Last year, Katchkie CSA delivered 130,000 pounds of vegetables to both offices and their community pickup locations.
Christopher hand-nets sockeye in Bristol Bay each summer, selling the spectacular catch to top chefs. For the next three days, you can buy it too.
Just because the weather’s getting colder doesn’t mean you need to say goodbye to your CSA. From December to April, Winter Sun Farms, located in New Paltz, will offer the benefits of fall produce through a winter CSA program.
Meanwhile, Citymeals-on-Wheels, the nonprofit that provides hot weekend meals to the homebound elderly, has teamed up with GrowNYC to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables.
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.
Eating local in New York 12 months a year used to be challenge. It took planning and hard work–canning, drying and making jam, or else you’d end up eating stored root vegetables all winter. But now, thanks to pioneering upstate farmers, we city dwellers can eat Hudson Valley produce–without suffering one bit!–all winter long. The trick? Winter CSAs of frozen local produce.
For 15 years The Lower Eastside Girls Club on 56 E. First Street has served as a place where inner city chicks between the ages of 8 and 23 can go to improve their bodies and minds and work on their resumes, through yoga, photography, filmmaking, museum trips, book clubs or working for the Club’s bakery and CSA program.
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