With the Youth Farm’s CSA, vegetable shares cost $515 with members receiving six to twelve vegetables and herbs every week for 20 weeks.
Facing increased competition from delivery startups, CSAs unite to define and defend their direct farm-to-consumer approach.
The Farm Beyond will offer farmshare pick-up sites in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens, Bushwick, Bed-Stuy and Red Hook.
This year, in addition to the veggies, fruits and eggs we always get in our CSA, we signed up for a biweekly tub of Ronnybrook butter and a monthly share of “meat” from Mint Creek Farm. I put it in quotes to emphasize how little I knew about the carnivorous delights that awaited me.
If you haven’t signed up for a CSA yet, you should consider joining one of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger’s sites, which make healthy, organic, fresh vegetables particularly affordable and accessible to community members of all income levels.
Hungry? Our events calendar has loads of Edible events around the city, like the 2013 Just Food Conference featuring over a 100 workshops on national farm and food issues, CSA trends, cooking and food preservation techniques, and ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally grown food. Here’s what’s happening this week.