The CSA concept embraces the idea of eating with the seasons. Eating seasonal, local produce helps you enjoy the full nourishment of food. FACSAP growers deliver a wide variety of vegetables and some fruit—many of which are heirloom varieties that are grown for flavor and nutrition (rather than long distance hauling). Here are the seasonal items you can expect to see this year:
…plus occasional surprise items!
Share size and types of produce vary from week to week during the season. This is the freshest produce you’ll find, usually harvested & delivered on the same day! You’ll receive an email update detailing what to expect in your produce bag each week. Here are examples of what you can expect:
mixed salad greens, scallions, radishes, kale, turnips, bok choi, carrots, Shiitake mushrooms,
leeks, Swiss chard, butterhead lettuce
green beans, bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, potatoes, eggplant, beets, cucumbers,
a variety of heirloom tomatoes, handmade soap
butternut squash, acorn squash, fingerling potatoes, green beans, bell peppers, lettuce,
spinach, scallions, radishes, honey, apple juice, pie pumpkin
Access a notebook of over 100 tip sheets with advice on how to store, prep, and cook various produce items courtesy of JustFood.org, the organization that helps set up CSAs in NYC.
The Just Food’s Veggie Tip Sheets are available in their entirety in your web browser!