Beginning on Thursday, June 1 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., modern steakhouse Urban Farmer will host a weekly CSA Pick-Up in cooperation with Greensgrow.
Sign-ups are available now for a CSA through the innovative local non-profit (click here to sign up), and those who do will be in good company: Urban Farmer will also sign up for a share, and will use the seasonal produce in dishes and cocktails throughout the summer.
For a seasonal fee, CSA members will receive weekly deliveries of farm-fresh food at Urban Farmer, and can also stop in to enjoy dishes featuring CSA produce from Chef Terry White. He will utilize the fresh ingredients from their CSA for weekly-changing, limited-availability specials each week, including a specialty CSA cocktail.
CSA stands for “Community [or City] Supported Agriculture,” and means that members buy a “share” of a farm’s produce for the season. The farm agrees to deliver into the city for members to pick up, and members enjoy a bountiful assortment of weekly changing harvest goodies, from early summer strawberries and asparagus to late fall squash and pumpkins. Greensgrow works with a variety of local farms, making their CSA particularly reliable and nicely diverse, including:
- New Jersey’s Blueberry Bill Farms, a family-owned blueberry grower committed to integrated pest management, conveniently located on 120 acres just off the Atlantic City Expressway, which allows Greensgrow to pick them up more quickly, using less fuel
- Delaware’s Fifer Orchards, family-owned since 1919, whose asparagus and strawberries are among the first delicious harbingers of the spring season
- Pennsylvania’s Wholesome Dairy Farms, farmer Mark Lopez’s grazing herd of Ayrshires, grass-fed cows that produce unpasteurized milk, as well as cultured milk products such as yogurt, kefir, ricotta and feta