Meet your CSA Core Group: Laura

Name:  Laura Scheck

What is your role in the Prospect Park CSA?  Do anything that needs to be done? I managed work shifts for the first three years and now I do whatever is needed to make sure the CSA runs smoothly, like coordinating the core group, managing our materials, members lists and distribution protocols. I’ll also be organizing events this year!

Why did you decide to become involved with the CSA?  I had been a member of other CSAs and was really excited for a new CSA to start up in our neighborhood. I believe in supporting local NY state farmers and in delicious produce. Getting involved with starting Prospect Park CSA was a great way to both make sure I got my own access to a vegetable and fruit share and to make this possible for others in our neighborhood. It has also turned into a great way for me to educate friends and family about CSAs and the importance of eating locally.

What do you do when you’re not volunteering with Prospect Park CSA? I am the Director of School Support for The After School Corporation (TASC), a non-profit organization that works to expand the traditional school day and year to provide more time for exciting and targeted learning opportunities for all students. The most popular programs in our schools include cooking and gardening! My best times are spent with my husband, Gabe and our very active toddler, Emory. I also love cooking, eating, wine, running, traveling, golf, and yoga.

What’s your favorite place in our neighborhood?  This is a tough one. I LOVE Prospect Heights and there are so many great options, but I think I might have to say Prospect Park…but Blue Marble is a close second.

What’s your favorite dish to make with CSA produce?  I really like transforming ingredients, especially the ones we have in massive quantities, so I make breads and other baked goods quite a bit. I also like convincing myself that these are healthy treats because they contain vegetables and fruit. Some of my favorites include carrot bread, zucchini bread, and apple cake.



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