CSA Veggie Basket

CSA-June-basket-2011

Becoming a member of Main Street Market’s NEW urban CSA means you:

Farmer Tim harvesting Winter spinach under a low-tunnel

The concept of Community Supported Agriculture stems from the Japanese “teikei” system which emphasizes the importance of knowing where your food comes from by getting to know your farmer. Teikei puts you face-to-face with the farmer, able to ask about how the food was produced. It also makes you part of an alternate food system, and an alternate to cash society. You participate in making your CSA the best for you, your fellow members, and the farmer. Scroll down to learn what past baskets have included.

More about CSAs and urban CSA can be found on our About page. You can also sign up for Main Street Market’s own urban CSA online.

“‘CSA’ sounds like hippie jargon,” he says with a wry chuckle. “We set out to meet our own dietary needs, and figured one way to pay for it was to sell our diet to other people.”
Mark Kimbell of Essex Farm, NY

Past baskets have included:

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Market-style CSA pickup

Mid-June

  • asparagus (fresh, green, mmm)
  • beet greens
  • bunch radishes
  • green onions
  • herbs (lovage; DRIED: oregano, thyme, basil, dill)
  • rhubarb
  • spinach
  • shiitake mushrooms
  • sprouts
  • swiss chard
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Red Russian kale goodness

Late-July

  • asian greens mix
  • cucumbers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • basil for pesto (+ other herbs)
  • shiitakes (weather-dependent)
  • onions (red and white)
  • potatoes (Norland and Superior)
  • lettuce
  • beans
  • eggplant
  • peppers
  • swiss chard
  • zucchini
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salad is served

Late-September

  • grapes
  • eggplant
  • thai hot peppers
  • french fillet beans
  • garlic
  • cherry tomatoes
  • heritage tomatoes
  • peppers
  • onions
  • kale
  • cilantro
  • salad greens

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