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sassysliders Jul 19, 2009 10:38 AM

Does anyone know if the fruit and vegetable carts around town souce from local farms?

Looking to get my fruits and vegetables from a local source but the CSA's in my area (Community Supported Agriculture) are full for the summer.

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    syberyenta Jul 27, 2009 09:42 AM

    Sassy:
    I have a 'market CSA' account with Norwich Meadows Farm.
    http://www.norwichmeadowsfarm.com
    They are at Union Square Sat. , Tompkins Square Sun and other locations.

    Go and speak to Zaid or Haifa about putting money 'on account'. If you apply early in the year, you can get a substantial discount -- but you get your pick of what's available, including eggs, chicken, etc. I love CSA but it's just not convenient for me-- this is a much better arrangement, and I go every weekend.

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    1. re: syberyenta
      bigjeff Jul 27, 2009 10:19 AM

      good to know about that, syberyenta; I get norwich's stuff thru my CSA (prince george) but . . . I don't really like the quantities; a previous CSA I was in before was far more generous and even currently so (when I look at their current weekly updates).

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        windycity Jul 27, 2009 06:48 PM

        Thanks for the info - I enjoyed my Norwich CSA when we had 4 ppl but now we're down to 2.

      2. bigjeff Jul 21, 2009 07:46 PM

        a lot of those random fruit/veg carts on various street corners everywhere (catering mostly to workers in the area) get their veg trucked/shipped in from anywhere, really; no local credentials at all; just your typical produce that gets sold in markets/bodegas/chinatowns all over the city.

        anyway, try this, might help:

        http://www.localharvest.org/

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        1. re: bigjeff
          bigjeff Jul 21, 2009 10:40 PM

          some more info here too:

          http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/0...

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          piegirl74 Jul 20, 2009 07:42 AM

          I think they source from Manhattan Fruit Exchange. Though, Im not sure why I think that.
          http://chelseamarket.com/manhattanfru...

          The farmer's markets around town will give you a guaranteed local source. Union Square is open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat. Other nabes have markets at other times/days.

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