There's a new CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program in town and it's from Holton Farms.
From their press release:
Holton Farms, located in Westminster, VT, is a family-owned farm run by eighth generation farmers—in other words, we take farming seriously. By practicing sustainable farming methods, our farm produces a diverse selection of agricultural products including vegetables, herbs and fruits, grass-fed beef cows, pigs, cage-free eggs, maple syrup and more!
Our goal is to produce and deliver wholesome food with integrity directly to the consumer. To make this happen, we've come up with our own affordable and completely customizable CSA Select program. Our CSA Select program is different in that customers get to choose what and how much they want rather than taking home a box of whatever is given. This cuts down on waste and is also a better value. We've put together a simple diagram to explain how our CSA Select program works right here.
The program will run from May 17 until November 21, bringing seasonal produce to the city each week at various drop-off locations, (two spots in Brooklyn!) and our goal is to sign up as many CSA Select members by May 17 so we can use the proceeds to enhance our offerings throughout the season.
They're offering a 5% discount for readers of Eat It Brooklyn use the code: . This is a great opportunity to support a family-owned & run farm, and to get a consistent supply of fresh veggies for more than 6 months straight!
Also, this Saturday, May 15th will be the opening of the Red Hook Mercado at 410 Van Brunt St., starting at Noon! I can't go, but if you make it down there, let me know how it is! You can get stuff from Fattycakes, Robicelli's cupcakes, Grinhaus, Solber Pupusas & Country Boys/Fernando Martinez. Yum!