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Old 03-01-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Default Vegetable co-ops?

Last year we had a vegetable co-op with an East end farm (in Watermill I think) and each week we'd get a bag of stuff from them. All fresh, wonderful, etc.

But their delivery schedule won't work for me anymore so I am looking for someone new.

Any suggestions on a veggie co-op in eastern Suffolk?

Thanks!
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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I think these are called CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture). I also just learned that Garden Of Eden in Aquebogue has one. Anyone try them?
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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No idea, but is there anything like this in Nassau??
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:54 PM
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Hamlet Organic Garden

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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My family has done this for years, originally with Garden of Eden and now (for the past 4 yrs) with Golden Earthworm in Jamesport. I prefer the variety of www.goldenearthworm.com

When we first did the CSA w/Garden of Eden, we felt that they kept the better produce for their farmer's markets. They do grow delicious tomatoes, but we didn't feel what we got in the box was the best of their crops. Maybe that have changed that since, but just my experience. Have been very happy with golden earthworm, am signed up for next year as well.

I wouldn't recommend a CSA unless you like to eat a lot of produce and like a good variety. Like if you don't like salad, greens, etc. or your family is picky, don't do it. We eat anything and so do my kids (mostly), so it works out very well. I mean if you don't like brussel sprouts, no big deal, but if you only like broccoli, green beans and spinach, then you're going to get a lot of kale, carrots, turnips, bok choy, etc. And then it's a waste.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:51 AM
 
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No idea, but is there anything like this in Nassau??
The new operators of Grossmans Farm in Malverne will have a truncated CSA this year and a full blown CSA next year. Google Nassau Land Trust.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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Go to CSA - Community Supported Agriculture, organic farming, permaculture, sustainable agriculture, biodynamic farming and scroll down to NY. Some CSA's have pick-up locations in multiple places, some just at the farm.
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