Amber Waves Farm, CSA
I got an email from Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett a few months ago announcing the CSA this summer. I took me less than a minute to jump on the wagon. I love it!
We picked up our first basket today. That basket is the one we will use all summer long. Pick up is on Fridays. They have been very busy this past winter partnering with the Amagansett Sixth graders to learn about farming and community service. Together they have harvested 150 lbs of produce for the Spring Farms pantry. Very cool.
With the weekly pick-up we also get a recipe which is a smart idea. This weeks pick up consisted of Red Russian Kale, Tuscan Kale, Summertime Lettuces, Easter Egg Radishes and Cinncinatti Market Radishes, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Italian Parsley, Garlic Scapes and 2 baguettes. I also bought a dozen fresh eggs as they have a slew of chickens.
I am really excited to get my weekly basket. Just as an added bonus, I roped Josh up to grab a friend and work the farm for a few weeks in August. After coming with me today to pick up the goods, I think he is actually looking foward to it!
I love these weekly Harvest boxes. There’s something personal and special about it like daily milk delivery, but a little better than just milk with variety and fresh greens!!
completely.when i was a kid we had milk delivered to our back porch once a week. idon’t remember it lasting very long but it was very cool.
We had the hood milk man deliver the milk in glass bottles and the egg man brought 5 dozen eggs a week from his dad’s farm. Somewhere in chestnut Hill there was a turkey farm where we could buy very fresh turkeys and now we see wild turkeys around as recently conservation land was sold for house lots and the turkeys are now displaced refugees.
poor turkeys. there is a place out east where they sell fresh chickens.truly delicious.
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Oh man I love me some Kale. I used to eat the garnish off all the holiday trays when it was harder to find. Fresh from the garden looks amazing!Thanks for blogging!Ava Roxannehttp://myskinconcierge.blog…
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Happy that you are evangelising about CSAs! I wait all winter long for mine to start… we had our first delivery last week. Yum!
where are you CSA’ing?
http://www.stoneledgefarmny…FYI: my friend tried another CSA last year in the east village because the drop off was closer to her. This year she returned to stoneledge because Deb and Peter (the owners)are superior organic farmers- Not all CSA’s are equal.My pick up this year is at the 92nd Street Y where we ask local food purveyors to sell their goods too. Stoneledge is the farm for the West Village CSA close to you.
oh, the recipe thing is really cool.my wife was educating me several months back ( while reading the book ‘radical homemakers’) about the fact that a lot of people just dont know how to cook and make good use of ingredients. full use of the chicken for both meat and broth was one of the examples…. anyhow, nice post in support of csa 🙂 – kids working on farms is great too!
We love love love being a part of a CSA. We’ve been doing this for years. Our farm is Bewise Ranch — San Diego. I’ve blogged on it a few times. I love that I’ve discovered new veggies. Kale and Chard chips are a favorite use for the hefty greens. Wow, the last blog on our CSA was from 2008…reminds me how long we’ve been blogging! Here is the link: http://www.athleticmindedtr…
Just discovered kale chips this weekend. yum. a whole new revolution!
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