I am a huge fan of CSAs– especially Local Roots NYC. Joining a CSA is a great way to support small, regional farms. Local Roots is offering a winter season, which will feature vegetables from their farmer’s greenhouses; this means spinach, kale, and swiss chard in the winter season when the season usually only brings us root vegetables. SCORE. The shares may include everything from vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, grain and beans, juice, cheese, and bread, all based on your preferences and all from local farms that use healthy growing practices with pick-up right in the neighb.
One of my favorite parts of Local Roots is that it’s a little different than other CSAs. Their unique model is designed to offer greater convenience, product variety, value, and payment flexibility, and has been called the New Generation of CSA because of this. The winter season runs from December-February with members paying upfront for 12 weeks as opposed to the 24 weeks in other CSAs. Membership applications are due November 27, 2011 for locations in Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill. This is one of the few CSAs in New York City that will be providing fresh local vegetables – not frozen – during the winter season, so make sure to get your application in as early as possible! Information on products, farms, and how to sign up can be found here.