Join me on my farming journey and signup for our first summer/fall Asian vegetable (and occasional fruit) CSA!
Support a small farm:
I am starting a CSA this year as a way to provide fresh, locally grown produce to the NYC community. The lockdown has stressed our supply chains and the importance of building our local food system has become more important than ever.
By becoming a member of my CSA, you are supporting a small business and transforming our local food system. Together, we can make sure that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are being heard in our local food and farming scene.
What you'll get:
Some of the things you can expect to see in your boxes this season include noodle beans, tong ho, chamoe melon, kkaenip, Thai basil, scallions, chili peppers, chong gak radish, bok choy, winter squash, and soy beans as well as a few mainstream Western vegetables like tomatoes, spinach, and potatoes.
CSA shares will come in one standard size, with 6-10 items, enough for 2-3 people. Contents will vary throughout the season depending on what is ready for harvest, and will not be customizable, meaning each share will be identical.
What to expect:
An example of a share in July would include one bunch of gai lan, one dry pint chili peppers, one bunch purple daikon radishes, one bunch cilantro with roots, one bunch scallions, one bunch Thai basil, half pound baby bok choy, and half pound yu choy.
Spicy or Not?:
However, members can opt for spicy or mild: Spicy will regularly include a variety of hot peppers in your shares (when in season), and mild will be replaced with another item or a larger volume of an existing item. I love growing and eating chili peppers but recognize that unless you love spicy food, it is harder to embrace into your diet!
The CSA will be priced at $30 a week ($600/season). Traditionally, full payment is made up front, but in light of these challenging times, monthly payments will be accepted as well. If price is an issue, please get in touch and we can work something out. Food accessibility is incredibly important to me and I want to make sure the food gets to where it is needed most.
We’re here to serve the NYC community so get in touch. We’re still figuring out the best drop off points so include your neighborhood and I’ll do my best to make it as accessible as possible.
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