We're big fans of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) here at the Kitchn. So big that it seems like a lifetime to wait until the first delivery from our local farms arrives in June. Until then, we're trying to learn more about the growth of farm-to-city initiatives in New York City, and we're very excited about the upcoming, 8th annual CSA in NYC conference on March 29th.
The annual CSA conference is sponsored by Just Food, and it's a great opportunity to learn more about where your food comes from. Farmers will be on hand to answer questions — like how to keep your weekly produce at its freshest. And Elizabeth Henderson, a farmer and pioneer of the CSA movement and author of Sharing the Harvest: A Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, will be speaking.
We're excited to meet the farmers growing our fruits and vegetables. And if there are some free refreshments, so be it.
Here are the details:
When: Saturday March 29th, 2008
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Columbia University Teacher's College (525 West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam)
Cost: $20 ($10 for students)
Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information, including how to find a CSA in your area, click here.
Still curious about a CSA? Read our interview with Just Food's Paula Lukats about starting a new one.
(Book image: Powells)