From Soil to City

Local Roots NYC Vision For a Healthy Food System

Food can only truly be valued the same way it should be grown; with patience and acknowledgement of the ecosystem that supports it. Let’s grow deeper roots in our community and turn our heads from the current trends of “disruption”

Traveling During the CSA?

Traveling during the CSA? We know that last minute travel adventures or work trips are essential – we’re New Yorkers also – and we wouldn’t want that holding you back from joining the Local Roots CSA so we’ll refund you

Live on the Air

We recently spoke with Mike from Mike’s Hot Honey on Food Stripped Naked, our weekly live radio show. Things you might learn if you listen to this podcast: his lineage of casino lounge singers, maybe he choreographed a dance in

Sustainable Fruit Growing: A Spartan Race

Fruit production is EPIC. AROO. Mud. Dust. Obstacles. Sun-baked hillsides. Throwing a spear into a bale of straw. OK–maybe not throwing a spear, but a Spartan Race IS a pretty good metaphor for tree fruit production, though. “That’s crazy. They’re nothing

Earth Day: Support Urban Farm Education

On Earth Day, let’s support those that take good care of our land at upstate AND urban farms. With every order over $250 to the Local Roots CSA, $10 will be donated to The Youth Farm, a Brooklyn based farm

What Does Farm to Table Really Mean?

You can read all the Michael Pollan books and watch sexy shots of cooking on tv, but purchasing within a local food system turns “farm to table” from a terminology into experiential education. What do we mean by that? By purchasing

Reasons To Eat Local: Farm Labor

Good Farm Labor Practices An average farmworker in the U.S earns about $10,000 a year according to the National Farm Worker Ministry while their work enables large retailers to make billions in annual profits. In addition to low wages and

Reasons to Eat Local: Cook More

When your fridge is stocked with great ingredients, you’re more likely to cook than if you go home to an empty fridge and then have to go grocery shopping. By joining a CSA, you pick up your locally grown foods

Roasted Apples and Root Vegetables Recipe

Get creative with your bounty of fresh, local apples this winter! This local New York fruit can be quite versatile in the kitchen; from apple butters and sauce, to making chips or crisp. Below is a visual recipe for Roasted Apples

Reflections on the Impacts of 2015 from Local Roots NYC Founder

Reflections on the Impacts of 2015 from Local Roots NYC Founder, Wen-Jay Ying Spring is a time for transition when we eagerly wait for the new. New Yorkers pack away their puffy jackets as flowers peep out of the dirt, and we almost forget