Meet your CSA hosts: Troy and Susan

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Name: Susan Gargiulo & Troy Hagenbart

What is your role in the Prospect Park CSA? Founders/owners of Fountain Studios [our CSA pickup site] as well as Afternoon Delivery Site Coordinators

Why did you decide to become involved with the CSA? Timing is everything!  We had simply hoped to join the Prospect Heights CSA two summers ago but unfortunately membership was full. We were told to check back as they were looking for a location to open a new CSA in the neighborhood… As luck would have it we had the space and really wanted that CSA share!

What do you do when you’re not volunteering with Prospect Park CSA? Outside of running Fountain we are both artists with various day jobs.  Troy is a sculptor moving towards sound and video art.  He also does freelance art handling and construction  work at a number of Chelsea Galleries and the Guggenheim Museum.  Susan is an artist/designer focused mainly on her jewelry line, missmock.com. On week days she is the bookkeeper for a handful of local Bars and Restaurants.

What’s your favorite place in our neighborhood? Prospect Park.

What’s your favorite dish to make with CSA produce? Black Bean & Beet Burgers are our favorite go to recipe.  They’re a great way to use up leftover cooking greens and root vegetables. 

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