Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Love the Farmacy? Love Fresh Food from Local Farmers? We've got just the thing for you.

Yum. Yum. Fresh Farm Food.
Join the Local Roots Summer CSA and enjoy picking up your basket every week at the Farmacy!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to support your local farmers, eat healthier, and learn more about where your food comes from. And starting this June, Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain will be hosting 'Local Roots' CSA every Tuesday from 5-8PM. Local Roots will be offering members vegetable, fruit, duck, beef, egg, bread, and grain/bean shares. Things just got a little more farm-y at the Farm!
About Local Roots:
Local Roots CSA is dedicated to connecting NYC with their farmers and their food. By tweaking the traditional CSA model, they hope to create a system that better serves the lives of New Yorkers while still supporting hard working farmers. Local Roots NYC provides educational material, recipes, and other tips that makes cooking at home easier. They also host a bimonthly Supper Club and other events to develop a sense of community.
What Makes Local Roots Unique?
Freedom of Choice 
In conventional CSAs, one must be a member of a vegetable share in order to have a share of other products such as fruit or grains. However, many CSAs are run by volunteers who can’t dedicate the time needed to organize additional product shares, putting many local providers at a disadvantage. Local Roots members have the opportunity to purchase  shares of a variety of products independently of each vegetable share. For example, fruit share holders can also purchase a grain share or a member can purchase just a bread share. To our knowledge, Local Roots is the only CSA that has this option.
Flexible Payment 
Most CSAs require members to pay for an entire season (June – November) up front to the farmer.  Paying for six months of food at one time can be financially difficult for some and intimidating for others.  For this reason, Local Roots split the season into Summer and Fall.  The Summer season runs from June til August (12 weeks) and the Fall season is from September to November (12 weeks).

And...Come for the CSA, Stay for the Music!
Last year's CSA pick up was one of the most fun days of the week! And throughout this spring and summer CSA members (and everyone else) can enjoy live music with our old-time fiddle jam hosted by Alan Friend every Tuesday evening. ***Little kids especially love this. This is an open jam. So bring your fiddle, your banjo and your little stomping feet and join the fun!

Applications are due May 23rd. Sign up today by going to:

Fresh: Farmer to consumer, direct. Yes!
Friendly: The atmosphere can't be beat. Egg Creams, Fiddling, Friendly Jerks and super friendly CSA members to meet and greet.
Local: Yup. Very.