Living in New York City and working for a sustainable food organization, I’m often asked if I’m able to actually get farm fresh produce in the middle of this thrashing metropolis. Turns out the answer is a resounding YES! Not only is New York City home to a thriving network of Greenmarkets shilling all types of deliciousness from around the Tri-State area, but a new wave of innovative food collaborations and businesses are making it easier than ever to eat good, clean, and fair food in your tiny air-shaft-windowed studio.
Here’s the play-by-play:
New Amsterdam Market is seeking to bring a permanent, year-round public market back (a la Ferry Plaza in San Francisco) to the Fulton Fish Market at the South Street Seaport. Battling city officials and big developers, Robert LaValva has produced one-day events showing the support for the market and the vivacity it would bring to a dilapidated area.
Sweet Deliverance is a CSA-based prepared foods delivery business. What that means is that busy New Yorkers purchase a CSA share from Paisley Farm and Blue Hill trained chef, Kelly Geary, transforms it into soups, salads, sides, and desserts and delivers it to your door each week.
Tell us what unique ventures are going on in your neck of the woods!