, YUM will hire a farmer who will provide gardening services including construction and maintenance of backyard gardens, with landscape and garden services as part of the package. Produce from members' residential garden plots will be planned and counted into the collective urban farm production.
The YUM CSA will help its community maintain a fresh supply of produce for its members. This helps to increase awareness of healthy food habits as well as strengthen the bonds within the community. Local farming is one central component to the broad collective network of the organization's members who are striving to improve the quality of Jewish life and good health among our neighborhoods.
YUM CSA is proud to be a member of Hazon CSA, a network of 70 Jewish CSA's in the US, Canada, and Israel. Join us today as we spread the message of strength through community. From door to door!