Category Archives: NYCCSA

New York City Community Supported Agriculture

Pain D’Avignon

The Essex Street Market
120 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-7 PM

“Pain D’Avignon uses the highest-quality ingredients (e.g. organic sugar, wild flower honey, sea salt, Greek olive oil) in its breads, which are based on labor-intensive traditional European recipes. For instance, the dough is cut and shaped by hand, and most of the breads, including even individual rolls, are made en couche–in roughwoven pieces of natural linen that help maintain their shape and moisture while slowly fermenting (prolonged fermentation creates more complex flavors).”… Read the rest


“Opened in 2001, Chestnut has evolved into a close, family-oriented restaurant with an ambiance and level of service that goes beyond good food. The restaurant, and now the new bar, both operate in a holistic way, with Chef Eardley setting the tone in the kitchen with clean food fresh from the farm, served by an enthusiastic team.”

271 Smith Street between Sackett and Degraw
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tues-Sat 5:30 to 11pm
Sunday brunch 11:30 to 3:00pm
Sunday dinner 5:30 to 10:00 pm
Monday Closed… Read the rest

Lucy’s Whey

Chelsea Market
425 West 15th St
New York, NY 10011

East Hampton
80 North Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937

Lucy’s Whey, located in East Hampton, NY and Chelsea Market, New York City, offers a large, carefully chosen selection of American Artisanal Cheeses. Visit either of our locations and you will be introduced to the world of artisanal and farmstead cheeses by our passionate cheesemongers. Every cheese we select presents a distinctive flavor profile that reflects the animals, the region and the ingenuity of the cheesemakers.

The mission at Lucy’s Whey is to showcase quality American cheeses and to support the craftspeople and farms behind them, many of whom we know personally. The cheeses offered are all made by hand, are of limited … Read the rest

Anarchy in a Jar

Home-made jams and jellies made with local ingredients.

Available at:
Greenpoint Food Market, Spring Food & Craft Market, Greene Grape Provisions, Ortine, No. 7, Northern Spy Food Co., Louis 649, AKA Hotel Cafe, Lucy’s Whey

“Anarchy in a Jar is run by Laena McCarthy, who makes jam, jelly, preserves and chutney in Brooklyn, New York. Laena learned the art of jam making in upstate New York from her mother, who taught her to source local ingredients from small farms and her own garden. After traveling around the world and living in Antarctica, Laena ended up back in New York at an opportune time, when there is a revived demand for fresh, local, creative food. With help from her team of tasters, fellow food makers and … Read the rest

Hands and Heart Garden

In 2006 East New York Farms!,with support from Green Thumb and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), was provided land to start a community garden and increase green space and local food production in the neighborhood. We joined with community residents to establish a new urban farm on this abandoned lot and founded “Hands and Heart Garden” with the mission to “enrich the community through education and urban farming”. Now, over 28 gardeners are committed to growing food there for market and building relationships with each other and their neighbors. Through volunteer energy it was turned into a vibrant garden where are growing food—like they did growing up in the Caribbean, West Africa, Bangladesh and the South—and bringing our community together.

East New York … Read the rest

East New York Farms Beekeeping

“Our first hive, operated in partnership with Just Food, produced 100lbs in 2005 and continues to serve as a training and demonstration hive for aspiring beekeepers though out the neighborhood. East New York Farms! now works with 6 new neighborhood beekeeping enthusiasts who hope to produce honey and other value-added bee products for themselves and to sell at the farmers market.”

East New York Farms!
United Community Centers
613 New Lots Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
718-649-7979… Read the rest

East New York Farmers Market

“The East New York Farmers Market is a community-run market including 23 local gardeners, 3 regional farmers, and 11 local vendors. Together we serve over 14,000. Since 1998 we have been providing fresh produce, homemade and crafts and a safe public space for families in East New York, Brooklyn. Our market is the only place in East New York to find local and organic produce and Caribbean speciality crops like karela, bora, and callaloo.”

Saturdays, June – November, 9 PM – 3 PM
Schenck Avenue Between New Lots and Livonia Avenues

Wednesdays, July – October, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
New Lots Avenue between Alabama and Georgia Avenues… Read the rest

Crop to Cup

Coffee is necessarily not local in the Continental United States. All coffee that is drunk in New York City is grown at least 1,000 miles away. But, coffee drinkers can still try to be conscious of how they get their coffee, by supporting local roasters and distributors, and making sure that the coffee was grown in a responsible manner.

Crop to Cup is a service that lets you trace your coffee to see where and how it was grown.

“We travel off the beaten path to bring exotic origins online and to your door.

After building relationships with farmer groups and export partners, we install processes at the farm-level to leverage email, GPS, video cameras, digital cameras, cell phone and video conference technologies to bridge … Read the rest


This has nothing to do with food or agriculture, but WasteMatch may still be an important part of running a sustainable business in NYC.

The idea is to gather office items being discarded by one of the tens of thousands of businesses in the area (e.g. a dozen office chairs, 20 filing cabinets, 30 computer monitors). Instead of letting them go into the landfill, WasteMatch makes them available for people to pick up for free or for a low cost.

“Since its inception in 1997, NY WasteMatch has diverted over 25,000 tons of materials from landfills and helped program participants realize $4 million in savings and revenues. In addition, NY WasteMatch has conducted a number of research projects related to materials efficiency and resource recovery … Read the rest