Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Long Island CSAs -- bring the farm to your table...

Photos (Lexi Van de Walle): Sang Lee Farms U Choy, Quail Hill, 2008

Newsday ran an article today "The ABC's of CSA -- community supported agriculture". Sylvia Carter did a great job at pulling together all the CSA pick up locations and farms involved in this subscription farm-to-table arrangement in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Check out the article and the really helpful list with phone numbers and web addresses--- be sure you reserve your weekly delivery of Long Island Grown foods this growing season (May to November) before it's too late. 

As the article states, many of the farms are certified organic (and local) and others use organic practices (and don't pay the high fees for the certification). Looking at the list of farms, I can assure you these are all sustainable and ecologically sound farmers and local and any spraying they do is "low spray"!

This lighthearted locavore is delighted to see Newsday supporting local agriculture!!! 

Thanks, Ms. Carter.

The Long Island farms in the article:

The Long Island towns with Community Supported Agriculture: 
  • Amagansett -- I lived near Quail Hill for many years
  • Bayport
  • Bay Shore
  • East Quogue
  • Garden City 
  • Holbrook
  • Huntington - my sister-in-law's CSA gets great produce from Golden Earthworm -- see the January 29th post
  • Jamesport
  • Manhasset
  • Massapequa
  • Massapequa Park
  • Mt. Sinai
  • Port Jefferson
  • Port Washington
  • Ridge
  • Rockville Centre
  • Roslyn
  • Sea Cliff
  • Smithtown,
  • Setauket
  • Stony Brook
  • Valley Stream

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