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Reducing the waste: Community Sustained Agriculture
Reducing the waste: Community Sustained Agriculture

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The average fruit or vegetable purchased in the U.S. travels 1,500 miles before arriving on your plate, causing more carbon emissions from fuel and leading to lots of wasted food.

But Grand Rapids offers local food alternatives, including nearby farm markets and the Creston Community Garden, where you can grow your own food.

Residents can also buy Community Sustained Agriculture (CSA) shares of New City Urban Farm, which grows all of its food on a two-acre field right in the neighborhood.   Each share holder is entitled to a portion of produce from the farm. This season, New City Urban Farm is employing and mentoring eight high school students, who help plant, weed, water and harvest. 

For more information, contact farm director Lance Kraai at lancek@newcityneighbors.org