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Go With Your Gut: an interview with Maria Geyman, ND

By blog contributor Rebecca Stone Photo from On Thursday afternoon, as the winds of the nor’easter rattled the windows of my office and a white flurry of snow covered the streets of Midtown, I was warmed by the voices

The Fleeting Fiddlehead Season

Fiddleheads or fiddlehead greens are the curled fronds of a young fern, harvested for use as a vegetable. They get their odd sounding name due to resembling the scrolled top of a violin. The Spring season is fast approaching, and fiddleheads

Tips and Tricks for Storing Your Produce

Perishable foods, including fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, and dairy products will deteriorate rapidly if not stored at proper temperatures and environments. While it’s common knowledge that storing food in the refrigerator will help to reduce spoilage, there are

New Year, New Trends

Starting Fresh & Healthy This New Year The New Year is among us and we couldn’t be more excited. The New Year is another chance to regroup and get clear on your intentions for the upcoming year in front of you.

Letter from our Founder

Dear Members, I write this, sitting in an old barn overlooking the snowy land of Upstate NY. This is the home a talented farmer whose vegetables have made guest appearances in Local Roots NYC. This talented farmer is also now

Sustainable Christmas Tree Options

As the holidays approach, with good cheer and presents galore, some of us might feel a little guilty about the amount of waste that we produce during this festive season. Between the extra packaging, gift wrap, cards and maybe even

Interview with Wen-Jay Ying, Founder and Program Director, Local Roots NYC

Wen-Jay Ying, Founder and Program Director, Local Roots NYC Wen-Jay Ying is the founder and director of Local Roots NYC which empowers New Yorkers to be home chefs by offering high quality, local and sustainably grown produce through a network of

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips!

Keep Calm and cook Thanksgiving dinner the Local Roots way! With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we wanted to provide some tips to alleviate any potential stress. Especially if you’re hosting and/or cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, we know how much pressure it

Meet our Local Roots member, Brian!

  What’s your favorite thing about getting your food through Local Roots? the sheer volume.  I shop at the local farmer’s markets but nothing pushes your culinary creativity like a giant bag of capa cabbage or a week’s worth of

Wen-Jay´s Quince and Broccoli Rabe cooking tips

Wen-Jay shares some easy cooking tips for Fall produce. “I cook at home frequently and have a hard time following recipes (it’s easier for me to cook using intuition rather than step-by-step directions) so I prefer simple recipes like the ones we