Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Fresh Fruit and Veggies!

If you have time to cook and don't work a killer job, Community Supported Agriculture is a neat way to get fresh fruits and vegetables in New York.

The way it works is that a CSA farmer sells shares in his or her upcoming harvest during the winter and spring. Then, from June through November, the farmer delivers the week's share to a central neighborhood location. Each share usually includes 7 to 10 types of veggies... and over the course of a season, members get at least 40 different types, changing with the seasons.

In the East Village, there's one at the 6th St Community Center, 638 E 6th St (seems kind of far huh?) 212-677-1863.

I couldn't find any information on pricing on the website... does anyone out there have any idea how much this costs?

The fear with signing up for something like this is what if you run out of time and aren't able to cook? Leaving a box of rotting vegetables in my kitchen doesn't sound that appealing... And what if you're pickier than you think?