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Vesta, one of the Astorian restaurants I love is teaming up with a new rooftop farm in LIC called the Brooklyn Grange to offer a new CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in the neighborhood. Headed by a local group of farmers and entrepreneurs, the Brooklyn Grange is an acre long rooftop farm located at 37-18 Northern Blvd in Long Island City, producing locally-grown produce that's distributed to local businesses and individuals.
You'll now have the opportunity to sign up for a 15-week seasonal produce share for $280 - that's less than $20 a week worth of locally grown, organic produce. You can sign up anytime between now and July 16th. Check out all the other important deets below:
Share Duration: July 17th - October
Pick-Up: Every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Pick-Up Location: Vesta - 21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.545.5550
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org - Specify that you are signing up for the Brooklyn Grange CSA in Astoria
Payment: By cash or check only
The Share: You will get a 7-10 lb bag of vegetables, per week. The bag will consist of mixed vegetables, including seasonal goodies.
I have to say, this offer sounds quite tempting, especially since there's a waiting list on the currently established Astoria and LIC CSAs.
Contact the Brooklyn Grange or Vesta for any questions. Happy vegging!