When you are a member of a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), it’s easier than ever to eat local. It’s healthy, supports the local economy, and reduces your carbon footprint. There are a few CSAs around Greenpoint, including this one from Lineage Farm in upstate New York. They offer pickups at the Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton Street) on Saturdays from June through November. And December may seem a little early to start thinking about next summer’s groceries, but for most CSAs the earlier you sign up, the cheaper it is. Lineage Farm is offering $20 off if you sign up by December 15th. Not to mention, early signups help keep the farms running.
Lineage Farm is located in the Hudson Valley, which is a little over 100 miles from Brooklyn. If you’re a current member, you’ve likely met Jon Ronsani who mans the CSA pickup every Saturday, sometimes with his dad Carmine. They’ve been making the trip to Greenpoint the last six seasons to deliver the CSA Shares.
Jen Ronsani, one of the Lineage farmers, says: “It is quite amazing to think that a small farm two and a half hours upstate can find its niche in Greenpoint. We would not be doing this if it were not for the support of the community, both of the CSA members and the Greenpoint Reformed Church, who has let us set up in their backyard for the past five seasons. We love growing food. The CSA allows us to do something we love and share it with people in different communities.” Continue reading →
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THURSDAY 5/15 ♦ Landscaping for Links: Closing the Generation Gap @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 1pm, FREE, An exhibition of oil paintings by senior citizens of the Diana Jones Center, RSVP # The Meat Hook Meat Book Release Party @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St), 6:30pm, $5, Tom Mylan, co-owner of The Meat Hook, will explain how this book came about and what it means to be a butcher, More info * Graywolf Poetry Tour @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, With authors Saskia Hamilton (Corridor), Nick Lantz (How to Dance as the Roof Caves In), and Mark Wunderlich (The Earth Avails), RSVP Continue reading →