On Saturday, April 26, 2014, members of the South Shore CSA and Mid Island CSA took part in Staten Island's 2014 St. George Day celebrating "Earth Day". Elizabeth Loscialo, Shannan O'Hara-Levi and Joan Baggs, nutrition counselors and CSA members, met with various Staten Islanders to provide information about the 2 new CSAs starting on Staten Island and to discuss a variety of health related topics to include Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and sugar content in everyday foods. They handed out informational flyers, served up some of their delicious recipes and inspired Staten Islanders to become more aware of simple ways to improve their health. 

Elizabeth Loscialo and Joan Baggs holding down the fort. 

Elizabeth Loscialo and Joan Baggs holding down the fort. 

There was a consistent stream of Staten Islanders visiting the CSA table asking great questions, wanting to learn more about GMOs and organic produce. Staten Islanders were also excited to hear about the growth of CSA throughout Staten Island!  

Shannan O'Hara-Levi discusses GMOs with Staten Islanders. 

Shannan O'Hara-Levi discusses GMOs with Staten Islanders. 

Interested in what these ladies have to say? Well, by joining the South Shore CSA or the Mid Island CSA, you get to experience demonstrations such as these at both pickup site locations throughout the season! 

So join a CSA! 

Registration is ongoing until June 12, 2014! 

www.southshorecsa.org

www.midislandcsa.org

 

 

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AuthorDan McCarthy