COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
Sprouts by the Patch is a farm stand and CSA, (Community Supported Agriculture), that serves the Bridgehampton community. To Bridgehampton families, a CSA membership at Sprouts by the Patch is offered at a subsidized cost. The Bridgehampton school district is home to 209 students in grades K-12. In 2014, the NY State Health Department gathered overweight and obesity data in every public school district in New York. Bridgehampton had an overweight and obesity percentage of 44.7%. To put this into some kind of perspective, neighboring towns of Sag Harbor and Southampton had percentages of 20.8% and 24.3%. These percentages are high, but they are not nearly as high as those of Bridgehampton. Sprouts by the Patch was created to serve the Bridgehampton community, and by giving families of the school district access to healthy, organic food at a relatively cheap cost, we are one step closer to solving the conundrum of obesity in Bridgehampton.