Tag Archives: CSA

Whitney Miller-Caporaso, above, and her husband Christopher Caporaso are applying for two special permits to have a farm stand on their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) on Straitsville Road. The Planning and Zoning Commission issued a cease-and-desist order issued by for the couple to stop selling produce from their CSA last year, a decision upheld by the Zoning Board of Appeals. The couple is appealing the ZBA’s decision in court. -FILE PHOTO
Important

Traffic concerns aired over proposed farm stand site

PROSPECT — Traffic coming out of a proposed parking lot on Straitsville Road near Porter Hill Road would be dangerous, according to opponents of a proposed farm stand in Prospect….

Prospect resident Pat Vilardo addresses the Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night during a hearing for two special permits for a farm stand on Straitsville Road. LARAINE WESCHLER
Important

Proposed farm stand in Prospect center of debate

PROSPECT — Neighbors opposed to a farm stand on Straitsville Road told the Planning and Zoning Commission they would not be satisfied with any compromise that would allow customers to…

Whitney Caporaso, who owns a community supported agriculture at the corner Straitsville and Porter Hill roads in Prospect with her husband Chris, speaks during a public hearing for two special permits Nov. 7. LARAINE WESCHLER
Important

Special permits for CSA draws concerns from neighbors

PROSPECT — Neighbors rallied against an application for a farm stand on Straitsville Road, citing concerns including traffic and property values. Whitney Caporaso pleaded her case for two special permit…

Whitney Miller-Caporaso poses on her farm on Straitsville Road. Miller-Caporaso and her husband, Christopher Caporaso, filed an appeal of the Prospect Zoning Board of Appeals' decision not to allow members of their community supported agriculture to pick up crops at the farm. - FILE PHOTO
Important

Prospect CSA owners appeal board’s ruling

PROSPECT — The owners of a farm on Straitsville Road have filed an appeal against the Zoning Board of Appeals following its decision last month not to lift a cease-and-desist…

Attorney Kenneth Slater, Jr. of Hallora & Sage LLP, representing the Caporasos, argued that community supported agriculture is not a retail sale during a hearing at Prospect Town Hall Tuesday night.
Important

Prospect ZBA denies CSA owners’ appeal

PROSPECT — The owners of a small farm on Straitsville Road cannot allow shareholders to pick up produce on their property, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) ruled Tuesday night….

Whitney Miller-Caporaso, above, and her husband Christopher Caporaso are appealing a cease-and-desist order issued by the Planning and Zoning Commission for the couple to stop selling produce from their community supported agriculture farm on corner of Straitsville Road and Porter Hill Road. LARAINE WESCHLER
Important

Prospect farmers appealing zoning order

PROSPECT — The owners of a small community farm are pleading their case to continue to allow shareholders to pick up crops on their property. Whitney Miller-Caporaso and her husband,…

Whitney Miller-Caporaso gathers some summer squash for a shareholder on her and her husband Chris's farm on Straitsville Road in Prospect Aug. 19. The couple is operating their farm as a CSA, or community-supported agriculture. The town believes that it is a retail operation which is not permitted on their property and has issued a cease-and-desist order on the operation. - RA ARCHIVE

Commission issues cease and desist on couple’s CSA

PROSPECT — A married couple’s venture to operate community-supported agriculture at their farm has been put into jeopardy. Whitney Miller-Caporaso and her husband Christopher Caporaso, who live at 176 Straitsville…