agriculture

2016 North Brooklyn CSA Roundup

via Lancaster Farm Share.
via Lancaster Farm Share.

It’s really easy to get all your veggies this spring and summer in North Brooklyn with the vast variety of CSAs. CSAs (which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and CSAs are also sometimes called farm shares) are a great way for people to have access to local, fresh vegetables, fruit, and other food directly from the farms. Participants purchase a “share” for a season—shares are based on items, delivery regularity, or size—paying in winter or spring for a box of locally delivered goods. By providing financial support to the farmer early on, you support the farmer no matter what the weather—and you get to be treated to the bounty of whatever the weather provides. Best of all, you don’t have to deal with worrying about oversleeping and missing the good stuff at the farmers’ market!

Because you generally don’t get to pick which kinds of vegetables and fruit, and you are often exposed to new kinds of fruit and vegetables, it’s a great chance to learn how to cook new veggies. Many of the CSAs also provide a website or Facebook group with recipes; be sure to inquire.

If you’re interested in signing up for a CSA, you should get a move on. Some have already closed for the season, and many are nearing capacity.

Happy eating! Continue reading

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50% OFF TIX TO WAKEFIELD’S ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE WITH VIRAJ PURI (GOTHAM GREENS)

Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri

Did you know there is a commercial hydroponic urban farm on a rooftop in Greenpoint? Have you tried their salads? They are wonderful!

Viraj Puri, the founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, kicks off Wakefield’s Electric Locomotive on Wednesday September 20, 2012 at 6:30pm with a talk about how this magical farm on top of an old bowling alley in North Brooklyn came to be.

Wakefield is an awesome and free daily email that connects you with the stories behind the startups, great jobs and new products.

The wonderful folks at Ovenly will provide treats for all.

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