Long Island CSAs from Edible East End & AFI

This one’s for the locavores!

As people start to care more and more about where their food actually comes from, Community Supported Agriculture programs (commonly referred to as CSAs) are gaining popularity all over the country. The best news is that buying produce from local farmers is not only healthier for you and better for the environment, but it also ensures that you’re feeding yourself and your family (or your chosen family of friends) the freshest and best tasting produce at the time w323d821hen it’s supposed to be eaten.

Typically you sign up for a season, pay in advance, and receive a box of goodies filled with that week’s harvest every week or every other week depending on the farm and your preference. This allows farmers to distribute any produce that doesn’t get sold to vendors or at Farmer’s Markets and it’s super efficient and economical for the consumer. We find it especially exciting to come up with fun things to cook with the surprise batch and planning menus around the ingredients…almost like a Top Chef challenge (at least in our minds).

EEE50-Cover-Contest-JPGs-750x982px11Long Islanders are lucky to have a lot of great options as far as CSAs and Edible East End partnered with the Amagansett Food Institute (and polled their loyal Facebook following) to come up with a list of the best of the best. Check it out here!

From out of town? No problem. Local Harvest can help you find a CSA near you!

Header Photo by Doug Young Courtesy of Edible East End