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Europeans evolved to eat more vegetables several thousand years ago

(credit: Hans Splinter)

A new study of hundreds of human genomes has revealed that groups in various regions of the world have evolved for diets with different amounts of meat and vegetables. People from Europe, particularly its southern regions, are optimized for a high-plant diet. But people from other areas, such as the Inuit of Greenland, have a biochemistry that is better able to process lots of meat fat.

The study, which appeared in Molecular Biology and Evolution, would not have been possible without recent advances in ancient genome sequencing. UC Berkeley Integrative Biology professor Rasmus Nielsen and his colleagues had access not only to hundreds of genome sequences from humans today, but also to sequences from 101 people who lived in Europe 5,000

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The Bronx CSA

Our CSA provides the community with healthy, local produce at a price cheaper than the grocery store. Our prices are based on income levels so that our produce is affordable for everyone. And we accept food stamps (SNAP benefits). Distribution will occur on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1275 Grand Concourse.

Visit our website: http://bronxcsa.wordpress.com/ or contact us at 212-825-0028 ext. 205 or email bronxcsanyc@gmail.com.… Read the rest

West Harlem CSA

“The West Harlem Community Supported Agriculture, which is a mixed income CSA, provides an affordable alternative to standard grocery shopping. We work to provide healthier food choices for West Harlem residents, where options are limited and many budgets are constrained.

Our farm partner is Windflower Farm, a small organic farm in Valley Falls, located in the Taconic hills between Saratoga Springs and the Vermont border. They are members of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) and Certified Naturally Grown (CNG).”

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East New York CSA

“The East New York Community Supported Agriculture, a mixed-income CSA, provides an affordable alternative to standard grocery shopping. Our member-run program works to make healthy, fresh, organic food accessible to everyone in the community.

Distributions will be held on Wednesdays between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Isaiah’s Temple of Mt. Hope Spiritual Baptist Church, 862 Glenmore Ave. This is a mixed-income CSA, accepting Food Stamps for payment as well as offering a sliding fee scale.”

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Sixth Street Community Center CSA


“For 14 years the Sixth Street Community Center CSA has provided its members with the freshest and best tasting produce available from local farms. Since 1996 more than 200 different varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs are provided June to November from our partner farms, Hepworth Farm in Ulster County, New York and Catalpa Ridge Farm in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Beginning in 2002, Sixth Street Community Center CSA has offered its members fruits and vegetables in the winter and spring months from late November to mid-May through Winter Sun Farms and other distributors.

Our CSA also offers wild Alaskan coho, sockeye and king salmon, cod, halibut and rockfish as well as olive oil, wines, honey, vinegars, and other specialty items. And this last season we … Read the rest

Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA


“The GWCSA supports the Garden of Eve Farm of Riverhead, NY, a sustainable, certified-organic farm. Garden of Eve uses earth-friendly methods to farm in an environmentally sustainable way. With every yearly membership, the GWCSA helps stabilize the farm’s yearly operating budget by purchasing in advance a share of the season’s harvest.

We help the farm cover up-front costs of seed and labor when it’s needed most, at the beginning of the season before the crops come in. In return, members benefit in the bounty and the healthy lifestyle related to having a personal connection to a local organic farm. The farm provides, to the best of its ability, a healthy supply of seasonal fresh produce throughout the growing season—otherwise known as the “weekly share.””

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Sprout Creek Farm


“Encompassing 200 acres in Dutchess County, NY, Sprout Creek Farm is really three different entities, distinct yet dynamically entertwined. It is a working farm, raising free-ranging cows, sheep, goats, wild turkeys, guinea fowl, chickens, and pigs.

It is a market, selling our internationally award-winning cheeses and farm-produced meats, as well as local Hudson Valley milk, eggs, vegetables, crafts, and gifts. And it is an educational center, offering day, weekend, and summer programs that help connect young people to the land, the seasons, and the plants and animals that co-exist here in harmonious rhythm.”

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The Neighborhood School CSA


“The Neighborhood School Community Supported Agriculture, TNS CSA, is a partnership between families living or working in and around the East Village/Lower East Side area and the Angel Family Farm in Goshen, NY. The Angel Family provides members of our CSA with fresh, organically grown vegetables each Tuesday.

The 2010 season will run between June 15th and October 26th with distribution taking place at The Neighborhood School, 121 E. 3rd Street, between 3pm and 6pm. As shareholders, we in turn support our local agriculture while enjoying freshly picked produce every week.”

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Bay Ridge CSA


“The Bay Ridge CSA is a partnership between community members of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and our farms: Hearty Roots (vegetables), Pistil Farm (flowers) and Muddy Farm (eggs) in Red Hook, NY, Montogomery Place Orchards (fruit) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and Lewis Waite Farm (meat, poultry, bread, dairy, jam/honey, etc) in Greenwich, NY. We are proud to announce its third year of bringing farm-fresh, pesticide free, locally grown, affordable food directly to the Bay Ridge community.”

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Quail Hill Farm

‘Quail Hill Farm, one of the original CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms in the U.S., is located in Amagansett, New York, on land donated to the Peconic Land Trust by Deborah Ann Light.

Since it was established in 1990, Quail Hill Farm has grown to 30 acres serving 200 families, as well as provides produce to a local school, nearby restaurants, a farmers market, and food pantries. Each year, Quail Hill Farm signs on to the “Farmer’s Pledge” of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York: ‘to sustain the land in healthy condition for future generations.'”

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Holton Farms


“Holton Farms is owned by cousins Seth Holton and Jurrien Swarts and family friend George Hornig. The Holton family, among the first settlers of Westminster, Vermont, has been farming this quaint village for over 200 years. As eighth generation farmers, we take farming seriously. We use sustainable farming methods, not because it’s in fashion, but because it makes sense and it’s the right thing to do.

Our farm produces a diverse selection of agricultural products including organic and conventional vegetables, herbs and fruits, grass fed beef cows, pigs, lambs, chickens, turkeys, eggs, maple syrup and honey. We also offer high-quality products from a number of neighboring farms and other local artisanal producers.”

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