Local Roots NYC announces Pop-Up Thanksgiving CSA
Making Your Thanksgiving ‘Local’
Local Roots NYC will be offering a Pop-Up Thanksgiving CSA with pick up on Tuesday, November 26 at several CSA drop-off locations, including 61 Local (Boerum Hill), Brooklyn Farmacy (Carroll Gardens), Harefield Road (East Williamsburg), and The Pencil Factory (Greenpoint).
Members can opt for a home-delivery at an added cost, anywhere in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, on either Saturday November 23 or Sunday November 24.
The Pop-Up CSA offers local and sustainable Thanksgiving options including fresh, whole turkey, smoked maple bourbon ham, ready-made veggie loaf, vegetables, fruit, farm-pressed cider, artisanal caramel popcorn, hand-made pies, artisanal cheese, bread, and hot honey.
All vegetable shares will come with a Pop-Up Thanksgiving tote bag and Local Roots NYC recipe cards.
CSA members and non-members are welcome to sign up via the Local Roots NYC website, now til November 1st.
Winter CSA season featuring fresh greens from the farm’s hoop house will begin in December. Order separately from Pop Up Thanksgiving CSA.
WHY: Celebrate Thanksgiving with local produce and artisanal goods distributed by Local Roots NYC, a vibrant CSA that brings together community members and food initiatives in New York City and it’s surrounding food-shed.
WHO: Local Roots NYC, recent winner of NYC Small Business Solutions and Mayor Bloomberg’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, strengthens the city’s connection with local food by creating a culture of community, accessibility, and innovation. Through its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, Local Roots NYC provides over 400 NYC residents with sustainably grown food from local farms and specialty items from small Brooklyn producers. Unlike other CSAs, the Local Roots CSA offers members 12-week programs in three seasons, summer, fall, and winter as opposed to the traditional 24 weeks, and partners with local farmers to offer more diverse food options such as vegetable, fruit, meat, cheese, egg, milk, bread, pasta, and an artisanal Brooklyn share. Local Roots NYC supplements their CSAs with locally sourced cooking classes, supper clubs, and community-driven events.
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 begins. Shares of produce are brought to the same neighborhood site for members to pick up each week.