Getting fresh-from-the-farm food has never been easier.
Local Roots Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has added several new pickup locations, including one in Ridgewood. Members of the CSA in Ridgewood will now be able to pick up their weekly grocery deliveries at Onderdonk & Sons bar, located at 566 Onderdonk Ave.
Other new pickup spots include locations in Crown Heights, South Street Seaport and Greenpoint. These are in addition to their current locations in Boerum Hill, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, South Slope and Williamsburg.
Local Roots CSA allows members to shop on their website for food from local, sustainable farms. Food available for purchase includes fruits, vegetables, pastas, meats, fish, bread, chocolate and more. One order of food feeds a household of approximately one to two people.
The farmers harvest the food the day before or the morning of delivery to ensure that the food is at its peak flavor and nutritional value for the consumer.
Customers of Local Roots CSA can place their orders for a 12-week season, shorter than the 24-week season of other CSAs. The 12-week season gives their customers less of a financial investment and allows Local Roots CSA to offer four different seasons of food.
Local Roots CSA then delivers the food to the pickup location designated by the customer each week for the 12-week season. They also offer home delivery for customers in Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn.
On April 24, Local Roots CSA will host The Good Festival, an annual celebration of local bands with cooking demonstrations and sustainability workshops between performances. Some of the demonstrations and workshops include making mozzarella at home, how to make sambar and soil-less spoil-less salad greens with Radicle Farm.
This year’s The Good Festival will be held at Tiny Montgomery, located at 333 Douglas St. in Brooklyn.