Meet your CSA Core Group: Julee


Name: JuLee Colner

What is your role in the Prospect Park CSA? I’m in charge of community outreach, which gives me the incredible privilege of interacting with many people and institutions that help make our neighborhood great.

Why did you decide to become involved with the CSA? After being a member for a few years, I decided I wanted to be even more involved. The CSA has been a big part of my life and I didn’t want to take it for granted. It is a great way to make a positive impact in our community.

What do you do when you’re not volunteering with Prospect Park CSA? I work for ICAP at Columbia University, a global health nonprofit. I also volunteer with the CHEF program through the New York Junior League. Cooking and Health Education for Families (CHEF) seeks to empower families to make life-long, healthy choices through nutrition and exercise workshops that emphasize planning, collaboration, and fun. You can also find me walking my cairn terrier, Hemingway or running in Prospect Park with my husband.

What’s your favorite place in our neighborhood?  I love so many places in the neighborhood – Bearded Lady, St. Catherine, Stocked, Mermaid’s Garden…but Prospect Park is hard to beat.

What’s your favorite dish to make with CSA produce? I love experimenting with new vegetables and making new dishes. Last year, I made beet ravioli, butternut squash pancetta pasta, tomato pie, and countless delicious salads from the veggie loot.