If you are looking to support a local farm in the Capital Region and get fresh vegetables delivered to you weekly for the summer, now is the perfect time to join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). For the last several years, I have a been a member of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY’s CSA and I highly recommend it!
The Regional Food Bank’s farm, Patroon Land Farm, is located in Voorheesville and grows fresh vegetables and herbs to help feed the hungry through local food pantries. When you buy a seasonal farm share (CSA), you not only support the farm but also receive a weekly box of fresh vegetables like this one:
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Here is why I loved the Regional Food Bank’s program:
- While not certified organic, the vegetables and herbs are grown using organic practices.
- As an added bonus to this CSA, you can pick your own herbs and vegetables on select Saturdays during the season. This is in addition to your weekly vegetable box (and they give you a lovely bouquet of their homegrown flowers, too!).
- The Regional Food Bank delivers the boxes to many worksites in the Capital Region. Have a few people interested? They are often willing to add a stop!
- As mentioned, the farm exists to grow food for people in need so your share helps the farm to provide food for the hungry.
Box deliveries start mid-July and run through mid-October. Learn more about it HERE.