For all you lovers of CSAs (aka community supported agriculture), it's the season to sign up for a summer share. Deadlines are coming up, so don't miss out.
CSA's are a great way to support a local farm and get fresh produce and other goodies like organic dairy and meat. The only drawback is that you can't choose what comes in your produce box. But if you like surprises that come in the green leaf variety, this is for you. Other options are to visit your local green cart or produce stands and markets. There is a great market on Bedford Park (between Grand Concourse and Jerome) where I buy most of my produce. It's a great way to get inexpensive and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
And be sure to check out The Bronx CSA, which is the newest CSA in the borough. The program charges a sliding fee based on your income and also accepts SNAP/food stamps.
Below (and after the jump) is a list of Bronx CSAs and a link to a recipe for a Dominican Good Friday treat, Habichuelas con Dulce:
Grand Concourse Seventh Day Adventist Temple
at 1275 Grand Concourse (corner of 169th)
Phone: 212.825.0028 x205
Bronx Holy Family CSA (Castle Hill)
Holy Family Church
2158 Watson Ave
City Island CSA
City Island Avenue
La Familia Verde CSA (Crotona)
Tremont Community Garden
Lafontaine St. between East Tremont Ave. and 179th St
Epiphany Lutheran Church
302 East 206th Street
Turf CSA (Parkchester)
St. Paul 's Evangelical Lutheran Church
1891 McGraw Avenue
Sister's Hill Farm CSA (Riverdale)
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Ave. ( 263 St. & Riverdale Ave )
Hawthorne Valley CSA (Riverdale)
Riverdale Neighborhood House
5521 Mosholu Avenue
South Bronx CSA
Brook Avenue and East 141st Street
Van Cortlandt CSA
Gale Pl & Orloff Ave.
And finally, for making it this far in the post, you deserve a treat. Here's a recipe for Habichuelas con Dulce (sweet beans), which is a popular Good Friday dessert in the Dominican Republic. It tastes like a creamy pudding and its made with coconut milk, raisins, and cinnamon.