In the past, I’ve been a big fan of joining local CSAs to get my vegetables for a good portion of the year. The major benefit, aside from getting awesome fresh produce to cook, is that you support local farms.
The past year, I opted out of my CSA in favor of picking things up at farmers markets or simply at the grocery store. Enter Farmigo. I was recently introduced to a new service that is the best of both worlds.
Farmigo connects local farms and other area purveyors of local products, enabling you to order them online and pick-up near where you live. Pick-up locations are mostly people’s apartments or a school. I could opt in to offer my apartment as a pick-up spot. The best part is, you arrive to find your bags already filled with the goodies you selected online.
The cost of many of the items is about what you would pay going to a local farmers market in New York City. A delicious, local, truly free range dozen eggs costing $5, which is the price I paid for said eggs elsewhere. Each week there are specialty items, from frozen pies ready to bake to a potato leek soup kit and awesome sauces and crackers.
If you’re interested in trying it out, you’ll get 40% off your first order. Sadly it only seems to be available in New York and the bay area in California.