Want to connect with the earth and be nourished by super fresh local veggies grown with crazy amounts of love?!? Discover the wonders of Growing Heart Farm. Growing Heart Farm offers a vibrant CSA to New Yorkers, as well as the perfect nourishing and relaxing getaway, with their new Farm Stay offering.
As the big agribusiness toxic food industry continues to harm the earth to make cheaper and less nutritious foods, healthy alternative sustainable food systems taking root, gaining strength and nourishing people and planet. Once such model, the CSA, which stands for “community supported agriculture,” is growing here in NYC. Members of a CSA buy shares in a local farm at the beginning of the growing season. As the produce grows, the share holders receive a portion of the beautiful abundance that is harvested each week.
Imagine a bag full of fresh juicy cucumbers, luscious tomatoes, vibrant leafy greens, robust onions, and some beautiful broccoli! Joining a CSA is a great way to be experience a variety of local foods and be introduced to new vegetables. Suddenly you’ll be expanding your palate, and embarking on new culinary adventures. With no choice but to explore whole new worlds of food, your creativity will be inspired. In your exploration, you will discover a whole new way to nourish your body and soul.
My good friends have been developing a special place called Growing Heart Farm for the past few years, located in Pawling, NY. They offer an awesome summer CSA and are registering people now!
CSA’s often have a drop-off location in the city, making local, fresh vegetables easily accessible to us urban dwellers. This model nourishes the farmer and the earth, and delivers vegetables of a much higher quality than what we buy in the store. CSA produce passes through far less hands, and carries much fewer food miles, making it a sustainable option for the future. Vegetables grown with love, coming straight from the source, have a special quality that is impossible to get from any agribusiness produce.
CSA’s and other sustainable food system models are a key element to a healthy thriving collective future. CSA’s build community, connect us to the land and to those who grow our food. The beloved farmers are super courageous to put their hands in the dirt and fully commit to loving this earth and her people. CSA’s are an evolutionary way of nourishing our bodies, our communities and the planet.
The more local farms supplying NYC’s food needs, the healthier New Yorkers will become. To make these models viable, we must step outside of our usual pattern of going to Whole Foods where we buy produce that has come all the way from California, and try something new, something local, something revolutionary!
Visiting Growing Heart Farm is a great way to take a break from the craziness of the city, walk barefoot on the earth, and be nourished by food that you can pull out of the ground yourself! To discover the beauty of the farm, check out the latest Farm Stay offerings from Growing Heart Farm. Book a weekend getaway with a friend, come alone and help on the farm, or book the whole farm to have a retreat of your own. Just hop the train from Grand Central Terminal and arrive a short walk from the farm.
Your visits will help make small scale local organic farm sustainable, by directly supporting the farming operation to invest in soil quality, plant trees, and expand plantings. The footsteps of the Growing Heart guests fertilize the land.
The farm offers a range of options including budget camping or rooms, a private floor with jacuzzi & yoga room, a secluded trailer, or the whole house to sleep a group of friends. You can see pictures of the various accommodations on our Airbnb pages:
The farm can arrange shopping or catering. And of course the stays include lots of farm fresh seasonal bounty!!!
If you are interested in scheduling special accommodations at Growing Heart Farm, please contact airbnb(at)growingheartfarm.com for details and pricing.
Images courtesy of Growing Heart Farm