HONEYSUCKLE + ACRE CSA

Coming to Philadelphia in Spring 2023

WHAT IS A CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between individuals and families and the local farmers who grow their food. Members pay for shares in advance, helping to provide much-needed revenue early in the season. In exchange, they get a share of the harvest.


The Bartee family and the Levins on the historic Alliance farmland. Photo by Tim Tai, Staff Photographer for Philadelphia Inquirer

Cybille St. Aude-Tate and Omar Tate

THE HISTORY

Founded by Malya and William Levin, Alliance Community Reboot (ACRe) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization rebuilding Jewish agriculture based community in Alliance, South New Jersey, the site of the first Jewish farm in America established by a group of Russian Jewish immigrant families in 1882.

In 2021, ACRe partnered with their neighbors the Bartee family to form the first Black-Jewish CSA serving the South Jersey community.

In 2022 Chefs Omar Tate and Cybille St. Aude-Tate launched Honeysuckle Provisions, an Afrocentric café and grocery store sourced from Black farmers.

THE PLAN

ACRe is teaming up with Honeysuckle Provisions to offer weekly boxes of fresh produce and whole foods to their CSA members in the Philadelphia area, including vegetables grown by the Bartee family on the historic Alliance fields.

Farmer Joe Bartee and Chef Omar Tate

SCHEDULE

CSA shares will be offered for 20 weeks beginning May through September 2023. We encourage volunteer community members to arrange to pick up all the shares for their community at Honeysuckle Provisions in Philadelphia by regular weekly appointment.

Members will be invited to online and in-person events at Honeysuckle and the ACRe Farm for programming with the organization founders.


PRICING

Participating communities may purchase produce-only boxes for $40 per member per week ($800/share); and vegetarian boxes (not hechshered) containing locally sourced whole foods—cheese, milk, bread, pre-seasoned vegetables—for $79 per member per week ($1,580/share). Members can also order menu items à la carte. Communities may choose to have their boxes delivered to their community center for an additional charge of $7 per mile.

We would like to sign up at least 10 members per community to make this work.

A portion of CSA proceeds will support Alliance Community Reboot and their work with the Bartee family on the historic Jewish Alliance farmland of South New Jersey.

CONTACT

To learn more about the program please contact Alliance Community Reboot at acreboot@gmail.com

To sign up for the CSA and place orders, please contact csa@honeysuckleprovisions.com or call (215) 307-3316.

Pickup will be at:
Honeysuckle Provisions
310 S 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

The Honeysuckle + ACRe CSA project is made possible with support from EJF Philanthropies.