From Soil to City

Category: Farmer Spotlight

Farm Update: Curly Carrots?

Learn more about how carrots grow at Roxbury Farm, NY. They supply 250 of our Local Roots members with organic vegetables each week! “(At Roxbury Farm), carrots like to grow in sandy soil, with no rocks or other debris.  Carrot

How Sweet Corn Grows

In our last newsletter, we briefly discussed food transparency issues that concern us. Many food labels are misused because there aren’t guidelines that are enforced. It’s the reason we encourage you to have a strong connection with your farmer by asking us

Local Roots NYC Visits Fleisher’s Craft Butchery

Last Friday the Local Roots team visited the production facility of Fleisher’s Craft Butchery in the neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The butchery helps supply the delicious beef, lamb and charcuterie for your shares from the lovely waterfront of Pier

COFFEE WITH GIMME!

We are proud to partner with Gimme! Coffee to bring our CSA members sustainably produced coffee from farmers we trust. Gimme! Coffee’s long-lasting relationships with all of their coffee farmers guarantee the highest quality coffee for customers and fair prices

Meet Your Farmer: Blooming Hill Farm

This week, we’re excited to feature Blooming Hill, the beautiful farm that grows our Tuesday vegetables. Blooming Hill Farm is a small farm located in New York’s Hudson Valley and is family owned and operated. Travis told us a little

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

Producer Spotlight: Tortilleria Nixtamal

Tortilleria Nixtamal is based in Corona, Queens and provides healthy, nutritious and satisfying food in a vibrant, laid back ambience that evokes and keeps alive memories of Mexico and its traditions. They use 100% corn that is non-genetically modified and

Meet Your Gluten Free Baker: Sans Bakery

Like a lot of good things in life, it starts with a box of freshly baked goods. I sat down a few days ago with Erica founder and head baker at Sans Bakery, to sample some gluten free treats for

Considering the Organic Food Dollar

by Aly Miller and Wen-Jay Ying, Local Roots NYC We all know that organic and naturally grown food is more expensive than eating conventionally grown foods, and we buy it for so many reasons; for our health; for the environment; for

Interview with Ashley Spierer, creator of Amara Essentials

This winter marks the debut of our beauty share, which features travel-sized soaps, lotions, and salves made by local artisans, many of whom we’re friends with through the CSA! We think it’s pretty cool to support not only producers of