The Herbivore's Dilemma

Y'all know I go in for local, organic produce.

We'll here's another way to reduce your carbon footprint, eat really well, and support your local economy. And who wouldn't want to accomplish all of that with a click of the mouse?

For New Yorkers and Connecticuters (is that even a word?), there's myfarmshare.com.

Run by a family in Westchester who love the farm-to-table concept of community supported agriculture, myfarmshare.com has figured out how to deliver: by tag-teaming with milkmen commuting to the city, thereby eliminating the need for extra trucks.

From June through November, boxes of veggies (eggplant, lettuce, cucumbers, fingerling potatoes, etc.) and fruit (cherries, peaches, plums, etc.) will be dropped at doorman buildings (sorry tenement dwellers, early a.m. delivery means you’ve got to work it out with a security guy near you). Sign up ASAP to secure space and help get capital to the farmers up front.

Not to mention the freshest veggies on the block.

Out of delivery range? Check out what's local to your neck of the woods at localharvest.org, where you can look up similar community supported agriculture options (that's CSA, for those in the know) by zip code or state.

You'll be happier, healthier and greener for the effort.


Tania said...

Good options! I used to get a box of organic veggies delivered years ago and we never got around to eating alot of the stuff in time. This is a great option for a family and for people who know how to cook veggies well.

persuede said...

I used to do the same...I tried to view an entire month of collard greens or the root vegetables I didn't know how to cook as a challenge. I discovered my favorite vegetable cookbook that way: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, and The Greens Cookbook, both by Deborah Madison. Yummy! Maybe I'll do a post about cookbooks...