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September 30, 2016

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Sign Up for Farm Produce

By Lisa M. Collins

Heirloom Radishes
Photo Courtesy of Local Roots NYC

Local Roots NYC has launched an enhanced community supported agriculture (CSA) program to provide the bounty of several of New York’s local farms for pick up at a single location.

The shares may include everything from seasonal vegetables, fruits, duck, beef, eggs, grain and beans, and bread, all based on your preferences and all from regional farms that use healthy growing practices. The CSA’s unique model is designed to offer greater convenience, product variety, value, and payment flexibility.

The summer season ends in August, with members paying upfront for 12 weeks as opposed to the 24 weeks in other CSAs. A fall season follows. Pickups are in Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill. Information on products, farms,
and how to sign up can be found at www.localrootsnyc.org

About Local Roots NYC
Local Roots NYC is a new organization dedicated to connecting New York City with local farmers and their food through CSA programs. Local Roots NYC provides educational material, recipes, and other tips to make cooking at home easier. More
information can be found at http://www.localrootsnyc.org/.

About CSA
CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, allows city residents to have access to fresh produce grown by a regional farmer. CSA members purchase a “share” of produce from a local farm before the harvest season. Shares of produce are
brought to the same site for members to pick up each week. By joining a CSA, members learn what foods are in season in the North East, support small, local farmers, discover new varieties of produce, try out new recipes, eat healthier, and
reconnect with their food.
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For more information contact
Wen-Jay Ying
Program Director
347.766.8702
localrootsnyc@gmail.com
http://www.localrootsnyc.org

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