We are huge advocates on eating local, and even though it is freezing out there you can still enjoy local vegetables, fruits and meets by joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Here in NYC, this includes access to numerous local farmers where you pay a membership fee for a "share." This allows you to receive a local vegetables every week or every other week, which is an incredible way to always eat local, support farmers and the environment as well as focus on healthy eating. Here are a few of our favorite CSA's in NYC.
1. Just Food: Through this CSA, Just Food works with urban community members in various parts of NYC. This has allowed them to start over 100 CSA sites in NYC as well as focus on other food-related projects such as food education, advocacy, and farm education.
2. West Village CSA: This is a great CSA to get fresh and organic produce from a local farm. This currently includes garlic, potatoes, carrots and more - which is perfect for all of those winter comfort dishes.
3. Local Roots: Through this CSA, you can get a variety of vegetables, fish, meats and even pasta. The cool thing about this CSA is that you can order the food online where you can see pictures of the farmers and producers from which you are ordering from. They also offer a super convenient way for you to get you food by picking it up a nearby local location or it can also be delivered to your home.
Another option is to visit your local Greenmarket Farmers Markets where you can shop locally. Located throughout NYC, some Greenmarket Farms offer a way to recycle your textiles, batteries, compost and more!
What CSA do you use in NYC?