I started the CSA in 2006 and, during that first year, I ran the entire project myself with only donated space, tables, and copies. In that first year, 30 families joined. This year, I recruited 4 of last years members to become “core members” to share the work of running the project. This year, 65 families have joined, and we hope it will grow each year. We raised a $1400.00 this year to pay a nutritionist to teach classes at several schools and public housing developments and for certain supplies (stamps, paint, etc.) With only volunteers, in-kind donations and small monetary donations, however, the Bed-Stuy CSA has provided produce and nutrition education for over 85 households and generated over $30,000 in income for a local farmer of color. I hope that an award of $500.00 would allow us to organize a farm trip for residents of Bed-Stuy and publish a “Guide to Healthy Eating in Bed-Stuy” to make available at the local health clinics, hospitals and food pantries so that we can increase our education and outreach to even more people. The Bed-Stuy CSA is now the only reliable source of fresh, pesticide-free produce in the neighborhood.