Judi Desire

Judi founded on June 1, 2021, Bronx Park East Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) served as a pilot project that focuses on small-scale implementation of accessing farm fresh food from a local small farm in Bronx Park with an expansion arm in Central Harlem with tailored community outreach and engagement strategy dedicated to nutrition equity.

Following 2021's successful first season, the program expanded to Bronx Park East Farmers Market & CSA and Uptown Good Food (Farm Stand) in Central Harlem, New York.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10

Farming Status

Aspiring farmer: 1 year or less of farming experience

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Harlem and The Bronx are two vibrant communities with diverse needs and priorities, but both have some of the highest rates of poverty in the nation and have faced various health issues. Common health risks in these areas include obesity, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease, linked to poor access to healthy foods and a lack of physical activity. In addition, our farm's crops aim to increase knowledge and understanding of nutritious and healthy food options for women. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farmer training or workshop
  • Formal agricultural education

Judi is a graduate of the Farm School NYC Citywide Program and the GrowNYC Farmer Assistance Beginning Farmer Program. Judi's focus on urban food access and supporting minority agricultural communities and efforts to establish economically and environmentally sustainable farm businesses in the NYC region.

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (not certified)

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits

Primary livestock

  • No Livestock

Farm business plan or farm resume

I have a business plan

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access
  • Hand-power, shovels, rakes, broad forks, pitchforks, irrigation systems, wheelbarrows, and more to make your farm as efficient as possible.
  • A greenhouse
  • A place to keep them fresh and safe, purchase refrigeration for perishable products like produce, eggs, dairy, and meat.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Business Partnership

We strive to provide our customers with quality and nutritious fresh produce through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, farm stands, and wholesalers. We are committed to using sustainable practices to ensure the health of our land, environment, and community while providing a reliable source of fresh produce to our customers. Therefore, we are seeking options which align with our goal and shared by a land owner or business partner.

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