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A Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Part 3: Going turkey-less

There are tons of veggie “turkey” alternatives out there and tons of opinions on them. I have tried many of them and have found some to be better than others. When I was a newer vegetarian, it was really nice

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Part 2

part 2 of a 3-part series written by our Pencil Factory CSA site leader, Ella Miller. You may have noticed that vegetarian Thanksgiving options have been trending lately on social media. Food52 just proposed 2015 as Year of the Vegducken (something

Does Labeling Hurt the Local Food Movement Discussion

Does Labeling Hurt the Local Food Movement? Join us for a discussion on the power of labeling in our local food movement. Terms like “organic” and “made in Brooklyn” help educate consumers on what they are buying, but sometimes these

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Part I

By Ella Miller, creative vegetarian cook and CSA site leader at Greenpoint’s Pencil Factory bar. November is upon us, and that means preparations for Thanksgiving! To me it represents a big, long table spanning various rooms of my childhood home,

Meet Your Turkey Farmer

There’s no better time than now to start dreaming up your Thanksgiving menu! Check out our Thanksgiving CSA shares and get inspired. Everything in our Pop-up CSA has been carefully selected based on the producer’s demonstrated commitments to local, seasonal ingredients and

News for the Week of November 1

This week’s newsletter is now available online right here!  Learn all about our Pop-up Thanksgiving CSA (sign-up by November 6!). Also find out about: Beer + Apple tasting at Cortelyou Craft Beer TONIGHT! Quattro’s Game Farm, who raises our Thanksgiving

News for the Week of October 25

Here’s a link to our October 25 newsletter! In this newsletter, we cover: Everything about the Pop-up Thanksgiving CSA Share Re-cap of our Meet Your Farmers event Upcoming events for October – November FAQs

Q&A with our Local Farmers

There is no better way to spend a Sunday than enveloped in the aromas of freshly cooked, locally sourced food, surrounded by good people and great conversation. Leave it to Local Roots NYC to do Sunday right! Hannah, Local Roots

How to Store Fresh Salad Greens

How do you store salad greens? Most people store salad greens in a plastic bag or sealed container, but these techniques only work against you, hastening the loss of phytonutrients, crispness, and flavor. Jo Robinson’s Eating On The Wild Side (a

Beer and Fruit Tasting in Ditmas Park

Beer. Apples. Apple beer? Beer Apples? Join us at Cortelyou Craft Beer, right down the street from our Ditmas Park CSA location, for a special beer and Local Roots CSA fruit pairing with selections curated by the craft beer owner.