Thursday, November 19, 2009

Winter CSAs? You bet!


Fresh berries, crisp green beans, juicy tomatoes- the perks of summer are in the produce. And as much as I love a pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, I'm quite sure nothing would combat those winter blues better than a fresh berry cobbler.

Though frozen fruits and veggies aren't as embraced with the enthusiasm reserved for fresh produce, Winter Farms is offering up a new CSA concept that hopes to change that idea- a winter CSA (which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, if you didn't know!) where members can enjoy reasonably priced, sustainably grown local fruits and vegetables from upstate New York, frozen at their summer peak and delivered to various locations throughout NYC. A typical share might include red and yellow heirloom tomatoes, green beans, broccoli florets, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, bell peppers, corn, and carrots. Imagine making a light gazpacho instead of a heavy vegetable stew during the winter!

Sounds like a fresh berry cobbler isn't out of the question just yet.

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