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Flushing set to receive organic produce supplier

A group in Flushing is bringing fresh veggies from nearby farms to the neighborhood.
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Flushing foodies and locavores rejoice: The neighborhood is getting its own Community Supported Agriculture group.

Members will receive produce grown by mostly organic farmers within a 100 mile radius of the borough. The veggies will arrive at a central pickup location weekly during the harvest season, which generally runs from June to November. Each batch will be enough to feed a family of four.

The annual cost is $523 and covers 26 weeks of vegetables, or about $20 a week. Founders of the group said members would be helping the local economy while exercising an option outside of nationwide food growers and manufacturers.

Any interested parties can send an e-mail to or call 646-801-4021.

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