Over the next few weeks, The Griddle will be dishing up info on some of the city’s notable CSAs. Sign up before the shares run out!
Greensgrow Farm, a nursery, farm and farmers’ market in Kensington, has dubbed their CSA “City Supported Agriculture.” Designed for the urban consumer, the CSA offers more than just produce. In their weekly or bi-weekly share members receive an assortment of seasonal fruits and vegetables, a locally produced cheese or dairy product (handmade fresh mozzarella anyone?) and a meat or vegetarian option such as grass-fed beef or local seitan. Greensgrow also keeps things interesting by throwing in a special item every now and then—anything from a loaf of freshly baked Metropolitan Bakery bread to beer from Philadelphia Brewing Company. Shares are available for pickup Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Once your fridge is stocked with local seasonal goodies you can reference Greensgrow’s online recipe database for tips and tricks.
Greensgrow CSA Facts:
·Full Share: 24 Weeks, $775 ($32.30/week). Pick up your share every week on your day of choice.
·Half Share: 13 Weeks, $435 ($33.45/week). Pick up your share every other week on your day of choice.
·Work Share: 24 Weeks, $575 ($23.90/week). This share requires a minimum of 36 hours of work during the 24-week CSA season.
·Greensgrow’s farmstand is open during CSA pick up hours, giving you the chance to supplement your share.
·You can split a full share with a friend or neighbor, switching off every week.
·If you’re not a meat eater choose Greensgrow’s vegetarian share and receive fresh pasta, extra fruits and veggies, tofu and seitan
2501 E. Cumberland Street