If you want the benefit of CSA produce but don't have time to pick it up every week, Farm Share may be your solution. We had never heard of it and are curious if anyone in the New York Kitchn community has tried it out...We found out about it from this morning's Daily Candy
email (see? CSAs are fashionable!) and went to the website
to check it out.
The Brussel family, which owns Farm Share and is based in Westchester, does business with more than one family farm in New York. They then deliver weekly fruit and vegetables to customers in Westchester County and Manhattan. According to the Daily Candy email, you must live in a doorman building.
The prices are comparable to other CSAs: $550 for a vegetable share and $400 for fruit, but we couldn't find any information on half shares. Also, while the overscheduled will appreciate not having to volunteer at the drop-off location, as you're required to do with most CSAs, it does put you one more step removed from the farmers by adding a middleman.
We should also note that our CSA (Chubby Bunny Farms) will deliver for an extra fee.
So, does anyone have any experience with Farm Share?
(Image: Farm Share)