Monday, May 7, 2007

Now, with more beef

The just launched PLG Community Supported Agriculture has been rightly getting attention. (For those of you who somehow missed the ATP post, CSA is essentially a program whereby a local(ish) farm sells produce to a community. Members pay up front and get a weekly batch of veggies throughout the growing season. The farm gets capital before the season; the community gets super fresh food. And everyone rejoices!) This is great news for people who don't want to use Fresh Direct or trek a couple of miles for their weekly shopping, and I think there are still some spots available; at least there's no info to the contrary on the official PLG CSA website.

As it turns out, our partner farm -- southeastern Connecticut's Woodbridge Farm -- isn't a veggie only concern; they also sell meat from organically fed cows, pigs, and poultry. I'm trying to find out if CSA members can put in individual orders to be delivered for the weekly pickup...

3 comments:

dliss said...

We haven't really talked much about meat yet because we've been so focused on getting the vegetable deliveries up and running, but it's definitely a possibility. If enough members are interested we could probably work something out with the farm. The only problem I can think of is refrigeration, but maybe we could get an insulated cooler?

Anneke said...

Great tip!

Ed said...

This all sounds so "Park Slope in the 1980s. Does anyone know why the Farmers Market never got off the ground, or if that is still in the works?

Once this organic option comes together, we just need another restaurant between K-Dog and Enduro which offers something a little more elaborate than the former, and a little tastier than the latter. I'm all for a little bistro or burger joint.

p.s. - it's "capital", not "capitol".